Testimonials

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Emma Nelson 

Executive Editor of Owl Hollow Press 

Claerie has a fantastic attitude. She’s willing to jump in and help wherever needed, and she was always willing to go the extra mile to complete projects. She has been incredibly helpful in many different areas—social media, proofreading/editing, data tracking, and countless other day-to-day tasks. She is a fast learner and a great team player. We even asked her to step outside her usual duties to complete a large-scale content edit on a novel, and she expertly handled the additional responsibilities.

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Dionne Abouelela

CEO Pen Name Publishing

Claerie interned with Pen Name Publishing for the 2017 editorial year. She was an integral part of our editing team, performing grammar sweeps and line edits on our final manuscripts. She worked closely with our authors and maintained impeccable integrity, came in early on deadlines and contributed ideas to our team discussions.

 
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J.D. Cavan 

Author of Thought Changer

Claerie Kavanaugh pulled me out of my blurb writing blues by sweeping in and totally saving me! Claerie has an incredible talent, and clearly takes great care to provide the absolute best work. She found just the right words, phrases and cool tagline options that captured my book’s essences, and presented them in just the right way. I will definitely be asking her to help me again in the future with additional books in my series. 

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Rebecca Odum

Author of Lightning Proof 

Claerie is amazing when it comes to seeing the big picture of a story but also the smaller details. She pointed out troublesome spots in my manuscript that I never would’ve noticed. She is very good at recognizing weaknesses in plot and characterization and is really good at helping the author figure out how to fix them. She is also very diligent when it comes to working on projects by a specific deadline and is good about keeping the author informed of her progress. What sets her apart from other editors is the thirty minute Skype call where we discussed ideas on how to fix the troublesome spots in my manuscript. It really helped to talk through ideas and gave me a clear direction on how to proceed with the next draft. I highly recommend Claerie as an editor. She is hardworking and dedicated to each project that comes her way.

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Kaitlyn Abdou, 

Author of The Unseelie Prince 

Claerie is an effective, efficient editor! I came to her with a VERY tight deadline and she delivered faster than I could even imagine with thorough edits and comprehensive notes and suggestions for me. She was always very open with communication the whole time, which was really amazing! I'm still astonished at how quickly it all came together thanks to her help.

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Cynthia Terelst

Author of The Cat's Out of the Bag

Claerie proofread my novel, The Cat's out of the Bag. She was polite and helpful in all interactions. She kept me up to date with the project and her service was prompt. I was happy with her proofread. She provided both a clean copy and a marked up copy. I was pleased with this, as I prefer to see what changes have been made and like the ability to accept or decline them.

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Rebecca Odum

Author of Lightning Proof 

Claerie is amazing when it comes to seeing the big picture of a story but also the smaller details. She pointed out troublesome spots in my manuscript that I never would’ve noticed. She is very good at recognizing weaknesses in plot and characterization and is really good at helping the author figure out how to fix them. She is also very diligent when it comes to working on projects by a specific deadline and is good about keeping the author informed of her progress. What sets her apart from other editors is the thirty minute Skype call where we discussed ideas on how to fix the troublesome spots in my manuscript. It really helped to talk through ideas and gave me a clear direction on how to proceed with the next draft. I highly recommend Claerie as an editor. She is hardworking and dedicated to each project that comes her way.

 
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R.L. Weeks 

Author of The Haunted Fairytales Series 

Claerie Kavanaugh has been a valuable beta reader for my Haunting Fairytales Series. Punctual with deadlines and insightful, she is a valuable person to have as part of my lead up to finishing my  projects. Her comments and eye for detail have helped shaped my books into something I am proud of. 

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Kim Chance 

Author of the Keeper Duology 

I had the privilege of having Claerie beta read my novel, KEEPER. Not only was Claerie enthusiastic and genuine with her notes, but she was honest and straightforward—which is exactly what you want in a beta. Her constructive criticism really helped guide a lot of my revisions and I am really grateful for her meticulous eye. She was also, and continues to be, an excellent cheerleader for the project. She makes writers feel comfortable with the process and works hard to make sure she provides feedback the author can really use. She is a lovely person and one I would love to work with again!

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Bethany Atazadeh

Author of The Stolen Kingdom Series  

Claerie Kavanaugh taught me about RUE (Resist the Urge to Explain) which is one of my biggest weaknesses. She tightened up my writing and made it overall more enjoyable to read.

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Leslie Conzatti 

Author of Princess of the Undersea 

I would highly recommend Claerie Kavanaugh for beta-reading! I had been looking for feedback/critique on a recent manuscript, The Last Inkweaver and Claerie volunteered. She gave clear, reader-proof commentary, noting plot holes as well as letting me know the characters she liked or didn't. She gave small comments and made periodic predictions, so I knew if my plot would hold up under scrutiny. 

 

Best of all, Claerie stays in contact with the author. There was less pressure for this manuscript since I didn't have a publishing deadline, but from the way she approached the task, Claerie would function well with deadlines. If she had a schedule conflict, she let me know, and when she returned to the project, she also kept me informed. She was consistent, professional, and I am very pleased with her excellent work

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-Santana Young,

Author of

The Chronicles of Everen

Claerie did a very thorough beta reading of my novel. She went above and beyond what I needed and her insights were invaluable. She was very good at keeping me informed about her progress making it like working on a team. Thank you, Claerie!

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J-. Young-Ju Harris

Author of Nine Tails: Episodes 1,2, and 3

I reached out to Claerie Kavanaugh to help me with beta-reading for a fiction project and have turned back to her more than once since then.  She has been able to deliver timely and insightful feedback on my stories that has allowed me to make important revisions to my work. She often catches details that other readers overlook, allowing me to revisit and strengthen elements of the story I wouldn't have otherwise considered.

 

If you need a feedback on a story, I would definitely recommend that you get Claerie to look at it.