"Karen copy-edited my debut novel, 'Fairy Boys'. Handing over any piece of work for review and collaboration can be uncomfortable at best. For me, submitting 'Fairy Boys' was a daunting thought, as the subject matter is so very near to my heart. Karen made me feel instantly comfortable. After submitting a small excerpt, and receiving the copy-edited sample back soon after, I was not only calmer but also genuinely excited to share my work with her.
The entire process from start to finish was handled with such effortless care that it really gave me confidence in that I was in very safe hands. When I received my manuscript back I was thrilled with Karen’s work; the text lifted right off the page and flowed incredibly elegantly.
I also took advantage of Karen’s proofreading services, which were exceptional; she picked up on any further discrepancies and more. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough."
"Karen is extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient, fast, and very attentive to detail – simply brilliant! As the editor of my children’s book 'Little Monstrie’s Big Adventures', she helped me express exactly what I wanted in the best possible way and in my own voice. As a bilingual writer and filmmaker, I’ve worked with dozens of editors and proofreaders over the years, and Karen is definitely one of the very best! I’m happy to have her on my team!"
Little Monstrie's Big Adventures
"After a long and unsuccessful search for a copy-editor that I felt comfortable with, I was lucky enough to find Karen through a chance internet search. From the first email I received, I knew she was the one. Karen is immediately warm and understanding in her approach. As a sensitive first-time novelist, I was unsure of the process, but Karen guided me through. Karen’s copy-editing is absolutely incredible. I have a very colloquial personal style which I have no doubt is very challenging to edit. Not only did Karen fully copy-edit my novel to a very high standard, but she managed to do it while still keeping my personal voice. Karen kept to all deadlines as promised and replied to all of my questions in a timely fashion. I thought the copy-edit process was going to be awful - watching my novel being ripped to shreds. It could not have been more different. The process was like watching my novel blossom. I cannot recommend Karen enough, and I hope that she will be available to work with for any further publications I write."
The Confessions of an Inept Love Soldier
"Karen offered an admirably thorough and professional proofreading service, in collaboration with the writer, and was prompt and reasonably priced. I would recommend her without hesitation."
"It has been great to work with Karen. She has been a thorough and dedicated editor, helping turn my rough draft into a polished manuscript. Karen carried out a copy-edit of my novel - and thank goodness she did! As an author, you spend so many hours poring over your work that it's easy to make continuity errors and fail to spot small mistakes. Karen's feedback and edits ensured that my final manuscript looked professional and ready for publication. Karen has also been very flexible, juggling assignments to achieve timelines. This has been invaluable when it has taken me longer than anticipated to complete sections of my manuscript."
The Canary Cage
"I spent ages debating whether having my manuscript copy-edited would be a cost effective and worthwhile process. I'm so very glad that I did, and that I chose Karen to support me. Her attention to detail, insightful suggestions and candid comments have most definitely enhanced the finished product. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen as a copy-editor."
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