What People Are Saying
“I solved my Apple/iBooks formatting and loading issue by going to a professional...the same person who did the editing for my Atopia novel—Tammy Salyer. If anyone is looking for a great copy/line editor, Tammy is awesome! And she writes her own great sci-fi, too.”
~ Matthew Mather, The Atopia Chronicles
“I approached Tammy to edit my genre novel, and from our first contact, she was responsive and friendly. Now that we have completed a large project together, my assessment is that she is a gifted editor who charges modest fees for excellent work. Her manuscript evaluation of my novel helped me strengthen the characters, fix plot holes, organize scenes to better build conflict and tension, accelerate pacing, and generally sharpen my story.
After my rewrite, her line by line copyedit recast sentences into active voice; improved word selection and tone; and fixed sentence structure and grammatical errors. She offered suggestions to give characters more depth, identified subtle inconsistencies, and reworded many paragraphs so they read the way I wished I had written them in the first place. The book is so much better for her efforts, and I am grateful. I will use her services in the future and recommend her to others without reservation.
~ Doug Cooper, The Crystal Series
“Thanks for a truly excellent job on all the work you put into my manuscript. Your suggestions and recommendations were spot on. Key scenes became more polished; I was able to better define characters; the consistency and congruency of longer plot lines improved, and your copyediting was flawless.”
~ Nathan McGrath, Lightning Seed
“I never thought I’d be happy to see so much red. Like a ninja, Tammy carved through the clutter, ravaged the redundancies, pulverized the punctuation, sliced through the style issues, and made my prose pop. She’s not just an editor but a fighter. She worked hard for me—before, during, and after she punched the clock. I have no problem giving money to someone who so thoroughly gives a shit about both my novel and my fledgling writing career, and I will definitely rehire her for all future endeavors.”
~ Peter Samet, Zero, Echo, Shadow, Prime
“Tammy went above and beyond my expectations as an editor. She has a tremendous grasp of the English language, and the style sheet she made for my edited manuscript was a huge help. I recommend her for all your editing needs.”
~ Richard Fox, The Queen of Sidonia
“I’d seen the quality of Tammy’s work from her own novels (which rock by the way) and had a sense of her professionalism and outgoing nature from her blog and the odd tweet we’d exchanged, so approaching her for a manuscript evaluation was a no-brainer. I knew my book needed work and I was hopeful I would gain insight that would allow me to develop it ‘potential’ to ‘suitable for readers other than my Dad’. Simply put, Tammy blew my expectations out of the water. The volume and quality of what she identified, pointed out and recommended has allowed me to hit the next draft at a dead sprint. What really impressed me was the level of examples she used to drive home certain points in a useful and constructive way. Personally I struggle with theory, so the practical aspect of her feedback really worked for me. All through the experience Tammy has been open and engaging, allowing me to feel completely at ease with the decision I’ve made in seeking help. I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am, not just for the delivery of her review, but her whole approach and outlook. My hope is that Tammy will play a part in the rest of my series, as I know they will be far better books as a result.”
~ Colin Mobey, Memories Stirred
“Thanks again for the critique! I can't believe you read the whole book, wrote a detailed 8 page evaluation, and made all those notes in just four days! You pointed out exactly the kinds of things I needed to see, and your suggestions were incredibly insightful.”
~ Erin McDowell, Dark Luminance
For a complete list of Tammy’s editing projects, please visit this page.