There is an irony to freelance editing: I must make people happy about being shown where they’ve messed up. Thankfully, my clients have mainly been people who genuinely wanted to improve both their work and their writing ability. While I will compliment you on the parts you have written well, I’m not shy about making specific suggestions for improvement. After all, that’s what you’re paying me for.
Here are a few randomly selected statements by clients who found my feedback to be well worth the money.
Jason has a great eye for detail. He helped improve my writing and my plot. He knows what publishers are looking for to help your novel be successful. I give Jason a resounding recommendation.
— Sal Faizi
You are like a personal trainer for my writing, encouraging me to do more, do better, and go to greater lengths! Your constructive criticism has been so helpful.
— Carolina Banks
WOW!!!...you are good! You did a quality job and your comments are on point. I showed them to my husband who is an investment banker and is hyper particular about quality work and he was very impressed. I have new excitement for this project now that you pumped some life into it.
Thank you especially for your kind words about my writing. Despite all of the story's problems, it's a big relief to see them laid out on the page. You've made some excellent suggestions. Now I feel this book can be fixed.
— Kathy Klein