“I initially contacted Tahlia and asked her to appraise my novel. She did a fantastic job for a modest charge. I then asked her to edit the book, and that turned out to be a more than satisfying experience. Tahlia was a pleasure to work with. She seemed to be brutally honest when need be, and she helped me see what I’d written in a different light. I think she improved my work greatly.
I would work with her again and happily recommend her to others.” J.R Archer author of A Dogs View of Love Life & Death.
“Tahlia has a way of improving your writing and bringing out the best in you. She is thoughtful, polished, timely and I highly recommend working with her.” ~ Michael Dadich
“I wish that I had known about you before I hired my first editor. What I saw in your sample is what I had hoped to get from her. I didn’t. Oh well, you live and learn. When my second book is finished, I will be contacting you first.” David Homick, author of A Lifetime Last Night.
“The beauty of Tahlia’s work is that she doesn’t just correct mistakes, she doesn’t just reshape phrases and paragraphs, she chisels the rough edges to bring out a clearer, better version of the text without taking anything away from it. While going over her corrections and notes, I realized that she got very involved in the book to the point where she understood not only the text, but my style, my voice and her editing was always in tune with that. She’s experienced enough to take a seasoned approach to the page, but, unlike so many experienced people she’s not jaded. She’s enthusiastic and involved, and that’s exactly what you want when someone is taking a knife to your work. The fact that she works fast (and I mean impressively fast) doesn’t detract from her attention to details, nor does it mean she won’t take time to make notes wherever she thinks it will help you in the future. That’s another big bonus, she doesn’t simply correct, or streamline, she explains why. I recommend her to anyone who is serious about their work, because she is serious about hers.” Dorian Zari.
“Not only was Tahlia spot-on with her editorial suggestions, she took the time to explain and even provide additional reference material. I learned more from her during the process than if I had taken a writing class. She was very responsive and helpful when I had questions, and consistently met deadlines.” David Homick
“Tahlia’s line editing was impressive in detail, scope and clarity. The manuscript I sent in came back profoundly better. No questions for me – all my editing will got to Tahlia!” J.M. Erickson, author of Intelligent Design: Revelations & other books.
“Not only does Tahlia identify the weakness in my writing (while all the time giving me great support for the overall project), but she actually works to teach me how to remedy the issue for future works. Submitting my novels to Tahlia has been the single best choice I’ve made for online writing services in my career. I cannot possibly recommend her highly enough.” Welcome Cole.
“I am glad that I hired Tahlia. You can expect fast responses, good communications, and detailed work.” Isabel Chloe.
“Tahlia Newland’s advice is smart, decisive, and no-nonsense—hallmarks of a seasoned professional, certainly. She identified the weaker areas in my prose and suggested simple but important fixes to turn a pretty good novel into a great one. (I will always think of Tahlia whenever I spot a passive verb!) I have worked with other fine editors in the past, but Tahlia’s line-editing service was the best investment to date. I will definitely seek her wisdom again.” —Bonnie McKernan, author of Cliff of the Ruin.
“For the symbolic amount I paid, I probably should have got a pat in the back and a kind word. Instead, I got an amazingly well-rounded, professional and courteous service. With just a few remarks, Tahlia had pointed out everything that could be improved in my writing style. Not only was every comment spot-on, she was also very nice about it and actively supported and encouraged my efforts.” Nicholas Rossis. You can read Nicholas’s full recommendation here.
“My name is Caroline Oliveira and I am David Homick’s literary agent. When I first met David, he spoke extraordinarily of you. Particularly, your editing and teaching skills along with your generous time spent to develop and enhance his writing style. After reading his novel, I was highly impressed with the story’s concept as it set the stage for an unfolding original and compelling story. Also, to my surprise it did not need additional editing.”
“Your manuscript appraisal on my book was worth every cent. You pointed out so many things I’d missed or wasn’t aware of. Thank you Tahlia for good work.” Yolanda.
‘Lots of thanks to you Tahlia Newland, my author friend from Down Under, for your challenging and honest notes on my story! You gave me some high standards to shoot for and I really appreciate your insights.’ Kate Policani, author of The Disenchanted Pet, Lustre, and You can’t tell a Book by its Magician.
‘Your feedback to me for Sunspots was so spot on and made the book a gazillion times better. You definitely have the right instincts to help authors be better.’ Karen S. Bell, author of Walking with Elephants and Sunspots.
“Newland shows she is a master at the English language.” Katie French, Underground Book Reviews.