Testimonials



Testimonial from Angela James: "Kate's commitment to her authors and passion for their books is something to admire. She's an editor who respects an author's voice and story visions, and she invests her expertise and energy in every book to work with her authors to make that voice and vision shine."

Testimonial from Fortune Whelan: "I connected with Kate through #CarinaPitch, an opportunity to get feedback on my submission package and proposal. At the time, I didn’t know much about her or her editing style, but lucky for me, with a bit of Googling, I found these one-page critiques the Carina Editorial Team posted to their blog. It was there that I was first acquainted with Kate’s editorial style. Her notes were kind but informative. She took the time to explain what worked, what didn’t and what could be better and how. Even though there were a few pages she wouldn’t have read more of, a writer could walk away confidently knowing how to improve their writing. 

My first editorial letter from Kate followed the same vein. Her letter told me what she liked, what I did well, and what I could do more of. She gave specific examples of where I could improve and how. Her notes are clear, and anything I needed to follow up, it was easy to get a hold of her. As an editor, she’s gentle, supportive and really understands what kind of stories an author is trying to write and communicate into the world. My only regret is not having the opportunity to work with her more, but I hope to rectify that in the future. 

If you’re a new writer, and need someone to hold your hand, tell you it’s going to be okay, and coax the best story out of you, Kate is the best person for the job. If you’re a seasoned writer, who likes feedback, and relaxed and open dialogue with your editor, she’s amazing for that too. Really there’s no downside here. 

11/10 highly recommend!"

Testimonial from Emma Salah: It was such a pleasure working with Kate! She was warm and clearly very experienced. She helped by asking insightful questions that really raised the standards for my story. I highly recommend using her services.


Testimonial from Liz Hunter: "My experience with Kate was wonderful. I am a bit of a newbie. Despite that, Kate was able to give me great critiques without crushing my soul or making me feel like she was taking over my story. We had a Skype meeting that helped me put a face to the critiques as well as ensure that we both were on the same page as far as what was expected. Her comments were thoughtful and in-depth. She treated each one of my chapters with a critical eye all the while thinking of how it fit in the overall story. I will definitely use her services again, and recommend them to anyone."

Testimonial from Bree Barcellona: "Kate did a phenomenal job! She was incredibly detailed oriented in her feedback so I know she really took the time to read and examine my entire manuscript. I would say it's a steal for her to charge so little with the amount of feedback I received. Thanks again!"


Testimonial from Manda Mellett: "When I asked Kate to critique my first novel I didn't expect the amount of work and effort that she was going to put into it! Both the feedback and comments/edits on the manuscript itself are extensive and extremely useful and will improve my work 100%. Very happy with the service which is extremely good value for money. Will definitely be working with Kate again!"

Testimonial from Laurel Ostiguy: "I am so pleased with the services provided. She not only understood my story but gave me suggestions and comments that I truly valued. I was able with her guidance to make significant changes to the structure, flow, and character development throughout my novel. Her detailed reports were written with such care and precision it was as though we were partners on this project, both equally invested. I already let her know I plan to use her again for my novel in the works. Thank you Kate!!!"

Testimonial from Katherine Cyr: "To be honest, I was just about floored by Kate's feedback report. I had absolutely no idea my manuscript was worth even half the praise she gave it... I was not at all prepared for the glowing review she gave me. All of her feedback has been beyond wonderful. Most of the issues she brought up were things I never would have found on my own. If I bump into any writer friends looking for a beta reader, I'll definitely send them her way."

Testimonial from Lindsey Hewitt: "Kate did a spectacular job beta reading my manuscript. She was professional, organized, and thorough throughout the entire process of beta reading. I was impressed by how precise and honest her critiques of my manuscript were and how dead-on her suggestions were. I look forward to working with her in the future and would definitely recommend Kate to anyone looking for a beta reader."

Testimonial from Alexandra Ainsworth: "I am so completely delighted to have found Kate. She is superb at her job. I was struck by her many fabulous insights, creativity, strong analytical skills, and excellent communication. Kate was able to see just what could be improved and expanded upon in my story, and offered incredibly detailed feedback. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future."

Testimonial from Sara Tilton: "Kate had so many wonderful suggestions. I've read over her critique and I was thrilled with it. Her eye for spotting problems is fantastic. I can't wait to work with her once the second book is complete."