Eliot edited my urban fantasy/queer historical romance novel. It was a great experience—they really understood my writing style, and the changes they suggested fit in well. Where they also made suggestions to improve small hiccups in the story, they were both great and easy to integrate into the greater text. When I had questions about the edit, they were responsive. In short, it couldn’t have been a better experience, and the text is much stronger for their intervention.
—E.H. Lupton, Author, Dionysus in Wisconsin
Eliot copyedited my interactive-fiction novel, Teahouse of the Gods. I appreciated their attention to detail working with a complex story set in a non-western world. Their work also stood out to me for their attention to neurodiversity and representation, which was reflected not only in the quality of their feedback, but also by their citation of respected sources and thoughtful discussions. As an added bonus for authors on a schedule, Eliot combines their literary and artistic acumen with clear communication and efficient project management to guide your story over the finish line to publication.
—Naca Rat, Author, Teahouse of the Gods
Eliot is everything I want in working with a freelance copyeditor. They’re 100% on the ball, prompt and communicative, and they will nudge me to keep a project moving forward when necessary. Eliot’s work is always above and beyond: in addition to a well kept style sheet, each project includes an extensive and thoughtful list of comments and queries to the author. They are never shy about asking me clarifying questions, and their speed and accuracy are remarkable. Most of all, Eliot's affinity for handling LGTBQIA+ representation in romance is exactly what I need for my company's interactive fiction, which is written to be accessible to a wide spectrum of players. Don't hesitate to hire them.
—Mary Duffy, Editor, Choice of Games
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with Eliot. They have always been quick to respond to assignment requests and have consistently finished them on time. I’ve had multiple completed proofreads in my inbox from Eliot a day or two before I asked for them back and have never had to worry about them missing a deadline. This timeliness has never been a detriment to the quality of work either. Each book I've sent to Eliot has always come back in better shape.
—Luke Hanlon, Associate Editor, Red Line Editorial
I have been working with Eliot West on revising my nonprofit's website—ensuring both consistency and inclusive language throughout and reducing redundancy—and, oh, my gosh, are they ever amazing! Way smarter than your average bear, with incredible attention to detail, and so much patience! I cannot recommend Eliot strongly enough, and I cannot imagine trying to complete any written project without their guidance. Every exclamation point and superlative here is entirely deserved!
—Nic Rosenau, Director, Planet Homeschool
The Consent Workshop challenged some deeply-ingrained structures in our writing and in our social relationships that I found very exciting to explore. This workshop exposes our inherited belief structure and powerfully seeks to overthrow it. It's a fascinating look at our most intimate moments and how we negotiate our shared space. Consent is vital to healthy relationships and bringing this into our writing can help empower and validate the feelings of many who struggle to find their voice and boundaries.
—Christine Letiza, Author