Testimonials

This is the second time I have used Hannah’s services for a manuscript critique, and I am very pleased with the quality of her work. The critique reports she provides are invaluable. Not only has she helped me improve my manuscripts, but my skills as a writer as well. I cannot recommend Hannah enough.

– Steven Healt, author of the Amboy series

In addition to being a joy to work with, Hannah has an incredibly keen eye for catching all the teensiest, tiniest typos; mistakes; inconsistencies; and continuity errors.

– SI Clarke, author of the White Hart Series

Your manuscript critique offered way more guidance than I expected. The critique was actionable with so many example issues and example edits that I feel a lot more ready to tackle editing. I was expecting a much shorter letter-form of critique, and I couldn’t be happier with the organization and detail you provided.

– Joss Hevel, author

Thank you very much for your thorough, multifaceted critique of my work in progress. I appreciate especially that a review of a partial manuscript is unorthodox and commend you for rising to the challenge! Your feedback is exactly what I need in order to identify some specific ‘dos and don’t’s’ as I undertake the rest of my work. The manner in which you have delivered your review is concise yet comprehensive, critical yet motivating, technical yet also subjective. Thanks again. I hope to have a completed manuscript for your appraisal (if you are interested!) in the future.

– Jack Rogers

I am beyond pleased with the quality of work done by Hannah. The manuscript critique she did for me was thorough and will be extremely helpful moving forward in my writing process. I would certainly contact Hannah again in the future for another critique.

– Steven Healt

The copy-edit was comprehensive, conducted with sensitivity to the author’s voice, together with excellent advice, and was delivered on time. In short, a thoroughly professional service which I cannot recommend highly enough.

– Ian Cook, author

Hannah at Black Cat Editorial Services is an outstanding copy editor. She tightened up my short story collection, High Spirits, without compromising my author’s voice. I chose Black Cat Editorial through recommendations from The Alliance of Independent Authors, and because she had an interest in the genre that I write in (speculative fiction). I requested additional services (genre and comparative author recommendations) and Hannah fulfilled all my requests. The work was completed in two weeks as promised. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

– Justin Turner (J. T. Croft), author

Hannah is very thorough. I really appreciated her ‘eagle eye’. I will definitely use her services again

– Linda J. Wright, author of the Kieran Yeats Mystery series

Very professional work from Hannah. I especially liked the fact she kept in contact with me throughout the editing process. I will be looking to work with her again in the future.

– Tom McLaughlin, author

Working with Black Cat Editorial has been a wonderful experience! I was nervous putting my writing in the hands of another for a critique, but Hannah’s feedback and insight will certainly help me improve my stories. I also applaud her professionalism in how she conducts her business. Money well spent, thank you!

– Ashleigh Bello, author of The Belvedor Saga

Hannah McCall carried out an excellent critique of my manuscript, and completed the task exactly on schedule. She was very thorough with her work and spotted all the flaws, but offered usable solutions, advice and encouragement. I was very impressed, and grateful for her efforts

– Peter Hingston, author

Insightful and sympathetic copy-editing that improved the storytelling.

  – Ian Hudson, author of The Chocolate Thieves

More than happy with the service I received. It was speedy and thorough. The spelling section on the style sheet is very handy as it will help me avoid making the same mistakes with future pieces of work. I would definitely recommend and will be using Black Cat again.

– August Head, author

Hannah did a great job with the final edit of my manuscript. I would highly recommend.

– Ryan W. Aslesen, author of the Crucible series

Lovely and professional edit. Very pleased with the quality of work.

– Katherine Ward, editorial assistant, Troubador Publishing Ltd

I engaged Hannah to proofread my website and check its links. She was thoroughly efficient and professional in her communications and in the way she carried out the work. She followed my brief precisely and returned clear, helpful and thoughtful corrections ahead of schedule. I would have no hesitation recommending her proofreading skills.

Hazel Bird, Wordstitch Editorial Services

Hannah has proofread an 80,000 word book, Deciphered Emotions, and numerous other short pieces of my writing. Her work has always been professional, consistent, well priced and carried out promptly. The standard of my work has been raised because of feedback Hannah has provided.

– James Reynolds, author

 


Thanks:

Thank you, Hannah. Your critiques really help me move forward with my manuscripts.

– Joan Brown, author

Thank you very much, Hannah, for your incredible work in polishing this very rough gemstone to a lustre

– J. T. Croft, author of A House of Bells

Thank you, Hannah. Your comments and suggestions are exactly what I was looking for.

– Joan Brown, author

Hannah, I’m so grateful I stumbled upon your editorial company. I really wanted to take my book to the next level and you’ve certainly helped me do that. You have a sharp eye and very valuable feedback that I know will help me better shape the other novels in my series. Can’t wait to get started on the next project with you. Thank you!

– Ashleigh Bello, author of Belvedor and the Four Corners

Hannah, thank you for a brilliant and friendly service! The clear and professional supporting documentation you provided is especially welcome. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

– Stephen Rice, author

Thank you for the help that you gave me … I would not have had the confidence to publish had it not been for your edits and words of encouragement.

– Pete Ford, author of A Fractured Mirror

You are a star. Thank you.

– Kath Kirkland, author

Thank you for your speedy work.

– Kath Kirkland, author

Thank you, Hannah. I greatly appreciate your input.

– Anuradha Kipf, author

Thank you for your valuable contribution and your splendid work. I appreciate your professional attitude and the timely completion of the project. I will come back to you for my next novel. Thank you once again.

– Anuradha Kipf, author

Another fantastic job – thank you!

– Hazel Bird, Wordstitch Editorial Services