Client Love

  • I thank Candace for her midwifery of words and for guiding me through the editing process in such a way that I could find my voice and carve sentences out of a desire to communicate rather than a fear of grammar. Thank you for holding the bigger picture as I grew into it.

         Amita Lhamo, author: Dandelions Blooming in the Cracks of Sidewalks: Stories From the Bedside of the Dying—Nautilus Book Award Winner (2019) and Wisdom Moon: Presence in Dying (2020)

  • Candace was invaluable in assisting me through the drafting and editing stages of my book. Her steadfast encouragement and skilled guidance really supported me as a budding author. I am indebted to her!

         Sarah Beasley, author: Kindness for All Creatures — Nautilus Book Award Winner

  • Having Candace by my side as I was working through the re-write of my manuscript was like having a big, warm blanket around me. Her support, hawk-like eyes, and love for the written word guided my writing process away from confusion and toward clarity. Just knowing that someone was waiting for my next chapter felt like someone had my back. If you hire Candace, she'll have yours.   

         Inger Kenobi, author: How do I look? The year I stopped shopping

  • Candace is the perfect doula for any writer. She always keeps me accountable when writing is a little too easy and holds me up when I’m afraid that I’m at the end of the line. Working with Candace has helped me build the confidence to know that my voice matters. As a queer woman who openly writes about the LGBTQ community, this is a huge gift from the universe. I am so grateful to have a creative midwife during this time of my life.

         Amy Eleanor Heart, author: The Girl from the Stars 

  • Candace is a smart, supportive, and intuitive editor. Because of her warmth and humor, working with her is always a joy. Her sensitivity to the subtleties of language is top-notch. I highly recommend her.

         Anna Baker Smith, Essayist and Professor​

  • It is a pleasure to work with Candace. She has helped me over the years with program announcements, flyers, bio pieces, professional correspondence, and other writing projects. Candace is clear, kind, patient, discerning, and attunes to your voice and intention in ways that are rich and revealing. Beyond supporting the quality of my writing, she refines my self-awareness and deepens my own understanding of what I would like to communicate. She is a remarkable partner in creative expression. I highly recommend her work.

         Allison Rader/Lama Choyang, MSW, ordained Tibetan Buddhist teacher

  • Candace is a go-to when I need an objective read-through on a project. She provides keenly detailed corrections as well as a wide-lens interpretation of content. Whether it be a report or a particularly sensitive email, Candace provides clear-headed edits and reflections that I have found extremely helpful. She is prompt and thorough.  

       

            Jesica Rhone, Director of International Programs, The McConnell Foundation

  • As someone whose first language is Chinese, trying to render a beloved book of Buddhist teachings into English was exciting and daunting. Candace stood by me through the long process of my translation revision. Her comments and queries about difficult passages forced me to have a more critical look and to seek clarification from my teachers. She helped me to not only reflect on the meaning but also the style of the teaching without losing any grammatical force. We went through countless rounds on Google Docs, in real-time and on the phone, working to refine the text. Candace was ever patient, pedagogical, warm, and humorous. Her big heart, watchful eyes, and deft hand helped sharpen the meaning of the work and improve its readability.

         Sally Lee, translator of Achieve By Doing by Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche

 

  • Candace has been my constant companion since I embarked upon a Masters's program at the ripe age of 59, having been out of academia for more than 35 years! She gives me the confidence to keep going through her pith advice and deep insight into my papers and my thesis. Candace is the great distiller of words and the queen of commas and quick turnovers. I would recommend her service highly.

         Deana Darby, Hospice Chaplaincy student

 

  • Candace was the perfect editor and cheerleader when I was writing a cookbook. She is a genius grammarian, an exceptional speller, and a walking thesaurus! She could take a clumsily-written paragraph, rearrange it, and smooth it out so that it made sense, and yet, I still felt like it was my writing. She is a dream to work with, so if you think you might have a book in you, she is the midwife you need to bring it into being.

            Leslie Crabtree, author: One Taste: Event Cooking for Herbivores, Carnivores, Gluten-free, and 

       Everyone In-between        

  • Time and again, as I get drawn out into the challenges of people, activity, and societyas a writerI have found that Candace provides a "portal" back into my authentic sense of self. 

         Lori Carroll, poet, muse, bird photographer  

  • Candace provides enthusiastic encouragement and honest critique for my poetry from time to time. A comma here, fewer words there—she looks into your heart, knows what it is that you want to say, and helps you say it.            

         Susanne Twight-Alexander, author: Being, and Woman to Moon and Back

  • As I was writing the copy for my newly launched website, my goal was not only to craft clear and concise content but to also make sure everything was absolutely grammatically correct and consistent. While positioning myself as an expert in my field, the last thing I wanted was any mistakes, typos, unclear statements, run-on sentences, etc. Having Candace as my proofreader and editor for the duration of the project was literally like having a midwife help me birth my website (not unlike the skills she used as my midwife when I was pregnant with my youngest child!). As I was learning the new skills necessary to create my website, I knew I could count on Candace to look things over with a critical eye. When I got bogged down in the process, she lovingly cheered me on. I can honestly say my writing skills have improved dramatically while working with her. I continue to write monthly blog posts, and I ALWAYS run them by her before posting.        

         Julia Baldwin, Owner/Consultant, Sense of Place Fung Shui for Sustainable Living.

  • Without the assistance of Candace Palmo, I could never have gotten my writing project off the ground. She provides not only editorial expertise but also emotional support. She also offers suggestions about resources that could help in my endeavor. She is a capable and caring professional. 

         Kay DeFreeze, Memoirist in the making... 

 

  • As a scientist, I have to balance scientific information with delivery so the reader is excited about what they are reading. Candace helps me make this happen. She has a keen eye and makes my writing understandable. You can’t beat that! 

         Richard Pleus, Ph.D., Managing Director/Toxicologist: INTERTOX, Inc.

  • Candace Palmo is an amazingly inspirational presence, guide, and support for anyone in the process of birthing ideas in the form of words. She's helped me so much with editing and refining my blogs, a process that was productive, supportive, and fun. She's a warm, delightful person, and that makes working with her a joy.

            Sandra Severson, Animal and equine artist

  • Candace helped me rewrite the content on my professional website, providing kind and thoughtful feedback on my writing that was invaluable in redesigning my new site. What I feared would be a dreadful and draining task turned into a fun and creative project, all due to her warmth, encouragement, and expert guidance. I felt I was seamlessly coached into becoming a better writer simply by engaging in this process. That being said, I will continue to use Candace's services for my future writing projects! Why go it alone when I can make writing my content a high quality and more enjoyable experience by simply working with her!

       

            Jeanne Sutton, LMFT, www.freeheartfreelife.com