Clients and testimonials

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

Infused_1  Love-in-No-Man's-Land  Immeasurable-World_2  The-Other-You  Anna_Prowse  Orhan-Pamuk

‘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

‘A very big thank you for your extraordinarily good and forensic notes and your exceptional psychological insights. Your role has been absolutely invaluable.’ – Published author

‘Totally inspired by your ideas. It takes it to another level!’ – Published 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 thankful for this outstanding edit – it has been one of the very best. – Head of Zeus

LastNight copy  The-After-Wife  Under-the-Night  Laura-Lake-1  The-Abduction2  Christmas-Angels

‘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

‘You have made me so happy. Your voice is clear and supportive, and your notes are spot on.’ 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

Seaside-Donkey copy  The Only Way Is West  Iceland Defrosted  Street Riding Years  Even-More-Ketchup2  Japan by Rail cover

‘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. 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

Dead Joker cover  Trust-Me_Zosia-Wand  Liam Glass  Sultan copy  Blood Mist cover  Thousand-Tiny-Miracles

‘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