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There is one reason why this book came out as wonderfully as it did, and that reason is Ally (Peltier) Machate. She is a complete professional and truly gifted at what she does. From the nitty-gritty of editing my introduction to sitting down to explain to me just how the publishing process actually works, Ally was superb.

—Aaron Karo, author of Ruminations on College Life

Ruminations on College Life

2014-04-06T12:05:54+00:00
There is one reason why this book came out as wonderfully as it did, and that reason is Ally (Peltier) Machate. She is a complete professional and truly gifted at what she does. From the nitty-gritty of editing my introduction to sitting down to explain to me just how the publishing process actually View Full →
What an enjoyable and informative speaker!

--Ewa Hammer, Writer
2014-07-24T12:31:17+00:00
What an enjoyable and informative speaker! --Ewa Hammer, Writer
I had received wonderful reviews of Ally's work at Harcourt, before our two companies merged. I contacted her to create reading group guides for our Mariner Books based on these. She lives up to all the acclaim, and then some. She is a talented writer who consistently creates top rate guides for us on a regular, timely basis. Her finished work is praised by our authors, editors, booksellers, and consumers--her discussion questions provide insightful, conversation-starting analysis for a wide range of book subjects. She is trustworthy, incredibly punctual, and has made a large impact on the sales of our paperback list. I heartily recommend Ally and her Ambitious Enterprises for any sort of editorial project.

-Carla Gray, Associate Director of Marketing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2014-07-24T12:24:52+00:00
I had received wonderful reviews of Ally's work at Harcourt, before our two companies merged. I contacted her to create reading group guides for our Mariner Books based on these. She lives up to all the acclaim, and then some. She is a talented writer who consistently creates top rate guides for us View Full →
I just got finished reading over the nonfiction book proposal that Ally wrote and the sample chapter she edited, and I was exceptionally happy with them. She really outdid herself. I'm extremely happy with the material and ready to start sending it out to publishers and editors. I barely EVER am satisfied with a first draft proposal, so this is really a pleasure.

--Jaimee Garbacik  Editor,  The Literary Group International

 

 
2014-07-24T12:11:56+00:00
I just got finished reading over the nonfiction book proposal that Ally wrote and the sample chapter she edited, and I was exceptionally happy with them. She really outdid herself. I'm extremely happy with the material and ready to start sending it out to publishers and editors. I barely EVER am satisfied with a first draft View Full →
Ally is a fantastic freelancer. She produces quality work, is organized, and has never missed a deadline. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Ally is also both exceptionally friendly and honest-two traits which make her a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Ally to anyone in the publishing world seeking a freelancer.

-John Mercun, Coordinator, Simon & Schuster Digital Group
2014-07-24T12:24:56+00:00
Ally is a fantastic freelancer. She produces quality work, is organized, and has never missed a deadline. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Ally is also both exceptionally friendly and honest-two traits which make her a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Ally to anyone in the publishing View Full →
I had never written a proposal before and knew nothing about the process. Ally's deep knowledge of the publishing industry was indispensable; she walked me through the entire process from beginning to end. The book that resulted was my first published work. Again, Ally was right there with me the whole time, shaping and developing each section and always keeping the big picture in mind. I've worked with other editors in a variety of situations, and the fact is I'd choose to work with Ally every single time.

—Lauren Manoy, author of Where to Park Your Broomstick

Where to Park Your Broomstick

2014-04-06T12:03:48+00:00
I had never written a proposal before and knew nothing about the process. Ally's deep knowledge of the publishing industry was indispensable; she walked me through the entire process from beginning to end. The book that resulted was my first published work. Again, Ally was right there with me the whole time, shaping View Full →
I think any great coach should be able to clearly identify strengths and weaknesses to help you reach your full potential. This is exactly what Ally has done for me. When I came to Ally I had a lot of ideas but was struggling to translate them into a cohesive book. Ally helped me in many ways: outlining, brainstorming, editing, insider advice about the publishing industry, and, most importantly, she encouraged me when I needed encouragement and pushed me when I needed a swift kick to get motivated. Ally creates a safe space to share your work and delivers the perfect blend of honest criticism with heartfelt compassion. I recommend her services highly.

