"A writer is just a writer until they find the right editor. Then, they have a chance to become an author. I was one of the fortunate ones. Thank you, Emily Carmain."
"I had 156,000 words of my life story, from childhood into my late 70s, and Emily transformed my words into a beautiful and alluring memoir. What did I know about structure, organization, conciseness, and readability? She was the patient guide on a worthwhile journey."
— Chuck Johnston, Don’t Miss the Miracles
"Emily is a gifted editor, who makes one's work stand out. Over the past decade she has edited four novels in my award-winning Logan Alexander Thriller Series. Initially, trusting my work to a new editor was a leap of faith, but now, every time I submit a manuscript to her for editing, I am confident it is in good hands and will come back to me better than ever. Reaching that point with some editors can be a fraught exercise, but with Emily, it is always a pleasure."
— Terry L. Williams, The Last Caliph, Supreme Threat and others
"It was a true privilege to work with this editor on my first book. Her years of experience came across in her recommendations from the very beginning. Her ability to immediately grasp the storyline and direction of the book enabled her to get into the thick of editing after offering her advice on some organizational changes, making the book a better read. She far exceeded my expectations...."
— Beth Brubaker, A Leap of Faith
“Emily does a magnificent job with content editing ensuring your story flows correctly and makes sense, and she is also a superb line editor. She works as if the book is hers and you are part of her family. She’s hand-held many authors we published through Giro di Mondo; every book was an award winner.”
"Her perception of not only the overall structure but also the minute details makes her an excellent editor. Her wisdom, support and good humor resulted in a totally enjoyable experience."
— Katherine McCaughan, Natasha Lands Down Under
"I've enjoyed working with Emily since she edited my first novel—and the ones that followed. She has been exceedingly professional, keeping up with all the style requirements to help me navigate the difficult world of publishing. She is also a very charming and kind critic, so that I have never felt diminished when I needed to make changes."
— Dorothy K. Fletcher, Shelter from the Storm and others
"When I finished my novel, a helpful bookstore owner suggested I find a really competent editor.... Noting my baleful expression, he said, 'You need Emily Carmain!' To my great relief, she proved to be an unpretentious, bright lady with a great and natural sense of humor. She also proved to be a highly skilled literary plastic surgeon with the sensitivity to be both encouraging and compelling without being commanding.”
— Peter Timmins, The Fourth Vow