As the release date for The Fall of Dorkhun approaches, I want to give credit and praise to my close friend, Philip Hopkins, who edited the manuscript. There are many passages and phrases and scenes in the book that are good because of the diligent work he did combing through my mess. I have long maintained that Philip is one of the smartest people I know, and as I read through his comments, suggestions, and markings on the book, my opinion of his abilities only grew.
If any of my writer friends are looking for a good editor, someone who can pour through your work and polish the language into something tight and well-crafted, I highly recommend Philip. He is a natural and has an innate sense for the rhythm of language and the flow of narrative. He is thorough and consistent and honest, so if you have a tender ego that’s easily bruised, he might not be the right editor for you. But if you are a serious professional who wants to improve the quality of your work, you should hire him to work on your manuscript.
In terms of pricing, I can only say that he is fair and reasonable. That said, he did give me a “friend” price, so if he charges you less, please don’t tell me. In all seriousness, though, his services are worth every penny. If you’re interested, please let me know, and I’ll forward him your email address.