Micah Persell

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

Micah Persell

There’s no one’s professional opinion I trust more than Julie Sturgeon. We’ve worked on several books together, and she always manages to pair storytelling intuition with hard-earned, extensive knowledge. She brings out the parts of a manuscript that already work, making the strong stronger, but she is amazing at finding weak points as well—and not just: this is weak, fix it. She offers at least one, usually more, suggestions that take a project in the right direction, which eliminates a lot of the guesswork that can overwhelm. I look forward to working with Julie on future...

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Elizabeth Meyette

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017

Elizabeth Meyette

Having the right editor can make or break a book … and an author. When I struggled with plot development in my WIP, I contacted Julie Sturgeon. Though I had never worked directly with her, several author friends had enthusiastically recommended her. Julie was able to cut through the excess in my story, creating a tighter, stronger plot. Her suggestions for strengthening POV were spot on. I was amazed at how my novel came together with her edits and suggestions. I never felt like I comprised my story because Julie was so respectful of me as a writer. I look forward to working with her...

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Laine Ferndale

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017

Laine Ferndale

Julie Sturgeon has the rare ability to not only see a book’s potential, but to help authors realize that potential. Many times when reading her notes, we remarked to each other, “I never would have thought of that, but it’s the perfect solution!” She balances keen-eyed criticism with compassion and humor, and treats authors as partners in the end goal to tell the best possible story. We were so lucky to get to work with her.

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Becky Lower

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016

Becky Lower

Having been traditionally published for a number of years, I’ve worked with several different editors. When it came time to choose one for my self-published book instead of being assigned one, there was only one editor I considered: Julie Sturgeon. She homed right in on the problem with the manuscript and we worked together to make it shine, or in this case, to take a pile of dough and shape it into a tasty edible scone.

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R.C. Matthews

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016

R.C. Matthews

What I really valued while working with Julie was her willingness to talk through my reactions to her suggestions, and my vision for addressing the necessary changes BEFORE I wrote them. This avoided unnecessary back and forth / rewrites. In the end, I rewrote more than a handful of chapters in my manuscript to address her feedback, but the book still felt like it was mine … just a much better version than I started with!

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Nicole Flockton

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016

Nicole Flockton

“Julie is a whizz with her red pen. I know when I get my manuscript back, I’ll stress out for a bit but know that once I go through all of Julie’s edits and suggestions, my manuscript is going to be so much better for it.  Julie is a great editor and I love working with her.”

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