1 Jenna O’Malley for Arsinoëphorus Alliance (Book 1): Bound by Fate and Blood 23 Nov 2020
I looked for a reliable editor for months. Someone who could help me see my issues without making me feel like my book was worthless. Katherine Black of Best Book Editors delivers that kind of punch when she edits. First of all, she is a saint for taking on my situation. Secondly, she works efficiently and does not miss much—if anything—along the way.
I started writing fiction in the early 2000s but took a hiatus in 2015. Five years later, I returned with all the bad habits to match. If wordiness and repetition are your problems, then Katherine should be your choice of editor. Her honesty and good humor made going through the first pass both encouraging and inspiring.
I am supremely impressed and grateful for her, and as a former freelance editor, I admire her for enduring my project. And talk about that turnaround time! I look forward to doing a second pass on book one and hopefully asking her to do the remainder of my series as she is a wealth of knowledge and insight.
Thank you, so much for your work, Katherine! This learning experience turned out better than I could have hoped.
I am so, so grateful that you took on my project. I’m shocked, thrilled, and awed at your work —
HUGE HUGS to you, and thank you for all you do. You are a gem.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.