These testimonials all come from writers whose work I have edited.
For more detail, see Editing Samples.

Donald Hutcheon

Senior psychologist at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital
in suburban Vancouver, British Columbia

Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 9.31.44 AMI am very pleased to offer a recommendation on Mr. Peaco’s editing of my book published in 2012. The text entitled, Psychogenic Polydipsia (i.e., excessive fluid drinking) has received international aclaim which was in part due to Mr. Peaco’s superb editing ability, and patience with a first time author. Thank you Ed for your perseverance with both me and the manuscript — it truly paid off.

Sincerely with regard,
Dr Donald “Don” Hutcheon C.Psychol. (UK)., R.Psych. #1421
Assoc. Fellow – British Psychological Society
Fellow – American Psychotherapy Association

Marie Shadden

Water decontamination training lead with CSC,
a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions

Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 11.10.35 AMEd Peaco was remarkably insightful and patient while assisting me with the preparation of a lengthy and detailed article on resiliency and preparedness in the water industry for Inside Homeland Security. His editorial expertise most certainly improved the clarity and flow of a complicated piece that covered a review of security, preparedness and continuity improvements in the critical water infrastructure. I was totally pleased with the professional manner in which he suggested changes that ultimately improved the article immensely. As the work was for a peer reviewed professional journal, he facilitated the review process and interpreted reviewer comments with diplomacy and mindfulness. The result was a very readable piece in which I was able to take great pride. You can count on him!

— Marie Shadden, MPA, HSEEP, CHS-IV

Terrance Lichtenwald

Clinical psychologist; independent researcher
on terrorism and homeland security issues

Screen shot 2014-06-28 at 11.26.18 AMMr. Peaco contacted me and asked if I would write a letter recommending him as an editor. I informed Mr. Peaco I welcomed the opportunity. Mr. Peaco requested that I mention his work editing my article “A Maritime Threat Assessment of Sea Based Criminal Organizations and Terrorist Operations.

The Maritime Threat Assessment project was a complex project. Prior to contacting Mr. Peaco, I had spent several years gathering and cross-referencing information from multiple sources into a report that organized maritime threat assessments into topic areas such as semi-submersibles and submarines, also referred to as narco-submarines. The original findings of my research and analysis had resulted in a ninety page report. However, my goal was to publish the findings in an open source peer review journal.

I asked Mr. Peaco for his editorial assistance on the Maritime Threat Assessment project because he had prior experience serving as the editor of Inside Homeland Security, a peer review journal which published on homeland security issues. My previous experience with Mr. Peaco assured that I could trust his knowledge as an editor and his skill incorporate changes that many individuals who work in national security had made prior to my submitting “A Maritime Threat Assessment” for journal review.

Mr. Peaco did an outstanding job deleting material, incorporating the views of the different agencies, and assuring that the article flowed from one topic to the next. He was patient as multiple rewrites were completed. Mr. Peaco’s knowledge of the American Psychological Association publishing format was instrumental.

The article was submitted to Homeland Security Affairs for peer review. Mr. Peaco remained a trusted editor following the submission of the article and continued to provide assistance as I made additional changes to meet the recommendations of the journal’s peer reviewers and editor.

I continue to ask Mr. Peaco to review my articles prior to my submitting them to peer review journals.

— Terrance G. Lichtenwald, Ph.D.

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