Testimonials

It’s a pleasure to work with my clients, and I’m delighted to know that they feel the same way.

 

Victoria is a writer’s dream. As soon as I started working with her on my book Breast Left Unsaid – I felt confident that not only was I in the hands of a pro, but that we were in the creative process together and it was going to be a fun ride! Her editing skills and coaching abilities allowed me to experiment and feel completely comfortable doing so. But it was her sense of humor and on-target honesty that motivated me to push for the finish line on the days when I thought I couldn’t write another word. I am the proud author of my first full-length book that is getting rave reviews from readers and critics alike, because I hired the right editor. When you work with Victoria you will have an editor, writing coach, mentor, and friend throughout your process. I am looking forward to my next project with her.

Jude Callirgos, Breast Left Unsaid

Victoria is a very special person! Her skill of helping and advising a rather new author to navigate through the complexity of the ins and outs of finishing a book is stellar!

She is clever, efficient and insightful…and also under budget. A joy to work with!

Tom Klobucher, The Great Workplace Revolution and The Great Workplace Transformation

Victoria exceeded my expectations and proved to be immensely helpful in editing my manuscript. She not only did a fantastic job of mechanically editing text; I don’t know how many times I read her edits and said to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that!” She is very easy to work with—a real pleasure, extremely competent and offered insightful and oftentimes humorous comments. Working with her made the editing a fun process. She has me looking forward to doing another book.

Joe de Kehoe, The Silence and The Sun

Victoria Wright meets the highest professional standards as an editor and proofreader. She is a genius with endnotes and bibliography. What’s more, she is fun to work with. She will put bounce in your step.

Arthur D. Robbins, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained (to be published in Summer 2012)

Victoria helps you through every stage of the book production process, from manuscript to editing to formatting to marketing, in a cheerful and supportive manner. Victoria is a writer’s editor. She takes the time to understand what you are trying to say and to make it happen in a clear and compelling way. She stays on top of the trends in self-publishing, which are changing constantly. She has good advice as to what formats to target, and why. Victoria is conscious of the budget that authors have and does not pressure them into more than they can handle. Ultimately, she quietly and competently guides you through the many choices on the path to successful publishing. She was terrific in the production of my book, and I would not hesitate to use her again.

Steve Bates, The Seeds of Spring: Lessons from the Garden

I’d like to tell you about my experiences working with my editor, Victoria Wright. (I highly recommend Victoria.) Nothing screams, “I’m self-published” more than a book full of grammatical errors, confusing phrases, and worst, typos. And having your friend edit your book because she got an A in English just won’t cut it. You need a professional. I interviewed several editors before deciding on Victoria. She not only knows her stuff, but she’s also a lot of fun to work with. If you’re looking for someone who will maintain the integrity of your message, who will tighten your work and tell you honestly and respectfully what needs to be changed, then hire Victoria. You’ll be happy you did.

Amy Beth O’Brien,  Stuck with Mr. Wrong?: Ten Steps to Starring in Your Own Life Story

I have spent almost two years writing, editing, and formatting my memoirs. And I must say that I did an excellent job. Then I handed my work off to three of my children (graduates of Williams, BC, and Curry College—all English majors) for their review. And I must say that each of them did an excellent job editing and formatting. And then I sent it to Victoria, and with her help, my manuscript became a book. There’s an important difference here… I know that now. She is an excellent grammarian, a thoughtful and insightful editor, and a precise and professional formatter. And she is fun to work with. Really. And that, to quote Robert Frost, “has made all the difference.”

Kathy Yannetti, My Life (privately published)

The experience we had with our first book could have been so much harder without the expertise, experience, and precision of Victoria Wright. She is warm, compassionate, and yet she’s ALL business. She’s definitely the Virgo you want to catch what everyone else has missed. She’s got our business for the next one, and the next one…

Gayle Andrew and Jess Kielman, Accidental Journey: An Owner’s Guide to a Broken Body

Victoria allowed me to accomplish a life-long dream of completing my dissertation for Boston University. She was excellent as both an editor and coach throughout this grueling process and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs support and her skills with complex documentation and guidance with APA formatting!

