I was asked by author and speaker Brian Friedl to edit his first book. Here's what he had to say about this project:
"I worked with Danielle to edit my most recent book MISSION POSSIBLE: Living A Life That Matters. All I can say is wow! She was dedicated, fast, thorough, and offered some great insight. I’m confident that she helped improved the quality 10-fold with her ability to not only edit, but also give insight on layout, structure, and illustrations.
I appreciated her attention to detail and her commitment to the project and timeline. My schedule is packed, so her flexibility to communicate via email made all the difference. I plan to have her handle all my future editing needs."
I was asked by first time author Alex to edit her children's book. Haven, the House who got Homesick.
Here's what she had to say about this project:
'It’s been just over a year since I published my first children’s book. Many things had to fall into place for me to be able to accomplish this goal that I had set as a young child. I had to find a very talented illustrator to bring my words to life, and I had to work with someone who had experience formatting a children’s book, as well as getting it ready to go to print. One of the most important people I needed to team up with to be able to finally say I am a published author was an editor. That is where Danielle comes in.
Danielle and I were connected through a mutual friend after I started asking around to see if anyone could point me in the direction of an editor. I sent Danielle a pdf of my children’s book, and I will forever be grateful that I did. She was able to catch mistakes, such as spelling errors, misuse of punctuation and grammar, and sentences that just didn’t make sense. Danielle also made some impressive recommendations for changes to the story in my children’s books, such as switching sentences around, or just swapping out one word for another. These changes made such a tremendous and positive impact on my story, aiding in the success of my first two published children’s books, both of which Danielle edited.
Danielle is able to give constructive criticism in such a respectful and professional manner. I appreciated her honesty while she edited my books. She is not afraid to speak up and let me know when something just doesn’t work or doesn’t sound right. I never once felt discredited or upset after hearing suggestions from Danielle. She definitely respects the writers work, and will not force her thoughts or opinions into a storyline. Danielle is very thorough, to the point, and such a pleasure to work with. I plan to publish many more books in the future, and I am hopeful that time and schedules allow for Danielle and I to work together on more projects.'
See what happens when a family goes on vacation without their loving home.