Testimonials

Jeffrey D JohnsonFast and accurate do not typically go together, but Liz Smith remarkably pulls these two wonderful things together with something even more amazing—affordability. Some editors take weeks, if not months, to turn a project around, but not Liz. She is lightning fast. The speed in which she does her work would scare me if she was not so precise. She is a skilled editor. It is more than just a knowledge of the rules of grammar, it’s a gift. Along with her speed and accuracy, what keeps me coming back to Liz is her prices. How she does it, I don’t know, but I am thankful to have found Liz’s services for myself, and I am happy to recommend her to everyone. 

Jeffrey D. Johnson, Author/Publisher, Free Grace Press


Shane IdlemanLiz’s quality of work is fantastic, she’s both professional and approachable at the same time, and I have really enjoyed working with her. It is clear from her work and her responsiveness that she really cares about the content and quality of my projects. I can throw any project at her and have confidence that it is in good hands. Liz is a fantastic resource and the ultimate secret weapon for any Christian author. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent editor. 

— Shane Idleman, Author and Pastor, Westside Christian Fellowship, Lancaster, California 


With a quick deadline, Liz Smith expertly indexed 175 pages of complex material. The indices included a bibliography, a subject index, and an ancient documents index. Not only did she complete the job well, she even found manuscript errors that the publisher missed! She exceeded all my expectations. Needless to say, Liz will edit my future books! I highly recommend her. 

— Dr. William P. Payne, PhD, Author and Professor of Evangelism and World Missions at the Ashland University Theological Seminary


Bringing a manuscript to Liz is like going to a good dentist. She scrapes off the crud, fills in the holes, and straightens things up. The process can be painful at times, but in the end you’re glad you went. I brought my book to Liz with the assumption that it just needed to be polished, but it became clear through several revisions that certain concepts required elucidation and some sections needed expansion. To say that it came out of the process a different book might be to overstate things, but not by much. I would highly recommend Liz’s editorial services to anyone looking to make their writing shine, and especially to Christian authors/publishers seeking thoughtful, informed criticism.

— John Morganti, Self-publishing author


God most definitely led me to Liz in my seeking direction for completing my book. I am most thankful for that. Not only is she fast, very accurate, but she is also a wonderful encourager. The book I wrote was my very first. I knew absolutely nothing about how it should flow, what it should look like, what would capture a reader. But she did and does. I hope to write more in my future. Without a doubt, Inksmith Editing will be my choice to make the work more meaningful. Beyond being a professional, Liz is first a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and the most attractive quality.  Thanks, Liz—I’ve grown to love you dearly.

— Keiva Sandlin, Self-publishing author


I worked with Liz on various aspects of completing my book and throughout the editing & publishing process she was always extremely diligent. The completion of my book took months and there was a lot of back and forth, but Liz was always patient and focused while pointing out key aspects that could improve my book.  She consistently went above and beyond with giving tips outside the realm of what I contracted her for.  I truly appreciate her for her high quality work while providing fair cost.

It was truly a pleasure working with her and she made the process of self-publishing a lot less daunting as I hadn’t had much experience.  There are many words I could use to describe her, thoughtful, meticulous, thorough but I’ll just say awesome as that pretty much sums it up! 

— Courtnye Jackson, Self-publishing author


Liz did an excellent job proofing my book, and it is a pleasure working with her. As a result, my book reads cleaner and smoother. I hope to partner with Liz again in the future!

— Jed Jurchenko, Self-publishing author, Coach at Self-Publishing School


We were delighted with our decision to rely on Liz Smith’s expertise to lay out the manuscript for our self-published book. Our 140,000-word book was complex with 23 chapters, bullet points, indented quotes, callouts, illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, and index. Liz was a joy to work with. She was always responsive and adaptive to our need to make last-minute changes in the text. The final product is 5 star all the way.
 
Liz Smith, thank you so much for being there for us! We couldn’t have done it without you!
 
— Elizabeth Carman, Self-publishing author

Liz did very professional work—fast and accurate—and showed good communication, creativity and problem-solving skills required for an out-of-the-ordinary project. Would definitely work with Liz and InkSmith on any new projects I might have in the future.

— Scott Paly, SP Publications, LLC


I would strongly recommend Liz Smith to anyone in need of publishing assistance. Her help and guidance were invaluable to me, especially in the copy editing and design of the book.

— Richard DeGiacomo, Self-publishing author


I reached out to Liz for help with editing my manuscript. I had worked with other professionals and many of them didn’t have the experience of e-book formatting work as well as editing services. Liz handled all these things very well for me and worked closely with me on a regular basis. I was very satisfied with the work and communication.

— Matt Roswell, Self-publishing author


Liz has done an excellent job in helping me prepare several manuscripts for books and articles for publication. She has been very knowledgeable and helpful, has caught many of my errors, and has made many useful suggestions. She is experienced in her field, and I intend to use her services in the future. I heartily recommend her to others.

— Curt D. Daniel, Author; Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Springfield, Illinois


I am VERY happy to let you know that I found ZERO mistakes. . . . I will give you a FANTASTIC grade of A+++ on the work! I am actually stunned with how good the quality is and how speedy you turned it around. . . . I love how you take great care with God’s Word. . . . You were able to discern [what the pastor] was doing [in the] middle of the passage exposition of the text. . . . I just wanted you to know how much I am impressed with your work!!

— Ken Hartman, Jupiter, Florida


[This] is a wonderful resource for churches and pastors. Liz is efficient, timely, and dependable in her work, and is easy to work with, without any fussy requirements. Her desire to serve the Lord through getting the preached Word out in written form is a blessing to the people of God. I highly commend Liz Smith to you.

— Rev. Ryan Davidson, Author; Pastor/Elder, Grace Baptist Chapel, Hampton, Virginia