Recommendations


🖤 The book is MAGNIFICENT! Thank you for your skilled support throughout—your obvious wordsmithing abilities and your extensive experience planning and completing projects such as this one. I hope we can cooperate on future projects!
— Rick Robison, author of The Liberation of Kuwait: Honoring the Veterans of Desert Storm

🖤 You are a fantastic editor. It’s amazing how many little errors can be missed even with three people reading over it.
— Marilee Coles-Ritchie, PhD, professor of education at Westminster College

🖤 Elayne is an amazing talent. She is efficient, knowledgeable, and an expert at the craft of writing and editing. I loved her honest feedback and delightful suggestions. I highly recommend her for any project, as she'll bring professional levels of understanding and expertise.
— Paul Stout, author of Far from Reality

🖤 Elayne, you are editing magic. I seriously want you in my corner for future books I write. You are SO thorough. You see things that hardly anyone else can see. It's really a gift.
— Crystalee Beck, author of Joyce’s Boy: The Life and Times of Alan E. Hall

🖤 I would highly, highly recommend Elayne Wells Harmer for editing. While I'm confident you can find competent book design on UpWork, the difference between Elayne and the editors you'll find on UpWork is at least exponential.
— Chad Robertson, owner of Writing Nights, a publishing services company

🖤 You are magical with words!! This book is now more wonderful than I ever expected. I now know why authors say they love their editors. You are a godsend and make what I wrote sound beautiful.
— Lynn Bryson, author of Swan Dives Are Not in My DNA and Love the Woman You Are, Stop Being Someone You’re Not

🖤 Elayne is the best editor I have ever worked with. She has a real gift for finding ways to improve writing.
— Crystalee Beck, author of Joyce’s Boy: The Life and Times of Alan E. Hall (unsolicited referral)

🖤 Great work, Elayne. I could not have made this happen without your eagle eye and attention to detail. You will never know how much I appreciate all you have done. Not just editing but also your counsel, recommendations, and most importantly, your friendship.
— Chief Master Sergeant Denise M. Jelinski-Hall (U.S. Air Force, ret.), author of From the Prairie to the Pentagon: The Inspiring Story of the Airman Who Achieved the Highest Position Ever Held by an Enlisted Woman in U.S. Military History
 
🖤 Elayne is a super editing partner with good ideas to improve the stories.
— Col. Raymond K. Bluhm (U.S. Army, ret.), editor of The Vietnam War: A Chronology of War and adviser to the Army Historical Foundation

🖤 Elayne—you captured it perfectly! Thanks, and what a pleasure working with you. Appreciate your time and thoughtful additions.
— Gen. Craig McKinley (U.S. Air Force, ret.)

🖤 You are amazing. I mean, I knew you were an editor, but HOLY COW, you ARE an editor! And this was definitely more than expected, so I feel humbled actually, for your time and expertise and the thought you put into this. Thank you a million zillion times over.
— Lana Wimmer, author of Unpack: A Guide to Life as an Expat Spouse
 
🖤 Elayne Wells Harmer, editor extraordinaire, who managed to work with the parts she was given, find the missing parts, and “part” with the extras, to lovingly create a book that is true to John’s life and genuinely conveys the values he held dear.
— Diane Florez, acknowledgement in My West Side Story: A Memoir of Empathy, Compassion, and Dignity Between the Railroad Tracks on Salt Lake City’s West Side

🖤 Thanks for your wonderful editing! You've opened my eyes to how an excellent editor could transform my work. I've learned from you to tighten up my work.
— Iris Yu, budding author

🖤 Wow! I don't think I can find words to describe how it felt to read this edited version. I love the way you made the chapters. I could not envision how it would look but now that I see it, I am so impressed. THANK YOU really is not enough.
— Lori Goss-Reaves, author of Finding My Father

🖤 My editor, Elayne Wells Harmer—you are so much more than an editor! Your insights, recommendations, and abilities were invaluable. Your warmth and excitement during this process made me feel like I had a trusted friend working with me. I look forward to working with you on more books in the future.
— Michele Fleury, acknowledgement in What They Don’t Teach You in Business School: Real-World Sales and Service Skills You Need to Win and Wow Clients!
 
