My Clients Say

“If it weren’t for Vera, I probably still would be muddling around with a finished but unpublished manuscript. Instead, my first book, Eldercare Is Making Me Fat, is now selling on As an experienced magazine writer, I knew I needed a good editor, a cheerleader, and an insightful first reader to laugh at the jokes and cry with the sorrows. Vera is all these and more. She will perfect your work and do it skillfully, kindly, and with great professionalism. I recommend her heartily.”

Charlotte Johnson Jones
Book: Eldercare Is Making Me Fat

“I have hired Vera for several proofreading projects for ASCD Books. She always does a very thorough and thoughtful edit for each project, she meets (and often beats!) the deadline, and she points out and suggests helpful recommendations and changes to make the project better. When I have Vera onboard for a project, I am confident that my words are in good hands.”

Leah Lakins, Associate Editor
ASCD Books

“I thought the task of editing the success stories of our member agencies was daunting until I asked Vera Pastore for help. Her professionalism and editing expertise made the process so easy. She brought the stories alive with just a few minor changes and recommendations. Her input was invaluable to the success of our United Way Campaign materials.”

Janel S. Donohue, Director of Resource Development
Rappahannock United Way

“Being an unknown author, I found Ms. Pastore of Word Choreography, LLC to be patient, amiable, supportive, and knowledgeable in helping me to achieve a respectable and presentable book. Not only was her editing work valuable, but her critique helped me to produce a marketable book.”

Adam Reissner, Author
Book: Conquering Cancer

“Vera did the editing on our book, My Boss Sucks: A Story Book and Survival Guide. She is great to work with, very friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to delivering the best finished product possible.  I would recommend her services to anyone.”

Bryant Halstead, Founding Partner
Halstead Incorporated

“Vera, I wanted to thank you so much for your work on my bio. As I was thinking about what I needed for my website, I never realized how hard it is to sum up our lives in a few paragraphs. Your interview with me captured the essence of what I wanted to be shared with others. God has blessed you with a wonderful gift and I will certainly tell others of your business. Thanks again for all of your effort!”

G. Paul Martin, Singer/Songwriter
CD: Making Me Whole