Testimonials

"My name is Ali Morshed and I am a corrosion engineer who has so far authored a few books. My last book was edited by Elaine and it was such a great pleasure working with her. On the professional side she is always very prompt, thorough, meticulous, and precise. On the personal side she is so nice, kind, and friendly. Throughout the time we worked together I always felt to be in very safe hands. I am already looking forward to working with her over my next book. 

Thank you Elaine!

—Ali Morshed, Corrosion Engineer
Consultant

“Elaine and I worked together on a couple of issues of CORROSION journal. I hired her as a freelance editor and she more than exceeded my expectations. Her friendly personality and professional demeanor were very welcome at a crucial, stressful time. Elaine quickly, efficiently, and flawlessly edited the technical papers to style, grammar, and my very specific requests. I appreciate her quick, friendly responses and hope to work with her again and again!”

—Angela Jarrell, Editor-in-Chief
CORROSION

"I wanted to thank you for the great editing on the recent article. As a result of the author's responses to your queries, the article has improved greatly and is now much stronger than it was. Keep up the great work!"

Richard Hund, Production Editor
A
merican Journal of Botany

"Elaine is the most thorough editor I've ever dealt with in my entire career. My documents have never looked and read so good. She did some amazing magic on my figures also."

—Fred Espenak, Astronomer, Scientist Emeritus, "Mr. Eclipse"
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

"I'd like to thank and commend Elaine for her significant technical skills as well as for her ability to troubleshoot. Her careful attention to detail allowed us to deliver a top-rate product to the MIB and NASA management. Her "second set of eyes" proved to be a key element in the final preparation of these documents, and she performed this duty graciously and with a sense of humor..."

"To add to the complexity, the report consisted of three volumes. Each required a significant amount of time and effort, particularly in maintaining consistency across three volumes. Elaine was truly masterful in her craftsmanship of these reports."

—Yvonne Gibbs, End User Communications Manager
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

"I have always been thankful that the SeaWiFS Technical Report Series gave me the chance to work with Elaine. She is an extremely competent and diligent person who does not shy away from solving the problems that naturally arise in her area of responsibilities, which range from developmental-, manuscript-, copy-, and production editing. Many of the difficulties she deals with require rapid solutions, because they are associated with production deadlines, and she has always successfully resolved the problem at hand in a timely fashion. The combination of her persistence and cheerful outlook makes her a very enjoyable person to work with. "

—Stanford B. Hooker, Ph.D., Physical Oceanographer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

"The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge the superb editing support you recently provided. You quickly analyzed the situation, and inherent challenges, and offered several options for overcoming these challenges. Your commitment to delivering a quality product, on a timely basis, was evident from the onset. My sense is that the task was quite challenging, yet you focused on delighting me, the customer, and never complained. No challenge was too large for you to overcome. Your professionalism shined through everything you did, as did your creativity in addressing these challenges."

—Gail S. Williams, Emeritus, Office of Human Capital Management
 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

ERF NOTE: The following quote was in a letter to Dr. Stanford Hooker (the prime author) regarding the handling of his paper at IEEE.  

"...I want to thank Elaine Firestone for her assistance, her patience, and also her sense of humor. Elaine managed to keep things in check...she worked very closely with myself, my staff, and the printer, and while she always remained a good sport throughout this entire process, she never once compromised the quality of your [Dr. Hooker's] paper, which was a given throughout this long ordeal. She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to dealing with her on future projects, which I am hopeful will go more smoothly."

Nancy A. Blair-Deleon, Senior Manager
IEEE, Author Relations and Content Discoverability

"I would like this letter to serve as my acknowledgment for the truly professional efforts provided by Ms. Elaine Firestone in support of the Living with a Star/Solar Sentinels mission study report....Her high standards and impressive organization made this effort a true success."

"Her professionalism, knowledge, and people skills earned her the respect and cooperation of all the groups that she interfaced with during this effort. Her recommendations and prompt response were recognized and accepted by all....She is a true team player. Her exemplary performance should be recognized. I certainly do, and look forward to a future opportunity to work with her.

—Haydée M. Maldonado, LWS/Solar Sentinels Study Lead
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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