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Featured Client: Jeff Bacot

On The Hole Jeff BacotDo you like novels and golf? On the Hole is an award-winning novel about golf—and so much more—by Jeff Bacot. On the Hole won the prestigious 2013 EVVY Merit Award for fiction in May, and just won the 2013 GOLD MEDAL Award for sports fiction, with a 5 star rating from the judges of the “Readers Favorite” group.

Regarding Edit911’s editing, Jeff has this to say: “Winning these awards was in no small part because of the brilliant editing help I had from you, Dr. Robert, and Dr. Dan. Edit911 was instrumental in helping me get my novel done. In fact, I literally couldn’t have ended up with my novel nearly as well-written as it is without having had your fantastic editing suggestions and guidance.”

On the Hole is a terrific story! Thanks for entrusting it to us, Jeff!

To learn more about Jeff and his award winning novel check out these resources:

Jeff Bacot

1.  Author:  http://jeffbacot.com/

2.  Book:  http://www.outskirtspress.com/onthehole/

3.  Blog:  http://www.tumblr.com/blog/jeffbacot

4.  Interview w/ Washington Times:  http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/written-word/2013/may/9/interview-hole-author-jeff-bacot/

5.  Press Release:  https://www.prbuzz.com/books-publishing-literature/127267-jeff-bacotss-humorous-and-menacing-on-the-hole-receives-evvy-award-and-washington-times-recognition.html

6.  Twitter: @jeffbacot

7.  Clarion ForeWord:  https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/on-the-hole/

Featured client: Paul Hernandez

Dr. Paul Hernandez is one of the country’s greatest, most respected, dedicated and inspiring college professors. I’m [Dr. Marc D. Baldwin, Owner of Edit911] truly honored to be working with him to edit and polish what will be a bestselling, highly influential book The Pedagogy of Real Talk. He has attained such stature that he won the 2012 NEA Reg Weaver Human & Civil Rights Award.

About his experience working with the Edit911 Staff and me, Paul says: “I am so happy with your editing services, Marc, as you a true professional. I look forward to a long term working relationship with your company. You are a big part of the success of the book and I just want you to know I will sing your praises when it is all said and done to everyone I know.  :-) Your support is a wonderful thing, my friend.  Of course, if there is anything I can ever be of service for please do not hesitate to ask.”

The following is reprinted from the NEA’s website, Classroom Superheroes:

book editing proofreadingPaul Hernandez is not your typical college professor. See: Tattoos. Hear: His story. Hernandez, an assistant professor at Central Michigan University, grew up in poverty in Los Angeles – real poverty, the eating out of garbage cans and sleeping in cars kind of poverty.

“I was born and raised in deep poverty,” he says, by a single mother who came to the United States from Central America and struggled to earn more than $5,000 a year.

School should have been a haven. But it wasn’t. “School was, unfortunately, more of a punishment, in terms of what it felt like and was like,” Hernandez recalls. For one thing, it’s hard to focus when you’re hungry. For another, far too many of his teachers looked past Hernandez, or through him. Maybe he had “potential,” as some said, but most never tried to tap it.

“In eighth grade, I remember my grades: F, F, F, F, F – with 60 absences. I pretty much just stopped going to school…and no, nobody came looking for me,” he said. “Being a deviant kid, being involved in so many things, being in trouble all the time, it just didn’t allow for success in school.”

For most kids, the story ends there: jail or death.

But Hernandez recalls a dawning realization as a teenager that brought him, stumbling over his words, to the registrar’s desk at the local community college. It was this: He realized that everybody who held power had an education. “Walking in there, it was scary. And it was humiliating – because the questions I asked were so preposterous to them. They couldn’t help but chuckle when I said, ‘Hey, I want to go here.’”

But he persevered, hiding his textbooks from his gang family. And eventually, with the help of a California State University, Los Angeles mentor and the hope that he would eventually make a difference in the lives of kids just like him, Hernandez went on to earn a Ph.D. in sociology from Michigan State University, specializing in race in education.

Along the way, as part of his dissertation, Hernandez developed “Real Talk “ an alternative pedagogy that any teacher can use to connect with their students. “You know students don’t think of teachers as people like them,” says Hernandez – but when they do, when they make that personal connection, it lays the foundation for connections to the curriculum.

Hernandez, who is also a contributor to NEA’s journal Thought and Action, also has modeled a “College 101” program that helps at-risk high school sophomores to see themselves as college students. You can read more about that program here: http://www.nea.org/home/49629.htm

Check out Paul’s Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/College-101-at-CMU/286330118149052

Featured client: Denise Messenger

edit911 featured client testimonial book editingDenise Messenger is a cancer survivor. Her book “Got Cancer? Now What?” has won three prestigious awards:

  1. eLit Award of 2012 Gold Medal under the category of Health/Medicine/Nutrition for excellence in digital publishing
  2. The International Book Award winner in the category of Health-Cancer
  3. The Indie Excellence Award as a finalist under the Cancer category

Edit911 is proud and humbled to report that Denise “attributes the success of Got Cancer? Now What?  to the excellent editing produced by the Edit911 team.  The big challenge was finding an editor who could not only edit the book, but who had medical terminology and experience with scientific research and technical jargon. Blending these together and keeping the integrity of the book and research took dedication and a special talent. Good editing involves keeping the author’s intent in balance with the overall objective of the book. Edit911 succeeded with this.”

Denise attended UC Irvine where she received her Certificate in Human Resource Management and held the position of Vice President of Human Resources with a major firm in Orange County, California.  While attending Orange Coast College toward a BA in Communications she received a diagnosis of both breast cancer and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

She transitioned into working in the medical field for a few years to be closer to physicians and to learn more about therapies.  She was determined to find a gentle, more nontoxic and immune supporting way to fight her cancer.  As a result she was cured of her breast cancer.

After six years of fighting the CLL, reading medical journals, research studies, articles, books and consulting with researchers and physicians worldwide she ultimately found  a cure as a stage-four patient for the second cancer, CLL.

During these years she found her passion was writing and helping other cancer patients by identifying and fulfilling their needs—whether it was a hotel room for the night or a nutritional drink to regain some strength. One day she decided to extend her meaningful work into writing a book to help others.

In this easy-to-read guide, Denise Messenger describes precisely what to do after the devastation of a cancer diagnosis by covering both the scientific and personal aspects of cancer.  She illustrates how being positive and prepared can have an incredibly beneficial effect on cancer outcomes. Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or know someone who has, this book will help you decide how to select doctors and treatments, as well as how to take care of your body with both traditional and alternative therapies.

Denise Messenger may be contacted through Knowledgeworks Publishing by phone at 949 427-0239, the website www.gotcancernowwhat.com or by email at info@knowledgeworkspub.com.

Got Cancer? Now What? can be purchased at amazon.com in paperback or as a kindle.

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It is also available at the website www.gotcancernowwhat.com with free shipping.