And here's what some of the authors had to say about my service...
'I have used Emily to do my initial editing ever since I began writing. I know I can trust her to catch all my punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors and that she will query anything she thinks may be wrong with continuity or basic facts. She has also often come up with just that little suggestion or tweak which makes the difference between a good passage and a great passage.
But what I appreciate most about her is she never tries to change my voice. She suggests. She resists the urge to re-write the book. Having had many battles with publisher's editors, I value this above all.
I am about to try self-publishing and I shall certainly use Emily for all my editing. I trust her completely.'
- Jenny Twist
'I was extremely pleased with Emily's work when she edited my short story, "Thy Will Be Done". She was thoughtful in her analysis, insightful in her comments, and professional in her communication. Her feedback was articulate and very helpful, and I felt much more secure about my work after consulting with her. I will absolutely work with Emily again in the future. '
- Tori L. Ridgewood
'I was very happy to have Emily be the copy editor of my novel "The Unimaginable Road". Despite several copy edits over a 10-year period, she found mistakes that had eluded capture for years. I was impressed by her understanding of the deeper meanings of the novel, as well as her ability to "leave well enough alone," leaving in my own personal stylings. I look forward to working with her again.'
- Eddie Drueding
'I was very pleased with Emily’s work on my two short horror stories, Convert, and The Second Floor. Both had been rejected more than once, and I sorely needed a second pair of eyes to check each story over, and give me some pointers on what I was doing wrong. Besides finding more than a few errors which I was not previously aware of, Emily also gave me some suggestions without rewriting my work, or trying to change my voice. Her tone was professional, respectful, and above all, capable. I strongly recommend her editing services.'
- Tara Fox Hall
'Being a first time author I had nothing but doubts over my book. Was it a good read? Was the writing too juvenile? Did any of it even make sense? I had heard that having a good editor could make all the difference with a book and until I had Emily work on The Forgotten Age, I didn't realise just how much of a difference a good editor could make. A good editor isn't just there to spot a spelling mistake or an errant comma, a good editor will offer insights into what needs changing and why, give advice on why this passage reads better done this way than that way. But Emily never told me what to do. She advised, she explained and she gave me the confidence to make my own choices so it remained my novel, done my way. Now, with Emily's advice as well as her editing skills, I have a novel that reads as though written by a writer who has been writing books all their adult life. I will definitely be calling on Emily again for any future novels. Her professionalism, her work ethic, her communication and her attention to detail are all excellent and have made a new experience all the more satisfying for a first time author.'
- Wayne M. Sefton
'Emily is like a museum worker, a worker of the museum called "manuscript". She leads you by the hand through its corridors and hallways, where the slightest mistake is always highlighted and explained in the most comprehensive terms; she sees the cracks in the walls that sometimes occur when the setting is faulty; she helps to rebuild it if it all comes crashing down. She's the editor I'd always come to, and I recommend everyone to do the same.'
- Orson De Witt