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editorial services, translator : withpenandpaper@verizon.net
Helga Schier
withpenandpaper.com

I offer personalized editorial services to published, self-published and not yet published authors of fiction and non-fiction. I see and service the big picture, yet while I'm at it, I make sure that every comma is in the right place. My services include: writing, critique, development editing, line-editing.

I also offer German/English and English/German translation services for book length materials (memoirs, children's stories, YA novels) and movie scripts. I provide translations for corporations, production companies, publishers and individuals.

Snappy marketing copy flows from my pen, as do company profiles, research-based reports or educational materials on a variety of topics such as language arts, history, social studies and education.

I have led teams of freelance writers and editors, developing, creating, managing and delivering content in foreign language and language arts, interfacing with publishing executives, design and marketing professionals.


years experience: 15
rates: Every project is different. Project rates are negotiated individually.
SKILLS
Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book Doctor, Line-editing, Translation, Writing, Ghost-writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle
TRADE REFERENCES
I hired Helga on numerous occasions to write, edit, translate and review a range of content. In every case her work has been superlative.
Chris Warnasch
Random House

To this day, I have never met anyone who understands my writing better than Helga Schier. She got it. She got it even more than I got it. She found the promise in my novel, and her guidance helped fulfill this promise.
Michael Davis
Writer/Director, "Shoot ‘em Up"

When Helga entered the picture, my manuscript went from ‘promising’ to a published and critically acclaimed book. Quite simply, Helga is the best.
Ed Driscoll
Emmy Award Winning Comedian & Writer
Author, “Spilled Gravy”

LEADING CLIENTS
My client list includes publishing houses, book developers, international film studios and production companies as well as individual writers.
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Joachim Masannek, The Wild Soccer Bunch
Bernard Judge, Waltzing with Brando
Marie Marley, Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy
Amnon Kabatchnik. Blood on the Stage
Maria Ciletti, The Choice
Maria Ciletti, Clinical Distance
Joachim Masannek, Honky Tonk Pirates
Dennis Gansel, The Fourth State
Luxury Toys, teNeues
Healing Hotels, teNeues
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Ph.D. in literature
MA in linguistics
bilingual English/German