I was very fortunate to have my work assigned to Mary for copy editing. I’ve been very happy with her edits and suggestions. She gave me clear, concise changes that made my work not only grammatically correct but also more personal with a better flow for the reader. I will definitely be contacting her in the future for my copy work needs.
Contact Mary. Tell her your story. You have found the right person. You could never find a better coach.
“Mary is a former outstanding publisher-certified editor with whom we would gladly work again. I strongly recommend her to potential, new and existing writer/editors, especially who are serious about publication.”
“As a professional writer myself, it can be tough to have other people edit my work. Afterall, us writers take our words very seriously! 😉 But Mary has a real knack for editing without taking anything away from my voice or style that I really appreciate. She’s thorough, thoughtful, and makes fantastic suggestions for how to make my message even stronger. She’s a wise one, indeed.”
“As a Career Success Coach who is up-leveling my business, I need to convey professionalism, integrity, and expertise to potential and current clients. At the same time, I want to convey my unique style, which is down-to-earth and approachable. I need to ensure that my marketing and copy convey all these elements in an authentic way. With this purpose in mind, I am so impressed with Mary’s work. She is able to take my somewhat clumsy and wordy writing and transform it into succinct and descriptive language that retains my personal tone and style. It’s almost like she’s taken a peek into my head to understand my desires and intentions for my audience to create the precise wording I was struggling to put together myself. She is a skilled and talented writing partner who helped instill confidence in my final product so that I could continue focusing on my areas of genius.”
“Mary is an excellent writer and seems to be very thorough in identifying what your need is. I would not hesitate to recommend Mary as she is a very poised, polished professional.”
“Mary is a creative writer who keeps the focus on her subject matter. Often I find writers can turn the focus into a showcase for their own talents, not so with Mary. She is creative and interesting and keeps her eye on the reason we came to read. I highly recommend her.”
“When I created my first book, the Campside Chef Pocket Guide, Mary’s help in the editing & writing process was invaluable to me. Mary was professional & patient throughout the entire process, which I greatly appreciated. The guidance & knowledge she imparted to me from my first book gave me the confidence needed to write & edit my second one. I highly recommend her!”
“Mary Yamin-Garone, a young cub reporter from Troy, NY and the Troy Record newspaper, came to me more than 30 years ago, with a gift for communication by creative writing and editing of the written word. As the Chief Administrator of a small, but unique State Office, I needed to have my thoughts ideas translated into written words that would communicate clearly my plans for the future of this new, but vital agency of State Government. With strong recommendation behind her, Mary was my choice for that job.
Our agency’s job was fire protection. Our clients were fire fighters, both career and volunteer, thousands of university students from across the state, state workers and the general public. We trained them, we educated them and we protected them with codes and regulations and proper behaviors that would prevent destructive fires from killing and injuring them and destroying their valuable possessions.
Mary’s job with this new agency was daunting, but she dove into it with all the skills of a seasoned professional. She wrote articles, she edited technical training manuals, she published newsletters, prepared public education pamphlets for the general public, she drafted and edited politically sensitive letters and newspaper articles. She became the Public Information Officer for this small but critical Public Safety arm of State government, the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.She proudly served me and the State of New York in that capacity for the 15 year balance of my tenure as the New York State Fire Administrator and she did so with the highest level of professionalism and distinction.”
“Mary [Yamin-Garone] is a creative, accurate, fast and detail-driven writer who has always met her deadlines for Construction Equipment Guide (CEG). She tells a story with an insight and experience that unfortunately has become rare in today’s predominantly online delivered content. Though many of Mary’s stories have stood out in my mind over the more than 13 years she has written for me, one in particular still resonates strongly with me today: The day after 9/11 and the World Trade Center collapsed, I assigned her a story to find out preliminarily what caused the towers to fall. Within just a few days after interviewing several sources, she filed an article that asserted the WTC fell because of the pancaking of the melting structural steel caused by the fireproofing being blown off the columns. Few if any of the major media outlets had reported on this in the days following 9/11. Fast AND accurate reporting. I highly recommend Mary’s work.”