Testimonials

“An author can try to self-edit their own manuscript, but to have another set of professional eyes on a manuscript is priceless and an indispensable asset. Kelly also went one step further by pointing out plot holes, questions about characters’ actions, and multiple other issues. The timeframe of the editing suited my needs perfectly; Kelly has never failed to come through for me. She has always been available to answer any questions I might have regarding the editing of my work.” — Emilie Howard, the Cold Hollow series

“The edit was exactly what I was looking for: sharp enough to cut away my mistakes and errors, but not so blunt as to take anything away from my story. The timeframe exceeded my expectations significantly. This has been one of the most pleasant surprises of working with Kelly.” — Casey Calouette, Steel Storm and Hard Nova

“I was very pleased with your level of editing; you went well above the level I would have expected for the price I paid. In particular your feedback on overused words and phrases jolted me into reviewing key scenes, leading to a much better sense of vibrancy overall. Your editing and responses to follow-up questions was lightning quick. After looking around at other editors who suggested that they would take weeks to produce the same results, I was very impressed when you nailed the time frame that you committed [to].  Whenever I had a question or needed a clarification on your editing notes, you responded within 24 hours with a thoughtful, complete answer. Great service.” — Greg Pettit, Dream Job (The Dreamwalker Chronicles)

“Your copy editing is wonderful. You caught all kinds of stuff I’ve never noticed and tics I didn’t know I had. I very much appreciate your follow-up and willingness to answer my questions.” — July Hall, the Magister series 

“I was nothing but pleased with your editing services. You were thorough, professional, and prompt. This is very much a word-of-mouth industry, where professionalism is just as important as skill, and you were awesome on both counts. I will definitely be recommending your services to anyone who asks.” — Michael Coorlim, Bartleby and James

“Kelly Cozy is a godsend.  I was receiving 4 and 5 star reviews for my book, Melody of Murder (An Andromeda Spencer Novel, Book 2) but I was also receiving complaints about the editing.  Kelly found all of my mistakes, even the ones I didn’t know I made.  Kelly is very easy to work with and she surprised me by having my book edits finished days earlier than I thought she would.  Kelly is a priceless asset to any author and I will continue to use her services for all of my books.” — Theresa Parker, the Andromeda Spencer series

“Kelly has edited over thirty of my works, and I’ve had nothing but great experiences with her. She is prompt, professional, and extremely reliable as an editor. I can always count on her high-quality editorial work, and she has a knack for picking up on plot issues that may otherwise have derailed a story. She’s worth every penny as an editor, and I couldn’t be happier with her services.” — Kendra Claire, the A Baby for Our Babysitter series

“I’m very grateful for your help with my book. The edits came back exactly on time, and were just what the story needed.” — Alex Scott, Thresholds of the Grand Dream

“After six years of writing and rewriting I went in search of an editor and found Kelly through a friend. Kelly made my first attempt at writing come together in a way that made me appear more professional. Her instructions were easy to follow, her pricing was affordable, and I will gladly use her service again in the future.” — Julie Brand, Tales of a Traveling Soul

“Kelly provided exactly what I needed when editing my first two novels. Her advice and recommendations were helpful and insightful without being overbearing or changing the tone of my work. She was invaluable in offering gentle yet incredibly useful advice on minor plot points that needed firming up, and I felt with her input I was able to take my writing to exactly where it needed to be. By paying attention to Kelly’s edits and taking note of her feedback, I have been able to improve my writing well beyond anything I could have accomplished alone. Kelly was a very thorough and fast editor and provided accurate estimates of how long it would take her to work on my manuscripts prior to commencing. Her openness and ready communication was invaluable in planning my release dates and scheduling promotions. I found Kelly to be an excellent communicator. She was always open and friendly and kept me updated throughout the editing process so that I felt assured that she was progressing with my work.” — Bella Frost, The Trouble With Amanda and Zoe’s Dilemma

“Her keen eye for details in syntax and word choice helped make my novel profoundly better. I found Kelly was always willing to go the extra mile. She is easy to work with and always ready to help. Thanks to her, my first novel is being published.” — Diane Molberg, If I Go

“Instead of simply making changes, Kelly brought certain areas or problems to my attention along with suggestions for how to improve them. I was very satisfied in this regard. Kelly gave me a schedule right up front and stuck to it. It was all very professional. I had a lot of ‘back and forth’ with Kelly, and she was always very timely in answering my questions. Overall, a very professional job.” — Paul Clayton, Van Ripplewink: You Can’t Go Home Again

“When I decided to self-publish my novel series, I assumed that doing my own promotion was going to be the hardest part of the business. As it turned out, I was wrong. Editing a 300-page novel by myself quickly proved to be completely impossible. I just knew the words too well.  I found myself passed over glaring mistakes without even seeing them, until someone else pointed them out. Many professional editing services offered an obvious solution to my new predicament, but only at a cost that was way outside of the meager funds of a new indie author. I also was trying to build up some steam with my series, so I didn’t have the time to keep sending my books out for poor edit jobs, over and over, in hopes that most of the issues could eventually be found.  I needed a reliable, fast, and inexpensive editor whom I could trust to get the job done right. It was right when I was really starting to panic that I found my salvation. Kelly Cozy, whom I’d met years ago through a mutual friend, is a brilliant author in her own right. Her books always looked polished to me. When she offered to edit my books for a rate that was surprisingly reasonable, I jumped at the chance and gave her my second novel without hesitation. I’d hoped that she might catch most of the issues in the book, but at that point I would have been happy if she’d just found a handful. I needed the book to be ready in three months, and I was starting to run out of time. Not only did Kelly finish her edit a full month and a half before my deadline, but when I got it back my manuscript was dripping with red.  She’d caught every one of my cursed homonym mistakes, reined in all of the wayward punctuation, made innovative and informed suggestions based on an obvious grasp of my characters’ personalities, slashed the superfluous adjectives to ribbons, and trimmed the fat down to the bone. I’d never been so pleased with an edit in all my life. Thanks to her diligent efforts, I was able to easily turn that shabby draft into a clean, polished, and positively resplendent final version. I published this second book with confidence, but also waited to see if there would be any hidden mistakes that Kelly or I had missed.  It’s now been a solid year and no one has mentioned noticing even the slightest typo. Kelly has now seen to the third book in my series, and once again given me a marvelous edit. I got this one back from her even sooner than last time, and the price for her amazing services is starting to seem too low. Suddenly, I no longer fear editing.  I no longer have anxiety attacks whenever I think about homonyms. I now have an ace up my sleeve and I know that my series is in capable hands.  It turns out that a reliable, fast, and inexpensive editor really does exist, and her name is Kelly Cozy.” — Emily Thompson, the Clockwork Twist series