“I made some rookie mistakes in my first couple of books by only using beta readers. Hiring an editor is a must and can be a difficult decision as there are so many editors out there. It’s critical to find the right person who is a professional with excellent skills–someone who will also respect the author and his manuscript. I made a very good decision when I hired Deb. She’s a true professional and takes great pride in her work, which shows in the finished product. Deb edited my latest three books: Beyond Sticks and Stones, Parents Who Killed their Children, and Serial Killers Abridged. She will continue to edit my future books as well. I highly recommend Hartwell Editing.”
RJ Parker

“I absolutely loved working with Deb on The Underground Princess. She’s super sweet and understanding. To highlight some great features of Deb: She helps talk through any issues/concerns rather than make it seem like there are no options. She works fast and keeps in touch to update you on the status of the project, which is just good customer service. She offers numerous suggestions when something doesn’t feel right. I am really looking forward to working with her again. She made things so much easier, and I am proud to call her my editor. I hope it stays this way for a long time.”
J.W. Zulauf

“Hartwell Editing came highly recommended to me by my publisher, and I’m so happy to have had Deb as my editor. Everyone needs to have their book professionally edited before publishing, and working with Deb was a dream. She is professional, efficient, and turned my book around in no time flat. I would definitely recommend her to other authors.”
JJ Slate

Behind every great writer is a great editor. Deb at Hartwell Editing makes those words ring true with her excellent editing skills. Not only does she have a keen sense of story structure, pace, tone, and characterization, but she works to keep the writer’s voice intact within the novel. Working with Deb was a pleasure. She encouraged me, guided me, and helped me transform my book into the best it could be. In Deb’s case, I believe the axiom should read, ‘A great editor creates a great writer.’”
Kat Cazanav

“Deb from Hartwell Editing was a joy to work with. She was responsive, organized, and most importantly believed in the novel I was working on. Without her, The Accidental Kiss wouldn’t have reached its full potential.”
Nicole Simone

“Being new to the publication process, I didn’t know what to expect when it came time for the editing stage. Thanks to Deb, the editing phase was a breeze. She deftly guided me through the process and provided many helpful suggestions along the way. I look forward to working with her on my next book.”
JT Hunter

“I can’t thank Deb at Hartwell Editing enough. She edited my manuscript beautifully, improving my work and adding real value to my finished product. She has a real finesse for knowing how to bring out the best in her authors, while not over-powering or completely altering their work. She’s definitely my ‘go to’ editor.”
Heather M. Miles

“I feel exceptionally blessed to have come across Hartwell Editing. Deb’s insight and help in editing my children’s book has given me great confidence that my book is ready to go straight to the publisher. I would definitely recommend her and I will be using her services again in the future. A huge thanks to Hartwell Editing.”
Bert Starzer

“I am very pleased that I opted to work with Deb Hartwell on my newly released novel, Montgomery Lake High #3: The Battle for Innocence. Deb edited my novel, as well as the synopsis for another one of my books, in a very timely and efficient manner. Her work demonstrates the astute grammatical eye of a professional editor, while maintaining the original voice, tone, and writing style of the author. I highly recommend Deb to other authors. She has the talent and the passion for literature needed to make the editing process not only insightful but also enjoyable.”
Stacy A. Padula