Linda was an excellent editor for my forthcoming book Running After, to be published by the University of Arizona Press’s Critical Green Engagement Series. She was able to help me see the forest – as well as the trees – as I tacked back and forth between the overall messages I sought to convey in each chapter and the book as a whole and the finer-tuned details that were needed to make these messages come alive. Linda was a sage advisor, an expert eye, and a cheerleader when I needed it most. Throughout our nearly two-year process of working together, she was consistently professional, organized, cheerful, and honest. She also checked in “just the right amount” to keep the project moving. I would highly recommend her expert abilities to academics, nonacademics, and those of us “in between” who want to bring their writing into the world.
Linda’s insights are spot on. She readily embeds herself into your thought process and is able to generate products that you can literally “take to the bank.” She has an incredible knack for streamlining content in the context of difficult and/or difficult-to-convey context. My team fell in love with her immediately and know that we can count on her to approach each task energetically and enthusiastically. She is the answer to a prayer.
– Keecha Harris, President and CEO, Keecha Harris and Associates, Inc.
I stumbled upon Linda Tate’s website while searching for a Boulder-based copy editor for a book-length manuscript. The quality of her work was superb. I was inspired by her ability to pay close attention to the details of the text and simultaneously hold the vision of the project with care and concern.
– Candace Walworth, Peace Studies Professor, Naropa University
Linda Tate’s expert editing honed my “pretty good manuscript” into Turnings: Reflections on a Conscious Life – an award-winning creative nonfiction book. She ferreted out the most obscure errors and offered valuable advice in a gentle way. On deadline, she completed each segment of her work in record time and with unerring accuracy. I’ve had experience with several other editors, but Linda is the best!
– Carol Grever, Author, Turnings: Reflections on a Conscious Life
Tate Communications is the go-to consultancy for editorial and copy writing services. Linda is the perfect blend of effectiveness and efficiency. Linda Tate is a consummate professional and a wizard at the written word. She brings to bear decades of experience in academia as an English professor, which she applies aptly through Tate Communications. I have now used her expertise as copyeditor for two scholarly publications. One was editing a white paper on very short notice. The second was a final report for a large three-year research endeavor. She is systematic, detailed, scrutinizing, and exacting. She caught many things that escaped our in-house team. In addition, Linda is personable, extremely responsive, and works efficiently and within all deadlines. I will recommend her to others and hope to continue to use her services for future projects.
– Laurie Baefsky, Executive Director, ArtsEngine/a2ru, University of Michigan
Patricia Elder, Former Program Manager, i3 (Investing in Innovation), Smithsonian Science Education Center
Working with Linda Tate was both professionally enriching and personally satisfying. In a few short months, Linda helped a small team at the Smithsonian Science Education Center produce multiple project reports under a very tight timeline. Hired as a copyeditor, her contributions surpassed our expectations, and better communication was the result. Linda’s perspective on style is refreshing, and her approach to technical correctness is empowering. She made the rest of us better! She worked seamlessly with our project designer and the report team and was always on time – but more often, ahead of schedule. I’d love to work with Linda again!
– Patricia Elder, Former Program Manager, i3 (Investing in Innovation), Smithsonian Science Education Center
I have yet to find something that Linda Tate cannot do. From our first work together launching one of the first online K-12 education programs to our current collaborations on everything from scholarly articles to consumer eNewsletters, Linda is the essence of “can-do.” She is super smart, uber personable, and fairly vibrates with enthusiasm. She GETS it, no matter what IT is. I’ve recommended Linda to every client I’ve ever supported – before they even ask! – because I know they’ll love her, and I’ll look like a hero. I happily and unequivocally endorse Linda Tate. If only she’d run for office….
Collaborating with Linda has been an eye opener, showing me what productivity and effectiveness can look like in the professional writing and editing world. Her ability to organize thoughts, content, and work flow is remarkable. She reacts elegantly to well-perceived group or system dynamics, making her a valuable member of a working team. She lubricates the machine, filling gaps where she sees them. Her understanding of style and meaning allows for simple, clear, and enjoyable writing. I have watched her interact with many new people, and each person seems to walk away from her thinking, “At last, I’ve found her!”
I provided illustration services, where I worked with Linda on a special multi-day event. The engagement involved heightened communication around the needs of the client and changes to the schedule. Linda’s exceptional written and oral communication clearly guided me to the outcomes of the program. When on site, I enjoyed my interactions with her. She was cognizant of my needs and was always in service to both her clients and to the contractors. Plus she was fun! We shared many laughs and enjoyed our time serving the client. I thoroughly enjoyed partnering with such a professional colleague.
A writer’s best friend is the best editor. Linda Tate, friend/writer/colleague/editor, is the best of the best. Before I release important work, I fly it by Eagle-Eye-Editor-Linda. Her editorial skills are a rare combination of careful, detailed attention, and intuitive sensibility.