HIGH: A PARTY GIRL'S GUIDE TO PEACE
I needed a keen editor’s eye on my words... a lover of language.
Writing your first book – not to mention an acutely personal book – can feel like you’re fumbling around in the dark. There came a time where my book made me cross-eyed from working on it so much. Kris took over for a while and what resulted was amazing.
While I was confident with the message of my book, I wanted a total pro on my side who could take in my content from a detached perspective and illuminate where I could improve, what could be removed. I wanted my book to be of the highest quality and knew I could not make that happen on my own.
Professionally, I was able to move forward with the launch while Kris was offering her skills and talent to it. Mainly though, I just felt super supported. I was always excited to return to my book each time I got it back.
I feel phenomenal! We did it! I wouldn’t have changed a thing, wouldn’t have done anything differently. The book is out there and changing lives. And Kris undoubtedly made it better.
LUCKY BITCH and
GET RICH LUCKY BITCH
Kris is SUCH a godsend!
Kris goes above and beyond, to really make you feel she’s a part of your success team and understands your business intimately. She cares.
I would recommend Kris to anyone who cares about an excellent finished product and will use her for all my future projects.
Kris was not just a pair of technical eyes, but really got me.
When we started working together, I needed to know I had someone to walk with me and help me make my book see the light.
Kris's honest feedback and questions pushed me to give even more than I thought I had, to open up and get even more vulnerable. It was scary, but I knew I wasn't alone, and having Kris there during that process was extremely reassuring.
I love how Kris turned my draft into a final manuscript, while still keeping my style and my voice. My number one fear when it came to hiring an editor was to have my voice be muffled, and changed into somebody else's, but with Kris, that didn't happen.
She brought the best out of my words and I love it.
CONFESSIONS OF A YO-YO DIETER
She's not just an editor. She's an interpreter of word chaos!
I needed to feel confident that my book made sense to my readers. So, within the editing process, I was most keen for help with flow and making sure there weren't gaps in thought process.
Even though I'm an avid reader, sometimes the right words don't spring to mind when I write on my own. During the editing process, there were countless moments where Kris simplified some of my sentences to reflect exactly how I was thinking but was struggling to put on paper.
She knows what you mean even though the wording doesn't quite make sense. She can clean up and strengthen your book into the version you intended to write.
Plus, Kris made the whole process really comforting. She was detailed when I had questions, punctual with deadlines, and thorough with the work. That's the kind of person you need when you're anxious about your book deadline!
EVERY ENTREPRENEUR NEEDS SYSTEMS
Her work blows me away.
At the beginning, I was simply looking for an editor who could get my book to market without embarrassing typos or incomplete sentences, but in the process I got an amazing partner on this project who invested her all into each word.
Kris has great attention to details and picks up on things that I can’t always see when I’m “in” the process.
I’m certain that without Kris’ competent help I’d still be in editing hell, working by myself and slogging through it, never fully confident enough to hit publish. Instead, I know that this book is just the beginning of an amazing journey and I’m already editing book #2 for Kris now!
I’ve told all my friends and colleagues who are ready to go from maybe to YES in their book writing journey to call Kris now, she’s incredible and worth the investment in your project and peace of mind!
THE GIFTS OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS
We were wrapped with the final result and Kris' willingness to work to our timeframes.
To write a book is to bare part of your soul. To hand that manuscript over to another to explore, understand, adjust and fine tune is an act of trust.
We were looking for an editor who would help us fine-tune our book manuscript, ensure the two authors' voices were merged into one and develop continuity through the book.
Kris was able to edit the book with professionality while respecting the voice and message we wanted to share with the world.
DR. KEIRA BARR
THE SKIN WHISPERER
Kris delivers what she says she will, when she says she will.
I needed help making sure what I wrote was cohesive and concise, got my point across clearly, and conveyed my authentic voice rather than sounding like a training manual for skin.
Kris listened to my vision, my goals and my wishes and helped me achieve all of them. I'm thrilled with the result. I am proud to put the finished product out in the world knowing it reads well and that the words and content are my own.
She sprinkled magic dust on my book with some juggling and rearranging, kept my voice consistent and amplified it for me.
Three books in a year! Now that's impressive.
But for this productive entrepreneur and powerhouse writer, it was totally doable.
DR. SUSIE GRONSKI
PELVIC PAIN: THE ULTIMATE C*CK BLOCK
It was very liberating.
THE HAPPY HOME
Kris is a ninja with words.
YOGA FOR DIABETICS
Kris is a mastermind when it comes to inspiring others to find their unique voice.
Editing a book is one thing, but to be able to motivate others to truly express themselves with authenticity and heart is a rare gift.
Not only would I recommend Kris as an editor – get your hands on anything she writes.
You’ll be blown away!
PLAN IT NOW!
Kris is perfect for a first time author like me.
TINY TIME, BIG RESULTS
Kris is passionate and dedicated, and has amazing attention to detail.
EVERYTHING IS A THING
Kris edited the book in a way that was true to my voice.
THE BABY REFLUX LADY'S GUIDE
I cried when I read of my own (edited) writing, because it showed me Kris understood exactly what I had felt.