B. Reynolds, Ph.D.

When I decided to publish my first book, a friend suggested that I speak with Victoria. That was the best advice I could have received! Her service to me as an editor and consultant was professional, patient, and efficient. Victoria’s fees were more than reasonable, and I can recommend her without reservation. Because of Victoria, my book was born!

Jerry D. Posner,  Attention Late Bloomers: You’re Right on Time!

I recently had my first novel published. As soon as I produced the manuscript, I realized I needed the services of someone to help me transform my efforts into publishable form. I contacted Victoria, and it turned out to be the smartest move I ever made. While sticking to the plot of my story, she suggested changes and improvements, and walked me through the steps to get it published, all of which, I feel, increased sales of my book. Victoria has made me a better writer.

William Suriner, Six Miles From Home

 …I had written a first draft manuscript and I knew I needed an editor. I called Victoria. The phone call was extraordinary. She immediately understood the stage I had reached on the book and agreed with my idea for self-publishing. She then laid out a production plan with deadlines. Victoria is a terrific editor. She has the editorial insights to spot, and then correct, problems. She has the skills to sharpen copy and to suggest more precise words. She is enthusiastic about her craft, and, thankfully, she also has a marvelous sense of humor. Working with Victoria had infused joy into the process of writing and the challenge of being published. I am happy to recommend her as a talented shepherd for writers who aspire to publish their work.

Lewis C.  Cuyler, Ernestine Bayer: Mother of US Women’s Rowing

Working with Victoria through the magic of the computer was an enjoyable learning process. She skillfully and diplomatically showed me what needed improvement and taught me the tricks to do that without trying to change my style or voice. Beyond that, she showed me the benefits of self-publishing, no longer a “vanity” process, but a logical and viable option for those who want to present their writing to the world. Best of all, since I really want to spend my time creating and not learning html or file production, Victoria did all of that for me.  At the age of 63, I feel as if I have finally caught up and begun a whole new career.

Susan Winters Smith, The Mystery at Seymour Lake Lodge

I consider myself lucky to have found Victoria Wright. Victoria’s professional objectivity gauges the readers’ reaction. Her subjective involvement in the story helped increase its emotional and aesthetic appeal. Her suggestions to improve the storyline, the pace, and the believability of the characters, as well as the mundane matters of usage, grammar, and punctuation, tremendously improved the quality of my manuscript. Victoria was prompt, punctual, and forthright. She is also bright, knowledgeable, and aware. Her no-nonsense approach, without making me feel like an incompetent, is a skill hard to find.

S. Priyadarsini, Ph.D., A Lotus of Happiness in an Ocean of Tears

Victoria did an excellent job on very short notice, dealing with a technical and unfamiliar topic. My 1,000-page legal casebook on mergers and acquisitions needed polishing, proofing, and grammatical corrections, and Victoria did it all efficiently and promptly to ensure that I got it to my publisher before the deadline.

Wendy B. Davis, Assoc. Professor of Law, Albany Law School

I want to express my deep gratitude to Victoria Wright, my editor, for all her generous help when I decided to get my novel published. She went from the very beginning of the intricate editing process with me as we waded through the manuscript, page by page, with her invaluable corrections, suggestions, meticulous judgment, and enduring patience. I am particularly indebted to her for sailing with me on this incredible voyage to publication, and laud her to the skies. I cannot thank her enough.

Rissa Poloway, Rachel’s Dancing Dream

As a novice writer looking to get a book published, I knew nothing about the process of editing and refining my book. I knew that I needed someone to do this with an educated, critical, and appreciative eye. That is when I ran into Victoria Wright. Victoria has turned out to be more than an editor for me. She has become an advocate of my writing, a confidante about the struggles of writing, a trusted advisor about content, and a skilled editor. One of the great things about working with Victoria has been that as a nervous new writer I can get anxious and panicky, and she stays calm and focused.

Will Turner, LICSW

Victoria Wright has helped me with both her writing and editing services. She edited an article that I was struggling with. I was very pleased with her alterations and suggestions, and felt very good about the final product. Writing can be a lonely process, but working with Victoria turns it into a collaborative and fun experience. I highly recommend Victoria’s services. She is a joy to work with.

Millie Calesky, Business and Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker and Trainer

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