Acknowledgement in Once Upon a Tee: A Golf Story:
Once again, I’d like to thank my fantastic editor, Lillie Ammann, and her magnificent assistant, Jan McClintock, for their invaluable assistance. As with my first book, they taught me so much about the art of writing.
Author of Once Upon a Tee and Base Jumping
Thanks for your help. I could not have done this without you!
Compiler of Baba’s Kitchen, a family cookbook
Lillie Ammann has been a blessing and Godsend to me in many, many ways. She is very knowledgeable in the realm of technological professionalism. She has assisted me with preparing and editing my resume and personal references page. She has also edited my biography page for my current employer. I appreciate the patience and time she has invested in helping me to develop my skills and talents in the realm of my forte—fitness, health, and wellness. She has demonstrated a warm, friendly demeanor even when she wasn’t feeling her best.
I was a man with a dream. I wanted the story of my life in a book. By accident through a phone call, I found Lillie Ammann. She took the effort of a transcriber who had put my life story in words from twelve disks of interviews. She came into my life like an angel. Miss Lillie could put the story of the world in book form.
I recommend her unequivocally.
George H. Vakey
Author of George’s Rendezvous with Destiny
Finding the right editor for your book is among the most important decisions you’ll make. Google “book editors,” and you get 319 million hits in less than one second. But how do you choose?
During the writing process I shared chapters with chaplains who were deployed with troops in combat. I hadn’t even thought about an editor until one of my chaplain friends, CH Jerry Sherbourne, recommended Lillie Amman who had edited some of his work. A satisfied customer… that’s what I wanted!
I started working with Lillie seven years ago but had to put the project on hold for a period of time. She was always patient and encouraging. When I FINALLY completed the manuscript, she and her assistant, Jan McClintock, did their magic. I quickly learned a good editor’s work goes way beyond spelling and grammar. They patiently endured my ignorance and questions as we moved through the process of getting from a rough manuscript to the finished product that I was able to hold in my hands and read on my wife’s Kindle.
Looking for an editor? Look no further than Lillie Ammann. Lillie and Jan are the BEST.
Author of God, I’ve Got a Problem
Lillie has worked on two books for me and is an absolute professional. She is easy to work with and highly ethical and, as a result of our work together, my valued friend. I have recommended her services to others, and will continue to do so.
Terry Sumerlin, the Barber-osopher
Author of Leadership: It Takes More Than a Great Haircut
Lillie has been a part of our Stillpoint Media projects for almost ten years now and constantly amazes us with her knowledge, her heroic work ethic, and her keen sense of design and layout. Lillie has edited many of our print publications and e-books, and even devised our website!
All have won praise from our authors and readers time and time again.
Charles Garrett, VP, Operations
Stillpoint Media Services
I really enjoy working with Lillie and know that she is the right editor for me! She has an easy-going manner via email and on the phone, which for me as a writer has instilled a certain trust that I need in order to hand over my written words. She’s quick to respond to any inquiry, no matter how small; she meets her deadlines within a timely manner if not earlier than expected, and stays connected long after the project has completed. I worked with a few other editors before I found Lillie, with disappointing results; I am so grateful to have found Lillie—my search is finally over!
Author of Finding Luther
Thanks so much for your help in editing my dissertation. You were both professional and sympathetic and you went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure I “got my money’s worth” from your work. I couldn’t have made the deadlines I made without your help. Thanks again and God bless you.
CH (CPT) Jerry Sherbourne
Author of Poetry and Spirituality: A Project to Build Spiritual Resiliency
My book wasn’t even live yet on Amazon when author friends, reviewers, and interviewers were asking me who did my editing and formatting! I’m honored to pass on the word to everyone that it was Lillie Ammann.
Lillie not only did the most professional job of editing I’ve ever had (including a little critique where necessary) but she formatted my book for CreateSpace, Digital Platform, Lulu, and Smashwords. Each of those have different (and picky) requirements that would have sent me screaming from their sites. But Lillie accomplished it all in very little time and even made sure my Table of Contents was hyperlinked in every pertinent electronic version.
As a self-published author it’s extremely important to me that every aspect beyond my own writing is so professional that each element can stand out and shine on its own merit. Lillie Amman made that happen for my lil handbook, The Rewritten Word: How to Sculpt Literary Art, No Matter the Genre.
Photographic artist, author, marketing specialist, author publicist, Promotion A La Carte
After I had given birth to this baby, Lillie took the baby, cleaned it up and presented a wonderful piece of work. I thank her for the accuracy of her work.
Author of Message in a Word: Inspired Succinct Sermons Uniquely Expressed
Acknowledgements in books by David Bowles, author of The Westward Sagas:
Spring House: Book 1 in the Westward Sagas by David Bowles:
“Lillie Ammann… has kept me pointed in the right direction since the inception of this book, steering me back toward the center when my writing drifted away from the story line. She has taught me much about the craft of writing. Her knowledge of the publishing industry has kept me from making a lot of mistakes, and for that I am thankful.”
Adam’s Daughters: Book 2 in the Westward Sagas by David Bowles:
“Lillie Ammann edited and formatted Adam’s Daughters. The process of producing a book is similar to what I imagine giving birth to a baby would be like. As Peggy Mitchell was a midwife delivering babies, Lillie is a midwife helping authors give birth to their books.”
Children of the Revolution: Book 3 in the Westward Sagas by David Bowles:
“My editor Lillie Ammann and her assistant Jan McClintock did an excellent job of editing and formatting this book for print and e-book distribution.”
Lillie Ammann really knows how to bring an entire book project to print. We had fun and I am forever grateful for her talent in making Some Monument to Last a reality.
Author of Some Monument to Last
“My executive coaching and career transition company has outsourced work to Lillie for more than ten years. She has written a company style guide; drafted and edited proposals, reports, and training materials; worked on numerous resumes; and completed many other assignments. She is an excellent writer and editor, and her understanding of business enables her to contribute valuable insights that make the projects she works on more effective. She always goes above and beyond, and I appreciate her timely response and great work. I have referred many people to Lillie.
Barbara A. F. Greene, Founder and CEO of Greene and Associates, Inc.
ICF Master Certified Coach and M.S. Degree in Counseling
“My name is Richard Turner and I am known as ‘The Cheat!’ For over thirty years I have traveled the world entertaining the rich, powerful, famous, and infamous with a deck of cards.
I say that to say this. I have been working with Lillie on some writing projects for about nine years, and I know quality. Lillie is quality! She is diligent, studious, thorough in her editing—and what makes her a true value is that she loves her work!”
Richard Turner, The Cheat
Author of Re-Deal: A Time Travel Thriller