Every writer needs an extra pair of eyes, but the reality is we only have two!
Here’s a shout-out to two women who have kept faith with me at different stages of the writing of An Honest House:
Lesley, my writing coach, mentor and first editor.
Lesley Marcovich believes everyone has a story to tell. She runs a writers’ group, biography workshops, and is the creator of www.biographytimeliner.com.
I’ve been blessed to find this woman. Strong on storytelling structure, she divines the things I’m scared to write about, and tells me – gently but firmly – that I have to do it. On my rougher days, she even traveled for meetings on my verandah.
THANK YOU, LESLEY.
Katherine lives in Gibraltar and provides valuable services to authors around the world. She’ll:
- Edit your book.
- Provide a pre-publication review of your manuscript, AND provide critical feedback.
I was blessed with great editors and generous, smart, first-draft readers. As the book neared completion, I wondered: how could I get the kind of review that usually comes only after the book is released?
(Photo of Katherine’s desk)
And that’s where Katherine came in. Her review and report — she writes a thorough report — were excellent. Katherine – a former journalist – asked great questions, made key observations.
Back I went to the manuscript — polishing, polishing.
Congrats to Katherine for her keen eyes, skillful suggestions and empathy for anxious authors. Other authors tell me she’s also a wonderfully professional editor, which makes total sense to me. But even if you already have your own editor, I’d still recommend Katherine, as an extra pair of eyes.