Ashleigh Imus

Writing, Editing, Coaching

Testimonials

Ashleigh’s willingness to adapt to new software and work on new products has increased our appreciation of her many contributions to our editorial team. I have become increasingly reliant on her skills as an editor and proofreader, and I am consistently appreciative of her attention to deadlines. Her editorial eye for balance of content and specific feedback for our writers have ensured the quality of what we produce for our subscribers. Her professionalism allows her to be a trusted resource in problem solving and decision making, which I find key to an invaluable working relationship.

Sarah Dayton, Editor-in-Chief, Soundview Executive Book Summaries

 

Ashleigh was professional and personable, extremely knowledgeable as an editor, and met her deadlines. She helped me to cut my 9000-word academic article down to 1000 words and change it to AP style for its publication on the Ms. Magazine blog. I will definitely use her services again!

Shadia Duske, psychotherapist, author of “Toxic Culture 101: Understanding the Sexualization of Women”

 

Ashleigh provided immense help during my dissertation writing process. I greatly benefited from her thoughts about writing, specific suggestions about style and grammar, and her ideas stemming from her own experience of writing a dissertation. During those four years when I was writing my dissertation, Ashleigh’s mentorship was invaluable.

Dr. Anna Dolidze, Deputy Minister of Defense, Republic of Georgia; Assistant Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario

 

Working with Ashleigh was a delight and a tremendous help for my book. She was polite and professional. Her comments and editing were insightful. Her work improved the flow and readability of my book. I would happily work with her again and would highly recommend her to anyone needing an editor.

Dr. Lynn Piper, psychotherapist, author of The Practice of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy

 

Ashleigh edited a very important business proposal for my company and did an amazing job of editing and making it more concise and compelling. Her professionalism and integrity made her shine above the rest of the candidates. I have hired her since and will do so again.

Pam Gueldner, owner, Manndible Cafe, Cornell University

 

To work with such an editor as Ashleigh is a rare experience for a writer. Not only did she continually improve the conceptual outline and development of my ideas, but she had as keen an eye for composition, and even for text. A gift to help develop ideas and place them in historical and philosophical context is truly uncommon. Friends who were widely known international scholars helped me with this with my two prior books. Ashleigh met, and in some cases exceeded, this highest standard. She is also a pleasure to work with.

David Schwartz, Ph.D., author, psychotherapist

 

Like many newbies with their precious rough draft in hand, I went to the Editorial Freelancers Association to find a copy editor; the response was overwhelming. Where to go – whom to choose? After receiving efforts from five other candidates, I selected Ashleigh Imus. At the outset, I liked her doctorate and teaching skill; even better, her sample was what I wanted to say. She now has become my developmental editor – never intrusive, but intelligently draws from this writer more intensive clarification and explanation to improve the text.

Polly Cooper, memoir writer

 

We hired Ashleigh Imus as a writing tutor for our son, but she did much more than that. She taught him the skills he needed to succeed in college: time management and scheduling, organizational skills needed to complete his work, how to interpret a syllabus and meet the requirements of the assignments. She also taught him to read complex texts and write papers that presented well-conceived arguments in a clear and engaging way. She taught him to take responsibility for his own work, and pride in his accomplishments. As a result, he has become a successful student.

Parent of college freshman

 

I am so pleased to have had Ashleigh edit my work. She is remarkably patient and detail oriented. She was able to add so much value to my dissertation by making the text flow and providing me with some tips for future work. I will certain have her edit other academic work that I wish to publish since she understands the subtle and technical nature of legal jargon.

Ph.D. student in law

 

Working with Ashleigh was great; she opened my eyes to my strengths and weaknesses in writing. She will forever be in my corner to guide my writing process. She is a great editor and I appreciate everything she has done for me and will continue to do.

Ph.D. student in public policy and administration

 

Your suggestions were very helpful to me and will help straighten some of the little bumps in the road. Thank you so much for the timeliness and excellent work. Your dedication to this project is greatly appreciated. I will be using your services again in the future!

Ph.D. student in economics

 

Thank you so much for your help with everything and being able to do all the editing in such a short time. I hope to still keep in contact, even after our family moves back to Indonesia this summer. I would love to work with you again in the future.

Ph.D. student in sociology