Clients and testimonials

I edit for self-publishing authors and a number of major publishers, including: Allen & Unwin, Atlantic BooksBonnier ZaffreCorvus, Head of Zeus, Rough GuidesTrailblazer and Trapeze.

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‘That was the most satisfying critique I have read of any work I have produced. You have managed to marry clarity with a good dose of empathy (and understanding). It has encouraged me no end.’ ∼ Self-publishing author

‘I really do understand the phrase “I couldn’t have done it without you” now. My inability to realise this book was a long-held frustration and you have shaped and worked and delicately gilded it until it shines.’ ∼ Self-publishing author

‘I am so pleased with Lucy’s work … pleased beyond description.’ ∼ Head of Zeus

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‘Brilliant, a total pro. Sweetly flattering, masterfully gentle with my tottery ego, but tenacious in running down all of the overworked paragraphs, every self-conscious bit of puff, all of the glib bits that need more explaining and the bloated bits that need less.’ ∼ Self-publishing author

‘Having felt somewhat unsure about pursuing the book after knockbacks from agents, your edit has given me renewed impetus to get the publishing show back on the road.’ ∼ Self-publishing author

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‘I was absolutely thrilled with the work you did.’ ∼ Corvus

‘I was looking for editing help and emailed samples to a list of freelancers, including Lucy. Her reply showed real understanding of the work and a sympathy with what I was trying to do. Her response was head and shoulders above any other I received, and the subsequent work was done in absolutely the same vein; quick, efficient, creative. I feel privileged to have worked with a consummate professional.’ ∼ Self-publishing author

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‘Thank you for embracing this project with the professional expertise I needed, as well as the personal care I hoped for.’ ∼ Self-publishing author

‘What a fantastic job you did, shrewd and careful.’ ∼ Atlantic Books