What Clients Say

"I can't recommend Martha's proofreading highly enough. She proofread my book
Listen, a collection of short stories, with a level of care and consideration beyond whatever I had experienced before in my writing career. It wasn't just that she caught every missing or extraneous comma, but that she really read the text, deeply, and she brought that deep understanding to every interaction we had. Whether we were dealing with micro- or macro-level issues, Martha's observations and insights were spot-on. In short, I recommend her highly. (And goodness knows how much better written this recommendation would be if I'd had her proofread it first!)" Liam Callanan, author of Listen, forthcoming from Four Way Books

"Martha Carlson-Bradley is an editorial wonder: professional, timely, diligent, and unflappable: she is not happy with your manuscript until you are. Her commitment to making me feel I had received the best possible service and product was obvious, and I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. This type of personable, one-on-one care she so effortlessly provides is truly from a bygone era, and you’d be gambling to let anyone else manage your editorial needs. An accomplished writer herself, Martha knows her way around words; the magic here is that she also knows how to fortify and enhance the technical scaffolding all words need to best shine." Christopher Locke, author of Waiting for Grace (Turning Point)

"Martha was the copy editor on my story collection and she was thoughtful, thorough and rigorous. Her questions about meaning and syntax were challenging — encouraging the very kind of thing any writer wants — the opportunity to make sentences better and the chance to pause and make sure that what you're trying to mean on the page works." Victoria Redel, author of Make Me Do Things (Four Way Books), winner of the 2014 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award in Prose

"In working with Harvard University Press, I cannot afford to provide poor-quality work. The texts
are scholarly in nature, and the authors can be exacting. Martha Carlson-Bradley's editing is professional and meticulous. Her suggestions and queries are valid and precise. And although Martha has total command of the English language, she is flexible in keeping both Harvard's and the author's styles." Former editorial director Tonnya Norwood, NK Graphics, A Black Dot Group Company

"As project editor, Martha Carlson-Bradley has successfully facilitated the expansion and redesign of
our newsletter, NH Writer. No other organization provides a newsletter with such a detailed view of the literary arts in New Hampshire, and Martha has done an outstanding job as our editor. Her experience and professionalism shine through in every issue." Former executive director Barbara Yoder, New Hampshire Writers' Project


"Martha worked with me editing a volume that involved thirteen different authors from six different disciplines: no easy feat!
Her thorough attention to detail, rigorous editorial standards, and ability to offer the most gentle (yet insistent) editorial comments really shaped up this volume. I really appreciated that she stuck to schedule and, during the last few hectic days, let me know if she was going to be away from her e-mail for a few hours and when she would be back. She kept me in the loop regarding the hours she was billing me; I was never 'surprised' by the total number of hours I was charged. Moreover, Martha was generous in giving me advice about how to proceed with the occasional problem. This was my first book, so I really appreciated all her input. I would definitely work with her again!" Margaret Wiley, assistant professor, Colby-Sawyer College, and editor of Women, Wellness, and the Media