Sabine Sloley has worked with me for years as the primary developmental editor for my epic fantasy series Dreams of QaiMaj. She has also worked on projects of mine in different genres and smaller scopes….She has never attempted to rewrite my vision for the project, but rather always seeks to understand what I’m trying to do and then helps me make it excellent. Sabine also gives me a lot of notes for line editing and copyediting, and as a result my final drafts are very clean. I’m eternally grateful for the work Sabine has put into helping make my books excel, and helping me grow as a writer.Selah Tay-Song, Author of the series Dreams of QaiMaj
Sabine is a truly standout writer and editor, and we’ve teamed up on several projects over the years. She has a keen ability to discern what’s profound within a writer’s text and how to bring that sometimes hidden excellence to the forefront. From a craft standpoint, her language and wordsmithing skills are top-notch. I’d swap pens with her anytime, any manuscript.Laurel Leigh, Writer and Editor, www.LaurelLeighWriter.com
Sabine has edited both my novels—Finding Vera, and most recently, The Orchid Mantis. She gave me outstanding suggestions about the overall structure of Finding Vera, including reeling in my subplots, strengthening character arcs, and pointing out subtley repetitive scenes. She also did an extremely detailed line edit, gave many suggestions on how to improve my dialogue, and pointed out several situations where I had inadvertently reversed stimulus and response.
ForThe Orchid Mantis: a psychological thriller, she did a very astute developmental edit, which was instrumental in changing the character arcs and plot line from good to outstanding. She had the ability to see where the plot should go, which scenes were necessary to support the narrative arc (and which scenes were not), and to recognize missed opportunities. Her feedback and suggestions were well articulated and extremely helpful. She did an excellent line edit which included suggestions about dialogue, stimulus/response reversal, echoed words, and a hundred other details I had overlooked. Sabine is an extremely skilled and dedicated editor.Kerry Claire, Author of Finding Vera and The Orchid Mantis, kerryclaireanddogs.com
Sabine Sloley helped tremendously in developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting my novel, The Immortal Game. She had crucial insights on how to make the world of my novel make sense, while maintaining my own unique voice. Even more valuable to me, she was able to copyedit my 120,000 word manuscript in a timely manner and with complete accuracy. She had insights into grammar and punctuation that no one else who read my work had. I owe the professionally edited look and feel of my self-published novel in a large part to Sabine. I would recommend her to any author looking for a thorough editor no matter the genre.Joannah Miley, Author of The Immortal Game
Sabine Sloley’s brief was to provide an overview edit of my manuscript The Speaking Formula, looking primarily at structure, and give feedback on content organization, writing style, and ideas. She went above and beyond in terms of looking at specific word choices and how they would be interpreted by a global audience, made general suggestions regarding writing style, and gave personal responses to certain aspects of content. Everything Sabine did was relevant, useful, and gratefully received. I wholeheartedly recommend Sabine as a very capable editor and advisor to anyone going through the process of producing a manuscript.Dale Rees-Bevan, Keynote Speaker and Presentation Skills Trainer, www.dalereesbevan.com
I handed Sabine Sloley an extremely rough draft of my memoir “The Cub’s Beat,” asking for a developmental edit. Her analysis was comprehensive. Through her chapter-by-chapter critique and her overall assessment, I was able to shape what first seemed like a scrapbook into a story. This was no mean feat for a former newspaper journalist. Rewriting the first draft with an eye to her suggestions was actually a great deal of fun as well.Linda Hirsh, Author of The Cub’s Beat