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CLIENT COMMENTS

I’ve read your critique. It is what I wanted and needed ... I much appreciate the time and serious attention and thought you’ve given to my draft, the well-structured way you’ve done it and your tone – that your advice (wise words borne from your intelligence and experience) isn’t the last word, but for me to consider.
Whether or not, in the end, my book is a commercial proposition, your involvement will have made it better. Most helpfully, where you have pointed up problems, you have offered solutions. And the contextualization of your thoughts, within your meta-analyses of fiction and including reviewing criteria, is appreciated.
I feel I have received great value for money from you...
Jeff Probst, author

Gale worked on two of my books, The Storytelling Entrepreneur and Merchandise for Authors, while I was Writer in Residence for the British Library. I had very tight deadlines which Gale was great about meeting and I really valued her feedback and professional eye on my work. Her insight allowed me to think more clearly about how the books were structured and improved my writing overall. I always recommend Gale when I run creative writing workshops for other writers.
Melissa Addey, author
(www.melissaaddey.com)

Gale has a keen attention to detail which means her copy-editing of our children’s picture books is of great quality.
Luke Hou, Starfish Bay Books, Adelaide, Australia (www.starfishbaypublishing.com.au)

I was very fortunate to find Gale having used numerous copy-editors in the past. I didn't expect her to adapt so well to the challenging timescale, my awkward writing style and the unusual content of the text. She understood precisely what was required from the onset, her communication not just excellent but empowering throughout. She made a joy of what is what is, normally, a very stressful experience for me. I think it's down to her vast experience, but where other copy-editors struggle, Gale, excels.
Anton FitzSimons, author

Gale is the ally you need when writing a book. Her style is friendly, her customer service is excellent and her work is highly professional. I trust and value her opinion because she spends the time to get right into your manuscript and then gives well-formed, clear, useful, direct, realistic feedback, which she delivers in a kind, honest but positive way – just what is needed. Her aim is to make your work the best it can be. It is a pleasure working with her and I would l recommend her strongly.
Selina Athens, author

Gale and I took part in a seminar organized by the Scottish Branch of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I was immediately impressed with her warm and positive disposition, which she combines with complete pragmatism about the publishing industry and obviously long experience as an editor and project manager. She offered delegates a tempting blend of experience and pragmatism, and I find myself quoting what she said about the editorial process still.
Alison Baverstock, Course Leader, MA Publishing , Kingston University, and author

Gale has edited all of our books to date. We are currently writing our ninth, and without our trusted editor, we would truly panic. She really goes the extra mile and isn't afraid to tell us when our structure doesn't work or the story isn't up to scratch. She knocked us into shape with the first book in our series in 2011, and has been an integral part of every book since.
Lyn McNicol & Laura Cameron Jackson, Badger the Mystical Mutt, (The Lunicorn Press) www.badgerthemysticalmutt.com

The help and advice provided by Gale Winskill, of Winskill Editorial, were invaluable. In many places the changes she suggested were small but they improved my book dramatically and in ways I could never have done on my own. I would heartily recommend Gale to anyone looking for a good editor to help them with their novels.
Colin M. Drysdale, author; winner of Best Indie Book Awards 2015 (horror category); winner of the First Novel (>80,000 words category), Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2014 https://cmdrysdale.wordpress.com/tag/for-those-in-peril-on-the-sea/

A very safe pair of hands that we know we can trust with our most important projects.
Emma Langley, Phoenix Yard Books

Gale has a wonderful ability to polish a writer’s prose without changing its creative shape. She’s a brilliant editor in the true meaning of the word brilliant.
Sonja Lewis, author and contributor to The Huffington Post

Gale Winskill, of Winskill Editorial, deserves a mention for her forthright feedback and fast turnaround. She’s as professional as she is helpful.
Mac Logan, author of The Angels’ Share, available from Apple iBookstore and Smashwords

Gale is conscientious and has the ability to turn a muddled manuscript into a clear and consistent presentation of the author's ideas.
Christian Maclean, Floris Books

Gale is an excellent editor who has proven that she can spot a potential best-seller. She has a good eye for detail and offers sound advice to her authors.
Lucy Juckes, literary agent, Jenny Brown Associates

Her critique and comments on my manuscript have been impressive; she has made it easy for me to make little changes that lead to a more professional result. I wish I had known her before I wrote my last two books!
Zandra Macpherson, author of A Strange and Wild Place and People of the Wild Cat Country (Birlinn)

Gale is a tireless, creative, skilled and dependable editor.
John Richardson, Black & White Publishing

Gale’s brilliant advice and assistance was invaluable in getting my novel into print. A truly remarkable service, I cannot recommend Gale enough.
Cyrus Chainey, author of The Tale of the Wolf, available from amazon.co.uk

I first came into contact with Gale when she edited two books I had written, which were published by Black & White Publishing. I was so impressed by her helpfulness and professionalism that when I self-published another book, I didn’t hesitate to make contact, and received the same very high standard of service.
Philip Paris, author

I thought the service you provided was very professional, It was completed exactly on time and the insightful comments were excellent.
Dr Rick Norris, C.Psychol, author

Gale did a helpful and comprehensive critique on one of our recent projects which needed the input of an experienced fiction editor.
Penny Grearson, Waverley Books

Gale's work is thorough, professional and confidence-inspiring. Prompt, constructive communication at every stage. Excellent service.
Rachel Vevers, children’s author

I was referred to Gale to help me edit a 20k word thesis as part of my MSc. She reviewed the work in great depth, working over the Christmas period, and delivered her corrections earlier than I had expected. She enormously improved the quality of the draft I had provided her with and I would not hesitate in using her services again.
Dominic Morley

Gale was recommended to me by a fellow writer, and hiring her to edit my mystery novel was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Gale works to the highest professional standards; she always meets deadlines; provides quick turnaround times; is clear, direct and constructive in her feedback, and spots the tiniest inconsistencies in the flow of a plot. I also appreciate Gale's great sense of humour, and I hope she'll remain my editor for many works to come.
Regina Moucka, Ph.D., PMP

Gale edited my very first published novel. I found her incredibly clear and helpfully transparent about the details of the editing process, and very fast in response to my many questions.
Lari Don, winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly the Royal Mail Awards) 2009

I’ve found your editorial advice invaluable, as well as inspiring.
Alex Nye, winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards (formerly the Royal Mail Awards) 2007

A good editor is meticulous, honest and creative as well as being constructive without being overbearing. All in all, quite a challenge, so thank you, Gale, for successfully juggling all of those things!
Annemarie Allan, winner of the Kelpies Prize 2007

Gale edited a full-length novel of over 110,000 words for me. Her work is very thorough and insightful. She provides very comprehensive feedback and suggestions for improvement without being discouraging and I would be happy to recommend her as an editor to anyone that needs those services.
Heather Katsonga-Phiri, author