Casey Decker is a talented editor and very easy to work with. She is careful and concise, and she edits with a light touch, allowing the author’s voice to remain true. She was also sensitive to the subtle differences between my native Canadian spelling and American spelling, which at times I was inconsistent with. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Casey again on future projects.
I was fortunate to have hired Casey to copyedit my novel, Once Upon a Time a Sparrow. She was most definitely meticulous in a helpful way. I worried about preserving my young protagonist’s voice, and Casey was patient in sharing with me her process, even provided a sample, which put me at ease. Her edits included helpful comments, she kept in touch about her progress, and was great to work with. Since she had become familiar with the story, I also asked her to help me write the back cover blurb. She freely provided me with multiple resources and ultimately crafted a blurb that gave me the inspiration I needed. I highly recommend her as an editor.
I had the pleasure of working with Casey as my editor on my recent manuscript, The One That Got Away. English is my second language (Danish my first) so I needed someone to help me with my “Danglish” and occasionally weird word choices, sentence constructions, and grammar. Casey was the perfect match. She managed to correct my writing without changing my special style/my voice. I loved all her suggestions/corrections—and funny comments. She is indeed thorough and meticulous! Recommend her as your future editor, for sure.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Casey! She is very careful, meticulous, and prompt. I felt that Casey really cared about providing the best work product. I would not hesitate to recommend Casey to any author.
Casey brought both her hats—legal and line editor—to better my work. Casey dove into my scenes involving legal issues and court procedures, vetting my words and offering insightful alternatives to unrealistic scenarios. Her keen eye at line editing made my manuscript a well-scrubbed offering without negating my voice. I look forward to our next project together.
I am a new author with a first book. Casey Decker was recommended by a writing group member. Her editing was detailed, helpful, and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend her to other authors.
I had the pleasure of working with Casey Decker on my middle-grade, historical fiction manuscript, Missouri Girl. Missouri Girl was a finalist in its genre in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest, and it received compliments from the judges on the editing. Most writers I know dread having to edit their work, but Casey’s positive energy, unrelenting attention to detail, and wicked sense of humor made the process lots of fun. I was always excited to see Casey’s edits arrive in my in-box. Not only did she correct my quirky grammar, she also cleaned the unintentional static from my writing and helped me hone my technique. She even went to the trouble to research language that sounded too modern for my historical fiction novel. That Casey can do all this while still respecting my voice as an author is a real talent. I recommend her without reservation to anyone looking to polish their work to its highest potential.
A fellow author who had used Casey to edit her novel recommended that I contact her to edit my book, Bullpen. Casey not only professionally edited my manuscript, she also worked within my time frame and offered substantive feedback on the pacing of my book and characters. I enjoyed working with Casey. She is prompt, responsive, and conscientious. I would recommend her to others looking for professional editing services.
I had the extraordinary pleasure of working with Casey on a collection of essays I recently wrote. I’m completely lost when it comes to anything structure related, and I put far too many commas in any given sentence. Enter Casey. Casey made the editing process fun, educational (as this was my first time having a book edited), and most importantly, she took the time to answer any and all questions I had with patience and humor. I’m so content with how it all worked out, and I will DEFINITELY be using her again in the future!
Casey worked within my deadline, as my book had to be ready for a conference. She caught many things that had been invisible to my own eye. Best of all was her good judgment. She solved some problems along the way. Her edits and suggestions improved my book and made the completion a celebration! I highly recommend her!
After spending days on a long, detailed report with a tight timeline, I needed a fresh set of eyes to catch inconsistencies, correct grammar, and ensure clear communication of complex information. I had worked with Casey as an editor previously on a different type of writing project and knew her to be a talented and thoughtful editor. Casey confirmed the level of detail I was looking for, my comfort with certain writing conventions, and set to work. All of her edits were spot-on and, thanks to her thorough attention, I turned in a polished, professional report!
Casey Decker was easy to work with in editing the content of my website. She easily grasped the particulars of the work that I do and was able to translate that into an understandable, clear message. That is an exceptional skill, and I deeply appreciate her work.
It was a pleasure to work with Casey. She worked on a team of three editors that our company used during a three-month project. She was professional, friendly, and flexible in helping us meet all our crazy deadlines.
Casey edited policy and procedure documents for a new program developed by our nonprofit affordable housing organization. The program—a community loan fund—must comply with numerous federal and state statutes with lots of technical jargon. Casey was not only technically competent by ensuring the documents were internally consistent and clear, she also brought heart and a good sense of humor to the task. We feel blessed to have had her as part of our team for launching this new venture.
Casey Decker applied her expert skills to improve a crucial proposal I was delivering to a new client. The proposal was much stronger and more cohesive and compelling after her thoughtful and meticulous work. I was awarded the project and told that my proposal was, hands-down, the best of the bunch.
Casey teamed with me to edit a client’s site as well as my own. In both cases, she helped establish the brand language style guide unique to each brand. Casey understands the importance of a style guide that sets the standards for writing and typography within all forms of media. It was music to my ears to hear her dedication to style guides! Now my client can create new content consistent with her brand standards. It makes it easy for me and improves communication for my clients (and my) readers. I look forward to using Casey’s editing services in the future and highly recommend her to content authors of any genre.
Casey improved my writing, and she made it easy. She was terrifically prompt and responsive. She met with me at my location and on my schedule, and she turned my piece around quickly. It was a positive experience, and my work was demonstrably better after her help. Thanks for making me look good, Casey!
Organized, energetic, cheerful—all that and expert in tracking detail across large projects! As teaching assistant, Casey helped keep my editing class moving forward, and I’ve watched her juggle thorny editorial challenges with flair, always learning, always ready to share and act on what she’s learned—the mark of a true professional. She loves her work and brings that passion to all her projects. Casey makes editing fun!
I had the pleasure of working with Casey Decker recently, and I really received more than I asked for! Casey was honest and informative, helpful and caring as she helped edit my time-sensitive documents. She made me feel that I had made the perfect choice for my editing needs. I also loved how she stayed in my voice as she edited. I will recommend her to everyone!!! She is my go-to gal for all my editing needs.
Please contact Casey Decker, 206-789-1157 or e-mail to discuss your next editing project.
books | short stories
Janet Hill, Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House
Mary Avery Kabrich, Once Upon a Time A Sparrow
Charlotte Roth, The One That Got Away
Katie Matison, The Slip
Kendra Elliott, Veiled
K.M. Fawcett & Cathy Tully, Beauty and the Curse
Frederick Dillen, Prudence
Sara Schaff, House Hunting
Kay Smith-Blum, The House on Desco Drive
Bart Bardeleben, December Dreams
Susan Schreiber, Missouri Girl
Cindy Runger, Bullpen
Allison Stauffer, Pooping, Periods, and Sex with Terrible Men
Jeffrey Pritchard, Creating an Educational Legacy for your Grandchildren: 529 College Savings Plans
Sarri Gilman, Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Healthcare and Human Service Providers, The Mystery of Knowing Journal
Angie Sadeghi, MD & Dan Holtz, Trifecta of Health
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OPAL Community Land Trust
Girl Friday Productions
Advance Law Office PLLC
Naomi Beard & Associates
Whole Mediation & Consulting Services
Barb Rowan Design
Martha C. Bean