“I approached Marilyn with a remarkably challenging and substantial project that also required a quick turnaround. She amazed me by her ability to quickly grasp the subject matter and kept me smiling by consistently beating deadlines. I am a researcher/clinician by training, and Marilyn was able to help me bring my own voice, elegantly, to print.
“I am hopeful that I can work with Marilyn again and offer her my highest recommendation.”
–Richard Freed, Ph.D.
Child and adolescent psychologist, author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age.
“The clear editorial insights of Marilyn Elias were invaluable.”
–Rabbi Sheryl Lewart, Acknowledgements
Author of Blessings for Life’s Journey.
“It was fantastic … We really thought the work was great.”
–Unit Director for non-profit, in response to research and writing of white paper.
“I hope you are as happy with the outcome as we are … Thank you again for devoting so much time to this important topic and for going so in-depth with your research!”
–Managing Editor at magazine for advocacy group, in response to 1,900-word story.
“Marilyn Elias makes vital human issues come alive in language. She has a striking talent with words, an astute mind, and a rare gift for perceptive understanding.
"Anyone seeking a top-flight editor or writer would be fortunate to have her services for their project.”
–Judith Orloff, M.D.
“New York Times” bestselling author of Emotional Freedom and four additional bestselling books. Board-certified psychiatrist, clinical faculty member at UCLA.
“Marilyn is an excellent editor, and a dream to work with. We gave her at least a third more material than our book could hold; Marilyn honed in on the core of our message and found lucid expression of our main points, pruning the rest.
"Ours was a big project, and we found very quickly that she has stamina. She worked steadily and reliably, returning edits within twenty-four hours on average. Her judgment on what to leave in and what to take out was excellent, but she remained open to our thoughts. And Marilyn made herself easily available. She was encouraging as well as hard-nosed at times, as she gave us the best of her editorial judgment and experience.
"I had a five-star experience working with Marilyn Elias. If I decide to write another book, I would choose her as editor in a heartbeat!”
Founder and Program Director, Hand in Hand Parenting
Author, Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges
“Lots of good info and great reporting!”
–Managing Editor of health website, responding to story on health/cognitive changes after smoking cessation.
“You did exactly what we asked, and well.”
–Editor of magazine for civil rights organization, in response to 2,500-word story.
“GREAT JOB! You got right to the heart of it!”
–Managing Editor of print and online magazine, in response to 1,600-word story on discipline abuses in schools.