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“An absolute pleasure working with Brenna on my queer literary fiction project. Very easy to work with and excellent communication from start to finish. Receiving the manuscript back with edits and a 'clean' copy makes my revising super easy! Putting a book through its paces takes time and effort, but with Brenna Bailey-Davies I feel confident I am putting the best possible version of my book out there. Highly recommend!”

Morgan Klein / Author

“Great communication, clear notes, accurate deadlines. Brenna was a delight to work with!”

Natalie Naudus / Award-winning Audiobook Narrator and Author of Gay the Pray Away

“Brenna is a fabulous editor. Her suggestions strengthened the final product of my novel. Her kindness and love for my story made me cry tears of joy several times. I had the best experience with her and would highly recommend her work.”

Madeline Nixon / Author of Emergency Lullabies

“Brenna's critique of my novel was exactly what I needed to let go of the aspects that weren't working and embrace the aspects that were. I knew my manuscript was on the short side but I was too close to it to figure out what was missing. Brenna's advice gave me the push and perspective I needed to finish fleshing out my story and to redistribute some of the points of view.”

Genevieve Clovis / Editor of Clovis Editorial and Author of Tea and the Transcendent

“Working with Bookmarten Editorial was an absolute pleasure! I wasn't sure how much I needed an editor until I got my manuscript back after edits were made. I was shocked by how much better my writing is now!”

Haleigh Toney / Author of I'm an Intern at an Evil Lab!

“Brenna is a dream to work with. This was my first time working with an editor, but her knowledge and her organization made the whole process feel a lot less overwhelming.”

Ellie Evaris / Author of The Prophet's Gambit

“Brenna has been a great editor to work with. She was thorough in providing guidance from broad issues in my novel to the granular details of word choice and punctuation. She created a comprehensive editorial report that I feel like I can use for tips on my next novels, as well as a document with track changes and comments showing what could be revised. I love that she added positive comments throughout like in places where she laughed. I also appreciate that Brenna has checked in while I'm making the edits and allows me to email her when I have questions. If you want a seasoned editor that you can trust with your writing, definitely reach out to Brenna!”

Stacey Potter / Author of The Project

“I was so incredibly lucky to find Brenna. Not only did she help me find the worth and beauty within my own work, her versatility in editing and self-publishing helped me get through the hardest parts of both. I will definitely be coming back to her for future projects and help.”

H. Noah / Author of Bluebird At My Window

“Question: Do editors hire editors? Answer: Yes (if they’re smart). And if they’ve been paying attention, they should know where to look to find the right fit. I edit nonfiction, so when I wrote a short fiction piece, I knew to look no further than Brenna. Her work impressed me in all ways. She made a couple of spot-on suggestions to enhance the wording, proving once again that we all have blinders on when it comes to our own creative output. Perhaps even more impressive than what she did, though, was how she did it. She reacted. She commented. She gave feedback. I appreciated her care not just for my story, but for me as its author. Thank you, Brenna, for being so darn terrific. I might have to write another story to have the opportunity to work with you again...”

Karen Crosby / Founder of Editarians and Author of “In the Blink of an Eye”

“Brenna’s keen attention to detail was exactly what I needed to put the finishing touches on my manuscript. Her kind comments throughout the manuscript paired with helpful suggestions not only made my story stronger than ever, they also boosted my confidence as an author. I would highly recommend Brenna to anyone!”

Abby Kendall / Editor and Author

“I'd like to thank Brenna for her attention to detail and her lovely comments. She helped make my book so much sturdier than it had been and her feedback was not only valuable, but also so kind and inspiring.” 

Katherine Silva / Author of The Wild Dark

“I brought Brenna on board as a developmental and copy editor for my done-for-you self-publishing service, and I knew from our first conversation that she would be an amazing editor and make a tremendous contribution to my editing team. Brenna not only proved my predictions to be correct, but she far exceeded my expectations. She is dedicated to providing high-quality editorial service for every manuscript every time. With meticulous attention to detail and an apparent passion for the written word, I could count on Brenna to elevate my clients’ manuscripts with precision and professionalism. Brenna never missed a deadline, which helped me to provide top-notch customer service to my clients. She made me look good, but she made my clients’ manuscripts look even better. Thank you, Brenna, for your impeccable editorial skills and your dedication to the author community.”

Monique D. Mensah / Owner of Make Your Mark Publishing Solutions

“Loved working with Brenna! Thorough, professional, and wonderful to work with. I especially love the in-depth report Brenna provides that allows you to really look over what has been worked on.”

Elle Beaumont / Author of "There Be Dragons"

“Polishing and publishing a book is daunting for any author; finding someone to trust with your work can be even scarier. Working with Brenna made the entire process so much easier and friendlier as well. Her approachability, professionalism, and brass-tacks knowledge of her craft helped me through those final steps to release day and let me feel confident about the quality of work I put out in the world.”

Jacquelynn Lyon / Author of The Soft Landing Collection

“Brenna did copyedits on my epic fantasy novel, Kingdom of Broken Iron. She is not only a delight to work with but is professional, and her edits on my book helped me bring it to the next level. I am looking forward to working with her for many years! If you are looking for an editor, look no further! Brenna has a deep knowledge of her trade, and her work goes above and beyond!”

Mallory McCartney / Author of Kingdom of Broken Iron

“I had the opportunity to work with Brenna Davies on two novel projects. Both times, I needed more than copyediting. Lurking doubts about the story prevented me from assessing it objectively. Brenna not only improved my manuscript from a clarity and grammar perspective—she intuitively zoned in on its shortcomings, offering solutions and valuable feedback on strengths and weaknesses. As a result of her input and seamless modifications, my confidence in the end product was restored. I particularly like the way she reacts to the story as a reader, commenting, “I laughed at this” or “I love this phrase,” for example, which allows me to experience my writing from the reader’s point of view. I highly recommend Brenna’s professional editing services for turning a work of fiction into a masterpiece!”

Mary Ann Tippett / Author of Finding Clara

“I highly recommend Brenna for your editing project—she is absolutely fantastic to work with! I am a first-time author and as such, very new to the overall writing and publishing landscape. Brenna provided recommendations for how she could support my project and was extremely helpful with providing an initial assessment of my draft manuscript through her editorial report. She is professional and offers valuable feedback in a positive way. With each editing iteration, my vision for my personal and special book became more real. I am so happy with the end result and I am extremely grateful for the wonderful experience I had working with such an amazing editor.”

Gina Thornton / Author of A Lemon Tree for Wilshire

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