‘I asked Hayley to help critique my novel and she offered useful and insightful advice on what worked, what needed further editing and what should be confined to the bin! She offered hints on style, language and highlighted areas where the plot was weak or was lacking that certain something to lift it from the mundane. With her help I managed to fine tune my manuscript and secure a publisher, I cannot recommend her services highly enough.’
David Atkinson, Author: Love Bytes (Robert Hale Publishing)
‘Working with Hayley Sherman has provided me with the structure and continuity I needed to undertake and sustain a book-length writing project. She has been my guide and has supported me throughout the writing process. I really appreciate her attention to detail and practical suggestions for improving my manuscript.
Hayley has a unique ability to look at a first draft and see what is there, rather than what is not. Working with her enabled me to become more confident and professional in my writing. Her coaching is unique, effective and highly intuitive. She combines her experience in encouraging creativity with her people skills. She is also warm and supportive – but challenging when necessary.
Hayley gives you the space you need to figure out the next steps in your writing life and asks questions that challenge you to think clearly about your own writing and how it can be improved. If you have a book inside you burning to get out, I highly recommend Hayley to help you with your project.’
Kylie Holmes, Author: Intuitive Children; Runes Made Easy; The Angel Journey Workbook; Ben Nevis Time Travel Adventure Series for kids
‘Hayley Sherman was, quite simply, a lucky find. Her critique of my manuscript was beyond anything I had expected – professional, exact and incredibly thorough. Her involvement was a crucial step towards getting my manuscript to an agent. She’s worth ten times what she charges. Consider yourself lucky if she chooses to take on your manuscript.’
Andrew Herbert, Author: The Unspoken
‘Hayley has frequently received unsolicited praise from authors who have appreciated her attention to detail and practical suggestions for improving their manuscript. From a managerial perspective she has proved herself to be invariably reliable and efficient and she always hits deadlines. I’d be happy to recommend her to anyone.’
Trevor Greenfield, Editorial Manager.
‘Hayley Sherman, what can I say? I’m so glad our paths crossed in this unique way. Not only was she very professional in her approach to my project, I really felt after working with her it became ‘our project’. Her help and advice was priceless and I found her so encouraging at times when I needed that like-mindedness of a writer.
Her thorough nature and speed really surprised me. The help and hints on how to present my novel was again ‘priceless’. I would hope to work with her again in the future. Her professionalism, honesty and integrity shine through all she did for me; illuminating the work I’d done, showing it in a completely new way, and she was competitive when it came down to the costs. Thanks again, Hayley.’
Adam Jenkins, Author: A New Revelation
‘Hayley Sherman edited my novel, Knightly Obsession, and I wish to let you know that her professionalism, speed and service with my book was outstanding! She dedicated her time to edit the novel and she went through it with passion. The cost was also very encouraging. I would be very happy if she would edit my next novel when it is ready!’
Kofoworola Laiyemo, Author: Knightly Obsession
‘Hayley provided me with a first class service and really helped move my book from average to excellent. I would have no hesitation in both recommending her to authors and to using her again in the future.’
Billy Kerr, Author: Buddha and Beyond
‘Thanks for the excellent critique. I am happy to plough through it and to recommend others to your services.’
Ivor Seabrook, Author: Galvanising Dee
‘Hayley Sherman edited my novel, A Particle of God, published by O-Books. Even though we communicated via e-mail, she was able to edit and refine the work without altering my voice in the narrative. An author’s wish!’
Teddy Bart, Author: A Particle of God
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