Author/Client Testimonials

A few comments my clients have volunteered about my work:

In my almost thirty-year career in freelance writing, I've worked with many editors. I love working with an editor who not only understands what I'm trying to accomplish but can improve the telling of my tales. In order to do that, the editor must understand—have a sense of—the writer's voice. It's that intangible that makes the difference in the final product any writer produces. Jennifer Silva Redmond became my editor years after Deadly Little Secrets was first crafted. Her excitement about my novel and her understanding of my characters—especially my protagonist's voice—made Deadly Little Secrets better. I will always be grateful.
Marla Miller, author of Deadly Little Secrets 

I knew, from attending Ms. Redmond's workshops, that she had a gift for discerning not just the meat of a storyline, but the bones of it as well. Still, I can't believe how strong my story was after her input. She helped me bring the theme into focus, which was exactly what I needed. I can't thank her enough, and will certainly be using her services again.
--Gayle Carline, author of three mysteries and From the Horse's Mouth: One Lucky Memoir 

Thank you so much, Jennifer, for your specific, supportive, and scintillating help with my manuscript. You encouraged me to keep at it, even in the face of rejections, while you made concrete observations and suggestions I was able to implement. I know your suggestions about how to start my manuscript, and even the title change, are factors that resulted in getting a contract to publish my first culinary mystery. I am most appreciative!
 --Sharon Arthur Moore, author of Mission Impastable (coming from Oak Tree Press in 2013)

I so appreciate you bringing your keen editorial eye and expertise to my manuscript. Your comments helped me meet my goal of making my story, characters, and setting as authentic as possible.
--Helen Landalf, author of Flyaway http://www.helenlandalf.com

Jennifer has helped with the preparation, editing, and marketing of two of my books. It was delightful working with someone so professional, knowledgeable, encouraging and graced with such a great sense of humor.
--Graham Mackintosh, author of four books on Baja California.  www.grahammackintosh.com

Jennifer Redmond was an exhilarating editor to work with because she was always thinking beyond the options immediately at hand, imagining and then realizing new possibilities and contacts, extending herself far beyond the requirements of her position. I could take the competence for granted; what stimulated me was the reaching out, the imagination.
--Bruce Berger, author of Almost An Island, There was a River, Oasis of Stone  and much more http://www.bruceberger.net/

It's hard finding someone who is an expert editor who tells you the truth about your writing and gives you thoughtful suggestions for improvement.  I have found that perfect editor in Jennifer Silva Redmond.
--Bette Blaydes Pegas, author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos http://www.betteblaydespegas.com/ 

As an editor, Jennifer understood my objectives and helped me to realize them.
--Harry Crosby, author of Gateway to Alta California, Portrait of Paloma and others http://www.harrywcrosby.com/author

You're more than an editor. You have been a thoughtful, attentive, and skilled midwife for the birth of my novel. I feel more confident bringing my creation into the world now that I've benefited from your insightful and generous guidance.
--Orit Arfa, author of The Settler

Jennifer is truly amazing with her sharp focus for any and all problems, offering alternative suggestions or possible corrections for wrong turns or missed bets, and helping me to be a much better writer overall.
--"Padretimo" Tunks, freelance writer and monthly columnist for the Marina Mariner.

Your work on my books has been so helpful -- detailed and insightful...
--Janise Rinaldi, author of three books

Jennifer, the editorial work you did on my manuscript was superb, as was the mentoring I received as part of the process. You truly went above and beyond...
--Brad Halverson, The Dragonologist