two editors. two red pens. and a little red ink.
PRAISE FOR THE EDITORS
Authors, we all talk about how important good editors are. How crucial it is to find one that not only CARES about your creative process but LISTENS to the voice of your creativity. But can be firm and say WHY when needed.
To me, that's Two Red Pens Editing.
I worked with them on Murder and they had never read me before. Imagine how incredible it was to learn Colleen took the time to not only read ALL the books in my Shadow-Keepers series but she also let me know she fell in love with my world and characters.
And both she and Rogena wanted to make my Grid the best it could be. Not JUST the book they EDITED, but every book that touched it.
I felt, once again, that #TeamWard means so much more than a hashtag. Being an author can be an isolated existence but Two Red Pens makes it seem less so. Add to that they know their stuff, their insight is priceless AND not ONCE did they tell me to adjust my style. They ADAPTED their process to what was best for the book.
That...is worth far more than any editor could ever charge. Two Red Pens is worth every damn dime. And they were willing to work with me on how many of those I spent and how.
Thank you, Colleen & Rogena.
When I first met Colleen, I found that she cared about my book, my dream to publish, and my voice. I was such a novice, but Colleen taught me much about writing and putting out the best product I could.
Then she introduced me to Rogena—and my Super Team was born. Without either of these ladies in my corner, my best would simply be mediocre. Their encouragement and support are invaluable, their knowledge endless.
"Her careful read and sentence restructuring suggestions go a long way toward making a much tighter narrative. I always tell “new authors” to never skip the editing process. The good news is that now there is another talented individual you can call on for help with that part of the publishing process!"
"Colleen's attention to detail is amazing. I think every author has that little moment of panic when they turn their "baby" over to someone else, but it was in great hands with her."
"Colleen is highly professional, and her editing sets the bar high for any other editor to meet. Working with her was a joy, and it was her edit that helped wow a publishing house to sign the book I intended to self-publish."
"Proficient in grammar, and brilliant in the knowledge that authenticates writing... She is that good! Her encyclopedic mind delves into finding meanings. She sorts all the components it takes to make books come alive with realism."
"Rogena Mitchell-Jones goes the distance for her clients. I have been blown away by her level of professionalism and careful editing skills. She is one editor who has left a lasting impression—a wonderful one—on me."
"I am a fervent believer in the importance of editing, but I am even more passionate about the importance of getting the right editor for the job. My thanks goes to Rogena Mitchell-Jones for her help and expertise. Her work was precise and to the point."