I needed someone to edit my project, my life’s calling. And more than that, I needed someone I could trust whole-heartedly, someone who would understand my voice, my message, its importance to me and my audience. I needed someone who would take care, love and respect my work, while making it accessible.
Through our work, my message has become clearer, honed and defined. Kris took the fluffs and wobbles in my writing and made it stronger and more compelling. She stripped out the unnecessary “waffle” and made sure that the important parts shone through.
Kris increased the power of my message with some subtle changes that really make this book much more than just a book. It connects and resonates with people.
I am immensely proud of this book. I can read every paragraph and know it is my voice and my writing. There is no editing obvious in the words in the book, yet it would not be as powerful as it is without Kris's editing. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better first book!
Kris is amazing to work with. She really quickly understood my voice, and her care and attention in retaining this throughout her work is obvious. Every time she suggested changes, I thought “she read my mind”. She got inside my head and helped me use powerful language to convey exactly what I was thinking and feeling. Sometimes, she even “got” things I didn’t know I felt until I read it, and it resonated so deeply.
Kris's professionalism in her work shines through. She was 100% accurate in her promises on delivery and has been so supportive. I could never have dreamed of a more perfect person to edit my book.
Because of our long-term correspondence and her references through Marie Forleo's BSchool, I knew I could trust Kris. I just had to trust myself!
I felt overwhelmed and downright scared to hand over my first manuscript to someone I didn’t know, especially since I have never gone through this process before. Kris gave me the confidence to hand it over because of her nurturing approach.
I knew in my heart I had to get this book out, but now I know in my head I have to keep forging ahead. Step by step, the right people have presented themselves at the right time.
Kris helped me with first time jitters and to realise I have just go for it.
It's more than a book. It's a cause.
This author's idea became so big that her self-published book funded a school for girls... and scored a publishing deal.
A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO OWNING YOUR SEXY
Kris strikes the perfect balance of expert editor that you trust to whip you into shape, while being kind and supportive too.
I needed someone I trusted with my words to guide, correct, and mould them. This ebook was the first writing of any substance I had done since law school (more than a decade ago), and I felt pretty vulnerable offering it up to someone with a 'red marker'.
DR. TYNA MOORE
PAIN-FREE & STRONG
Kris calmed me down and got me through the process seamlessly.
I needed someone to look over my book and make sure it didn't sound like a pile of rubbish. I also needed help making sense of the process. And a little hand holding and reassurance, which Kris definitely delivered on!
She also helped me learn some editing bits and kept my book on target, so it read smoothly and made better sense to the reader.
Kris is organized, kind and supportive while having good boundaries and being very good at her job. She was a delight to work with.
I'm very happy! That was pretty easy, honestly.
MURDER, MAYHEM, MIRACLES... AND STILL MARRIED
Kris has a natural empathy for an author.
A consummate professional whose craft is of the highest standard, one of excellence, Kris has a deep understanding of the intense process of getting a book out into the world.
If you are writing a book, or even think of writing a book, I would highly recommend that you have a conversation with Kris! You will be delighted that you did.
She is truly one of my favourite humans!
THE MESSY HEALER
The flexibility, guidance and partnership I needed to deliver my book into the world.
MONEY MADE BEAUTIFUL
I have a book that I’m confident to send to print!
As a numbers person, writing has never been my strong suit but Kris helped me see the value in my book and understand the value it could offer to women in business.
She transformed my words and made them sound better and flow more smoothly. She called me out on the grey areas and questioned where something made sense to me, but may not have made sense to others.
You’ve gotta work with Kris. Seriously. She promised me she would get it done in a certain timeframe and she did. She promised she would be thorough and she was. She was encouraging the whole way through. I felt supported and I knew what I had delivered to me was polished and professional. Plus, she’s such a cool chick.
Don’t walk, run. Work with Kris!
DIVORCE YOUR DESTINY
Patient and free of judgement.
I needed not only a professional but someone who could bring out the core message of my book by making the manuscript beautiful and yummy for the readers' eyes.
Kris did all of that even though it wasn’t easy because I am not a native English speaker. Because of her understanding and kind communication, I never felt bad for making all those thousands of mistakes.
When I did my part of the job by writing the first draft, Kris made it beautiful and smooth by trimming it down, giving valuable feedback and making many much-needed corrections.
Kris is a gentle and smart soul gifted with such a beautiful talent for words and written messages.
Kris' work on my manuscript greatly increased its flow and readability, which in turn increased my confidence in bringing my work to publish.
TALL POPPY PROJECT
Twice in the final stages of publishing my book on schedule, Kris has rescued me by executing last-minute, fine-detail changes.
She works so quickly and efficiently, you’ve hardly sent the request before your work is back all polished and shiny again!
That Kris is the consummate editing professional is an advantage, but the fact she provided the peace of mind you can only get working with someone who loves language, and understands how to imbue it with your personal flavour, is absolutely priceless.
Kris is every author's angel!
Kris helped me wrangle years of words and content into a bestselling book which I'm immensely proud of.
