Our Clients Speak
"I have used Phyllis Stern to edit and proof my novel . . . Not only is she technically perfect, but she understands nuance and is able to preserve the essence of the work. Her instinct is wonderful. She is able to change exactly what needs 'fixing,' while never losing sight of, or respect for the author's sensibilities. I recommend her highly."
- Donna Flagg
When Angels Speak, Spirits Fly (women's fiction)
I am profoundly grateful for the work with you. Your attunement and sense of what is needed along with what will work, given where the project is at the moment, was elegantly perfect. Your sense of touch with this was masterfully done, and always felt kind – professional wisdom well-honed with a personal touch.
- Daniel Goodenough
The Caravan of Remembering (spiritual fiction)
"I wanted to pass along the great news that my literary agent got me a publishing contract with a new division of Harlequin Nonfiction. I am thrilled by the development, and am so grateful for your hard work on the manuscript to get it to this place. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
- Rachelle Katz, Ed.D.
The Happy Stepmother (self-help, nonfiction)
"I'd like to thank you again for an excellent job. I am just going through my novel again and am very much looking forward to working with you in July."
- Emily Lowe, Fakey (fiction)
"I didn't know where to start in terms of publishing my book. In a consultation, Phyllis Stern answered all my questions. I found her to be very knowledgeable and intuitive, and I walked away with a full understanding of how to proceed. She really encouraged me, and gave me valuable information, leads and contacts. I would recommend her to anyone seeking help with publication."
- Katherine Silva
Fireheart: Miss Beatrice Waight,
Traditional Maya Healer (health, nonfiction)
"One conversation with you completely illuminated the next step I needed to take with my book."
- Randy C. Friedman (memoir)
"Your comments are so helpful, I can't wait to get back to the rewrite. You have such a great eye for story, and the feedback was just the kind of thing I was looking for."
- Kevin Scott Hall
A Quarter-Inch from My Heart (memoir)
"So glad you can share your gifts and expertise [as a writing teacher] with our patients, survivors and family members once again."
- Dr. Alyson Moadel, Einstein College of Medicine
Director, BOLD support program for people affected
"Phyllis's continued involvement in my search process ultimately lead her to suggest a publisher whose mission statement reflected my manuscript. The result? I've now been signed by Wisdom Moon Publishing for
my next book. Thank you, Phyllis!"
- Kevin Scott Hall