Pre-K Counts Teacher at Brightside Academy
Patricia O'Brien came highly recommended as a proofreader and editor. She not only provided clear, concise edits and revision on my manuscript, which was a complex and intricate novel, but also provided me with guidelines to improve the quality of the story structure. Patricia O'Brien edited my manuscript in a timely manner with great attention to detail. Going forward, she is the only person who I would even consider employing as an editor for any future manuscripts.
Creative Director at Philly Touch Tours
For Patricia, Editing really IS Everything! Her attention to detail is meticulous
along with a genuine awareness of the content and context of the assignment.
She has a true gift and passion for what she does.
Christopher Biddle, APR
President, Biddle Communications & Public Relations LLC
Patricia is a first-class editor and proof reader. I have used her services for many of my most important client projects. She catches problems and errors that others don't knows how to fix them. She is also an excellent writer
writer of paranormal stories
Patricia O'Brien is just what every writer needs. She is the only editor that I trust to edit my manuscripts. She covers everything from grammar, punctuation, story flow and development. She is a Professional Editor and a professional at making sure that your manuscript is polished and ready to send out to agents and publishers. She has edited three of my books and I couldn’t be happier. Patricia takes pleasure in helping writers get published and, when she is done editing your work, you will find it easier to be published. I would recommend her to all. I will be using Ms. O’Brien for all my editorial needs.
Program Coordinator, Community Builder
Patti was a fantastic addition to our editing team. She joined up at the last minute with very little notice, and had our entire manuscript proofread within two days. She offered individual critique for several of the authors as well, and didn't miss a grammatical mistake anywhere! Patti is a top notch editor and I'm looking forward to our future partnerships.
Quality Assurance Onsite Coordinator at IMS Health/Yoh Systems
Patti is a fine editor who cares about the quality of her client's work. She takes the time to get to know you and to provide clear feedback. She vests herself in the work of her clients and makes the journey towards publication less rocky.
L.A. Strucke, Author
“Chicken Soup for the Soul”
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Patti O’Brien…
Her editing expertise will launch your writing up to the next level: “Worthy of Publication.”
Patti edited my current W.I.P., a middle grade fantasy, and she did a terrific job. Her phrasing and dialogue suggestions were spot on, and her attention to detail kept me from making inconsistency mistakes. Patti also has a great feel for pacing and helped me cut out the parts that were lagging. She was thorough and professional and is very easy to work with. I give her five stars!
Carla Merolla Odell
Writer and former editor with several national magazine titles including Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and Mademoiselle
Patricia O'Brien is a "forest and the trees" writer: seeing the larger picture while delivering details that are whimsical, poignant, and always on point! It's that versatility as a writer that makes her an outstanding editor, able to move seamlessly between tone and topic with laser-like attention to style and voice.
Comments on my A Broad Abroad blog:
Obviously a little behind in my emails but this made catching all the more worthwhile. This introspective story is in one word, beautiful! You have written another classic--Mike Strobel
Jun 7, 2015
Patti, your blog is so descriptive I feel as though I was with you. Maybe it’s because as I read it I hear your voice telling me the story. Either way, I’m glad you had such an exciting long weekend. Dom.
Carla Merolla OdellNov 23, 2014
Holy cannoli! I love this. Of course you know it sure does speak to me. But it’s your honesty that makes this so moving.
Jul 27, 2014glennwalkerbbp
The title of your post alone made me laugh out loud. All I could think of was that old 80s song “Institutionalized” by Suicidal Tendencies where all the kid wanted was a Pepsi! Great post!