Testimonial from Ali Fischer AKA Sally Brierley 12th January 2022 for proofreading/editing
I have just read the overview, and promptly burst into tears. Don’t panic, they are not sad tears, but big, fat, happy tears. I tried to read your overview to my husband, but I couldn’t, so I handed over my laptop. He may have had a little tear in his eye, with pride.
The faults that you pick up on are ones that I knew I had, I just wasn’t entirely sure how to correct them (I have been googling online grammar courses all week). This novel is my first, but it is the first time I have written anything longer than a shopping list. Well, now I dare to dream.
Your full edit is not only really very, super kind of you. It has given me some confidence in myself and I can learn so much from it for the next book. Lucy’s Story will be so much the better for it. And then it will be excellent, as I shall be asking for the full works from yourselves.
I shall take your comments with the hint of humour.
With thanks, lots of them
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.