TESTIMONIAL “Her exceptional skills have been honed over a long career devoted to the written word”

I have recently completed my first fiction novel, The Empyrean Quest, and after much research, I chose Gail Tagarro to do the editing. Following a very helpful and focused first contact over the phone, I knew Gail was the right person to guide me as a first-time author.

My expectations were far exceeded over the following months as my rough manuscript evolved into a polished book ready for publishing. Her exceptional skills have been honed over a long career devoted to the written word. I found her respectful of my storyline, providing honest, professional advice. Her nurturing style helped me to learn a great deal about the writing process as we, together, created the book I had always envisaged. I am forever grateful for her guidance and look forward to working with her again in the future—Don Horsfall, The Empyrean Quest, to be published soon (Oct. 2018).

Reader Reviews

Greg Kater’s Warramunga Trilogy

The Warramunga’s WarThe Warramunga’s Aftermath of WarSkills of the Warramunga

Congratulations to my client, Australian author Greg Kater, whose historical fiction books are attracting excellent reader reviews. The Warramunga trilogy is set in and after World War II. Greg Kater writes the books from a uniquely Australian perspective.

The Warramunga’s War. Reviewer Darryl Greer on Goodreads says this. “The scenes and dialogue ring true, no doubt partly because the author, Greg Kater, has drawn on his own father’s experiences. But in addition to that, it is clear that he has put meticulous research into the story’s background. The characters are three-dimensional, the scenes come alive — you feel you are there, watching the action as it happens.”

Book cover

Excellent book review of my client Greg Kater’s book (first book in his WWII trilogy)

In addition, on Readers’ Favorite (Book Reviews and Award Contest), Greer gives The Warramunga’s War 5 out of 5 in each of the five categories assessed: Appearance, Plot, Development, Formatting, Marketability, and Overall Opinion.

Greer says this about the editing. “It is clear this book has been professionally edited — alas not something you can take for granted these days — as I didn’t spot one error.”

Yay for both Greg and me! You can read Greer’s full reader review by clicking the link here.

You can buy Greg’s books through his publisher, Zeus Publications (The Warramunga’s War; The Warramunga’s Aftermath of War; Skills of the Warramunga).

Testimonials: 2017 Best Book Award Winner–Fiction African American

Her encouragement, industry knowledge, inspiring emails, and hilarious comments kept me going

I found editors4you in 2013 during an Instagram search for editors. I was an eager debut author with a completed first draft that, I soon found out, was in shambles. Gail, the sweetest person you would ever meet, told me in the kindest, yet brutally honest way, that we had a lot of work to do! Referring to Gail as just my editor doesn’t do her justice. She is my editor, my mentor, and writing coach. And while we dissected an 80,000-word rough draft, we developed a bond that only she could make me focus and ‘do the work’ to put it back together again. It was hard and extremely challenging, but her encouragement, industry knowledge, inspiring emails, and hilarious comments kept me going. Gail is no longer just my editor; she is a true friend (who I still contract with to edit my work). We’ve got one book under our belt and many more to come—Bianca Williams,  Sidelined: The Draft. 2017 Best Book Award Winner–Fiction: African American.

2017 Silver Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Adalina Mae, Nothing is Predictable (non-fiction—autobiography)

2017 Silver Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

2017 Silver Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Adalina Mae, Nothing is Predictable

“Gail’s dedication to my project was phenomenal. She was always on time with deadlines. Her editing technique kept the essence of my style and made my story flow beautifully. The attention to detail was amazing. Her suggestions in some areas, particularly with show don’t tell, helped me improve my style of writing. I will definitely be working with her on my next project. Love your work, Gail!”

You can find Adalina’s book at:

http://www.adalinamae.com/shop

News flash:

2017 Silver Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Silver Medal Success

Congratulations to my self-published author and friend, Adalina Mae, on her phenomenal success with Nothing is Predictable. She has won the 2017 Silver Medal in the non-fiction autobiography category of the prestigious ‘Readers’ Favorite Book Awards’. Well done, Adalina, you have worked so hard on promoting your book and you richly deserve this success.

