“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.
Earl W Emerson, Shamus Award Winner, Bestselling author of the Thomas Black Series and the Mac Fontana Mysteries.
“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.”
—Patrice Fitzgerald, Bestselling author of Karma of the Silo and Creator of the Dark Between the Stars Series
“Ellen Campbell’s eye for the right edits in the right place are priceless. I suspect Heinlein, Asimov, and Rod Serling all had an ‘Ellen'”
—Nick Cole, Dragon Award Winner, Bestselling author of The Wasteland Saga and The Red King
“The biggest challenge writers face is never being able to read their works afresh. They know what they intended to write, and can read that into the revision process, missing what they actually wrote and how it does or doesn’t communicate. 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. The only hesitation I have in recommending her is fear that my books will slip down the pile.”
Peter Cawdron, International Bestseller
Ellen is professional, knowledgeable, and hard-working. On many occasions she’s fit me into her busy schedule when I had a pressing deadline. I’ve come to trust her on all matters of grammar, never questioning her suggestions. She’s an anchor in my publishing process, and I know my story will be its best once she’s gone over it. I value her so much I chose her to be the editor for my anthology series.
—A.K. Meek, Bestselling Author
“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
“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.”
—Eamon Ambrose, International Bestseller
“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.”
—Jon Frater, Bestselling 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.”
—Will Swardstrom, Bestselling Author
“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.”
—Stefan Bolz, Bestselling Author
“I used to think I could get away with using writer friends and beta readers to catch errors, omissions, and other problems in my manuscripts before I published, but I was wrong. After I saw how much better one of my stories was when Ellen Campbell edited it for an anthology, I knew I had 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. She has just the right combination of encouragement and authority to keep an author on track without being the least bit discouraging. I can’t express how highly I recommend her services.”
—Christopher J. Valin, Bestselling Author
“You really are my favorite editor. We got along and you didn’t find my bluntness off-putting. I wish everyone edited like you.”
—J.E. Mac, Bestselling Author