References from previous clients, verbatim from the original sources.
“Michael has been nothing short of a godsend. He has been incredibly helpful and patient with my language-based learning disability. My drafts are grammatical abominations, but he takes the time to not only polish them, but to try and help me learn and improve. He has done the copy and developmental edits on all of my published books across four different pen-names. Every time he has been efficient, polite, and above all determined to make sure my books are polished to the highest degree.
“His developmental editing is both thorough and knowledgeable, not only does he point out plot holes and problems in characterisation, but he also notes factual inaccuracies and helps improve fight logistics and the like. His copy editing takes my rather difficult style into account and maintains the voice of my narrators while fixing the copious grammatical errors present – which is no mean feat!
“I remain convinced that my books would not have made it into the top 5,000 on Amazon without his editing. He is by far the best editor I have had the pleasure of working with. I recommend him to all authors, particularly those writing speculative fiction or historical fiction.” Holly Evans.
“Long before I considered hiring a professional editor, I referred to Michael on Twitter for tips. His willingness to help with these little questions made him the obvious choice when I was ready to find an editor. He was patient and willing to work with my unpredictable schedule and budget.
“Michael is a fantastic editor with exceptional attention to detail and excellent work ethic. I hired him to edit two of my projects and he surpassed every expectation I had. I truly enjoyed working with him and look forward to using his services in the future.
“Micheal is the trifecta of editors: he is an excellent writer, a fastidious editor, and a well-read academic. He understands not just what I wrote but also what I intended to write. He offered me invaluable advice and not just syntactic copy-editing. He went above and beyond what I asked for to give examples and written feedback on the overall quality and style of my writing. He did all this in the agreed-upon time-frame and within the agreed-upon budget” Regis Wilson
“I hired Michael to edit my novel and he surpassed every expectation I had. I truly enjoyed working with him and look forward to using his services in the future. My novels was approximately 40,000 words long and was in the hard science fiction genre. It contained well over 120 detailed and technical endnotes which was an incredible feat for anyone to research and document, much less edit!
“Not only does Michael pick up on errors, he picks up on subtle cues automatically. He will note, for example, ‘This word choice is not strictly correct, but I know that you are trying to accomplish . Maybe try or make clearer.’ All of his edits come with useful and valuable notes explaining why, what, how, etc.
“I never rejected a single edit that Michael proposed. Everything he spotted was incorrect or needed adjustment. I never needed to argue with his points. Even when I took a few minutes to consider whether to accept an individual edit or not, I knew deep down that he was right. As an author, I think that shows just how well he does his job: he goes past editing into outright teamwork to produce the best novel that is possible.
“I cannot recommend him highly enough to any author looking for the world’s best editor.” T. Pascal
“Michael worked for me as a copy/writer for several months. I really appreciated his consistent, professional work, and insightful comments.” Vojtech Novak
“Michael Keenan has edited several papers for me. Which have lead to awards and grants from my writing and his editing combined. He is extremely organized, dependable, works fast in last minute calls, truly knows his stuff, pays much attention to detail, includes notes next to changes he has made, and he is also very tech savvy.
“He is very well rounded and intelligent in many areas. He usually has an idea on what one is writing about and/or has some knowledge of the subject. He is a very curious and understanding person. He quickly grasps on your writing tone and edits very fluidly and cohesive with your writing tone.” Connie Fitzpatrick
“Michael Keenan’s thorough editing work greatly helped to improve two novels in my Prophecy Rock Series, including Genesis and Shadows of Kyrus. His attention to detail, insightful comments, clear communication, and quick turnaround made for an extremely positive experience. I highly recommend Michael to anyone seeking a top-notch editor. I look forward to having him edit my next novel.” T. Sae-Low
“Michael is the sort of editor who will challenge an author until the work is as polished as possible. His grasp of the English language and his handle on character arcs, plot, and the craft of writing make him excel as an editor. Michael is a professional who holds high standards for himself and his clients. I highly recommend him for any author who is truly serious about improving their craft.” A.J Maguire