I hired Richard to edit my debut novel, Cape of Storms, in mid 2017. Since then, he has worked with me on and off for a period of two years. Apart from Richard’s eye for detail, I wanted and needed an editor who was not afraid to tell me the brutal truth, which he certainly did. Some of his early suggestions took me longer to digest, as I was too close to the work to be fully objective, but I realised in time that he was correct and I set about rectifying those issues by revising, redrafting, and in some cases re-plotting and rewriting certain sections of the book.
In addition to grammar, structure and plot, Richard also provided reality checks on occasion and made logical suggestions to maintain the element of authenticity that I strived to achieve.
When I finalised and published Cape of Storms in November 2019, I can honestly say that, compared to the 2016 version, Richard’s valuable feedback and constructive criticism helped me craft a more balanced and tighter narrative than it was.
If you’re looking for an editor who will help you improve your work, while simultaneously respecting and retaining the integrity of an author’s unique style and voice, then I highly recommend Richard for the job.
~Bianca Bowers, Author of Cape of Storms