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Client Testimonials


Publishing Consultants 

Book Authors

"Lynette is quite able
To make life more stable;
Using just the right word,
She helps others be heard."

—Patricia Carratello,
Educator, Author, Speaker, Friend
(Idyllwild, CA)


"I highly recommend Lynette Smith. Her work is accurate and always on time, and she's a joy to work with. 'All My Best' is not only the name of Lynette's company, it's her motto – she delivers."

—Jeniffer Thompson, Book Services
and Author Website Design,

Monkey C Media (San Diego, CA)

"Thanks very much to Lynette for her good words and good work! I like what she does on the copyediting. Her touches add to my voice and don't take anything away, and that's what I want."

—Robert Wolff, Author and Publisher,
The Creative Syndicate, (Boise, ID)

"In the past ten years of publishing people's books, I've worked with many editors. It wasn't until I found Lynette Smith of All My Best that I found consistency, accuracy, excellent editing skills, and great suggestions with the manuscripts. Lynette is truly professional and a joy to work with. Her work makes my publishing company and authors look good. One of them even wrote, 'Lynette, I love you and I don't even know you. I feel so safe with you on this project.' Indeed, Lynette Smith is the best!"

—Sharon Lund, Author and Publisher,
Sacred Life Publishers (Kihei, HI)

Publishing Consultants

"I’ve used Lynette’s services as both a copyeditor and proofreader on several very different projects. She has become my first choice for editing and proofreading. I can count on her to provide the attention to detail to present my clients’ books in their most polished form. Lynette is the consummate professional and can be counted on to deliver a project on time. She is a great asset to any project she takes on."

—Janica Smith, PublishingSmith (Austin, TX)

Book Authors

"Many thanks to Lynette Smith, who helped transform a rough first draft of misspellings and strange typos into far more readable form."

—Stuart Stevens, Author, It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump (#14 on the New York Times Best Seller List in August 2020) (Stowe, VT)

"Your editing technique is influential... in a good way. The errors you find or changes you recommend are spot on. But, unbeknownst to you, your editing style sometimes makes me pause and reread what I wrote, and then try to write it better. I think your editing inspires me to want to be a better writer. I also appreciate your helpful tips, where you suggest I 'may' want to replace certain words or phrases. I like that it sharpens points I'm trying to make. And I truly appreciate you and your expert editing skills for that."

—Julie Coles, Author, America's Educational Crossroads:
Continue Widening the Achievement Gap or Make a
Seismic Shift Forward into the 21st Century

"I'm so grateful for the awesome, meticulous proofreading job Lynette did on my book layout. She caught many important typos, etc., and even a plot error, that were missed by two previous editors and a pre-design proofreader. Lynette is surely worth her weight in gold!"

—Dr. Ruth (Ruthy) Ballard, Author and Artist,
Elvia and the Gift of Passion

(Sacramento, CA)

"I hire Lynette for that wealth of knowledge she exudes. If I kept a 'brilliant' list, she'd be first."

—Robyn Wheeler, Born Mad, LLC; Author, Born Mad and 104 Ways to
Starve Your Anger and Feed Your Soul
(Mabank, TX)


"I initially met Lynette at a Publisher/Writers meeting in Orange, California. I was impressed with her knowledge of the writing and publishing industry and more importantly her easy going personality. It made it easy to seek her out to copyedit a fictional manuscript for young adults, Chile Town, written by my sister and me. This was our first fictional story together, and we wanted the project to be successful. Even though the book has many words and sentences in Spanish and caló (slang), Lynette's attention to detail and consistent communication (before, during, and after) made the process seamless. Additionally, she even recommended a follow-up contact to pursue once the manuscript is published. We will use Lynette again on Chili Town 2. We highly recommend her, without hesitation, to other aspiring writers."

—Richard and Cynthia Alvarado, Authors, Chile Town (Upland, CA)

"I have been using editors for over 20 years. Lynette may be the best. She catches everything and just wants it to be perfect for the writer."

—Dr. Ty Colbert, Publisher and Author,
Healing Runaway Minds: How to Understand and Recover from Major Mental Disorders with Special Emphasis on "Schizophrenia" and more (Orange, CA)

"All My Best was originally highly recommended to me by a colleague whom I respect very much. Engaging Lynette for her copyediting of my book, Brokers Who Dominate, was one of the best decisions I made. Her professionalism, punctuality, and consistent communication made this process seamless. Additionally, her insights and suggestions on a variety of publishing issues were greatly appreciated and applicable. I will use Lynette again and, like my colleague, recommend her without hesitation."

—Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, Founder and President,
Massimo Group, LLC (Cary, NC)

"Lynette is to be praised on how she communicates to clients. She has been so thorough in explaining the process of editing. While doing so, she has shown care with my business manuscript, Your Financial Flight Plan, and met every deadline. I appreciate her professionalism and integrity."

—Renee Daggett, Author of Your Financial Flight Plan
and Certified QuickBooks Consultant,

Administrative Bookkeeping Co., Inc. (Morgan Hill, CA)

"I've just gone through Lynette's PDF-proofreading highlights and virtual sticky notes on The Sales Rookie and love the fine tuning her editing has given the book!"

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Author of
The Sales Rookie and The Sales Mentor (Carlsbad, CA)

"Lynette did a great job – I am sending this off to a book designer today! I also appreciated her taking the time with me to explain her services in such a patient and kind manner."

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Author of
Dynamic Art Projects for Children and
Amazing Art Projects for Children
(Gilbert, AZ)

"Lynette Smith, in working with my publisher, contributed significantly in the copyediting, interior print layout, and eBook formatting and conversion for my book. From the first email exchange to the conclusion of the project, Lynette over-delivered time and time again with her expertise, high level of communication, and thoughtful perspective. When you embark on your publishing journey, you can count on Lynette to 'go the extra mile' for you and your book!"

—Christopher Holl, Author,
Life Lessons from the Chocolate Factory:
10 Rich, Satisfying Nuggets to Nibble On

 (Jackson, NJ)

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