Book Editing Services
Testimonials - Editing - 1st Chapter Analysis & Edit - 1st Chapter Workshop
Most of my clients request and receive anonymity; however, the writers below have been gracious enough to allow me to publish their impression of my work. For that I thank them.
"About half an hour ago, I received another request for a partial from a literary agency. Brenda, I have to say a huge thanks. If it hadn't been for your advice on restructuring chapter one of my manuscript, none of this interest would be possible. I now have three agents and one publisher all interested in reading more.
"If you're reading this post and have suffered rejection in the past, but think your WIP is worthy of publication, I would recommend Brenda's service and suggest you have your first chapter reviewed by her for a small fee as I did. It's worth every cent and you certainly won't regret it."
writing as Victoria Howard
Pushcart Prize nominee
"Brenda Hill has helped me with several writing projects. She offers invaluable advice and editorial critique to help me present my best possible writing. I would recommend her services to anyone."
Spur Award winning author
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West
"Brenda Hill's knowledge is extensive. She has a talent for spotting sentence structure errors and word usage problems. She also has a keen eye for strong writing."
A Thousand Kisses Deep and The Spy Wore Red
Writer of the Year, Midwest Fiction Writers
“I have attended a number of sessions on writing that all-important first chapter, but none as useful and informative as Brenda Hill's 'Critical First Chapter' workshop. Her information hit all the right topics and was invaluable in the retooling of my novel's opening page and first chapter.”
Jim McFarlin, President
Palm Springs Writers Guild
"Thank you for editing my last four short stories. I appreciate not only your attention to detail, but also the leading questions that you asked. I was able to better communicate my characters when you asked what they were feeling, why she acted in such a way, or demanded a better ending. Your active reading makes my work stronger."
Sherri Cook Woosley
"Your class on "Critical First Chapter" was so helpful. It's now engrained in my writer's mind how important that is. Grab the reader while he's looking at your book, and you have a follower for life.”
Author of: A Broad Abroad in Thailand,
A Broad Abroad in Iran
"I attended a workshop Brenda conducted for the Palm Springs Writers' Guild and it was very helpful. The workshop was about the important first page and it really opened my eyes. Any aspiring writer will benefit from Brenda's workshops. She is entertaining and insightful."
Palm Springs Writers' Guild
“A good workshop should be informative, practical, and well organized. Brenda Hill’s 1st Chapter Workshop met the criteria in every aspect. I was motivated to look carefully at the first chapter of each of my novels and implement Hill’s advice.”
Author of Desert Soliloquy
"Brenda provided valuable insight that proved instrumental in the publication and success of my first novel, The Burning Hills. She has a keen eye for a good story, understands sound literary structure and pays attention to detail. I welcome her input on my work anytime."
The Burning Hills
"Brenda has a wonderful way of showing the best way to present your story. But what I liked most was she did not change my story--she only took out the parts that were redundant or of no use. Though she has been in business for many years, it is a gift, not just a learned skill, to edit without changing your characters or storyline."
Beyond the Rock