-Laura Cannon, Wedding officiant, life transformation coach
2014-07-24T12:27:46+00:00
I think any great coach should be able to clearly identify strengths and weaknesses to help you reach your full potential. This is exactly what Ally has done for me. When I came to Ally I had a lot of ideas but was struggling to translate them into a cohesive book. Ally helped View Full →
“I just listened to the webinar from today and I wanted to thank you for an excellent presentation. You covered so much information, which is great!”--Jeanne Hansen, editor, www.hansenedits.com
2014-04-06T13:18:51+00:00
Send to Kindle“I just listened to the webinar from today and I wanted to thank you for an excellent presentation. You covered so much information, which is great!”--Jeanne Hansen, editor, www.hansenedits.com
Ally helped make the writing process as easy as possible for this busy entrepreneur and aspiring writer. She helped me to focus my ideas and turn them into interesting and well-written articles ready for submission.

-- Lisa Dolce, CEO, Pinnacle Career Resources
2014-07-24T12:29:00+00:00
Ally helped make the writing process as easy as possible for this busy entrepreneur and aspiring writer. She helped me to focus my ideas and turn them into interesting and well-written articles ready for submission. -- Lisa Dolce, CEO, Pinnacle Career Resources
I needed a freelance editor to edit five books in five weeks for a new branded series, an exceptionally challenging task. Ally Peltier, who was recommended to me by a trusted colleague, took on the project, and we are thrilled with the results. Ally not only improved each books' readability, she created a format for the entire book series that is based on a solid understanding of the series' market. Her ability to understand and translate our vision to the page was incredible: she organized each book to best present its information to the reader and also line edited the content to convey the desired tone. She identified areas for improvement and explained her modifications to the authors clearly, but gently. She submitted her edits with detailed letters addressing overall concerns and suggested excellent solutions. I've already contracted with her to do another five titles, and I look forward to a continued relationship.

—Shannon Berning, Editor, Kaplan Publishing
2014-04-06T12:06:35+00:00
I needed a freelance editor to edit five books in five weeks for a new branded series, an exceptionally challenging task. Ally Peltier, who was recommended to me by a trusted colleague, took on the project, and we are thrilled with the results. Ally not only improved each books' readability, she created a View Full →
Ally is a reliable writer and a pleasure to work with. She is always conscientious about meeting deadlines and fulfilling writing guidelines, and she ensures that both  content and prose match the tone, level, and many specific requirements our projects entail. She has always been professional and dedicated to her work through the entire writing and revision process.

-Margo Orlando, Associate Editor, SparkNotes
2014-07-24T12:25:56+00:00
Ally is a reliable writer and a pleasure to work with. She is always conscientious about meeting deadlines and fulfilling writing guidelines, and she ensures that both  content and prose match the tone, level, and many specific requirements our projects entail. She has always been professional and dedicated to her work through the View Full →
Despite the fact that I'm a professional writer, when I began work on my first book, I found myself in that awkward and frustrating place most writers inevitably find themselves-stuck. Worse than that, my words were devoid of flavor and substance. My brain was crying. And when I reached out for help, as many writers are often too stubborn to do, I fell into the warm arms of a fantastic coach. Ally's experience in the  publishing industry is more than a little impressive, and when you speak with her, she is warm and approachable. A bonus for someone who has earned the right to brag about her credentials, but remains perfectly humble. Ally has a way of coaxing the thoughts right out of your heart. I've worked with plenty of editors, but haven't met any that resonate with me so succinctly. She was right on target with my mission. In fact, she was several steps ahead and could pull me in closer when I was flailing about. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with someone as professional, creative and focused as Ally. I hope I don't go into another word coma, but if I do, she's the first one I'll call to bring me back to life.

- Stefanie Ellis, Journalist and Food Writer
2014-07-24T12:30:15+00:00
Despite the fact that I'm a professional writer, when I began work on my first book, I found myself in that awkward and frustrating place most writers inevitably find themselves-stuck. Worse than that, my words were devoid of flavor and substance. My brain was crying. And when I reached out for help, as View Full →
Ally edited and sometimes wrote copy for my website, AuntsandNieces.com. She has a  knack for translating important information to the page while maintaining a client’s  unique voice, and her guidance on what to include on the website—the first plank in my  platform-building process—was invaluable.

-<a href=http://www.AuntsandNieces.com>Dr. Maggi Cary </a>
2014-07-24T12:22:57+00:00
Ally edited and sometimes wrote copy for my website, AuntsandNieces.com. She has a  knack for translating important information to the page while maintaining a client’s  unique voice, and her guidance on what to include on the website—the first plank in my  platform-building process—was invaluable. -<a href=http://www.AuntsandNieces.com>Dr. Maggi Cary </a>
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