Here's what clients say about Hen House Publishing!
"As a first time author, having Karen as my editor was what I needed to successfully publish my memoir. First of all, she knows her stuff. Her editing, proofreading, and formatting expertise is unquestionably top notch. Karen is very reliable as she gets the job done ahead of schedule. More importantly, she goes above and beyond to make her customers satisfied. Oh, did I mention that her rates are budget friendly? I highly recommend her services."
Shaka Bello, MA, Communication Strategist & Social Entrepreneur
"I’ve been searching for years to find the right person to work with in publishing my books. Karen came to the rescue ... not only is she meticulous in her work, she also has excellent communication skills and gets things done quickly. She’s allowed me to focus on the parts I love to do, and she’s taken care of the rest. If you are exploring someone to work with, look no further than Karen and Hen House Publishing."
Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D., Co-founding Director, Career-Up Now
"Your edits and comments are tremendously beneficial, and I really appreciate the work you have done so far. Exactly what I was looking for!"
Tim Windhof, Executive Career Coach & Triple Certified Resume Writer
Windhof Communications - Career Services
"And a very special thank-you to my consultant and editor, Karen M. Smith (Hen House Publishing). She's extremely professional. She edits your work quickly and gets it back to you fast. She fixed grammar and punctuation, gives top-notch advice, and wants nothing but the best for you and from you. Anything else you can think of in terms of writing she does and she does it well.
"I produce 7,000- to 15,000-word stories and Karen gets it back to me within one to three days! If she's late or working on it because she's assisting another, she has the courtesy to get back to you and let you know she's a bit behind: you can't beat that type of professionalism. Karen also helped me with a public reading of my story, 'Evil On Top of Evil: Part 2.' I needed it within 24 hours; she got it back to me with in a couple of hours and sent me three different formats. Again, you can't beat that type of professionalism. She's been wonderful."
Dominic Brogsdale, Author
"I have had the distinct pleasure of being able to work with Karen for the past several years. During that time, she has done a wonderful job as the World Library Foundation's monthly newsletter's senior editor. Karen created the page layouts, wrote articles, and edited the articles of the other four staff writers. We could not have done it without her. She never was late or under preformed. Karen was always a pleasure to work with.
"I wanted to post this recommendation, to express my sincere appreciation for all she had done to help our Foundation."
John Guagliardo, Ph.D., Executive Director
World Library Foundation
"I just wanted to say thanks and congratulations for making us appear far more polished than we really are!
"That was a pleasure to read and the wordcraft involved made [the newsletter] an easy--and enticing---flow. I am betting our members will find similarly. Thank you for both your skills and the time you have devoted to upholding our professionalism."
Greg Laux, Marketing Committee
Wallcovering Installers Association
"I hired Karen Smith to review my unpublished, high fantasy manuscript. I asked Karen to provide a general critique and answer some specific questions I had. Karen was extremely helpful, identifying several problems that needed to be corrected. These included problems related to character development, world-building, and the quality of writing. I appreciated Karen's attention to detail and her breadth of knowledge, especially regarding topics I knew little about.
"It was gratifying to know Karen enjoyed my story, but I was more thankful for her honest and thoughtful criticisms. I am also grateful for Karen's advice in improving my story and for answering follow-up questions I had upon receiving the critique. I highly recommend writers of any genre to consider enlisting Karen Smith as a critic or editor, especially new or inexperienced writers."
Kyle Galindez, Author
"Words with depth, structure smooth and poetic, and a level of professionalism unmatched by other writers I have worked with, best describes my experience working with Karen. She holds such command of the English language that it has been a pleasure and relief to find someone so capable of leading me through the journey of crafting and polishing my thoughts to the page.
"When I began my search for a writer, I had hoped to find someone capable of anticipating my needs and expectations. Karen works very quickly and accurately. Her work ethic has helped me stay on task to diligently complete my work. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone who seeks creative and professional hand holding through the development process. She easily adapts her voice to ensure consistency. She manages her time to achieve and in most cases, exceed timelines. She ensures there is alignment before moving forward minimizing the need for rework due to lack of clarity.
"I encourage anyone in need of a quality product to engage Karen to help mold and polish their fact or fiction. From blogs to novels, I have extreme confidence in Karen’s capabilities and drive to get me where I need to go with the level of sophistication I know my audience expects of me."
