Wilcox Editing

Kudos

Erin edited a two hundred-page memoir for me and returned it with embedded commentary as well as the expected editing. She has an ear for voice in a piece and is able to point out places the voice changes.”

Sandra Kleven, author, The Right Touch, "Holy Land," and House on the Sand

I’d sent my novel out to several agents, and a couple of them recommended I consult a book doctor. Erin was that book doctor, and eventually I signed with one of those agents, who was impressed by how much I’d been able to improve the manuscript.”

Andria Williams, author, The Longest Night (Random House, 2016)

Erin Wilcox is an intelligent and talented developmental editor. She identified the nuggets of gold buried in my novel’s first draft—key scenes that were the heart of the story—and gave me a focus for revision.”

Lauren Sweet, author, Aladdin's Samovar

Erin Wilcox is not only an extraordinary writer, but a gifted copyeditor and proofreader. She brings to her work meticulous attention to language and craft as well as a wealth of knowledge on grammar and mechanics.”

Leslie Hsu Oh, author, Dragons in the Deep

If you want an editor with enormous professional integrity who isn’t afraid to tell you the truth about your work, but knows all about fragile egos and therefore murders your babies with courteous brutality; who is suitably persnickety without being pedantic; who always respects the writer’s voice and is just as committed to your project as you are: give Erin Wilcox a try. You will not be disappointed.”

Dominic Lagan, author, The Coming Storm

Hats off to sci-fi editor Erin Wilcox, whom I hired to copyedit my book. We got the highest marks on grammar in the competition. If anyone out there is looking for a copyeditor, I highly recommend Erin Wilcox.”

Camille Picott, author, Raggedy Chan

My thesis committee said my manuscript was one of the cleanest they’d ever seen. That wouldn’t have happened without Erin’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail.”

Signe Jorgenson, author, Cheese Queen and other Essays

Erin’s grasp of sci-fi literature’s scope and range was surprising. I felt confident in going back to ask for additional help and was most satisfied in her responses to unusual requests.”

Dana Barish, author, Time Unwound

What Erin returned to me was not only better from a copyediting perspective, but a true enhancement of the manuscript. She preserved my style and ensured intentional stylistic quirks remained consistent. Her insight and editorial judgment were remarkable.”

Anita Felicelli, Author, Sparks Off You (Hen Flower Press, 2012)

Erin is my go-to gal for all grammar questions. Her sharp eye and common-sense expertise have saved us many times.”

Abigail Samoun, Agent, Red Fox Literary

Erin forces me to think about the underlying meaning of the story. This helps me add layers of real-life complexity to my fiction.”

Dinesh Pulandram, Author, "Damaged Goods," "Evangeline Vicare"

Erin Wilcox has been instrumental in helping me select promising pieces of my nonfiction via her editorial assessment service. She then provided outstanding developmental editing, which was crucial to getting the pieces accepted for publication. Not least, she is a pleasure to work with.”

Richard Moore, Author, "Crossing Erez," "Princeton Dreaming," "A Death in the Hot Season"

Erin Wilcox is a truly gifted literary copyeditor. Her reading of the text is both meticulous and informed, and her insights are luminous.”

Ronald Spatz, executive founding editor, Alaska Quarterly Review