"Karen was deft, inconspicuous, tactful and thorough. It was a pleasure working with her. I've worked with a lot of copy-editors over the years, and Karen has been a particular joy."
How to Write a Novel, Getting Published, 52 Letters (A Year of Advice on Writing)
"Working with Karen was a pleasure. She is not only very professional in her approach to editing, but also a lovely person to work with. Her attention to detail and continuity was excellent, but at no time did she alter writing style - something I was most concerned about. Also, if she asked for clarification on a topic, she had invariably picked up on a weak spot, making the end result much improved.
I had spent some time looking for an editor who I felt I would be comfortable working with, and on finding Karen, I instinctively felt she was the one. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her."
The Message for a Positive Future
"Karen recently edited my book 'Chester: City of Ghosts'. I used to teach English, so didn't really think I needed her expertise. Was I wrong! Karen's input was invaluable. She noticed the tiniest details and just polished my prose until it shone. I am so grateful I called on her for help!"
Chester: City of Ghosts
"My book, Fat is our Friend, was written in an attempt to de-mystify and clarify the complex and often misleading "official" nutrition guidelines. Yet it is written in the form of a story, outlining my personal journey – my voyage of discovery. This necessitated working with an editor who had a close eye for detail when it came to all the scientific references, yet one who also understood the importance of a good story-line. "A little more Daily Mail than Scientific American" was my brief (apologies to both journals) and Karen helped me here, combining accuracy (such as clarifying spelling uncertainty and references) with the ability to significantly improve the quality of my prose. In this context, numerous passages were re-written to improve understanding. Karen brought the benefits of approaching this complex subject from a distance and yet got involved enough to be able to make useful and constructive suggestions. I thank Karen and recommend her work and the quality of her advice wholeheartedly."
Fat is our Friend
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