Testimonials

Toby Peep Looks and Sees

“As I work through the edited manuscript, it’s really pleasing for me to get through a chapter and then read it again from the beginning. So much smoother and more readable, thanks to you. Yours is some of the best and most effective help I’ve ever gotten on a project, literary or otherwise.”

— Aaron John Rulison

Toby Peep Looks and Sees

San Francisco, California

May 2014

www.tobypeep.com

aaron@TobyPeep.com

Once upon a Mulberry Field

“From the first time I talked with Arlene over the phone, I have been nothing but impressed by her professionalism and knowledge, not to mention her delightful personality. As a first time author, I had a lot to learn, and Arlene was extremely helpful and patient with me, pointing out everything from common pitfalls to more obscure rules and conventions. Her attention to detail is unparalleled, and it remains consistent throughout 400 pages to give my manuscript a polished feel I didn’t think possible.

“As well, Arlene worked diligently to accommodate my rush schedule and was always just an email or phone call away, always happy to answer any questions I had. I cannot recommend Arlene more highly. I know I can count on her professional help to take my future writings to the next level.”

— C. L. Hoang

Once upon a Mulberry Field

California

February 2014

www.mulberryfieldsforever.com/

clhoang@hotmail.com

Shadows in the Lake by Elizabeth Urbahn

“It was such an exciting day when I received my MS back from Arlene. As I read through my story again, I appreciated what a gifted editor she is and what magic she had worked, gently and sensitively reworking and polishing my work until it sparkled. Arlene is wonderful to work with—keeping in constant contact with me as regards progress of my MS, seeking clarification when required and, at all times, being sensitive to my writing style. It has been the best decision I have made in regard to my writing. Thank you, Arlene. I will always be indebted to you for sharing your expertise and your encouragement of me as a writer.”

— Libby Urbahn

Shadows in the Lake

Australia

November 2013

libbyandpete@bigpond.com

“I’ve just finished reading the prologue, and I am shocked at how smoothly the final result reads. I must say I am quite impressed, and I am completely humbled. What you have edited is simply amazing. So I will now call you my sufi—mentor in Chinese culture. Now it’s time to go into my cave for the next few months, and when I come out, hopefully, if God is willing, I will write as smoothly as what you have edited.” Two months later: “I’m learning so much from your editing. This writing stuff is easier when one knows what one is doing wrong!”

— Thomas Meller

Temple of the Heavens (in progress)

Vancouver, British Columbia

August 2013

mathiasmeller@gmail.com

“The revisions are going well, and I’m so happy with the terrific job you’ve done. I love your notes, comments, and edits―they really nail the issues. Some of your observations make me think, ‘How did I even make this mistake?’ Your ability to recraft sentences and paragraphs is stellar. I am thoroughly impressed. I’m sure I’m not the first nor the last who’ll praise your editorial talent. The work you’ve done is amazing. It feels as if I’m reading someone else’s work, yet know that it is mine―only a professional version of mine!”

— Rashad Pharaon

When Kings Fall (in progress)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

May 2013

rashadpharaon.com

rpharaon@mac.com

majestic-thompson-full

“Arlene’s magical editing touches elevated my manuscript from decent to first-class. She has amazing skills, is a delight to work with, and from a business perspective is first-rate. She is diligent to the point of perfection. Both budding and experienced writers can’t do any better than Arlene.”

— Bernie Fandrich

The Majestic Thompson River

Lytton, Britsh Columbia

January 2013

www.kumsheen.com

bernie@kumsheen.com

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