My editing motto is: “I suggest, you choose.” My aim is to help authors express themselves, in their own style, excellently, to reach their ideal audience. Are you a writer who wants to use non-standard punctuation or unusual spelling to enhance your meaning? I can work with you to to create a consistent style throughout your book or project. Is your writing not yet carrying your meaning to your readers? I have the enhanced listening skills of a life coach to understand what you want, and thirty years’ experience as a writer to help you bring your words into focus. I also coach writers to overcome blocks and grab the time to get their writing done.
Here are some people who like what I do:
“This is extremely, extremely Jedi style helpful. I’m learning a lot from your suggestions.” Henri Junttila, author of Find Your Passion and Follow Your Heart
“You are amazing. I am going to write my next book and you are my editor. Thank you so much for strengthening what I was trying to say. I can’t tell you how it felt to read what I wanted to say in a powerful way. Namaste.” Sherold Barr, Martha Beck Certified Master Coach, www.sheroldbarr.com
“YOU ROCK THE HOUSE.” Susan Hyatt, author of Get Your Lucky On
“Anna has an incredible ability to guide blooming authors to write from their heart. She is touched by spirit and that shines throughout her work. She sees each writer’s work as words from their soul, guiding them to formulate those heartfelt thoughts into a work of beauty rather than a printed document. Anna will help you take the feelings from your soul and put them into words that say, ‘Yes, that is it!’ I recommend her to anyone having the desire to put their passionate thoughts and ideas into written form.” Karen Allen, Motorcycle Medicine Coach and Co-author, Changes of the Heart
“First and foremost, we thank the delightful Anna Paradox for her careful and kind editing. Anna was most helpful in shaping the manuscript and keeping a keen eye not only on what we wrote, but also on what we did not write. Any editor can see the former, but not many see the latter. If you need a good editor, poker or otherwise, she is your huckleberry.” Matt Flynn, Sunny Mehta, and Ed Miller, authors of Professional No-Limit Hold’em and Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em
“Seriously my book is way better thanks to you, so thanks again!” Eric Beck, author of Poker Mindfulness
“She is the absolute nuts. I believe you will get way more than your money’s worth if you hire her, not just in the actual editing, but in what you’ll learn about writing just from seeing her edits.” Tommy Angelo, author of Elements of Poker
“That’s great, just what I needed at this time. I have always thought that a good editor understands their writers’ needs.” Adam Piggott, author of On Changing Your Life *
“Anna was extremely professional and very prompt. She let me know exactly what she would be doing and when she would be done, and then followed through. She not only made sure that my book had correct grammar, but worked with me to ensure that I would have a successful book. During the editing process she always presented options. Together we created the book that I wanted, while ensuring that the final product was of the highest quality possible. Anna’s professionalism and knowledge made the editing much easier than I was expecting, and was actually fun instead of stressful.” Dan Deppen, author of Pot Limit Omaha/8 Revealed
“Thank you so much for your excellent work on the Writer’s Guidelines for the “If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I…” series. With minimal instruction, you got the exact spirit and tone of the books I was looking for. I appreciated your thoughtfulness and creativity in communicating that to the writers!” Angela Lauria of The Author Incubator
“Thanks again for your priceless ear… and heart.” Elizabeth Lavine, author of Snuffy and Vroom-Vroom
*These books are forthcoming.