“I have worked with several editors, and I can say with absolute certainty that Julie Sturgeon is my favorite because she’s tough, yet when she likes certain aspects or your book in general, she tells you that, too. It’s the perfect combination, because she has helped me take my writing to the next level (possibly a couple levels), without beating my ego to a pulp in the process.
Here’s the thing: sometimes, we (authors) can feel as though the editor is taking our book away from us. They want us to cut scenes we think we can’t live without, change personalities of characters we love, and sometimes even adjust plotlines, and in this process, we worry that our book will no longer be our own. Until we read the final proof, and realize, Ohmigod, it’s so much better than it was before Julie got ahold of it!”