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Peter J Merrigan for Stone Heart and the sequel Stone Forged 12th Feb 2021
What can I say about Best Book Editors that you haven’t heard from other clients of hers or from testimonials? My writing skills have improved exponentially since using Katherine Black for developmental edits as well as sanity checks when I’m struggling with the minutia of writing. I used to be a good writer, but with Katherine’s help, I feel confident in calling myself a great writer. I have used other editors in the past, but none compare to the level of service I get from her.
She has drummed the nuts and bolts of writing into me throughout six novels. Many new authors (myself included) don’t know the difference between showing and telling. Sometimes I still get the two confused. Katherine picks up on those things like she’s checking a monkey for ticks. Nothing gets past her.
I can confidently say Katherine surpassed my expectations right from the first word. You get a line edit, proofread and developmental edit all rolled into one service, plus she offers a second pass once you accept or reject her track changes – that service is the clincher for me; she picks up the mess I leave behind when I ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ some of her suggestions and make more of my own (haha). I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Katherine has been my editor for over twenty years. There is no contest – I wouldn’t use any other editor ever again.
I hope that doesn’t come across as sycophantic – I will sing her praises to anyone who asks, that’s how much I appreciate the work she puts into my novels. And she’s worth far more than she charges!
You will not be disappointed in using her.
Born in South Shields, Tyne & Weir, Katherine Black lives on the tip of the beautiful British Lake District. She lives with her partner, father-in-law and 4 dysfunctional but co-mingling pets. She is mother, grandmother and secret keeper of all. She is Best Book Editors’ principal editor.