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If you are looking for a nonfiction book editor, I’m the best (Google me). My edits are so seamless that authors often exclaim, “You make me sound like me—only better!” They also marvel at my ability to catch discrepancies, inconsistencies, and redundancies often hundreds of pages apart. As a former newspaper editor and reporter, I know how to help a writer tell a story—or explain how to do something—with accuracy and precision. And I never miss a deadline. The publishing industry has many fine editors, but these are the skills that set me apart.

But don’t take only my word for it. Here’s what authors have to say about me:


Polly Kummel . . . reads beyond the surface and with keen insight.

                                              —Vershawn Ashanti Young, Your Average Nigga

Polly Kummel is far more than a copy editor: she sharpened the prose and clarified the reasoning on literally every page of this book.
Richard MartinSuperfuel

I was . . . lucky to work with Polly Kummel, my wonderful copy editor; meticulous and collegial, she provided deft guidance and mentoring for the final draft of my writing.

                                                       Allan KellehearThe Inner Life of the Dying Person

Polly Kummel, a talented copy editor with a light touch, spotted gaps that needed to
be filled, paragraphs that deserved to die, and questions that remained to be
Loren GhiglioneCBS’s Don Hollenbeck

Polly Kummel, my dream copyeditor, . . . not only has been an ace in matters of spelling and consistency but . . . has also grappled deeply with the ideas in the book. Our exchanges have been extremely fruitful and have rendered otherwise difficult chores a pleasure. My sincere thanks to you, Polly.

David GereHow to Make Dances in an Epidemic

A cornucopia of appreciation to Polly Kummel. “Polly Proofreader,” as she should be known in the trade, is tireless and discerning, with a good sense of humor.
Arthur J. MagidaThe Nazi Seance                                                                                                                                                                             

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