I edited Ashley Pitzer’s debut novel and we dicussed the process on her podcast. Interview with Claire Cronshaw

“I am an author of an epic fantasy series. The books within the series contain complex storylines and character arcs. It is so important to find a copyeditor who learns and understands my voice. A copyeditor who can monitor the constant twists and turns within the story.

Finding Claire, building up a schedule, and passing my manuscripts to her fills me with absolute confidence. I see many years of the two of us working together. Both in this series and the next. Thank you, Claire.”

Book covers by G J Kemp: Miles and The Soldier; Valen and the Beasts, Petra and the Sewer Rats.
G. J. Kemp, The Acre Series

“What I love about working with Claire is that I have choice and options throughout the process. I’m not a literary genius, preferring to concentrate on characters and plot. I’ve twice opted for Claire’s most thorough copy edit and have been delighted with the result and how much I have learned along the way. A thoroughly well thought out approach from a top rate editor.”

Book covers Angela Dandy: The Silver Dagger. California Dreaming.
Angela Dandy, The Silver Dagger, and California Dreaming.

“Claire is very professional and hard working. She makes sure to question a manuscript in the way a reader might to make sure you put your work out into the world with confidence. She is very approachable and easy to work with as well as being a thorough editor. I have also recommended her to other author friends.”

Book Cover Francesca Catlow: One Corfu Summer.
Francesca Catlow, One Corfu Summer

“Let’s start with what a wonderfully complete, excellent job you’ve done. The experience has been amazing. Being retired military, I appreciate your thoroughness and attention to the smallest detail. Absolutely wonderful. You’re brilliant!”

Book cover Mark K McClain: The Hunt for Alesta.
Mark Krepps (Mark K. McClain), The Hunt for Alesta

“I can highly recommend Claire for her proofreading service. She did an excellent job on my debut novels My Heart Sings Your Song and Where Have We Come. Hope to work with her soon on my next book.”

Book covers Saz Vora: My Heart Sings Your Song. Made In Heaven. Where Have We Come.
Saz Vora, My Heart Sings Your Song, Where Have We Come and Made in Heaven

“After losing my long-time editor, I was fortunate enough to find Claire.

She took the editing job on at the last minute on my recent book, The Omega Variant, and did a very good, timely job.”

Book cover Sean O'Neil: The Omega Variant.
Sean O’Neil, The Omega Variant

“Claire was recommended to me by another author, and boy am I glad. I am a first time author so there was quite a lot of work to be done. Still, Claire was able to get the edit done in a very timely manner. My book is based on my experiences with spirituality and the afterlife and it has taken a lot of courage to share my experiences. Claire gave extra special care and attention to the details of my book, and was very encouraging and respectful throughout. If I write a second book, I will definitely use Cherry Edits again!”

Book cover Anne Hough: A Father's Love
Anne Hough, A Father’s Love

“I’ve worked with Claire the second time and can recommend her proofreading and editing without reservations. She’s truly eagle-eyed and knows her trade. Your work can only benefit from her editing. Communication is always smooth and professional. The style sheet is priceless. She will certainly be my choice for the third volume of The Nick Warner Chronicles!”

Cartoon image: The Nick Warner Chronicles.
Ines Strohschein, The Nick Warner Chronicles

“Claire proofread a book of the most challenging levels, a puzzle book disguised as a furniture catalogue. She was clear and efficient in her communication, which was timely and helpful. More than this though, Claire was always friendly and approachable, and we fell into a good rhythm of communicating via email and text. This should not be understated!”

2020 Catalogue cover: Flatpak
Stephen Lockyer, Co-founder at Escapages, publishers of interactive escape room books.
Screenshot from Saz Vora's LinkedIn asking me to book her in for July.
A happy client. Saz Vora, romance writer.

“When Claire suggested a Manuscript Assessment, I was uncertain whether this was what I needed or not. I am so glad I agreed! Claire’s assessment of my manuscript was truly excellent. She commented on many things – both great and small – but it was her comments on the structure that I found most valuable. One of the constant nagging itches I struggle with is how much detail to provide the reader, so I can be sure that they ‘got it’. Claire’s assessment of the manuscript will be invaluable to me as I continue on my writing journey.”

David Ford, Worlds Apart

“I was a client of Claire’s. She helped edit my fiction novel manuscript. Claire is extremely thorough and she gave me the confidence that my manuscript was in excellent condition by the end of her work.”

Andrew Gates, Cassan Astor and the Desert Empress
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