Client Links and Testimonials
Rae Dalton Hight, Author, Navigating Prostate Cancer: A Couple’s Intimate Journey
Our book about my husband’s cancer was quite complex in design. In addition to the basic narrative, we included his narrative entries, my journaling entries, and my poetry. Judy’s skill and patience in weaving everything together was reassuring and exciting. She communicated with me every step of the way. Most importantly, she listened to my ideas while incorporating her own experience and vision into the mix. Though the book had been worked through with another editor, Judy added editorial support as we molded the manuscript into a finished publication. This was greatly appreciated. I was relieved to turn the KDP process (paperback and Kindle) over to her and trusted her knowledge in doing so. I would absolutely work with her again on future projects!
John E. Kasper, PhD, CAE, President, Retired
We were an association management company. Judy acted in the capacity of Managing Editor for one of our client’s professional journal and monthly newsletter. In those capacities, she was responsible for collecting articles for each publication; editing those articles; laying out the publications using Adobe InDesign software; uploading the journal into PubHTML5, a flipbook software; uploading the newsletter into Constant Contact; and distributing the newsletter to our subscriber list through CC. We very much appreciated Judy’s flexibility in familiarizing herself with the software that we were using. It made the transfer of files quite easy.
Judy was extremely reliable, precise, and committed to doing a great job. She was reliable, dependable, and very committed to deadlines. She interacted professionally with our clients and did an excellent job representing our company to them. Her communication skills were excellent and her work product top notch. We would happily use her services again.
Ardine Martinelli, Author, Listening to My Life: My Journey through Fear to Trust
“I am delighted to share the wonderful experience I had working with Judy Jones. Her expertise in developing the exterior and interior design for my book, editing, proofing, and coordinating the production of both the print and e-book formats was amazing. I would not have completed my book without Judy’s expert help. She not only answered all my questions but worked with me every step of the way, sharing the process and getting my input.
More importantly, Judy was a good listener and a gentle guide in the development of my book’s design. Her skills and attention to detail created a beautiful book we can both be proud of.”
Bob Whitley, Author, Attorney on Call: Lessons from a Life in the Law
“I recently worked with Judy on writing a book, which had been a lifetime ambition of mine. I had no experience or real talent in writing books. I worked with her over a period of several months. She is a real pro—skilled, dedicated, and a delightful person. She was always positive and supportive—and she turned me into a not-so-bad author. Now that the task is over, I miss her laugh and professionalism and plan to work with her again soon. She is first class!”
Nicholas John Briejer, Author, The Sweet Dell: The True Story of One Family’s Fight to Save Jews in Nazi-Occupied Holland
“Without the timely emergence of Judith Jones, and her keen and kind editing skills, my book would still be a neatly stacked manuscript, collecting dust in my office. Working with Judith was unexpectedly fun and effective. She outlined the publishing process in a clear step-by-step manner and steadily guided my project forward. Judith is patient, realistic, and efficient, and she clearly knows her business. The final product—my book, now available to the world—provides ample proof of her craft.”
Michael DeLon, Publisher, Paperback Expert
“Judy is a tremendous editor, writer, and person. We have used her for many book projects and our clients LOVE working with her. She has a warm, friendly, joyful personality and is super easy to get along with. Judy hits every deadline and produces extremely good work. She accommodates to clients’ various personality styles and is quick to grasp new topics. She creates very good outlines and then crafts the content of the manuscript to perfection. If you’re looking for someone to help you tell your story, look no further than Judy. I HIGHLY recommend her.”
Paul W. Martin, Author, Path of the Chosen (Adepts and Demons, Volume 1)
“Judith Jones is a remarkable editor and overall support person for my writing process. I don’t know what I would do without her. She operates with a high level of integrity, enthusiasm and humor as she works through my writing. She’s very understanding that I am a part-time writer, and don’t always get to write as much as either of us would like. Judy is a great person to work with, and I haven’t hesitated to recommend her to anyone I know working on a writing project.”
“I have worked with Judith Jones on two books over the last decade. Both times, I found her to be a valuable partner in the work of bringing a pile of pages into a recognizable book. Judith’s skills are exceptional. Her appreciation of what makes a good story gave shape to two very different volumes. She asked questions, made suggestions, and wielded her red pencil with encouraging grace. She deftly handled the talents of an illustrator and a cover designer along with the author. Judith managed the process of publishing both books to print and e-book formats. I counted on her expertise and considerable skills while I tended to the writing. I am looking forward to continuing our collaboration.”
Rev. Katherine C. Keough, Author, All Creation Waits: The Unfulfilled Promise of Christianity
“When I was writing my book “All Creation Waits” I knew I needed help with the finishing touches, like the editing, creating a cover, and publishing. The experience of working with Pilgrim Spirit Communications to complete my book was wonderful. I returned to Pilgrim Spirit Communications when I decided to turn the book into an e-book. I will definitely use this publisher again.”
Eileen Knoff, D.Min., Editor, Seasoning the Soul: Images and Reflections with a Celtic Flavor to Bless Your Year
“Judy Jones of Pilgrim Spirit Communications provided me vital help to complete my book and upload it for sale. Judy’s keen editorial eye was invaluable, as was her unflagging support through number of rough patches with the publication process. She gave me the needed tools and encouragement to get the process done. I certainly recommend her services to others wanting to self-publish and sell online.”
Beth Elliott, Executive Director, FISH Food Banks:
“It is refreshing to work with a professional like Judith Jones. Give her an idea or a concept for a story and she quickly turns it into an interesting article. She has a way of taking the mundane and turning it into an engaging story.”
Judy Mladineo, Executive Director, Catherine Place: An Oasis for Women:
“Judy has an amazing ability to communicate our vision and message in many different forms. We’ve appreciated her creativity in designing newsletters and program materials. She is accessible to work with and has offered additional valuable assistance in developing our communication and fund development plans.”