Testimonial of Donald L’Abbate

Donald L’Abbate, author of The Broken Lawyer and Murder Under the Bridge, has this to say about Joy’s work:

“After publishing my first novel without the assistance of a professional proofreader and editor, I learned my lesson when the reviews came in complaining of poor editing. I hired Joy at Typo-Detective and had her edit and proofread the manuscript. The result was better reviews and no complaints about editing. Joy did a great job and I won’t publish a book without having it proofread and edited by Joy.”

After Joy proofread/copy edited an update of the book referenced in Mr. L’Abbate’s comments, above, he had this to say: “After re-publishing the book (Broken Lawyer) with Joy’s corrections and edits, the reviewers no longer comment on poor editing.  The following is from a 5-star review: “ in the edition I have the language flows smoothly, the grammar is correct, there are very few errors, and I am most particular myself about grammar, so it would appear that earlier deficits are no longer there.”  THANK YOU!”


Testimonial of Kenneth Eade

Kenneth Eade, author of the Brent Marks legal thrillers, A Patriot’s Act ; Predatory Kill ; HOA Wire; Unreasonable Force; Killer.com; Absolute Intolerance; The Spy Files; Decree of Finality; Beyond All Recognition; and The Big Spill, as well as the unforgettable political thrillers featuring Robert Garcia, a/k/a Paladine, in Paladine; Russian Holiday; Traffick Stop; And Justice?; and the soon-to-be launched Unwanted, has this to say about Joy’s work:

“I have worked with Joy A. Lorton as a proofreader on several of my books and now use her services exclusively.  I tried her out on one book and it was evident that she was far superior than any of the other proofreaders I had been working with.  She is accurate, thorough, efficient and keeps all of her commitments, with many deliveries being ahead of schedule.  I highly recommend her services to any author in need of a good proofreader.”

Testimonial of Scott Bury

Scott Bury, author of the Walking Out of War trilogy, Army of Worn Soles (#1); Under the Nazi Heel (#2); and Walking Out of War (#3), stories of the courageous survival of Maurice Bury, a Canadian-born citizen, Ukrainian resistance fighter and intelligence officer, who is thrust into life and death struggles between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s USSR, has this to say about Joy’s work:

“Joy Lorton has earned the ‘Typo Detective’ title many times over. As an author and an editor, I was consistently astounded by the errors and problems she found in writing that had already been through multiple editors, and the suggestions she makes are always optimal. Joy Lorton’s work is essential for any writer seeking to achieve the professional standards of quality demanded in today’s competitive market.”