“I'm overwhelmed by how carefully you read the novel ... and by how right you are about absolutely everything.”Edeet Ravel, author of the Pauline series
“He's changed my entire perception of what an editor can do to strengthen and guide a story.”Karen Rivers, award-winning and best-selling author of the XYZ series
“You are one of the most brilliant editors I've encountered.”Jesse Finkelstein, director of operations, D&M Publishers
“Genius. Your notes do EXACTLY what a good set of film notes should do. Your take is crystal clear.”Guy Bennett, screenwriter, Ocean Blue
“Colin has a marvelous talent for working with words (along with a super sense of humour).”Pam Withers, author of 15 best-selling young-adult books, including the Take It To The Extreme series
“Thank you for the wonderful input, by far the most valuable I've received in six books.”Chris Wood, co-author with Beverly Wood of The Golden Boy
“Your breakdown of structure coupled with specific suggestions for action is fantastic.”Taryn Boyd, managing editor, Whitecap Books
“Your notes and letters are, collectively, an editorial masterpiece”Jesse Finkelstein, director of operations, D&M Publishers
“You gave me the perfect advice on how to tighten the plot and jumpstart the action.”Michael V. Smith, author of Cumberland, nominated for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award
“Knowing that you're there to back up your notes gives me a whole lot of confidence.”anonymous author of an exciting new thriller
“Thanks for offering your guidance with such kindness and humour, such heart and wisdom.”Maggie Mooney and Michelle Benjamin, co-authors of Nobel's Women of Peace
“The story just started writing itself.”James McCann, author of Pyre
“Thanks for helping me find my story ... and my sanity.”Nettie Wild, screenwriter and award-winning documentary filmmaker
“I have never seen such articulate feedback on a manuscript.”Taryn Boyd, managing editor, Whitecap Books
As a substantive editor and story editor, I work with both established and emerging authors, analyzing the narrative structure of their manuscripts — looking at elements such as plot, character, and theme.
I provide both rigorous analysis and support for your creative process.