Here’s what some of my clients have to say

Lu worked with me on my book ‘Smart Parenting’ from first draft to publication. Her keen eye for structure, her word magic and her wit made it an unforgettable experience. I’m forever grateful for her support. Can’t wait to work with her on my next book.

Dina Cooper

Thank you so much for your work on my book! I’ve had a quick look at most of your comments and suggestions and I can really see the value of a professional copy edit. It’s precious for a writer to see the editor engage with your manuscript in such depth, and in such a supportive way. It builds a relationship of trust. I like how your comments range from word choice and syntax to narrative technique and character development.

Gilbert Van Hoeydonck

Lu skillfully edited our anthology, ‘A New Beginning’. Editing the work of twenty authors was no easy feat. Lu was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her services.

Lee-Ann Hawe – Women Who Write (Melbourne)

Lu did a manuscript appraisal of my novel. She was great to work with. She gave me some terrific ideas to develop the story. Her insight made a significantly positive impact on the direction I’ve taken it in.

Sarah Nicholson

As an aspiring writer, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from an editor, but nevertheless, Lu managed to go beyond and impress me with her practical approach and useful tips. I feel that “an ice block” in the way of my finishing my first novel manuscript melted away in Lu’s hands. Thank you!

Anu Besson

I found Lu’s partnership invaluable in developing an information and marketing package for our potential clients. She has a rare ability to grasp complex concepts very quickly.  As a result she is able to  simplify, shape and develop supporting materials on any topic for any audience, and within a short timeframe.

 

Ami Cook – Chief Design Officer, MindNavig8or Pty Ltd

There are so many positive things to say about Lu, and how she helped with my newest novel, ‘These Pictures of Us’.

It started with a structural edit (manuscript assessment) where Lu examined the vital elements of the novel like tone, characters and pacing. She delved deep and the report helped immensely in writing the next draft, which was a massive improvement from where it had started.

The copy edit itself was vital to refining the novel into the best book it could be. A copy edit like Lu’s is essential for any novel. With line-by-line examination and editing, along with positive feedback – a wonderful surprise – the copy edit was exactly what I’d hoped for.

Lu has the patience, knowledge, skills and connectedness to creative writing to help develop and refine any self-published or trade published novel.

Cannot thank you enough, Lu. Look forward to working with you again.

Tommy

Tommy Cotton – Author of ‘These Pictures of Us’

I just wanted to thank you for this whole process you’ve been a pleasure to deal with and your comments/insights have been incredibly valued. If you’re still game I’d be delighted if you’d like to take a look at the fourth book when that’s ready to go.

Christopher George – Author of ‘Mage’ series

After getting eight quotes and four samples from Australian and American editors, I chose Lu Sexton … and I’m blown away with the results.

Lu didn’t just pick up grammatical errors and turns of phrase, she made a few clever suggestions for heightening the drama and comedy without losing my protagonist’s voice. I got back not just an improved manuscript, but a lesson in writing, customised just for me.

Ana Spoke – Author of ‘Shizzle Inc’

We were really impressed with Lu’s work! Lu took a document that was the product of a few people’s co-writing, which did not have an executive summary, a clear flow or a punchy wrap up, and turned it in to a well bookended piece that took you through the story in a succinct and well structured way.

Helaine Stanley – Director, 226 Strategic