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I loved working with Penni! A professional in every way, she copyedited both of my novels in an engaging and timely manner. She was clear with me what I should expect about the editing process and stuck to the timelines she quoted. Not to mention, she is very knowledgeable in her craft, and stays on top of current industry standards. I could not have produced such high quality work (or an award winning book :) without her.
-Cherie Fruehan, Award-winning artist and author of Dinner with the Hawthornes, which earned Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards (2020) and The Suicide of Sophie Rae.
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I have 30 years of professional writing experience and choosing Penni Askew as my editor is one of the best decisions I ever made. Her line and copyediting helped bring out the unique voice in each of my books. Her prompt response time and client-centered patience are highly professional. I wholeheartedly recommend her for all your editing needs!
-Krin Van Tatenhove, author
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Penni is awesome. I’ve used her for a full edit and several copyedits. She goes above and beyond with her feedback and makes my work shine. I won’t use anyone else!
-Janet Leigh, author of the Jennifer Cloud series
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Penni has edited my last three sweet and wholesome romance stories. Every line I wrote was carefully scrutinized with helpful (and I might add, spot on) compact and powerful suggestions and comments, which brought new life to my characters, plots, and storylines. She showed me what I was doing right, and what I needed to improve upon as well as how to achieve my goals. I appreciate and respect her honest and straightforward approach.
-Deborah King, author of the Inspiration in Cologne series
I just wanted to email to thank you again for your edits on Rise Above. It is officially complete, submitted, and off to find its way in the world. I think those notes gave it the final push toward completion, so many thanks once more.
-Matt Livera, flash fiction writer
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Thank you for the wonderful critique of my manuscript. You helped me write several scenes better while keeping my own voice. I never felt as though you were re-writing my scenes for me. Your confidence in my writing inspired me to do better—thank you!
Your editorial points were right on target, and I appreciate it very much. I now know where best to use a hyphen.
What I like most about your editing style is the passion and enthusiasm you have for reading a good book. You enjoy what you do, and it shows. It’s encouraging.
With your help, I feel like I’ve written a book that readers will enjoy.
I’m looking forward to working with you again.
-Suzan Schnitzius, author of middle-grade and YA books