Korean to English translation is quite different from
Eng to Kor translation. Though I am pretty good at
figuring out what is meant by murky sentences, it is
still hard for me to convey even some of the most basic
things or ideas in precise and idiomatic English. Thus
there is usually less satisfaction when I finish a K-E
translation than an E-K translation. But it's different
when working with you. There is pleasure of learning,
pleasure from a sense of cooperation, and the kind of
pleasure similar to one after seeing a thing of beauty.
So thank you again for your work this time and the
prospect of continuing to work with you.
Park [first comment below in July 2005]
Holmberg was one of the proofreaders for the Modern
English Version. She was thorough, professional, and did
an outstanding job assisting our scholars in the process
of reviewing syntax, grammar, and word choice —
particularly important to our formal equivalent literal
philosophy — in several books of the Old Testament. I
would gladly welcome her to work on more of our
projects. I highly recommend Janis Holmberg for any
project that requires thoughtful and thorough attention
to content and context.
Consultant, Committee on Bible Translation
I want to express my personal thanks to Jan Holmberg, an
extraordinary editor, whose telephone call, out of the
blue and at the right time, set my dormant manuscript on
the journey toward publication and whose editorial work
improved the text beyond description.
Rev. Jim Thompson, MDiv
The Physics of Genesis
I have never been more satisfied with editing than I am
with your refined descriptions of ancient Korean culture
and archaeology for the display panels at the National
Museum of Korea. I knew you were a real professional
from seeing the examples on your Web site. But wow...
your work is really wonderful! Joon-Young Park,
As a native speaker of Spanish, I am a technical writer
in Spanish with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering who
constructed a Web page to promote WebTra, my English to
Spanish translation business. See
Constructing the Web page in English was a problem
because I do not write well in English. In order that my
potential clients judge me a good translator, I
contracted the services of Persuasive Pen to promote my
ideas in clear, concise English. Persuasive Pen works to
translate my ideas for my promotions and proposals into
credit and improved business with my clients.
Modesto Arocha, President
Alexandria Library, Inc.
WebTra Translation Service
Belcher, co-chair of UCLA Campus Editors and
Writers, recommended me as a copyeditor after passing
what she named "an extremely grueling copyediting test—a
real-life, twenty-five page academic essay in the
humanities. Very few people who took the test passed.
Those who took it were scored in three areas: technical
editing (correcting grammar and spelling errors); style
editing (putting manuscripts into the Chicago Manual
of Style); and substantive editing (improving
clarity, diction, and logic). Janis Holmberg has a good
grasp of the Chicago Manual of Style and is a
good technical editor. Her real strength is substantive
editing, where she does an excellent job of improving
diction, clarity, and logic."
professor of African literature, Princeton University,
Department of Comparative Literature,
Center for African American
Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
I want to thank you
warmly for your excellent and insightful comments. This
was my first time working with an editor and now I
understand why published work looks so good! It may
have taken a few gos for me to get it right, but it was
certainly a worthwhile learning process and I will keep
your perspective in mind when writing future material.
It was a pleasure working with you
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Philosophy
I am grateful for your careful reading and delighted
with your margin notes scattered throughout the ms. I'm
curious, were you a former teacher? You seem to have a
very informed point of view on a topic that many of my
special education colleagues would quickly denounce! You
have my continuing appreciation. You have been a
fantastic editor and I am indeed grateful for your
Assistant Professor of Education
University of Rochester
Great article in the latest issue of
Interface Tech News,
on "Positioning for
Mergers & Acquisitions." I don't know your background,
but I am always impressed when a reporter masters a
technical subject well enough to 'get it right.' It
appears to me that you did. I am an M&A advisor/business
Portland, Maine, with 22 years experience, so I guess I
Glen Cooper, CBA, BVAL
Certified Business Appraiser
Business Valuator Accredited for Litigation
President, Maine Business Brokers' Network
Janis has contracted the proofing of Trucking Times
Magazine for several years. She knows the proper
spelling and terminology for our industry, she's quick,
she's dependable and she's accurate. I value her skills
in helping to make me look good, she can do the same for
Trucking Times & Sport Utility News
I highly recommend my
editor Janis Holmberg for her excellent, fast and
meticulous work. She not only edited perfectly the
grammar and the spelling but she made suggestions on the
content and noticed even the smallest discrepancies. She
is helping me in things far beyond her duties as an
editor. She is really persuasive.
Antoaneta Dimitrova, author
I feel truly blessed to have found Janis Holmberg again.
