I want to thank you for the wonderful work you've done on the manuscript. You have a keen eye and good judgment and I've implemented most, if not all of your suggestions.
Ellen Campbell has that rare touch as an editor—she improves what you write without changing the 'voice' that makes it uniquely yours. Professional, reliable, and efficient, Ellen is a pleasure to work with. I recommend her to writers at any stage of their career.
Ellen Campbell combines a masterful eye for the written page with a substantial knowledge of What Books Have Come Before...an invaluable skill in any editor.
When I saw how much better one of my stories was after Ellen Campbell edited it for an anthology, I knew I'd been missing out on an opportunity to improve the quality of all of my work. When it came time to publish my next novel, there was no other choice.
Finding an editor that understands what you're trying to achieve with your work is half the battle. Ellen Campbell does just that for me, and in the most helpful and professional way possible. She's an essential part of my production process and a joy to work with.
I usually find the stage of "addressing edits" to be full of dilemmas and confusion. Instead I found that you got my tone, and with your suggestions I could indeed see how what you were offering were solid clear improvements. It was easy to follow your rationale. Rather than dislike the experience, I loved it! You are very good. Thank you for making my book better! –Tara Allred, Award-winning Author
Ellen Campbell is an expert at what needs to be in a story and what doesn't. She makes my work better and is invaluable to me and my writing process.
I have collaborated with Ellen on several novels and short stories. She's not only an absolute pleasure to work with but she knows her stuff. I'm sure she wants to edit this review right now. She can't help it. It's in her blood.
Ellen Campbell’s eye for the right edits in the right place is priceless. I suspect Heinlein, Asimov, and Rod Serling all had an ‘Ellen.'
Ellen Campbell has two things that together are absolutely crucial to my needs. First, she's a fantastic editor with a great eye for the music of language and the flow of the story. Second, and perhaps co-crucial with the first, is that she's strong enough to tell me the truth when I need to hear it. Oh, and the third thing... she's funny as hell and a pleasure to work with.
Ellen brings some much-needed levity to the editorial process, catching filler words and crutch phrases, picking up on the rhythm of a story, and noting when the author's natural enthusiasm may have gone too far. She corrects the most egregious errors with a soft, deft touch.