October 2019 – Diagnostic Editing (Non-Fiction and Play)

Scott Mann, Author of Game Changers and Elegy of a Green Beret

July 2019 – Diagnostic Editing (Science Fiction, Thriller)

Randy Surles was fast, efficient, and gave me useful feedback.  He was friendly, easy to work with, and when he showed me what didn’t work in the story, I didn’t feel like I was being berated for being a bad writer, nor did I feel like he was trying to show off that he knew more than I did about story writing – a problem I’ve consistently found with unprofessional’s giving me feedback on my writing.  I left our last session excited to work on my story, not burdened with having so much to fix.  The clear goal I have for my story is thanks to Randy’s help and I don’t know if I would have found it without his help.  I’m seriously thinking of using his developmental editing services to develop my writing even more.

Krista – Author of the Time Ranger series

May 2019 – Diagnostic Editing (Fantasy, Thriller)

After publishing more than 2 million words of fiction, I have worked with many editors in my time.  Recently, on my newest novel, I had the great pleasure of working with Randy Surles.  His knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail were all superb.  From the beginning, it was obvious that he had invested a lot of time in my manuscript.  He identified my story issues and gave me clear steps to solve those problems and make the story work even better.  More importantly, he got the story I was trying to tell and made suggestions while not imposing his ideas on me.  He took the story structure he knows on a deep level and helped me make a more compelling story.  I would highly recommend Randy as an editor.

J. Thorn, Science Fiction and Horror Author

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