Janis edited my very first book,
Does God Have a Hero?
with a true understanding of the needs of a first-time
author. Unfortunately, I lost track of Janis.
I have worked with several other editors on projects
and subsequent books, and while their technical
expertise was appreciated, I failed at developing a
sense of rapport that is so essential in a writer/editor
By a series of
fortunate coincidences I was led to Janis's Web site and
reestablished contact with her. This truly was a gift!
With total confidence I was able to turn my new
manuscript over to Janis and allow her to work her
I will not lose contact with her again!
Dreams do come true. I have been accepted at Harvard and
I am sooo... excited about it. I really appreciate your
help with the essays and in answering my questions
related to application process.
was my first application and I was so confused while
writing the essays and trying to publish my
autobiography in 300-word nuggets. It was really amazing
to see you effortlessly refining my thought process and
editing my essays and work experience details such that
the final package did reflect all my strengths and
achievements and established the fact that my move to
Harvard is the only logical next step.
completely believe in my own capabilities, I could not
have convinced Harvard adcom about them without your
help...that I am sure of.
Harvard MBA applicant
My acceptance to Kellogg really hasn't sunk in yet
:) Couldn't have done it without your help.You
definitely helped me focus on the right things, and
also forced me to think hard and come up with a
coherent vision. For that I am extremely grateful.
Kellogg MBA applicant
I got into Berkeley!! I
just found out on Friday and am very excited indeed.
Thanks for all your help. My essays were the clinchers I
am sure and thanks to you for that.
Haas MBA School Applicant
I have just checked my status on Wharton On-line
admission system. I am IN. Thank you for your help and
advice. I really appreciate your endeavors. With your
objective and insightful comment, I could reorganize the
structure of the essay, making the essay more logical,
convincing and powerful.
Wharton MBA School Applicant
Your influence will live with me and my family forever.
I have just received my admission letter to INSEAD in
Paris France! And I know that a great part of it has to
do with the quality of my essays, so on behalf of my
INSEAD MBA Applicant
Thanks to your expertise in assisting
me to develop a superior essay, I accomplished one of my
career goals. I was accepted in one of the most
selective programs at Florida International University,
the Master's Program in Criminal Justice Administration.
Not only I was able to compete among hundreds of
applicants, but I was also awarded a full-tuition paid
scholarship. In addition, following your advice on how
to write a superior essay enabled me to complete the
entire process of Law School Admission for the coming
year. Having you working for me side-by-side
through email correspondence was the key factor that
shaped my success. Your positive attitude, quick
response, and magical touch on each essay's development
is what makes your Persuasive Pen services one of the
most valuable assets of every person in need of essay
writing services. Many people may offer writing
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purpose, I am recommending your services to any person
who needs essay writing services with the assurance that
their deadlines will be met, that you will work
diligently until their essay is completed, and that your
prices are among the most fair in the market.
Graduate student at Florida International University
Thank you again so much; you are a great essay editor.
My family and I are very pleased with the results.
Matt Johnson, Scholarship Candidate and
Bravo! You added life to
my essay! It's amazing how well it now reads. Thanks for
your help on the resume. It looks much better. Thank you
again, I will use your service for proofreading,
Law School Applicant
Thank you very much.
Very good job. Your editing is fantastic and I am highly
satisfied. I think it is a win-win essay that would
stand out from other candidates. You have combined all
the elements and I think it is a very well-expressed
essay. I think as I finish my application process I
would like to introduce you to some other people who are
considering applying to this program.
Scholarship and MBA Applicant
Janis is an excellent editor. She polishes the prose and
gives it a professional touch.
Finance Director of a Multi-National Corporation.
Without Janis, I would be lost! She has saved me so much
time in creating our monthly newsletters. She always
helps me out when I have a tight schedule.
She delivers my proofs as quickly as possible and
sometimes in a matter of hours! I can always count on
her to deliver great work! Thanks Janis!!! You're the
San Diego, Calif.
Thanks so much for your assistance with
The Fruits of Atterley. You
discovered errors that had been overlooked, even after
careful review and numerous revisions. I also
appreciated your comments when my writing was unclear.
As a result, I was able to identify and rewrite
several passages that may have confused the reader.
Because of your eye for detail, this edition of my book
will undoubtedly be a far superior work.
Janis is our first choice as transcriber for
Live Chat. She is not only a very fast typist, but also
shows keen attention to detail. She knows the importance
of simultaneously achieving grammatically correct
English and reproducing each unique speaker's actual,
authentic narrative. When necessary, she asks our
high-profile guests to repeat information so that
neither the guest nor the English language is
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