"This was my first experience of a professional edit and I have to admit to being nervous about the prospect. I'd worked so hard to obtain publication, that the idea of the book that had got me over the line being dissected unceremoniously was a hell of a worry, but I needn't have been concerned. From day one, Kate made me feel utterly at ease with the process; guiding me in directions that would improve the flow of the novel and enhance the characters in ways that I hadn't fully explored. The detail that Kate provided in terms of potential development was excellent and easy to understand; flush with examples and suggestions that made sense and resonated in the context of the book. Though perhaps the most important and enjoyable part of Kate's work with me was the level of support and encouragement that she provided with each revision, responding to any query I had and treating it with the utmost respect and understanding, which I found to be invaluable. I would work with Kate again in a heartbeat, which is just as well because I can barely go an hour without scrawling something down and thinking that it's got legs..."