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Colorful Book Spines


Here's what some of my clients have to say about working with me

Kirsty proofread Colour Blind at very short notice and her work was fast, thorough, professional and encouraging. At no point did she pressurise me to accept her suggestions – although I did, because they enhanced and clarified the text – and she gave me plenty of style options.  Her style sheet was clear and comprehensive, and I will use it in the future. Her friendly encouragement along with the very constructive criticism was very empowering. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Charlotte Milne, romance author

Kirsty's thoughtful editing preserved my voice while enriching the story, making it more vivid and compelling. Her keen attention to detail, along with her clear and insightful feedback, made a remarkable difference in the quality of my work. 

Peter J. Woods, urban fantasy author

Thank you so much for your work on A Man Among Ghosts and Death's Key. The attention to detail you brought to both projects was meticulous and your queries were very valuable. I really appreciate it!

Josie Karani, Flame Tree Press

Kirsty is an absolute pleasure and joy to work with. She's worked on a few books for us and not only do I highly recommend her, but the authors were also very happy with her work.

Tara Lyons, Bloodhound Books

Kirsty was absolutely amazing. Her work extremely impressed me. It's good to know I won't have to go looking for an editor for any of my writing in the future; I will be coming back to Kirsty for all editing work.

Unnur Balla, fantasy fiction author

This is the first time Kirsty Parkinson has edited one of my historical novels and I am sure it will not be the last. I am certain that I will use her editorial services again in the future. I was very impressed with her close reading and sharp-eyed editing of the text, especially as she added explanations of what and why she had made various necessary changes. These included bad grammar, repetition of vocabulary and phrases and the tightening up of several of my over-written descriptive chunks of writing.

David Lawrence-Young, historical fiction author

Kirsty worked with me in editing my debut novel A Thread of Secrets. Her approach was very professional and I really valued her attention to detail. Her editorial comments were particularly helpful and insightful. I found Kirsty to be a pleasure to work with. Her responsiveness and turnaround impressed me greatly. I would use her editing service again without hesitation. Thank you Kirsty!

Tatiana Tierney, romantic fiction author

I am very grateful to Kirsty for quickly and efficiently editing Rael for me. This was tricky for
her as I had a change of editor after the first three books of my series but she fell into my world quite speedily and put in the extra work to understand relevant preceding story lines. 

Aaron Key, speculative fiction author

I found Kirsty's approach professional and positive as we discussed my work requirements. Her editing helped me produce quality information leaflets and documents for my doula diploma. Her communication was helpful as she provided clear and practical solutions to the various challenges faced. I'd highly recommend Kirsty.

Angelique Fox, doula

Kirsty has worked wonders for me. She edited all my website listings so they not only made sense and are grammatically correct but also fit with my brand identity. She was so easy to work with and explained each step very clearly. I can't recommend her services highly enough – she saved me many hours of work attempting to do a poor imitation of what she achieved! 

Katherine Speakman, Bagstock and Bumble

Kirsty has worked as an associate on GrantFinder content for the last ten years. I have found her work (both editing and writing) to be professional and to the highest editorial standard. She is reliable, prompt in delivering her work and a pleasure to work with.

Sabra Aswani, Idox Software Ltd

Some of the books I've worked on

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