“I have worked with editors at major book publishers, major newspapers and national magazines. None of them has shown the insight that Elizabeth has. On a macro scale, Elizabeth sees what I’m aiming to write better than I do. And her small, line edits are incisive improvements that make me feel lucky every time I get an edited piece back from her. ” — Penelope Trunk
Michelangelo said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” That exactly describes what I do as an editor. It is not my job to “correct” a manuscript. It is my job to se free the angel: the heart and soul of the story, the author’s distinct voice.
“Elizabeth is an extraordinary writer and editor. Her personal writing is characterized by exquisite attention to detail and her ability to communicate emotional depth. And she is most likely smarter than you. That was certainly my experience during the times I had the honor of editing her writing for Parenting dot com and Expressing Motherhood. I would take the opportunity to edit her writing, or be edited by her, anytime. She is one of the “mommy blogger” Original Gangsters. Truly a gem, as a writer, editor, and human.” — Blogger and Parenting dot Com editor Julie Feinstein.
Art is collaborative. If you are serious about your work, then you need someone to pass your manuscript back and forth with so you can engage in the creative process that brings out art.
“(Elizabeth’s strength is) her patience in (letting) you know where you can benefit from her assistance and then being there if and when you accept her offer to get your best work out of you. I thought her edits/comments were clear and concise and let me know what I needed to do to improve my writing without being overbearing and constrictive.”
“She makes you think. She has a way of giving feedback that is constructive yet substantive.”
“Her feedback is always very clear and objective. Very encouraging and understanding.”
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