A good editor is a coach, not a critic.
I hired Ms. Records because I had heard her name mentioned in the industry for several years, and she was recommended by an author friend who had worked with her in a publishing house. I’ve worked with several developmental editors over multiple books. Ms. Records is hands down the best. She is courteous, and her comments are professional and easy to understand. She readily identifies problems, succinctly explains the issues, and offers potential solutions. Her editorial letter is thoughtful and easy to follow.
I was dejected about this project when I handed it off to her. She showed me what was good about the book and gave me the insights and inspiration I needed to make the story better. I highly, highly recommend this editor.
Megan was a great help with my novel. She did a tremendous job cleaning it up and editing while still respecting my voice as an author. Her comments were just what I needed to improve my work. I am satisfied with the finished product and I would absolutely recommend her to others.
Megan was a pleasure to work with! Her comments and edits were spot on and only helped to strengthen my MS. I'm thrilled with her feedback and look forward to working with her again.
Megan is fantastic to work with, from start to finish. She is a brilliant editor whose advice is insightful, spot-on and incredibly helpful. I would definitely work with her again.
Megan was wonderful to work with. She helped me solve problems in my manuscript that I could recognize were there but had no idea how to tackle them. Her feedback was useful, and she responded to any questions I had in a quick and helpful manner. I look forward to working with her again.
You have the amazing ability to see through a story down to the "bones", and you seem to instinctively know what important pieces are missing and/or what needs to be expanded. Your feedback on story structure has been invaluable and has helped make my manuscript so much stronger. Thank you!
----Tara Sheets, 2016 Golden Heart winner
I'm working on a novel in a new area for me (contemporary romance), so it was very important to have feedback from someone experienced in this genre to make sure I was on the right track. I particularly liked her honest appraisal of the work and specific detailed comments on what she thought needed to be done. That makes things much easier for a writer with tangible direction on where to go next rather than vague, general feedback.
Megan is an obvious professional who takes her work seriously. She gave fantastic feedback on my manuscript, and seemed to genuinely care about my work. I value her insights and hope to use them to become a better writer!
Megan is a delight to work with. You should hire her if you need an editor, no question about it.
She did a combo edit on one of my young adult manuscripts. This is a deep dive into line editing, style, goals, pace, and everything you can imagine. She gave me great notes that challenged me to make small and very large changes. I accepted the challenge!