Testimonials

“My personal experience in working with Carrie has been very rewarding. All too often and to our peril, we physicians who are immersed in medicine assume that our writing and even our organizational styles are accessible to the broad audiences we hope our books will reach. Often these beliefs are just plain wrong. Carrie has the grit to drill down into the material so that nothing is taken for granted. She also demonstrates an intuitive skill to help add an overarching structure to the work that helps expand its scope, further increasing the book’s accessibility to those audiences we wish to reach. Her persistence in getting the content to seamlessly flow from one technical subject to the next is a true gift.”
—John W. Cassidy, MD, neuropsychiatrist, former Harvard Medical School faculty member and author of Mindstorms: The Complete Guide for Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (Da Capo Press, 2009)

“As Carrie demonstrated in working on my book, she is a consummate wordsmith, with the facility of not only understanding and integrating scientific and technical material but also illuminating arcane and otherwise opaque descriptions. She expertly shapes the structure of a presentation for better narrative flow, simplifying complex material to make it reader-friendly. Beyond these talents, she is simply a delight to work with.”
Morton A. Meyers, M.D., author of Happy Accidents: The Role of Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs (Arcade Publishing, 2007)

Carrie was indispensable for the birth of my memoir. She helped me to not only tighten my writing but also improve the structure of the narrative to make it more thrilling. I found a very effective, inspirational guide in her ability to culturally translate my experience in Korea for American audiences.”
Jid Lee, author of To Kill a Tiger (Overlook, 2009)

“I have been very happy with Carrie’s editing services and am an outspoken fan of her work. A lot of authors believe they don’t  need editing–but, the truth is, it’s hard to get enough distance to truly see your own writing. Having a great editor was for me an amazing learning experience, and I would recommend it—and specifically Carrie—to any writer. I made many revisions to my novel based on her comments, and found that revising one’s work is as much of a craft as writing it in the first place. Carrie provided the objective eye and the very specific suggestions that made it possible for me to take my novel to the next level of excellence. ”
—Florence Osmund, author of The Coach House and Daughters  (CreateSpace, 2012 and 2013) http://www.florenceosmund.com/home

“In addition to being a skillful editor, I found Carrie to be an effectual teacher.  I made several first-time author mistakes writing my first novel, and she patiently worked with me to correct them.  Her critique of my manuscript was right on target, to the point and constructive.  The improvements I made to it, thanks to Carrie, made it a much better read.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and plan to work with her again.”
—Wendy Tyson, author of Killer Image (Henery Press, 2013)

“As a published author in both Japanese and English, I have been guided by a number of different editors throughout my career. Without any hesitation, I can say that Carrie Cantor is the best editor I have ever worked with. She helped me understand the beauty of English prose. While immensely enjoying the process of working with her on my novel, I learned to be a better writer. Thank you very much, Carrie. You are the best!”
Toshio Nishi, author of Fireflies of the Empire (not yet published)

“From the very first meeting to the finishing touches of my manuscript, working with Carrie has been an outstanding experience. She’s an excellent editor and a true partner in the process. Carrie’s initial overview and critique of my original draft was right on the money and the subsequent notes, corrections, ideas, examples and prompts helped me tremendously. Thank you, Carrie!” —Jonathan Flaks, author of Income Double, Half the Trouble (2009)

“Working with Carrie Cantor is like spending an overnight with your best girlfriend—lots of giggling, real talk about real subjects, a good deal of give and take, and very little sleep. My book is better for her input. Her experienced eye, willingness to listen, and just plain good sense made her input invaluable. As a first-time author, I value Carrie’s skill as an editor and her knowledge of the publishing business.”—Judith Seid, author of God-Optional Judaism (Citadel Press)

“Carrie was the acquiring editor for my book. I consider myself very lucky to have had the benefit of her editorial expertise. She did an outstanding job of shaping my manuscript into a polished piece. I highly recommend her!”—Azriela Jaffe, author of Two Jews Can Still Be a Mixed Marriage, Reconciling Differences Over Judaism in Your Marriage (Career Press)

Carrie was very effective working with me on my novel.Without being overly intrusive into the artistic process, she succeeds in focusing in on the critical points in the manuscript that need to be improved. I highly recommend her.” —Demosthenes Armeniades, author of The Secret of Happiness (2009)

“As a first-time book author, I found Carrie Cantor to be everything I needed to make our book a success. She is an excellent editor who brought out the best in me and the illustrator and made sure we put together a complete book package. I’d work with her any time!”—Brooks Clark, author of Kids’ Book of Soccer (Citadel Press)

Carrie helped me to present complicated ideas in a practical and easy-to-understand manner. She definitely has mastered both the art and science of clarity and concision in editing.”—Josh Costell, MeasureMax, Outvalue the Competition

Carrie Cantor is an inspiring, supportive, and efficient editor. She helped bring out the best of my writing with her confidence and belief in me while gently probing all angles of a book I am extremely proud of. Her effective style not only encouraged me but kept me on deadline–not an easy feat for one who lives on ‘Mexican minutes’! I will always be grateful for Carrie’s guidance with The Wicca Cookbook.”—Jamie Wood, co-author of The Wicca Cookbook (Celestial Arts)

I totally enjoyed the experience of working with Carrie Cantor as my editor. She was professional, timely, and accurate, and her suggestions were right on target. I believe that because my book was so carefully edited, it jump-started the often tough job of acquiring a literary agent.”—Alice Solomon, author of Advice From a Gorgeous Grandma: For Single Women Over Fifty Who Want to Survive, Thrive, Live, Love, Date, Mate, and Have a Ball


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