Praise for The Werd Nerd
Fantasy Author | Daydreams: A Short Story Collection
"I was very happy to work with Erika for my short story collection. I've been following her for a couple of years on social media and knew I was making a good choice by using her for my copy and line edits. She is professional, friendly, and cares about the stories she works on. She is knowledgeable in her profession and you can't go wrong hiring her."
Dark Fantasy Author | Eliza and the Alchemist
"Erika not only elevated the language of my work, but she also improved my story. Erika does what all good collaborators do: She grasps her partner's intent and then helps them fulfill it. She’s hard working, enthusiastic, upbeat, and she knows how to cuss properly, an invaluable talent. I'm very impressed with Erika's command of the English language—as well as Chicano slang—and her writing talent. I learned a great deal working with her, and I recommend Erika wholeheartedly to any author. Thank you, Erika."
Author of the Kilimanjaro Club Adventure series
"Erika’s enthusiasm and passion were palpable within the first few minutes of our Zoom call. She has continued to surpass the initial high expectations that grew out of our first meeting. I am so grateful for her insightful recommendations and exceptional professionalism. Erika is highly responsive, encouraging, and respectful, and she has immediately become a trusted collaborator. I always look forward to her timely updates and suggestions. Above all, Erika makes me feel safe throughout the intimidating process of editing and rewriting. She rocks!"
A C Whikcom
Fantasy Author | Dead Surprise: A Ferox Tale
"Erika has been fantastic, patient, and insightful throughout working with her. She guided me through the areas where I lacked knowledge, was respectful of what I wanted to keep, and was a general joy to speak to. Nothing was too big an ask, and she truly brought out the best in my work. I could not recommend her highly enough."
Dark Fantasy Author | The Deceivers
"After a previous editor went MIA on me, Erika came to the rescue and saved the day. She went above and beyond, working tirelessly on my manuscript and possessed qualities that I wasn’t used to—she paid attention to detail, was actively engaged in the storyline, and even returned my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I was also impressed with her ability to clearly recall the characters during our conversations and I appreciated all of her suggestions and insights while having to work with such a tight timeline. For a first time author, I ran into more than several challenging obstacles but Erika had the ability to walk me through them all. I couldn’t have done it without her! We’ve already made plans to work together on the next book in the series."
Fantasy Author | Godshards: The Six Strangers
"Erika was immensely helpful for my debut fantasy novel. She looked over my story with the professional eye that I needed. The writer's mind is a weird machine and what might make sense to you might not to a reader. Erika is that crucial voice a writer needs to not fall into those traps. Her dedication to continuity with custom made style sheets was beyond my expectations. She was concise, punctual and patient with my first time mistakes, particularly with pronouns and dialogue. You would be wise to hire her, because she has the right understanding of what makes a fantasy novel good."
Artist & Storyteller
"Erika's work on our manuscript—without a doubt—elevated the quality of the book and gave us tremendous peace of mind as we entered the printing phase. My studio will definitely reach out to Erika regarding editing for our next book!"
Content Marketing Manager & Chief Editor | Jameson Management & Marketing
"We're happy to have Erika as part of our editing team. We create content for dental practices, and editing that content requires intense and ongoing learning about dentistry and dental procedures. Erika has not only learned about dentistry quickly, but she also adjusted to our processes and in-house style guide. She is a great communicator, always responsive, and open to feedback and learning. She's also been able to provide valuable feedback to us as well as help our writers to improve and grow. Working with an industry where precision of speech and accuracy of information is of the utmost importance, we are careful and picky about our editors. With Erika, I know our content is in good hands."
Owner/Art Director/Graphic Designer | Creative Design & Print
"Erika is a dream to work with! She is so knowledgeable and takes time to explain why she suggests her changes. She taught me so much during our last project and I am thrilled that we will be able to work together again very soon! The quality of our project was most definitely improved by Erika's input."
Taber Tagliasacchi, P.A.
