“Danielle is so much more than just an editor to me. She knows what she’s talking about grammatically, and in regards to character and plot development, but she also knows how to market. She has made Facebook cover photos for me, tweeted and featured me, and given me priceless advice about marketing myself. Not only does she edit your work, by using Microsoft Word tracking, she also explains why she fixed what she did. I have learned so much from Danielle’s editing. Danielle is very professional, easy to communicate with, and helpful in every aspect of editing a manuscript—from development to final touch ups. I love her work so much that I’ve booked multiple manuscripts with her!” — Taylor Lavati, Bestselling Author of A Curse Books series and A Reliant Love
“Danielle, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the awesome, professional editing you do on my manuscripts. Not having been an English major in college, I rely heavily on your expertise and skills to whip the manuscripts into shape. Not only do you edit, but you market for your clients as well. I highly recommend your services to any author in need of editing!!” — Margaret Bucklew, Author of Just Say Hi!
“Thank you for the services provided with editing my latest book, Resolute Action. Your professionalism and high quality work were greatly appreciated and contributed considerably to the quality of my finished work. The professional help that was given throughout, as well as the continuous support and encouragement, were of great assistance. Without exception, I received a speedy response from the Danielle whenever I had a burning question about my writing. I gained new knowledge each time I communicated with her, not to mention the lessons I learnt from the feedback and comments she gave in my edited manuscript. I have already recommended Narrative Ink Editing to several other writers and will definitely continue to do so.” — Liam Saville, Author of Resolute Action
“I found Danielle on Twitter and was impressed with her website and testimonials. That’s all it took for me to send my first manuscript to her for copy and content editing. I was so pleased with her professionalism and excellent editing that I’ve sent a second manuscript for her to edit. I’m happy to share my experiences with Danielle and her Narrative Ink Editing in hopes it will help reassure others of her competent, professional services. She is prompt, easy to work with, and does a terrific job!” — Margaret Bucklew, Author of Do Wishes Ever Come True?
“I’ve known Danielle professionally for over two years, and she has worked as my assistant editor for over a year. She has an extremely keen eye for grammar, punctuation, and detail. She is highly motivated, energetic, and a pleasure to work with. Through her work as an editor – and in her own pursuit as a writer – she has come to a level of understanding of how the editing and publishing world works that exceeds most people. When applying to graduate school, I entrusted my sample writing piece – far and away the most crucial part of my application – to Danielle. With her feedback and line-by-line edits, I improved my writing sample and was admitted to the program. Thanks, Danielle!” — Shane Collins, Author, Editor
“Danielle came highly recommended, and she didn’t disappoint. With her expertise and professionalism, she goes that extra mile on every aspect, including attention to detail. She is creative and responsive, and she has helped shape my book into what it should be. Her wealth of knowledge is commendable, and I am looking forward to working with her again and again.” — Jackie Parry, Author of Of Foreign Build
“Danielle, thanks so much for your awesome editing services!!! Someone asked why I used a professional editor rather than just having friends edit… I showed your thorough editing comments sent to me, and she was simply in awe!! Plus, thanks for your marketing support!!” — Margaret Bucklew, Author of Seed Planters: The Unlikely Story of 3 Scarecrows
“Danielle has great skill in ‘close reading’ to make sure that a manuscript flows properly. She sees grammatical errors that others might miss, has a great grasp of vocabulary, and is diligent in helping a writer to create the best piece of work possible. I value her advice about my work and encourage other writers to take advantage of her ability to help you improve your craft.” — Vickie Hunt, Technical Writer, Creative Writer, Poet
“It’s always refreshing to work with someone like Danielle: she’s passionate about what she does and that shines through her work. The end product is honest and honestly good.” — Nick Tryling, Poet, Creative Writer
“Danielle has invaluable editing and marketing experience that I highly recommend others take advantage of. She has been a blessing to work with in both our website design and editing anything we publish. As a company, it’s important express professionalism in every aspect of our job, and we feel that Danielle has been a great asset to our team as an editor and a marketing specialist.” — Lori J.
“Danielle is a true professional in every sense of the word. She is thorough, thoughtful, timely, and just an all-around great person to work with. It’s been a pleasure working with her over the past few years; her editing services are highly sought by my peers.” — Erika K.
“Tara Gilboy mentored me through the Booming Ground program at the University of British Columbia. Our focus was writing for children. Tara has so many strengths as a mentor. She frequently provides a list of strengths demonstrated in the writing as well as tangible next steps. Those next steps are always written as suggested action items with clearly delineated strategies to improve the writing. The feedback is always detailed and specific. Expectations are shared with the student (e.g., page count, timelines, roles of student and mentor) and the relationship of mentor and mentee is professional and collaborative. Whenever I read Tara’s feedback both on the manuscript and in the notes, I never felt defeated or crushed. I felt hopeful and energized that I knew what was required to take my writing to the next level. I highly recommend that emerging and even experienced writers consider working with Tara.” — Cindy M.
“When I joined Booming Ground’s mentorship program at UBC, I was apprehensive about the personalized critical scrutiny my work would receive. I couldn’t even bring myself to write something new for my first assignment, building instead on a previously written piece. However, my anxiety quickly subsided. I found Tara to be a gentle, but perceptive reviewer. She provided prompt, extensive and constructive feedback that I came to anticipate, because it reinforced my sense of the value of my work, while motivating me to dig deeper and keep learning. The comments I received were both specific enough for me to act upon without confusion, and respectful of my autonomy as a writer. In fact, working with Tara, I came to see myself as a writer and I will always be grateful to her for that.” — Karen R.
“Having Tara work on my manuscript made such a difference to me. I’d published before but was stuck on a novel for middle grade children. I was impressed with her skills. Tara completely understood where I wanted to take the book and sensitively helped me get there by clearly pointing out areas where I was weak and giving me concrete suggestions for re-writing. For example she pointed out where I fell into the trap of telling, not showing, and then she marked places in the manuscript where I’d done just that. Her practical help enabled me to revise and submit the manuscript.” — Beryl Y.
“Tara Gilboy gave me sharp feedback on everything from character development, plot beats, and even help with grammar. She is a dedicated editor who spent weeks emailing back and forth with me just to get one tough line right. Her encouragement was extremely valuable. Tara picked up on things I’d missed myself, even when I was already into my fourth or fifth draft.” — Ben B.
“I worked with Tara for a period of six months and throughout her feedback on my work was generous and insightful. Each time she provided extensive notes in addition to marking up my story. Not only was I able to generate tons of new work, but her feedback also allowed me to revise several pieces into final drafts. Tara offered insights into problem areas with my writing and now I better know what to look for when revising myself. The whole experience allowed me to take my writing to a new level and shortly after I ended up with my first publication. All around Tara is a great mentor – always patient and friendly but offering honest and professional feedback.” — Emily W.