When you hand over a project that you’ve been working on for months or years, it can be a scary thing. But Kate Motaung made the editing process an easy and enjoyable one.

Kate was a joy to work with. She helped us navigate all the things we didn’t know and meticulously edited our project. Her attention to detail and sensitivity to the material meant the world to us. We can now move into the next steps of our project feeling confident that our manuscript is ready for publishing.

Thank you, Kate. We look forward to partnering with you on our next project.

Eric and Meredith Schrotenboer

Co-authors, The Wandering Wise Men

It was a pleasure to use Refine Services for my copy editing needs for my novel. Kate is knowledgeable, efficient, and executes with excellence. I highly recommend her!

Katie M. Reid

Author, Made Like Martha and A Very Bavarian Christmas

I will be the first to tell you how much I appreciated Kate and her work on a recent project. This was my first manuscript and because it was self published it was important to me that we get it right before submission. However, I had no idea how much I needed the editing eye of Kate and Refine Services. Her process was quick, thorough, and right in line with what she said it would be. Kate was very cordial and communicated with me throughout the entire process. Once I received my manuscript back with her recommendations, I was immediately grateful we had chosen to go with Kate for editing. She certainly improved the caliber of our work. I would highly recommend working with her!
Cynthia Stuckey

Author, The King's Knight

As I began the process of writing my second book, I knew I would benefit from the expertise of an editor to polish my self-published book. Kate Motaung was my only choice for editing because of her easy manner and attention to detail. She helped me understand the editing process and answered my questions without hesitation. Once Kate had my manuscript, she quickly and thoroughly completed the editing. Kate not only improved the level of my work but understood the heart behind my words. I would highly recommend Kate for your next project.

Mary Geisen

Author, The Advent Narrative: The Life You Didn't Know You Were Already Living

Kate Motaung helped edit my first book when I was new to the world of book publishing and had only heard of how difficult the editing process could be. She walked me through every step of the process and was very quick to respond to all of my questions. She went above and beyond my expectations and made the editing process so much simpler than I had anticipated. She was honest and kind in her critiques, and I felt that she was genuinely invested in helping my dream become a reality. If you need an editor for any project- look no further! Kate is your girl!

Lauren Urrea

Author, I Chose Life and God Changed Mine

Kate was such a pleasure to work with. She not only completed my job on time and did great work but she was also a champion of my work. It felt really good to have someone catch my vision and help execute my desires with my voice in mind. I love that that my book still sounds like me, but is now polished. I would recommend her to anyone.

Molly Fennig

Author, Insomnus

Kate has been a lifesaver in my ministry. She immediately caught my vision and heart for women, and was able to take my big picture ideas and implement them with precise detail. Sometimes I feel like she’s reading my mind because of how well she executes projects with very little direction. When I ask Kate to take care of a task, I know she will handle it with excellence and efficiency, but most of all, I know she’ll weave my vision into every detail. I can’t recommend Kate highly enough!
Asheritah Ciuciu

Author and Blogger, One Thing Alone

Kate was the A-grade editor I did not know I needed! Her attention to detail and encouragement throughout the editing process was invaluable. Without a shadow of a doubt, her editing expertise contributed greatly to the quality of my final product!

Toyin Fadeyibi

Author, Worthy! Devotional Coloring Book for Women

Kate was very encouraging and made me believe my writing was important.  Not only was she prompt getting back to me but she was very thorough and made my words flow better.  Because of Kate, I have now completed my first book proposal and am looking for a publisher. 
Kelly Strenge

Author, authorkellystrenge.com

Working with Kate has been such a help and timesaver for me. She is knowledgeable, proactive, thoughtful and resourceful, and her calm efficiency has helped me grow my website and readership. I’d be lost with out her.
Niki Hardy

Blogger, NikiHardy.com

Kate Motaung took my book to a whole new level with her editing. She worked quickly and efficiently, and offered enormous insight. I couldn’t have gotten it this far without her.

Dr. Gary Bell

Author, The Good Book of Mental Hygiene

After trying several different people to assist with maintaining a social media presence, I hired Kate Motaung. Kate absolutely took the bull by the horns and made things happen! This girl has a positive mental attitude and is a total rockstar! I highly recommend her!
Dave DeYoung

Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt

As an author, blogger, and motivational speaker, it has been a delightful experience working with Refine Services, LLC. The greatest benefits to working with the owner, Kate, and her team are: they take the time to understand their client’s specific needs, the high-quality work they provide, professional services, trustworthiness, and that they have assistants on staff with different skill sets that I can use for various parts of my business. The team has been incredibly organized and professional on the phone and in email. They are always eager to learn new things, offer timely responses, and always in a good mood. They have been hugely important for helping my company prioritize, organize, and tackle several To Do lists, edit blog posts, and update websites in WordPress, as well as setting up and maintaining the various social media outlets. Needless to say, I have been thrilled with the team at Refine Services!
Michelle Pranger

Author, A Child's Voice

When I first contacted Kate, I had no idea how impacting her expertise would be to my professional digital presence. The three thoughts that come to mind when describing her are:
  • Continuous student of emerging trends in digital communication
  • Intuitive to her clients’ needs
  • Willingness to help refine a good idea into a high quality promotional product — a product that gains ground for the professional who desires to be noticed and to take his/her influence in the marketplace to the next level
Kevin Alderink

Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt

Kate’s editing can only be described as meticulous; her suggestions added new vigor to my book and lifted it to a significantly higher level. I’m absolutely delighted with the result, and my book was returned earlier than expected. I highly recommend her.
Kerry K.