Brokeer/Owner | Calusa Bay Properties
"Erika is a wonderful asset to our company; I am so happy we found her. Initially we worked together on our website. She was systematic in her approach, finding spelling and grammatical errors. Frequently throughout the project she sent detailed updates about her findings and suggestions. Since the overhaul on our website, she has reviewed most of our marketing literature and continues to do so. Erika is consistently detailed, responsive, and a joy to work with. You can tell that she truly cares about the quality of her work. I can’t thank you enough Erika!"
Jocelyn Paxson Trott
Kitchen & Bath Designer | Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home
"This has been my first experience with a copyeditor, and I can't imagine using anyone else. Erika has been amazing! Having her expertise allows us to focus our time and energy on other areas of the business, knowing that our content is in her hands. Erika’s keen eye for detail and impressive editing and rewriting skills ensures that our online presence is professional and brand consistent. I would highly recommend Erika and look forward to continuing to work with her on Dalton Carpet One content."
Author of The Transformation of Sayaka Kai
"It was exciting to work with such an accomplished editor. I felt comfortable with her suggestions, and as we progressed with the modifications, it became apparent how precise and professional her work is. My experience partnering with Erika was thrilling—to have an experienced editor read with engagement and thoroughly understand my story was encouraging and enlightening. I am a better writer now as a result of Erika's input. I am working on the sequel to the novella she edited and another series of short novellas, and I cannot wait for The Werd Nerd to get her hands on the new body of work."
Former Editor in Chief | HOME & DESIGN Magazine
"Erika is an exceptional copy editor and has become a vital part of our editing process. She is always extremely professional and prompt to respond when provided with assignments. Erika picked up my slack during our recent production cycle as I left earlier than expected on maternity leave. We greatly appreciate her contribution to the magazine and would recommend using her without hesitation!"
J. L. Craft
“For a first-time author, the idea of an evaluation and array of editing services may seem daunting and, quite simply, terrifying! It’s a very intimate process to open up and offer your work to be scrutinized in order to improve it. With that being said, from the first email to the last, Erika made me feel completely comfortable. She was wonderfully supportive and did such a thorough job on my manuscript evaluation—I couldn’t be happier. There were many insights and encouragements along the way. I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about her and her work. Thank you for everything, Erika!”
Marketing Manager | Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home
"Erika has been wonderful to work with! We began working together on our website. She provided edits for each of our webpages that were easy to follow and greatly improved the written content on our site. We are now working with Erika to edit new content before it is added to our website. These edits get back to us in a very timely and organized fashion. We are so lucky to have Erika as a resource to ensure we’re presenting our company in a professional way digitally. Working with Erika also saves us from finding spelling and grammatical errors we wished we’d found before our clients or other visitors read our content. We would highly recommend working with Erika!"
Owner | Aham Yoga
"Without Erika’s help my website would have been floating around the internet with punctuation errors and sentences that resemble the way that I talk rather than correct structure. Erika helped me each step of the way and returned her corrections in a very timely fashion so I could feel confident sharing my website as I was launching my new program. Definitely worth it!"
"Erika is not only professional and timely with her work, she truly cares about the client. She takes the time to get to know you, going above and beyond to deliver top notch quality work with heart and soul, which is rare to find in this day and age. I highly recommend Erika and will return for future projects."
Paranormal Romance Writer
"My manuscript evaluation was so thorough and well-structured that all of the fears I had about my manuscript completely disappeared when I read it. I am so excited to continue working with Erika (The Werd Nerd), as she has made this hair-brained author feel a ton better and has given me the confidence to take my writing to the next level!"
"Erika has edited seven of my paperbacks since 2012. Typos have a negative impact on your projects, and she made my work flawless. Out of the four editors I have used throughout my writing career, Erika is the best editor I have ever had!"
Pinterest Strategist | New Start Consulting
"Erika is definitely a leader rather than a follower. In addition to her excellent accomplishments, she has proven her ability by assisting my business clients with their editing needs."
Former Promoter | Comedy Asylum
"As a comedy show promoter the funny is priority number one, but not if the joke is typos on your posters and merchandise. Working with The Werd Nerd has made my job much easier. She has saved me money by eliminating errors on printed material that might have to be reordered if it had typos or the date wrong."