Editing feedback from my clients

New writers

"Immediately upon meeting Christine, I liked her. As a new writer, I felt she would give my novel the attention I needed. Christine delivered that attention, pointing out inconsistencies in my story line and suggesting ways I could tighten up my novel. She communicated with me often during the process, keeping me abreast of her progress and making suggestions as to what I should do next to begin promoting my novel. Very importantly, my edited manuscript, along with a detailed summary of the edit, was delivered on schedule.

I can’t praise Christine’s professionalism and understanding of the worded images I aimed to convey, enough." 

—Alethea, Los Angeles, California 

Ongoing editing

“I work with Christine on an ongoing basis for my book-length memoir, my novel (thriller), and my fiction short stories (sci-fi and other genres). She is flawless in correcting my grammar and questionable words, providing the necessary proof reading and copy editing. She has an excellent sense for the flow and drama of scenes and makes exceptional suggestions for improving them with creative developmental and substantive line editing. 

"Often she illustrates her advice with sample rewrites that I shamelessly cut and paste into my manuscript. Christine is personable and funny and prompt, a pleasure to deal with. She is a champion of the writers she works with, I recommend her services to any author seeking commercial success." 

—Jon, Los Angeles, California 

Fixing a prior editor's mistakes

“I hired Christine to line edit my first novel Wall of Trust after it had already been on the market a few months as well as do a full developmental edit on my second novel The Perfect Wave. Christine was professional, met all deadlines and extremely thorough. She caught mistakes my first editor had made and we were able to re-launch the novel in a form I could be proud of. Christine not only took the time to edit my novels, she continuously taught me how to be a better writer. I will always be grateful to her for the knowledge she passed along. In a world of Indie-publishing and freelance editors on the rise, Christine is one you can trust to get the job done correctly and efficiently.” 

—Erin, Los Angeles, California 

Non-US writers

"During the process of writing and publishing four novels, I've worked with editors in the U.K. and from coast to coast in the United States. The editing services I've received from Christine Van Zandt and Michael Biehl at Write for Success Editing Services are outstanding.

As far as editors go, I'd rate both Christine and Michael a 10 out of 10." 

—Frederic Perrin, Canada 


 "Write for Success is an amazing resource, I worked directly with Christine Van Zandt and after the first draft of my paranormal coming-of-age novel I was hooked, she made my English superior to what it really is through small but meaningful changes. Christine asked all the questions a writer wants to hear and encouraged me to expand the story in the right places. We have formed a relationship and I always look forward to her emails on advice and ideas even after the initial editing was done. My next drafts, and my next books will go through her." 

 —Jose, Los Angeles, California 

Children's books

“I sought out Christine to copy edit my picture book. Not only did she do the copy editing, she also pointed out major flaws in my manuscript. We took a step back and went through redevelopment of my story. I kept thinking, ‘Why didn't I hire her in the first place?’ I have grown tremendously as a writer with her guidance. She does not hesitate to provide resources that she feels are beneficial. Best of all I get very objective feedback every time. Overall, I have been pleasantly surprised and couldn’t have found a better champion for this series.” 

—Christine, Chicago, Illinois