It's one thing for me to talk about what I can do, but as anyone who has ever had to make a decision to hire someone knows, what really counts is what others say. So I'll let my clients, employers, and co-workers speak for themselves:

"Dave has now edited two books for me, both of which were very nicely done. In a virtual world of self-proclaimed experts, Dave is a breath of fresh air, for he truly is expert at what he does. I can't wait to hire him again for my next project."
— Brian Carpenter, Former CEO, The National Charter Schools Institute

"During his time on my staff, Dave Bardallis was a highly proficient editor, working quickly and meticulously in an environment where drop-dead deadlines were the norm. Dave is a calm and steady sort, with an eye for detail and a keen sense of diplomacy. Over the years at Borders, he demonstrated a strong ability to edit our content with consistency of brand voice and format, along with a sense of style and semantics. Dave knows his stuff, and I recommend him highly as an editor."
— Rich Fahle, Former Vice President, Borders.com & National Events, Borders Group Inc.

"Dave is a first-rate writer and editor who knows how to meet deadlines. He's a man of solid integrity and reliability, and I recommend him without qualification."
— Lawrence W. Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education

"Dave is an editor and proofreader extraordinaire. He really knows the ins and outs of grammar and is a stickler for details. As a writer, he is undaunted by complex technical subjects, yet also has the ability to add a humorous tone when appropriate. Versatile, thorough and conscientious, Dave is a great resource to consider for copywriting, editing and proofing."
Greta Bolger, President, Bolger + Battle Inc.

"Dave is not only expert at catching the usual typos and mistakes, he can fix problematic or uninspired writing while still maintaining the appropriate voice. Sending an email to more than 20 million subscribers is an unnerving proposition, but I always felt confident knowing that Dave had given it his OK."
— Matt Nelson, Content Manager, Email & Social Media, Borders Group Inc.

"Those who may come to read recommendations are probably accustomed to a degree of hyperbole, but let me say in all candor that David is one of, if not, the finest writers and editors I have known. His work is so tightly written that if you should displace one comma or hyphen there would be diminishment. David Bardallis has my highest recommendation."
— Michael LaFaive, Director of Fiscal Policy, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

"David is simply the best writer/editor I've worked with. Even though we both left the Mackinac Center many years ago, I continue to seek him out to do work for me at the Commonwealth Foundation. You will be hard-pressed to find anyone better than David!"
Matthew Brouillette, President & CEO, The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives

"Where to start when talking about Dave? He brings editing and proofreading skills you can lean on, and lean on hard. He is a great writer – able to stay within the straight and narrow if that’s where a client needs to be. Or he can guide the client into new territory with copy that sings a whole new tune. Dave’s writing is crisp and clear – not only because his command of the language is outstanding, but because his thinking is sound. Beyond his skill set, Dave is a pleasure to work with. Very funny (I hate when he gets the last laugh) and a great person. If you find yourself plummeting toward a tense deadline, take the ride with Dave. The results will be great and the ride that much more enjoyable."
— Jesse Traschen, Senior Copywriter, Bolger + Battle Inc.

"Dave did a very thorough proofreading job on our ESL catalog and kept to the schedule in delivering the marked-up first-pass pages. I would definitely use him again."
— Mary Sandre, Associate Marketing Manager, ELT/Education, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, Americas

If you're convinced, contact me to find out how I can help you with your writing, editing, or other communications project.