Testimonials

Here are a couple of testimonials from past clients and critique partners. Please note, I am not currently accepting editorial projects as I’m focusing on my own writing for now.

 

"Samantha is by far the best editor that I’ve come across in my writing career—and I’ve certainly known my fair share. She’s thorough and will go far more in depth than mere grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. She’ll analyze plot and character development in great detail, and she’ll be honest with you about what works and what doesn’t. All in all, I’m very pleased with her editing services and I truly believe she has improved my book by leaps and bounds. I most definitely plan on using her again for my future books."

— N.M. Mac Arthur, author of The Prince of Prophecy

 

"And finally to my first round editor Samantha Cook, without you my dear, my magic was scattered, unfocused and without purpose. You taught me how to cast far better spells, and weave my will in dark and terrifying ways. Don’t ever stop.."

— J.P. Jackson, dedication in Damonion

 

"After querying my book on and off for a year, I’d hit a wall. I hadn’t received a single agent request or feedback of any kind. Was it my query? My first ten pages? I was discouraged, but at the same time I didn’t want to leap to any conclusions.

I found Sam through Twitter, both of us waiting to hear back from AMM. We agreed to trade chapters to see if we’d be a good fit as critique partners. Her writing instantly pulled me in, and I wanted to read more, so I was hoping my writing hooked her, too!

Sam’s critiques and edits of my chapters were quick and efficient. She pointed out various places where more detail was required, and didn’t pull any punches making sure the plot was on track. If something wasn’t believable she gave perfect suggestions to correct the issue.

After she completed my manuscript, she gave me tons of helpful ‘big picture’ information. It was stuff I needed to hear to be able to finally push my novel to greatness. Without Sam I wouldn’t have had the courage to rework my novel into what it’s become!

Sam is truly magnificent and has the best sense of humor! I would absolutely recommend anyone needing that extra push to work with Sam. I promise you won’t regret it!"

— Kristin Bassani, critique Partner