Testimonials

“I hired Melanie to edit scenes in a series of boxing DVDs featuring Evander Holyfield. Not only does she work fast, but she’s generous with her time and advice. The Champ and I appreciate it. She writes a mean bio, Foreward, and front matter, too!” ~ Coach to the Heavy Weights Rob Lewis, Atlanta, GA

 

“Melanie, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work. This has been intense and you’ve been wonderful. Thank you so much.” ~ Lucas Kana, Hawaii, author of The Lei Crime Series: Princess Eyes Part 1 Book 1 and Part 2 Book 2.

 

“Melanie Saxton is a fabulous editor who became a friend in the process. She is such a talent! I hope many are as fortunate as I and find her, and bless her for continuing to support my cause. No matter where I go, what I write or where my path leads, there isn’t another person I would use or trust with my story.” ~ Nurse, Marathon Runner and Author Helene Neville, Las Vegas, NV

 

“Melanie has been my top writer, and is now my editor. She delivers on every assignment, works hard, and is highly ethical. It’s a joy to publish her work. I recommend her to others as a gifted writer and editor.” ~ Joseph Menslage, Publisher, Katy Christian Magazine, Houston, TX

 

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It’s like Melanie knew me personally! I can’t say enough good things about her editing skills and the care she took with my memoir! ~ Lucille Ankum, author of You Are Going to Make it!

 

 

 

“I’ve pitched my clients to Melanie Saxton and she’s been so helpful getting them into print. Her interviews always reveal something personal and heartwarming, making athletes and celebrities relatable.” ~ Holly Chervnsik, Stinger Sports, Houston, TX

 

“Melanie was introduced to me by an author and publisher in my hometown in Pennsylvania. She is extremely hardworking and insightful, and as my book editor has guided me through the journey of writing a memoir. She has also helped with social media and promotion. I feel blessed that we connected. She is wonderful and I now call her ‘My Friend.’ Thank you, Melanie, and if a sequel is in my future, you are my editor!” ~ Sally Gerth, Realtor and author of Sit It Out Or Dance, Furlong, PA

 

“Dear Melanie, I have experienced numerous hands of God. You are one of many. I have been praying for a Christian editor. One day your email came. God is so good. Your encouragement was such a blessing to my soul. God bless you.” ~ Inseong J. Kim, Author, Phoenix, AZ

 

 

“Melanie, I want to thank you for all your help. You worked hard for us and I really appreciate your efforts. You have not only been a wonderful professional, but you have been a good friend. God bless you abundantly.” ~ Lisa Crane, Author, Response Options, Burleson, TX

 

 

“This is really good! Great job editing the book, and I like your enthusiasm and the way you pursue your objective. I’ll be hiring you for publicity and further editing jobs.” ~ Joe Barfield, Author, Live For Today, Katy, TX

 

 

 

 

“Melanie Saxton writes great articles! She also edited the Historic Katy book for the Katy Heritage Society… thank you Melanie for all you do for Katy.” ~ Carol Adams, City of Katy, Katy Historical Society, Katy, TX

 

“Special thanks to Melanie Saxton, who proved to be critical in this process. She provided creative ideas and editorial excellence to help make this book come to life. Thank you for your insight, kind words, and wisdom during the entire process. You are more than I could have wished for in an editor.” ~Velma Jackson-Wilkins, author of Too Many, Too Soon, New York, NY

 

“WHY am I promoting another editor? We share a common philosophy. Each writer is a unique individual. Each editor is a unique individual. One size fits all is a myth. Do your homework. “Interview” a few editors. You are hiring somebody, after all. Ask for a free sample edit. Melanie Saxton and I do similar things when it comes to encouraging and hand holding. You are as important as your work is.” ~ Wendy Reis, Editor, Ontario, Canada

 

“Melanie is an amazing editor. The amount of time she’s taken to ensure my writing is its best and that my novels flow (yes, novels—plural), goes above and beyond the call of duty. I couldn’t have asked for anyone more supportive, encouraging and professional. She’s truly the best and I will continue to hire her to edit my novels.” ~ C. Elizabeth, Author, Ontario, Canada

 

“I am extremely satisfied with the editing services provided by Melanie. She has a keen eye and worked fast on my memoir. She offered advice not only for my book, but for social media and marketing. She was understanding and patient with my many changes and questions. She spent a great deal of time on my manuscript to ensure it was perfect before it went to publication. Melanie is very supportive and encouraging! She is highly recommended!” ~ Elizabeth Petrucelli, Author, Parker, CO

 

Melanie did a beautiful job editing my new book, Orion’s Belt, as well as the sequel. She also recommended a book cover designer, e-book formatter and website  developer — all in one! I am very, very pleased with her speedy turnaround, attention to detail and willingness to hold my hand through the whole process. She comes highly recommended.” ~ John Peter Ferris, Author, Lindenhurst, NY

 

“My project looks phenomenal! Now you have a client for life! Plus my friends need some things done, as well! Thank you so much!”
~ Josh Parish, Author and Fitness Trainer, Katy, TX

 

 

 

“Editors we recommend: Melanie Saxton is a professional, widely published writer and editor (and certified English teacher) specializing in book editing and ghost-writing assignments.” ~ Gorham Printing, Centralia, WA

 

 

“While Prose By Design does not offer editing as part of our services, we do realize the important of a well-written, well-edited novel. Here are a few links to editors that we believe will offer you the quality service you deserve: Melanie Saxton Online Editing services and Editor-Central-FB Page (this FB group is part of Melanie Saxton’s editing group). They do not work for Prose By Design, and we get no compensation whatsoever from them. They are simply suggestions of those who have impressed us. Please tell them Prose By Design sent you.”

PRESS

What an honor it is to be mentioned, featured and reviewed! So many endeavor in the literary and writing fields, and I love these peeps who think enough of me to write about it!

Mother / daughter duo Emily and Melanie Saxton . . . and Lacrosse

 

  • Connecting Parents & Kids, an article featuring my daughter, a lacrosse player in Absolutely! Katy Magazine