Working with Lori Snyder for your editing needs is an absolute privilege! Not only does she edit impeccably, bringing clarity and style to your work, but Lori is also extremely intuitive and intelligent. She accompanies your thoughts with ease and is quick to make suggestions that clearly enhance your message.
I was terrified to hand my work to someone who did not understand yoga. Lori was an answer to my prayers. She has the heart and integrity of an exemplary yogini. In her business dealings, Lori is honest and sincere, committed and professional. I really can’t imagine giving my writing to anyone else. Working with Lori has both been a blessing and a privilege. My manual is about to be published and I am sure that having it edited by Lori helped this to happen. I highly recommend her skills and heart to anyone.Christine McArdle Oquendo
The quality of Lori’s work is truly exceptional! She is fast and professional, and has a great, very friendly personality. Her attention to details is impressive. Her thoughtful suggestions make my writing so much better. And I have not worked with a person who’s more reliable and responsible than her. I am very happy with the results and highly recommend Lori’s writing services.Nina Mel
This book would not have been possible without your incredible passion. I am forever grateful.JP Guyer
My gratitude for yoga editor Lori Snyder is immeasurable; she provided extraordinary support, generosity, and spirit throughout the editing and program development process. As a yogi colleague, she exemplified bonding social support and is a joy to work with.Bill Cormier
I have NO idea how you got so much thought and detail into that manual in such a short amount of time! You are amazing and inspired me to look a bit at my words. Thank you so much. I am simply amazed by your speed, efficiency and professionalism! Again, thank you for your patience AND diligence. You are fabulous!Sarah Lynn, Author of the The JourneYoga Pre-Natal Teacher Training Guide
Lori Snyder, my “editor extraordinaire” and the best cheerleader I’ve ever known. She has been a beacon of light on this journey. I could not have done it without her. Working with Lori over the past couple of years has been one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you, dear Lori!Rusty Wells
Easy to work with and brilliant, Lori Snyder was so helpful in editing my work while keeping my voice and message intact. Highly recommended.Max Strom
As I began putting my book together, I knew I needed some outside eyes to help me through the final process. I am forever grateful to Lori for her editorial wizardry. I was on a tight deadline to finish this book project, and Lori not only met every milestone, she came in early with the notes. Her upbeat attitude made the entire process easy and, even more important, FUN! Having Lori’s eyes on the book gave me peace of mind knowing she understands the material, has impeccable grammar, and is a professional writer herself. I knew doing this on my own would have lost me time and ultimately money. The investment in hiring a professional editor who understands your content material is one that will continue to reap a positive return forever — because the written word is forever, and my book is something that will reach women for years to come.Deborah Kagan
I am a mom, yoga teacher, business owner, lover of life, and artist of the word who derives energy, fulfillment, joy and happiness from watching others begin to discover that the life of their dreams is within their grasp. Like the lotus flower that travels through murky waters, guided only by the faint light in the distance to finally blossom at the first nourishing, comforting warmth of the sun, I found myself ready to bloom. I decided it was time to write a book.
At first it was as if the flood gates just opened: everything came rushing out all at once. The challenge was getting it all on paper as quickly as I could! After a few months of writing I looked at the what I had created and thought to myself, “Now what?” Although the content was there, I lacked the structure to properly deliver it.
I woke the next morning with the thought in mind that I needed help. Once the request is made the wish is granted: I found Lori Snyder at Yoga:edit. When I called her, she was very interested in wanting to know exactly what I hoped for the book. She asked me in detail about the message I was trying to get across through my writing. When she felt she was clear on what I needed, she suggested that we not yet do a full edit, that instead she spend an hour looking through my manuscript and send me some organizational thoughts that might help me move ahead.
