Mary ably assisted me to complete my latest novel. She delivered on every (seemingly lofty) promise described on her website. Her clear communication and strong collaboration, combined with her considerable editing skills, reassured me that she could polish my work ‘til it shines’. Mary’s genuine passion for storytelling permeates through her editing work. That enthusiasm helps her draw out a ‘story’s glory’ more effectively than most. Thank you for putting a shine on my unpolished jewel!
Mary’s thorough and timely examination of my work is greatly appreciated. She gets to the heart of the manuscript and can identify strengths and weaknesses and convey them to you in a professional, respectful manner, all the while clearly showing support for your writing. You can expect clear, honest feedback as well as encouragement and an open dialogue with your work. I also appreciated the chance to ask follow-up questions on some of the weaker aspects of my manuscript, and have been given plenty of great ideas to think about in order to improve my book. I highly recommend working with Mary and found the whole process quite enjoyable.
Kristina Elyse Butke
Mary is fantastic to work with. Her collaborative approach is just the right mix of tough love and encouragement. She helped identify areas of my plot structure that could be improved while providing techniques to keep the tension up and characters real. After her help, my 160,000-word fantasy is ready for submission.
“Mary evaluated my epic fantasy, Season of Sacrifice, which wasn’t a light task at over 200k words. She clearly set the expectations up front, was extremely professional, and most importantly, delivered valuable feedback that will produce a story worth reading. I like to think that she helped me level up as a writer and hope to have her edit more of my manuscripts as I continue to produce them.”
~Author of Season of Sacrifice
Jonathan J Michael
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary for both a critique of my manuscript as well as my query letter. She has been very helpful in identifying what works, what doesn’t, as well as offering recommendations for changes. She somehow managed to identify key items that other readers hadn’t picked up on, and each time she was right! Her turnaround time is quick, and she is incredibly professional in her communication. I would highly recommend working with Mary!
I’ve had the pleasure of Mary editing my flash fiction pieces. Each time, she’s provided insights that give the piece that “wow” factor. Her developmental and line editing skills are top-notch. Mary is my fiction editor of choice, and I recommend that you make her your fiction editor of choice, too.
“I met Mary in the Fall of 2019. She offered to do a read-through and evaluate my MS. Her feedback was instrumental for developing my story, and I hired her to do a full edit after her initial feedback. I now have a well polished MS, and I love where she took me and my story. She was quick with her turnaround time. I will absolutely hire her again for my next books.”
~Author of Don’t Whisper in My Ear
Sandy Dal Santo
Mary was an absolute delight! She read my manuscript and pointed out problems that I haven’t even noticed, her turnaround time was fast and efficient, and she’s a stickler for details! Would definitely be hiring her again.
Mary was a beta reader for my Middle-Grade Fantasy book, Terrence and the Magical Sword of Courage. Not only did she give a timely turnaround but the feedback she gave me was top notch! She pointed out things that other readers hadn’t commented on and that I hadn’t even thought about. Her critiques were spot on and improved my story, helping shape it into a story that every reader has enjoyed. I give Mary 5/5 and highly recommend her for your projects.
I always look forward to Mary’s feedback on my writing. She taught me practically everything I know about structure and how to plot a story. Her edits are thorough and incisive, and always delivered with great warmth and kindness. I hope she’ll be helping me find the magnificence in my messy manuscripts for years to come.