Testimonials

A Pleasure to Work With Emma

It has, once again, been a pleasure to work with Emma on my latest story. I found that having a critical developmental edit allowed me to focus on the aspects that really needed my attention, and her copy-edit polished it and made it shine. Would happily recommend Emma’s Edit to anyone looking to turn their work into something they’re proud to publish.

Paul Challis

A Thorough Editor With a Personal Touch

Editing is hard. But it’s a lot easier and way more fun if you’re wheezing laughing, which happened to me multiple times upon going through Emma’s feedback. Her comments are the perfect mix of helpful and entertaining, and I know without a doubt they would have taken me twice as long to get through had it just been an endless laundry list of changes – something I’ve experienced in working with other editors. With her, there was never a dull moment! Emma was also my go-to when it came to editing my diverse and inclusive book, as I knew its content would be handled both sensitively and professionally, all while remaining true to my original vision. She was happy to clarify her more subjective suggestions, and patient and thorough with her technical explanations. Overall I am incredibly pleased with the result, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a thorough editor with a personal touch!

R. L. Davennor

A Great Teacher of Writing

Not only is Emma a phenomenal editor, but she is a great teacher of writing, grammar, and punctuation as well. Every opportunity I have to work with her, I learn new aspects of writing that make all my future tales that much greater and easier to write. My stories are so much better because she has a hand in the telling of them.

Wofford Jones

Critiques That Were Spot-on

I had mixed feelings about writing this testimonial to Emma’s Edit, but only because I don’t want to share this rare find. I had the great pleasure of working with Emma on the developmental and copy editing for my third novel. Her professionalism and attention to detail was invaluable, with critiques that were spot-on and given with kind consideration as opposed to unnecessary harshness. Emma has perfected the rare harmony of editor/writer communication and is always generous with her time and energy. It was a relief to know that my writing was in good hands, and look forward to working with Emma’s Edit on many more projects. I give the highest recommendation.

JT Salen

I can’t be more pleased!

I was on the lookout to up my writing potential and I knew I needed a talented copy-editor who would work well in understanding my vision, as well as be able to correct me when wrong (but in the nicest way possible). Emma’s Edit was recommended to me by a fellow author and I can’t be more pleased! She worked me into her tight schedule and gave me an in-depth copy-edit for my novella. Her corrections and suggestions were spot-on and detailed in scope.
I’ve used other editors before and I can say that Emma really does give your manuscript a thorough going-over while presenting her suggestions in the best way possible for sensitive authors.
I’m so happy that I’ve already booked her for two other projects.
Byrd Nash

An absolute wonder to work with

If you are looking for an editor who quickly becomes a friend, then look no further. Emma is an absolute wonder to work with. I needed to create a revised edition of my book, and Emma, the superhero, swooped in to save the day. I was ready to give up, and she helped me through the process with fabulous edits and comprehensive notes. She noticed things that I would never have even thought twice about. Lastly, she took on my project last minute with very little begging on my part, for which I will be forever grateful.

I look forward to working on many more projects with her.

Kate Callaghan

Thorough, knowledgeable, and professional

I loved every second of my collaboration with Emma on my debut fantasy novel! She is thorough, knowledgeable, and professional while being so supportive and kind through the whole process. Not only did her expertise help my book shine, she instilled confidence and joy in the process at every turn. Thank you so much, Emma!

Kaitlin Fahy

A Genuine Pleasure to Work With

A writer is only as strong as her editor and Emma has definitely made me a stronger writer. After a seven-year hiatus from fiction I was doubting myself, but Emma provided gentle encouragement while still holding me accountable for the changes that were needed to make my book shine. She is a genuine pleasure to work with. Thank you!

Ashland Pym

If You Are Looking for an Editor, Look No Further!

Much gratitude goes out to Emma. It is a hard thing for a writer to let go of their work and simply trust someone with the story or stories they have worked so tirelessly on, but I trusted Emma, and my stories are so much better because of it. Emma was such a joy to work with. She tells you what works and what doesn’t. It’s that plain and simple. Not only that, but she gives you the reasoning behind all her suggestions. Her edits are seamless and took my stories to a whole new level. She works hard not to change your story, but to enhance it. There is a certain flow that seems to entwine her suggestions to make my stories read smoother; that was the first thing I noticed when reading my stories after her first edits were made to them. She actually made my writing better (and I have no problem saying that). She is a master editor and I count myself lucky to have found her. Emma made me look like a seasoned professional. I would be honored to work with her again. If you are looking for an editor, look no further because Emma O’Connell is who you should go with.

Wofford Lee Jones

She Knows Her Stuff

Emma worked on my novel The Crownguard Conspiracy. She did a beta read for me, and her helpful report highlighted several things to improve; I think her feedback has particularly strengthened the ending.

I also went to her for a copy-edit which I think improved every page of the novel by correcting numerous minor errors and smoothing out the language. She also added comments that suggested possible improvements that were more subjective, but she knows her stuff and I followed her advice – mostly!

In terms of communication and deadlines, everything went smoothly, and I should add that I thought her pricing was very fair.

Overall, Emma is a very positive and friendly editor, whose feedback was always constructive. I plan to work with her again and suggest that you get in touch with her too if you’re looking for someone to edit your fantasy novel.

Eddie Hopkins