Johnny B. Dunn, Playwright
"Working with Karen is always a pleasure. She is not only a professional and conscientious editor, but also a perfectionist. She won’t stop editing your manuscript until it really shines. I am very satisfied."
Athanasios Rozou, Attorney at Law
"Karen helped bring my story to life by editing my manuscript and giving me thoughtful recommendations to enhance my stories. Her attention to detail, creativity and professionalism make Karen a top notch partner for any business endeavor you seek. I highly recommend her services."
Aaron Hunnel, Author
"I just want to say that I used Karen Smith, Hen House Publishing as a ghost writer for a very long, 500-plus page novel.
"Karen was very easy to work with and had no problem making changes as we went through the process. There were a lot of twists and turns in my story, and she made additions and added color where it was needed. She was prompt and very-open minded to any suggestion or concerns that I had.
"The fact that this was my first novel, I needed all the help that I could get.
I would recommend Karen to anyone needing help with organizing and getting a finished draft completed."
Perry Freeman, Author
"Karen Smith's services are wonderful and very professional. She answered all my questions with class and assertiveness--such a blessing to work with! When I thought I couldn't find an editor, she greeted me with open arms and was very knowledgeable in her expertise. She challenged me to use my imagination to its full potential. A pleasure to work with! Blessings to her and Hen House Publishing."
Marshay Crowley, Author
"I highly recommend Karen. She did a remarkable job editing my first book manuscript. I look forward to working with her in the future."
Donna Johnson, Author
"Karen and I share a love of good writing and an enthusiasm for correct English. Karen is a top-notch author of both fiction and non-fiction, and I thoroughly recommend her services to anyone who needs help with content editing."
Leslie Popham, Managing Director
Regis Publishing Ltd.
Referring to the STO Responsible Case Study: "It’s the best piece of material we have put out. I would really like to do more of these."
Tony Rogers, Owner
"As a marketing manager, it is always nice to have clients where you not only enjoy working with them but also enjoy their material as well. I have had the pleasure of working with her when it comes to writing content for blogs. Not only is Karen efficient when it comes to getting her work done, but she is also thorough on the topics she writes about.
"As a reader, I have had the great pleasure of reading books written by Holly Bargo (aka Karen). Her stories are well told, they provide just enough pace to keep you hooked for more while not rushing ahead leaving you wondering where the story got lost. Her editing skills definitely come into play when you go to read her work, you can tell that she took the time to look over her work before sending it out to the public."
Dee Owens, CEO
Personalized Marketing Inc.
"It's always nerve-racking having your work critiqued, especially by a professional. Karen made the process simple and easy. She was able to knock out my manuscript in no time and gave me valuable feedback to make it better. When I get the next one done, I'm definitely heading her way again."
Brett Kade, Author
"Highly recommended writer. High quality work!"
"Wonderful experience to work with Karen, effortless to communicate with her. She's super knowledgeable how to write an excellent article. Hope to work again with you."
"I've edited more than 60 manuscripts in the last several months, as well as prodigious amounts of documents written by senior-level executives over the course of five years. Rarely have I found someone who writes as well as Karen. Her thoughts are lucid and well-organized and, in my opinion, her skills really shine when it comes to fiction flavored with paranormal nuances. She masterfully draws 3-D or even 4-D characters and weaves stories the reader does not want to put down, even to grab a bite to eat. Karen is a prolific writer, and when I asked how she manages that...she said if she didn't write, her mind would explode. Now that's the sign of a true writer!"
Cindy Draughon, Freelance Editor
"Karen is an exceptional fantasy writer. I am working with her in a few projects and I could not be more happy with her attention to details, delivery times, and professionalism."
By Leonard Bernard, Jr., PMP, CSM
"When it comes to business writing... give me a Powerpoint doc, Visio workflow or a tweet and I'm golden. When it comes to writing my own storyline, I'm all thumbs. That's where Karen came in and saved me! She looked at all my factual stuff and then began to weave a story that people could really read and understand! I am in awe of her talent and skills, a true professional. Importantly, I am honored she could take the time to help me while authoring her own books and maintaining her publishing business. Final note, she's a great teacher, listener and supporter. I highly recommend Karen to anyone with a writing need and intend to engage her in several more projects going forward."
Jayne Heggen, CEO
"I recently worked with Karen on my book and she was my editor. She was wonderful and taught me so much even within this single project. I'm looking forward to using her again in the future."
Shonda Brown White, Author