She was the answer to my request! When she sent me back my manuscript with suggestions and an outline, I once again had structure and flow. I saw the end result and was inspired again to write. Her suggestions were simple, creative, and to the point! Most of all, it was truly worth every penny! I want to thank you, Lori!Debbie Dixon
I love writing, BUT I was still spending hours and hours of unfruitful time working on letters, articles, small paragraphs, brochure content, etc., that I hoped would convey the heart of my message in a powerful and authentic way. Often after hours and hours of writing, editing, rewriting, re-editing and so on, I would still not be satisfied with the piece.
That’s what brought me to Lori. What I love about working with her: She understands yoga AND has worked with a business coach herself for many years, so she also understands the business of promoting your services, yourself, and yoga through the copy you write. She spent time to get to know me — my communication style, my personality, my teaching philosophy — before she edited anything, so that the final piece would reflect my sensibilities. And she is fast.
I almost hired an editor who cost a lot less, purely for the savings. But then I attended a lecture on the importance of using an editor or copywriter who understands (and ideally specializes in) your industry. So I took the plunge and was SOOOOO happy! The first piece Lori edited/rewrote for me was perfect. (Plus, she did in less than 2 hours what I couldn’t do after two weeks of working on the piece.) It was so exciting, and such a relief! I feel so lucky to have found her.Cori Martinez
I’m a long-time athlete, golfer, yogi, and a former marathoner, and former owner of Four Winds Yoga studio in New Jersey. I had written a book on yoga for golfers and knew I needed an editor to tighten it up and give it a good once-over. I found Lori and Yoga:edit because we shared a business coach, Alón Sagee. Alón told me that Lori was my editor and that she had a lot of experience with yoga books. I trusted him, and so I called Lori and we began to work together. She edited just one chapter first to make sure it was the right fit, and it was. The work we did together was prompt, concise, and done with clarity and professionalism, even though we are on different coasts and file sharing and time differences made it more difficult.
Now my book, The Empowered Golfer: Yoga for Optimal Golf Performance, is published and available. I chose to self-publish to have it available immediately for clients and conferences where I speak. Thank you, Lori!Michael Brantl
I entered yoga teacher training after a lifetime of medical problems, many of which resolved when I started doing yoga. I was 66 when I became a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. Since I knew I wanted to teach seniors, I took additional training in yoga anatomy and therapy with Martin Kirk, and then taught yoga to seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine and with BoomerPlusYoga.
I wrote a chair yoga brochure to take to senior living facilities and yoga studios. It took me a month to write and rewrite the two-sided tri-fold piece. I hand-delivered the brochure to 20 senior living facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, and yoga studios, and was hired to teach in five of them.
Nine months later I decided to add testimonies to the brochure and rewrite my biography. During this time I found Lori and Yoga:edit through the Internet. After reading several of her newsletters, I knew that she was the right person to help me.
Lori fine-tuned the brochure, rewrote my bio, and took my brochure from nice to fantastic. Her fee was very reasonable, and certainly the changes she made were more than worth the money I spent.
Your time is valuable. Save time and let Lori work with you to have your words shine out brightly!Janet Rae Humphrey
All it took is one meeting on Skype with Lori! Lori has the ability to understand and sense my energy. She has the ability to listen for the fine details and notice what is important and create what is authentic and natural. A huge thank you for her patience, listening and general warmth. What can I say other than I found the writing fairy!Kirti Daryanani
When I decided to start working with Lori, I was immediately impressed with her professionalism. Working with her was extremely easy. We had a phone conversation first in which we decided on how we would work together. After that we usually communicated through email. Even though she usually focuses on editing, she was open to actually writing some paragraphs when I needed help with that. Did I mention that English is my second language? I grew up in Austria, speaking German, until I moved to the US five years ago, so having someone to write for me at times was extremely helpful. She was open to making herself familiar with the email software I was using and made my life easier that way, too.
But definitely the best part was that Lori knows exactly the day-to-day business of a yoga studio. She knows about building community and encouraging students. She knows how to be loving while teaching, but also how to point out what doesn’t work for a student. I loved the heart-centered approach that Lori brought to her writing. I’m personally not that good in expressing that (in writing).