Adalina’s success reflects the ongoing efforts she puts into promoting her book.

 

Testimonials “Gail was welcoming and open to my book idea. She was very helpful throughout the process”

When I was looking for an editor, I wasn’t sure whom to use. I spoke to a couple of other editors first, but when I spoke to Gail, she felt more welcoming and open to my book idea. Other editors turned ‘cold’ once I told them the subject. Gail was very helpful throughout the process. If I had a question about anything, she happily answered and provided me with additional information that I needed to learn and understand as it was my first self-published eBook.

I will definitely use her services again in future—John Nguyen, How to Overcome Heroin Addiction in 4 Days…Painlessly (Sept 2017).

Testimonials “I am very grateful for your wise and insightful suggestions and recommendations”

Many thanks for your manuscript appraisal. I am very grateful for your wise and insightful suggestions and recommendations. I can’t tell you how valuable this exercise has been and I look forward to working with you further in the future. I have a sense of real excitement as I prepare to go through the manuscript and your suggestions in great detail—Russ Morgan, The Girl in the Window (draft fiction novella).

Testimonials “Her direct and honest approach helped me improve my writing skills”

I recommend Gail Tagarro of editors4you.com. She is a highly qualified professional editor and a pleasure to work with. Her direct and honest approach helped me improve my writing skills in the process. Worth every penny! – Patricia Wilson, The Barrel to Crazyland (YA fiction).

Testimonials “Her comments were educational, humorous and always honest”

I found Gail’s contact details halfway through writing my manuscript. I called her and told her about the sensitive nature of my writing and challenged her to not only accept the topic but to take my muddled 60,000 words and make something of it. I knew I had a story to tell but I was acutely aware I would need the best professional help to make it coherent. From our phone call I knew she was the person I could trust. She asked for 2000 words to sample edit. When I read my edited sample back I was thrilled. She had turned my mass of words into something engaging – something I wanted to do but just couldn’t achieve in my writing. Her subtle edits preserved my meaning and style but turned each sentence into a sublime meander of storytelling – except that Going the Distance is a true story. I called her 6 months later to do the first edit. She managed my edit wonderfully and not only was her editing beyond my wildest expectations, her comments were educational, humorous and always honest. I became a better writer thanks to her guidance. We ended up doing 2 more full edits and she even reviewed my marketing copy supplied by Amazon. Having her check this reassured me and made me feel confident that I had done all I could to produce the best product possible for my target audience. I would recommend Gail at editors4you.com to anyone wishing to produce writing/copy that will be a pleasure to read now and in the future. Her editing will stand the test of time and is well worth the small investment – Guy Fitter, Going the Distance (non-fiction, self-help)

Testimonials “Gail’s attention to detail is just what you need in an editor”

Gail was friendly and approachable as well as professional. I asked her to do a sample edit on my first chapter and although I had edited that chapter so many times, she still found things I’d missed. I liked that I got a document with tracked changes so I could choose to reject or accept changes. She also provided comments about things that were confusing or unclear. I was much more confident about sending my manuscript to publishers and competitions knowing it was improved. Gail’s attention to detail is just what you need in an editor. My manuscript will be published in 2017 and Gail’s edit helped me to get over the line – Kathryn Gossow, Cassandra (fiction). You will find Kathryn’s book on Odyssey Books.

Testimonials “If you’re looking for an inspirational and professional editor go no further than editors4you”

The best decision I made this year was to choose Gail to edit my book It’s all about Love. From the first email, she was friendly and helpful. Even when she had deadlines, she returned my emails and answered my questions. Her editing took my manuscript to another level and every idea she suggested was an improvement. Gail was by my side throughout the process and she personally invested in my book. She was like a best friend, caring but honest when necessary. Gail is dedicated to her work and delivers a high quality product. If you are looking for an inspirational and professional editor, go no further than editors4you.com – Wendy Edwards, It’s all about Love (non-fiction, self-help)