A few words from some of my great clients:
"Chris, Thank you so much for your wonderful critique! You pointed out problems I often have, although I’m glad to see far fewer of them than I usually have—so I guess I’ve learned a thing or two! I was very happy to see that you “got” many of the things I was trying to get across, even though I still need less exposition at the beginning. Funny that you mention passive voice, as that was one of my biggest hurdles before I started school. Thank you for your very kind words at the end. Although I still have lots more work to do in the next 2 weeks to get that thesis ready to defend, I’m grateful for your insight, and for the boost in confidence!" --Jen D., Fiction, Maryland
"Christine has edited all of my writing projects - from screenplays, to short stories, novels and creative non-fiction. She has clarity, brevity and honest words in mind - she'll seek to rough out your true, nugget of a voice and chop out the useless, without feeling like you're missing anything. She's got the precision of a word surgeon, and I'm always happy with the results. She makes my work feel like MY work, in its purest form. She's a resource I couldn't do without." --Juliet Johnson, Nonfiction, California, author of Somebody's Always Hungry (Nell Books).
“Chris is an enthusiastic and exacting editor with a keen eye and a great sense of humor! She was a wonderful mentor in every way." -Carrie M., MFA, Poetry
“I sent out six queries for the book in the past week and two agents have already asked to see the whole ms! You did a great job!” - Jen Michalski, Fiction, Maryland, author of Close Encounters (So New) and May-December (Press 53), www.jenmichalski.com
"My book is in production at MSU Press and on it's way. It all started with your help with the synopsis!" Janice Gary, Nonfiction, Maryland, author of the forthcoming Short Leash: A Memoir of Dogwalking and Deliverance, Michigan State University Press, www.janicegary.com.
“You have been remarkably helpful in all your points. You have helped a lot. More than maybe anyone else that I have used to help chip away at the block of marble, waiting for something to appear on the other side.” - Bob R., Nonfiction, Texas
“You were instrumental in helping me to hone the stories -- both polishing the writing and encouraging me to dig deeper in each story. So I'm putting you at the top of the list on my acknowledgements page.” – Eric Goodman, Fiction, Maryland, author of Tracks (Atticus Books) www.writeful.blogspot.com
“Received notes and excited to get working on them. You were able to pinpoint the reasons for the nagging dissatisfied feelings I was having about what I wrote. That told me I'm in good hands. I have much to learn and I trust that I will do so with your guidance.” – Patrice K., Fiction, Canada
"I was fortunate to have my novel-in-progress accepted by Christine for critiquing, structural and narrative analysis, and editing, and I am extremely impressed with the level of effort and thoroughness she devoted to the project. Where previously I felt that I was working through trial and error, now I have an idea of where the novel is going and what I need do to get there." --Brad H., Fiction, Maryland
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