Fiction Editing Testimonials
Thank you, Karin, for all your wonderful editing insights and enduring patience to make sure my precise meaning was coming across crystal clear. Not to mention the Lord of the Rings references that pulled me from the pit of plot despair! My first novel has been polished into a diamond thanks to you!
I’ve now had the pleasure to work with Karin on two projects and just sent her a third. She’s good, folks. Very good. Her instincts for story are spot-on. Plus, she’s funny, personable, and easy to work with. I’m the Managing Editor for Smitten Historical Romance. Look for Karin’s work in some of our upcoming releases in 2018!
I recently had the opportunity to work with Karin through my publisher on my new book “Mist O’er the Voyageur” coming out next October. As anyone who has been through the editing process knows, tackling edits is not for the faint of heart, but you simply cannot do it alone or with a beta reader. If you are looking for actual editing know-how and desire an editor who will go through your manuscript with a proverbial fine-toothed-comb and help you make your story stronger and tighter, Karin can help you accomplish that. She is well-versed in both content and line editing and will give your manuscript the attention it needs. I highly recommend her.
Karin Beery’s keen attention to detail helped me immeasurably to improve my craft. During our association as critique partners, I could always depend on her suggestions to point out the rules of good fiction writing.
Karin Beery has worked on two of my writing projects. I have found her work professional, timely, and very through. Her suggestions are helpful and constructive.
Karin Beery is an excellent coach. She is positive in her comments and keeps me going, constantly giving advice on how to improve my writing. She always has an answer to any questions I might have. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is searching for a writing mentor.
I was excited to be able to work with Karin on the 2012 Elk Rapids Visitors’ Guide. I envisioned moving the guide in a new direction, Karin and I discussed some ideas and she was off and running. Her editing, research and writing brought varied information together, fit the vision perfectly, and made the guide a showcase publication for the area. Karin’s creativity and dedication make her work stand out, and the responsibility and professionalism she brings to the table make her a pleasure to work with.
Having worked with Karin Beery in a proofreading capacity, I can say her work is thorough, informative and concise. She has a flair for presenting content in a logical, interesting format. I look forward to working with Karin again, in the future.
Karin is a friend, and when I was suffering from writer’s block, I knew I could turn to her. Just for background, my profession is a civil engineer. I like engineering, but I love working with children, especially overseas. I wanted to compose a letter sharing my vision with people for a mission trip to Ukraine and Israel. It wasn’t working! The facts were there, but I was missing something. So I sent my draft to Karin. After looking it over, she affectionately said: “Harry, you’re such an engineer!”, But then she tweaked a few things here and there, suggested that I add some personal touches, and voila! 1000% percent better! I’m getting ready to send out a very personal, well written vision of my heart’s passion to my friends, and I owe much of that to Karin!!
Our chiropractic office received invaluable help from Karin on our brochure. Not only did she help us focus our language to be more concise and readable, she assisted us in finding our target audience and tailored our brochure to be its most effective. She is personable, efficient, and a pleasure to work with!
Excellent writing and editing skills. Karin is a great listener and is well qualified to provide honest insight into which resources will best benefit her individual clients.
Our Non-Profit Organization received amazing guidance and instruction from Karin’s guide on Press Releases. We have had such overwhelming success after using her materials to write better Press. Her guidance gave our Organization the confidence to proudly send our Press to National news outlets- with success of having outlets such as CBS Evening News, CNN and other national newspapers and TV stations contact and publish our work! Thank you so much, Karin!