Q: Why did you decide to become an editor?
A: Well, to cut a long story short…
Every company, from the one-man show in his bedroom to the multinational conglomerates, tells you how wonderful they are. But don’t just take our word for it. Here is what our clients have to say — and we have their permission to tell you!
Shout out to the best editor I know! Katherine, the speed, professionalism, and quality editing services have helped make my book the success it is today! I wouldn’t be #1 in multiple [book] categories without your help! I have worked with many editors along the way and I can honestly say I have never been happier or enjoyed working with any more than I have you. Thank you for carefully listening, giving exactly what is asked of you, and I love the review of my book you wrote! You are SIMPLY THE BEST! Writers in the writing community look no further if you need a high quality, professional editor.
—Lisa Jo Symonds, The Hands that Held Me (Feb 5, 2021)
Katherine has done a great job on my book editing, with very helpful comments and advice. She has been a pleasure to work with, and I am very happy that I decided to give her my book to edit. It is an experience that I will repeat in the not-too-distant future. She has been honest and precise and her help has been invaluable in the process of getting nearer to publishing. Thank you very much.
—Leanne Plimmer, H and the Giant Ice Cream (Jan 28, 2021)
I hired [Katherine] to edit my second novel, Trafficking Innocence, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results! She worked FAST and delivered all that she guaranteed and more! She doesn’t pet your ego, or dance around things, she tells you like it is. For me, that is refreshing. Although her critique can sting at times, I found it 100% on point and nothing but constructive. It’s never to be mean, but only to make you a better writer. She cares about you and the work you are going to submit, and there shouldn’t be any apologizing for that. I will definitely be using [her] in the future. Mahalo!
—Nalani Titcomb, Trafficking Innocence (Jan 13, 2021)
I’ve used Best Book Editors in the past for editing as [my editor] has a good eye for what works and what doesn’t. Her advice showed me which areas of my story were deadwood. Since chopping some words, I can now see my story coming to the surface. [She] always goes the extra mile and is a pleasure to work with.
—James Lilley, A Kid Named Kevin (Jan 8, 2021)
Katherine is an amazing editor who I’ll definitely be asking for help in the future. She was kind, on time, and above all, knowledgeable on how things should work. 10/10 would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks so much again! You’re amazing! I AM LOVING WHAT I’M READING THUS FAR. (Sorry I know you hate capitals and parenthesis and exclamation marks!) I’m on chapter three and agree with what you’re saying. I’ve cleaned it up and it sounds much more realistic. (I hope.) Will work non-stop until this is done. Like you, I’m a fast worker and plan to be done and ready to send back in a few days.
—Jake Shuford, Beneath the Sand (Nov 29, 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 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.
—Jenna O’Malley, Arsinoëphorus Alliance (Nov 23, 2020)
I’ve been using Katherine for years, even before she joined Best Book Editors. I will never use another editor again, she’s the best there is. BBE’s rates are amazing for the work they do. Inexpensive, but you’re getting a top-class package with all the bells and whistles! The humour she injects into her comments as she runs through my drafts has me in stitches at times, but the real deal is when it comes to my bad habits. She points them out with no exceptions and my writing is better for it. I have no hesitation in recommending Best Book Editors to anyone looking for an inexpensive, professional service. I’m about to wrap up book 6 to send their way. If it’s value and professionalism you want, look no further!
—Peter J Merrigan, Stone Forged (Oct 16, 2020)