I liken David Wailing’s editing skills to a superhero movie. At the turning point of the second act, when the writer is sat traumatised in front of his laptop, losing the will to live, with subplots in a mess and character consistency shot to pieces, in swoops David. Somehow he picks up all the random bits and pieces and offers clear, practical and enlightened suggestions as to how it can all be glued back together again, but in a far more coherent and polished condition than it started.
I submitted my second book to David for a proof read, naively thinking I’d finished. How wrong I was! Looking back, I can’t believe that I nearly didn’t spend the extra cash on an essential line edit. It is the best investment in my work I’ve ever made.
Working alone, it’s easy to get lost in the abyss of the idea. So what every writer needs is a fellow writer with specialist editing and proof reading skills to highlight story problems, someone they trust to act as a sounding board, someone who will also bring practical advice for solutions consistent with the original story, someone who can expertly correct grammatical and ‘writers eye’ errors.
The person I trust with my writing is David Wailing. I’ll be using his editorial and proof reading services for all my future creative projects.
Project: The Curse of the Lonesome Mariner (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
I’ve just finished working with David on my latest book and I was very impressed. Having seen some of the other projects he’s been involved in I knew he was going to be good, very good, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Project: A Gathering of Ghosts
Attention to detail is a pre-requisite for a proof reader and line editor and David has this in abundance. Add to that, a flair for problem solving and creativity and you’ve got exactly the right mix for a successful editor.
I feel like my book has been polished to a gleaming finish which has given me huge confidence to publishing it.
I will be back.