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D. J. Herda wishes to express his gratitude to
every one of the clients he has worked with over the years. His
talent for combining editing and ghostwriting with teaching and mentoring
creates better writers, better works, and more marketable properties.
"I enjoy sharing my knowledge about writing and the publishing industry
with younger, less experienced writers," Herda said. "I look forward
to seeing my clients' very own 'babies' reach the fruition of publication
almost more than I do my own."
Editor/Rewriter for Psychology Nonfiction
I recently commissioned D. J. Herda to write
my manuscript. Having received interest from a literary agent in the
United States, they stipulated that it needed to be rewritten into
"American English." It was under this premise that I employed the
services of D. J.
Calling it a rewrite seriously understates the superb total
transformation of my brain download into a first class
self-improvement book. His writing style and rapid grasp of what was
quite a technical subject (psychology) was brilliant. As far as Iím
concerned, I couldnít have found a better person to transform my
hard work into a top class literary work.
He also has a wicked sense of humour!
for Women's/Romance Fiction
You are incredible, D. J.! Fantastic
Thank you for your criticism! If it wasn't for you, I would have
taken ages or maybe never have recognized that voice inside me.
It is an interesting perspective, to write as if you'd teach.
I cannot say this enough times, but you taught me how to write.
I am not a good student all the time, yet your advice resonates in my
mind when I write anything these days. I would have never had
an agent and a world-class publisher unless you helped me with the editing.
Great news, and good times! I am very happy to hear all this!
Dr. Katie T.
for Urban Fantasy Fiction
Book Scheduled for Publication
You are the best teacher I could imagine.
Thanks so much Buddy for everything you're doing for me. I'll
always appreciate it! For the first time in my life, I feel like
a real honest-to-goodness author. Yeah!!!
Editor/Advisor for Multiple
Multiple Books Published
I can't tell you how much your input has helped
me grow as a writer as well as a person. Your insights are remarkable.
And your advice is dead-on balls accurate! I don't know how you
do it, but keep on keepin' on. Love everything you've done for
Editor/Mentor for Mainstream/Contemporary
Love the synopsis!! Miles and miles of smiles.
Thank you for coming into my life. I think we may have embarked
on a great adventure. Iím ready.
Ghostwriter/Editor for Historical
I think I'm a pretty good writer, but you blow
me away. You are a magnificent writer, a true professional.
And you're a natural teacher. Some people can't teach to save
their lives. You can, and you do. A very rare gift on both
Lake City, Utah
Editor Mainstream/for Contemporary
Book Awaiting Publication
I am so excited, I can't even begin to describe
how amazed I am at this whole process. THANK YOU AGAIN. Soon as
I see that contract, I will email you immediately!!!!
Earl Warren Junior
on Biography about His Father
I have made it a life-long policy never to comment
on anything written about my father, Earl Warren Senior. However,
after reading D. J. Herda's biography, I must say I'm making an exception.
The author writes about things he couldn't possibly have known without
sitting around the family dinner table with us. I don't know how
he did it, but he produced the most remarkable true-to-life story about
my father that I've ever read. I endorse this book wholeheartedly.
Editor/Rewriter for Monthly Magazine
Multiple Columns Published
I want to thank you again for all the wonderful
work you do with my chicken-scratchings each month. You actually
make me sound intelligent!
Sammy Davis Jr.
Ghostwriter for Magazine
Column, Script, and Promotional Materials
Hey, man, you're quite the cat. You make
me look so gooooood. And I love your photos. They are the
coolest! I'm gonna send you one of Frank and Dean and me on the
set of Ocean's 11. Stay cool and keep it happenin' baby!!
Editor for Monthly Magazine
Multiple Columns Published
You are such a talented man, it really is a wonderful
blessing. And it takes talent to make it in show business today.
Thanks for what you've done for me. I can't tell you how much
I appreciate it. I'm sending you an autographed photograph to
give to your mother-in-law! Tell her I appreciate her fan loyalty!
Ghostwriter for Promotional
The fellow you have working on my articles sure
makes me look good. I actually sound like I know what I'm talking
about! Seriously, I appreciate your having such a pro work on
Writer/Creator for Sushi
I can't believe
what a fantastic job you've done with what little information I gave
you. It's more like poetry than typical web site copy.
I can't thank you enough. I'm putting through your check immediately.
a Herda Book - This book is immensely strong. The writing is
spectacular. It is simply amazing. We are just now
publishing another book by a very strong author, but yours surpasses
it by far. We will publish this work, absolutely. We
look forward to its publication.
a Heavily Edited Book - The author's voice is extremely strong, and her
story comes across like a freight train. I really love the Cosmopolitan
nature of this book and would like to publish it.
a Ghostwritten/Edited Book - I loved this story, itís truly fascinating and
so very well written. I think this would be a perfect fit for
our MGP company that weíre starting up this fall...I would love to get
my hands on it. Could I possibly see more of the book? Iím
kind of hooked now!
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