Like our Cover Designer List, we only recommend editors whose work we know and trust.  As of this writing, our list is:

  1. For heavy and developmental editing:  Elizabeth Lyon, www.elizabethlyon.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (You can read about Elizabeth's background at her website);
  2. Line editor and proofer-extraordinaire:  Elisabeth Hallett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. From development edits to a light edit, with extensive Hollywood experience:  Laren Bright, who may be reached by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. The wondrous Barb Elliott, experienced with copy and line-editing, very detail oriented:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 
  5. Lastly, but not least:  Rob Bacon at The Perfect Write, http://www.theperfectwrite.com/ .  You can read all about Rob at his website, and his newsletter is worth receiving, too!

 

That's our list as of August 2016.  You can't go wrong with the folks on this list for some helpful polishing with your book.  Do be aware that most of them have queues, so ask before you assume that they'll be instantly available, particularly if you decide at the last minute to have someone look over your manuscript.  

 

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.