I wanted to publish a hardcover book of my favorite poems for family and friends. My first step was to retain Christopher and Toni as editors. Along with comments on almost every poem, their most valuable contribution was, in my opinion, to point out the “weak” ones. There were five and I deleted all of them. Deep December was published by lulu.com in January 2018. In addition, Christopher’s guidance, encouragement and example were invaluable. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for the support and professionalism you have given me on this three year journey writing my memoir. Your compassion was always in evidence, but it never overshadowed the gentle prodding in regards to pace, structure, grammar and content that was required to make my piece the best it could be. The fact that you both are great writers yourselves certainly didn’t hurt. My proof of your ability to balance empathy with critique is obvious. I have finished the memoir.
Now, on to the fine tuning!
Thanks again Christopher, Toni, and Printed Matter, Vancouver
I surprised myself by writing a 300-page memoir with encouragement from Christopher in his Memoir Writing class. I needed help with editing and I wanted feedback, so I enlisted Toni and Christopher to help me with the manuscript. They were very flexible and clear as to what services they could provide. I appreciated that as I had no experience with editing at all. Also, as we worked together, they were diligent about asking me if I wanted additional help or needed other input. It was easy to communicate with them and ask questions; they are not nit-picky. Finally their general enthusiasm made me feel as if my writing efforts were worthy. I wholeheartedly recommend their services.