Each time she sent me a draft of the newsletter and I read through it, I was blown away by how much it felt as if she was part of the studio, when, in fact, she’s on the other side of the country! Over and over again, I commented to her how perfect her writing was, how she was able to capture the mood I wanted to get across.
I’ve also worked with Lori on a few blog articles I wanted to get out, and she did a great job as always. I really appreciate her attitude of being open to anything I need. As an (almost) one-person business, at this point I cannot afford to outsource a lot of things. So when I do, I need to make sure the investment is worth it. And with Lori, it is! I cannot say enough good things about her. She’s just fabulous. (I’ve never met her, by the way.) If you’re in the field of yoga (or Pilates), you shouldn’t hire anyone else! She’s the one you need!Mara Sievers
I hired Lori because of her specialized knowledge of the yoga industry. I wanted someone knowledgeable and experienced who could go through my yoga school curriculum with a fine tooth comb.
Lori came highly recommended. Our initial work together was so promising that I hired her to edit all the copy on both of my websites. Lori has a sharp eye for sparkling copy and her stellar edits made the text on each of my websites shine! Lori also edited and gave excellent feedback on the most effective layout for several teacher training manuals. Lori’s work is invaluable to those of us who craft a living with our creative energies, and her enthusiasm and encouragement is contagious! I look forward to future collaborations with Lori and highly recommend her!Kelly Adkins
I approached Lori with my first project request with some trepidation. I knew Lori to be remarkable as a yogi and a yoga teacher, but I was unsure if asking her to help with my business might be too removed from her yoga emphasis. As the owner of a jewelry company, I needed someone to create and write text for our catalog (which reaches 60,000 people) in an artful and articulate way.
I usually write the copy myself, but I was feeling rushed and unable to get into a creative space to make it happen. I gave Lori a brief rundown of what was needed, including an idea of how I wanted the jewelry collections to be conveyed. Within a day, Lori had turned in her “first” version — and it was perfect. I was so happy that I had chills; finally, I had found someone who got the picture, who wrote clearly and with heart. Most importantly, she conveyed the very message and voice that I envisioned, and it was perfect the first time around.
She responds quickly to my many rushed pleas; she is fast and efficient. Even more importantly, she is positive, upbeat, a joy to work with, has great ideas, and is always smiling (even through her emails she shines). I would recommend her for any writing project. She is a keeper, and it makes me so happy to work with her!!!!!!Sarah Baroni
I had recently opened a holistic healing practice devoted to helping women discover the benefits of Ayurveda and yoga and their own healing power within. Although I had a very clear vision in my head of what I wanted my practice to look like, being able to express it in words was another story. I struggled with writing the content for my website for two weeks, until all of the words started to blend together and I knew I needed a fresh perspective. Because Lori understands the content on such a deep level, she was able to turn my words into well-formed sentences and paragraphs that clearly display what I am trying to express. She even was able to make my bio sound more like me than I could! Lori was an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her services.Anne Hofweber
Lori has repeatedly and consistently provided me with wonderful suggestions for my work. As a yoga writer and entrepreneur I always need an extra set of eyes — and occasionally a censor — to give quality advice with a strong yet compassionate voice. Lori knows how to serve my writing in the most delicious fashion that is edible to a mass audience.Mel johnson/Gallagher
Lori Snyder helped us copyedit our recent release, Love, Survival, and the American Dream, the amazing, true story of Holocaust survivor Solomon Berger and his wife Gusta. Solomon “Sol” Berger is currently a speaker at the Museum of Tolerance and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and his story is an experience for all who hear (or read) it. Love, Survival, and the American Dream is not only a powerful personal narrative, it is also an accurate historical account of triumph during one of the most devastating periods of human history.
Working with Lori Snyder on this project was everything we wanted from an editing experience. She was always very positive and supportive of our goals, and her spot-on intuition allowed her to really zone in on exactly what our project needed from an editor. She worked quickly and had our project finished even before she said she would (which therefore cost less as well). Lori is a joy to work with and an incredibly wise individual.Jenna Morris