🖤 Ever grateful for the talented Elayne Wells Harmer, who is an amazing copy editor.
— Melinda Rogers, editor of Res Gestae, magazine for the University of Utah S. J. Quinney School of Law
 
🖤 Your editing is remarkable.  You have demonstrated the wisdom of retaining your services by capturing the essence of the experiences without losing the reading audience.
— John Harmer, author of Conversations with Reagan

 🖤 I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am that YOU are my editor!!  I feel I have gained a skillful and talented editor (for all the other projects waiting for me) and I've also gained a friend and sister.
— Kim Snyder, author of You Can’t Do It Naked: From Exposed to Fully Clothed in the Armor of God

 🖤 Words cannot express my appreciation for all you have done in helping me prepare for my journey in ministry. I was able to articulate what I wanted to say, and I received great reviews on my paperwork. You have truly been a godsend and I thank you for everything you have done.
— Reverend Cynthia Jackson, Ben Hill United Methodist Church 
 
🖤 YOU’RE AWESOME.
—Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West (U.S. Navy, ret.), author of Breaching the Summit: Inspiring Leadership Lessons from Six Military Journeys to the Top
 
🖤 You have made what should have been a stressful life experience (I was apprehensive at the start) an enjoyable journey. Without your coaching… well, I lack the words. Thank you!!
— Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett (U.S. Marine Corps, ret.), author of Breaching the Summit: Inspiring Leadership Lessons from Six Military Journeys to the Top
 
🖤 Sincerest appreciation to Elayne Wells Harmer, professional editor and writer, for her extraordinary editing of the final manuscript.
— Alan and Jeannie Hall, acknowledgment in Joyce’s Boy: The Life and Times of Alan E. Hall
 
 🖤 The paper is wonderful. I can see how hard it was to rework the order of the lecture into the outline. Great work. THANKS!
— Dr. Michael Gunson (DDS, MD, UCLA), Arnett Gunson Facial Reconstruction, “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life: A Systems-based Approach to Interlabial Gap and Facial Function” 
 

🖤 It has been an honor to receive the wonderful book about the Korean War. It has been assembled with the best description of the Korean action I have ever read.
— Capt. John D. Farrington (U.S. Air Force, ret.), Korean War veteran

🖤 Well written, easily understood, and all accurate.
— Maj. Gen. John A. Macdonald (U.S. Army, ret.), on my rewrite of a chapter on the four-day ground war in Kuwait.
 
🖤 You’ve done an excellent job on this article.
— Terry Kogan (J.D., Yale Law School), professor at University of Utah S. J. Quinney School of Law
 
🖤 To my editor, Elayne Wells Harmer: thank you for your excellent editing skills. Without you, this book could not have become a reality.
— Sunil Saxena, acknowledgement in Massive Action Equals Massive Success: Learn the Critical Mental Framework to Focus Your Energy, Reach Your Goals Quicker, and Live an Insanely Awesome Life
 
🖤 Your rewrite [of chapter on Chosin Reservoir] looks good, I appreciate it. You have done a nice job with the book [Korea Reborn].
— Paul M. Edwards, author of Korean War Almanac, To Acknowledge a War: The Korean War in American Memory, and Combat Operations of the Korean War
 
🖤 You are amazing at clarifying my story. Thank you so much for your willingness to work with me and for honoring my voice.
—Ricardo Palomares, author of Chronicles of a Journey: Embracing Pain on My Path to Self-Discovery
 
🖤 Mom, you're brilliant. I couldn't figure this out until I read your exegesis. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
— Madison Harmer, med school student (yes, she’s my daughter, but she’s also an exceptional writer)