Keen Eye LLC
Copyediting & Beta Reading
Keen Eye copyediting helps businesses, financial bloggers, and writers ensure the words they have written are clear, correct, and concise.
Keen Eye beta reading gives feedback to authors of young adult novels and short stories of all genres.
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I hired Patricia to copyedit and proofread the final draft of my doctoral dissertation before I submitted it to my university for publication. Her incredibly thorough and detailed work demonstrated both a deep care for the craft of writing, in general, and the utmost respect for my written work, in specific. I felt valued by her copyediting process and the care she took with my words and ideas. Not only did she fine-tune the mechanics of my writing, she asked powerful questions throughout the process that helped me to think even more deeply about my ideas and the text I had crafted. My work is stronger because of the ways in which she engaged with my writing and guided me to think about my scholarship from a different perspective. I especially appreciated the clear communication process she has built into her client services. Through conversations before and after her copyediting work, she learned about my needs and individualized her processes to prioritize the formatting, writing, and logistical restraints of a dissertation in my field. Not only did we speak via phone, but all of our decisions and discussions were then sent in writing by email. There were very clear expectations for timing, editing process, and the tasks needed to complete the job to my satisfaction. It was wonderful to work with Patricia and I would highly recommend the services of Keen Eye, LLC.
Patricia has been my job search coach for years, I try to never submit a job application without the benefit of her eagle eye. She spots obvious "resume killers" like typos and grammar errors. She also excels at the more nuanced issues of passive language and punching up writing to make it stand out. Patricia listens to ensure she has a deep and clear understanding of what the writer is trying to accomplish. She applies that knowledge to create attention-grabbing cover letters, resumes, and writing samples.
Earlier this year, I needed to transform my 15 year old, heavily technical resume, into a resume that was easily understandable, relevant to non-technical jobs, and highlighted my soft skills instead of my technical job experience. It was a daunting task—until Patricia came to the rescue, that is. What a relief! Patricia's love of language, her ability to communicate precisely and concisely, and her understanding of my needs and goals, were a tremendous help in creating a functional resume I was proud of. I'm grateful for Patricia's insights and suggestions, as well as her enthusiasm and encouragement throughout the project, making the experience actually enjoyable. And I landed a job! Thank you, Patricia!