Linda epitomizes the traits essential to quality editing. She’s meticulous, knowledgeable, and truly cares about making my novels the best they can be. I’ve worked with many editors over the past decade (both freelancers I’ve hired and editors employed by my Big-Five publishers) and Linda is hands-down the best I’ve seen, bar none.
I give her my most enthusiastic recommendation. — Michael J. Sullivan, regarding copy editing
Most editors correct mistakes. Others suggest corrections. But few inspire. Linda Branam inspires.
— Scott Simon, regarding line edit and follow-up copy edit
You certainly did a thorough job on my manuscript, and I appreciate it. It took me several hours (days, actually) to correct my punctuation/grammar, and to consider and/or revise your suggested word changes, inconsistencies, etc. As a result, I accepted the majority of your edits. It was a longer process than I expected, but I found it to be a very positive and enlightening one. Thanks for your comments and compliments. It’s been good working with you, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do so in the future.
— Cheryl Devenney, regarding copy edit
I contacted Linda Branam after being referred to her by Amazon Best Selling fantasy author Michael [J.] Sullivan. Working with her was an honor and a blessing. She knows exactly how much to edit without changing the author’s voice, how to find and cut the redundant parts of a manuscript so that it flows more smoothly, and she does so in a timely manner. I’d love to work with her again!
— Brandon Varnell, regarding copy edit
I worked all day today and made most of the changes you suggested. You were right and I thank you so much for the input. I have already uploaded the newer version and feel better that it is more complete and more professional. Thanks again. — Mark Edward Hall, regarding touch-up editing
The edits were excellent. Your comments are all very good and I think I’m getting them. I should have the copy back to you for the final round of edits after I’ve worked the kinks out of some scenes that seemed especially problematic. I find non sequiturs [that you marked] come up when the character’s motivation isn’t clear, so I’ve done a few overhauls. Making the changes makes the book move along much faster, which I think is great.” — Amanda Albright Still, regarding line edit & copy edit