There are red-pencil editors, and there are those whose suggestions improve the author’s work. Adrienne is definitely one of the latter. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Adrienne when she was editor of The APDT Chronicle of the Dog. Virtually every suggestion Adrienne made both refined and enhanced my articles.
Owner, All Dogs Gym® and author, The Thinking Dog
Adrienne was the best editor I could have asked for when I was writing Hit by a Flying Wolf. She not only understood the subject matter thoroughly, but offered insight and concrete suggestions that took the book to a whole new level. All of that and she was fun and personable, and the turnaround time was very quick. Adrienne will always be my first choice for a book editor.
Author and canine behavior specialist (www.nicolewilde.com)
With a unique combination of patience and excellence, Adrienne edited my fictional YA trilogy. It was she who introduced me to the beauty of the single space between sentences (O Brave New World!), and it was she who not only provided the grammatical chops I needed, but the editorial guidance as well. There are critical scenes within each book that would never have been as clean or powerful without her input. I would wholeheartedly recommend utilizing Adrienne's services.
Author, the Eden's Root Trilogy
The task of editing is thankless and grueling, but Adrienne knows how to walk the fine line between tough taskmaster and benevolent coach. Always concise, insightful and punctual, I would be remiss if I didn't utilize her skills again. She has ably assisted me with scholastic and professional writing, including resumes, cover letters, and research papers. She was also instrumental in testing the usability of an online database I created.
Former museum professional, current graduate student
I worked with Adrienne for several years when I was CEO of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Adrienne was the editor in chief of the association’s magazine, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog. Adrienne coordinated finding and working with all of the authors, and edited their work, as well as wrote pieces for the magazine. She was an extremely conscientious and self-motivated employee, and working with her was a real pleasure. She is an excellent writer and editor, and she communicates effectively with a wide variety of personalities with ease. I would highly recommend her for any writing or editing projects.
Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC
Former CEO, APDT; consultant, www.bheanmadra.com
Having previously spent over a decade in the publishing industry, when I embarked on my journey as an author (columnist and book) I was well aware of the importance of the editing process and how difficult it can be to find a great editor.
Not only did Adrienne provide excellent editing skills but she did so while allowing me
to maintain my "voice" and guiding me through my maiden voyage as an author. I am forever grateful.
John D. Visconti, CPDT-KA
Columnist and author, Fetch More Dollars for Your Dog Training Business
I worked with Adrienne on five feature articles submitted to a professional trade journal. I appreciated her technical skills, but most important for me was her ability to gently guide and empower me as a writer through the writer-editor process. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Adrienne again and also recommend her for your writing project.
Founder and chief creative officer, Dogsafe Canine First Aid