“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’s eye for the right edits in the right place are priceless. I suspect Heinlein, Asimov, and Rod Serling all had an ‘Ellen'”
I trust Ellen to make judgment calls on grammar without involving me in every detail. She has a good feel for what’s trivial and what might impact on the content of a novel, and only highlights those points that actually merit discussion. For me, this means only being drawn into issues of substance and content, which radically simplifies the editorial process. I can focus on writing, knowing she’s covering the bases in regards to syntax, US cultural idioms and grammatical issues. All in all, it means less work for both of us as we can both get on with the tasks at hand. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other authors.
–Peter Cawdron, International Bestseller
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. Once I saw how much better one of my stories was once Ellen Campbell had 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