YOGA WITH NICHOLA
I was preparing all the content for my new website. Some aspects were easier to write than others and I felt the tone of my writing varied. I wanted it to be consistent and to sound like my voice throughout.
I also didn’t feel confident in my writing style or appropriate use of grammar and was reluctant to post my work on the Internet.
Through working with Kris, I gained confidence to publish on my website, knowing there were absolutely no typos, the grammar was accurate and the same vibe ran through the pages of my website, they all sounded like me and the writing flowed.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with Kris from start to finish. I felt she got me and understood what I was trying to achieve. Although I was nervous to open the edited documents from Kris, once I started working through them I was hooked. I’m thrilled with the changes made. Subtle word changes and sentence restructure here and there made my message sing from the pages.
The feedback Kris gave really helped to give me a boost. I can now press publish with confidence. Thank you so much Kris, I’m looking forward to working with you again.
THE CLEAN YOGI
I liked the fast pace. Not having time to doubt myself was good.
Sometimes I can overanalyse and get frozen. What can I say? I am stoked! This is an awesome feeling! I can’t describe!
I want to write another book now!
REAL RAW WILD
Kris is a gem! I truly appreciate her guidance, support and generosity throughout this process.
It feels so wonderful to have the final draft! Whoohoo! Having her eyes and ‘pencil’ look over the copy gives me so much confidence to put it ‘out there’.
BRIGHT YELLOW HAPPINESS
Working with Kris is a dream come true.
As a first-time author I had no clue what I was doing. On top of that I was very, very (!) afraid of writing and opening myself up so vulnerably to the world.
Kris’ feedback and support along the journey was invaluable. Her feedback in between the first and second edits were the gentle nudge I needed to go deeper with my writing. As a result, the final product improved ten-fold.
Kris ended up being an unintentional life coach; without her loving support, this book would not have been completed. The final manuscript had me drooling – I absolutely adore it.
The words still have “me” written all over them, yet they’ve been professionally polished with the reader in mind. I would work again with Kris in a heartbeat.
I needed an outside eye to help me see where I was repeating myself, using words with less-than-ideal clarity, or forgetting my audience.
Working with Kris, I was able to arrive at polished web copy so I can deliver a timely and complete package to my web designer and developer.
I had some unexpected opportunities come my way. Because we had finished the web copy, I was able to use parts of what we had written to create an emergency verbal pitch and written “sales deck.” The first recipients immediately wrote back gushing about the approach.
Several people I pitched to using the copy Kris edited are on the cusp of hiring me. I believe it’s due to the clear, compelling and compassionate copy we landed on.
I feel inspired, liberated, empowered. I can say what I do, and write about it, knowing my words will do the work I need them to.
I’ve told a number of people that Kris knows how to take words from okay to awesome. Kris not only sees the gap between what is and what could be, but she knows how to get across it linguistically and rhetorically.
Once I committed to working with Kris, I felt completely supported and more confident in my writing, just knowing she was on my side.
It’s quite a lonely process writing a book and Kris’s professional, personable style really helped me stay on track, accountable and sane!
Kris is right at home with words and their impact on the world. She teaches you how to be the same and guides you expertly towards completion of your big book dream.
Kris keeps it real but allows you unravel and discover your style, while challenging you to write the message you are here to deliver.
This first-time author saw her book for teens published by the Balboa Press, a division of Hay House.
Check out her impressive idea and how she made it happen.
What Kris did for me is really difficult to put in words. I had few experiences with editors and they were not successful in any way. Some of these people were ‘famous’, so I was scared, frustrated and starting to believe that there was no-one who really got me and would help me to create my perfect copy. Copy that I would read and say, “Yes! That’s it!” An editor who would get my intention and express it better than I can with my English as a third language.
And that was exactly what I told her. Completely open and honest. About my past experiences, my fears and hesitations. And Kris took care of me. Like, really took care of me.
We had a wonderful call where she asked many questions and listened to all my wishes and expectations and descriptions. Then I was lucky that we were able to find a date because I needed my website quickly. She was super accommodating and super fast. Her professionalism blew me away.
I felt totally taken care of, from the call, the FAQ pdfs, her explanations about the process and her clarification emails in between. What I valued tremendously was her comments where she explained why she’d made the changes in the copy. Finally! Someone who is teaching me what I can change in my future writing!
And of course, needless to say, I love my copy. Love this woman. I guess, I found my editor.
I needed someone to look at my website copy from an outside perspective. It’s so easy to get caught up in what you’re writing and forget what it’s like to come in with no prior knowledge of who you are and what you offer. I’m all about collaboration and it was fantastic to work with Kris to make sure my copy was the absolute best it could be!
I’m so proud of my website and what I’ve created. Kris played an important role in my transition to becoming an entrepreneur…and that’s not something I’ll ever forget!
Kris is a fellow copy fiend and word lover. She’s amazing at what she does and makes the whole process an absolute breeze. You know exactly what to expect and when to expect it by.
Before I started working together with Kris, I needed confidence and support in committing to a deadline! I never believed that I would be able to produce an eBook.
Kris so expertly provided the last minute nerve calming and support throughout the process. I trust her 100% in her advice and most importantly honesty in my content.
Kris will give you the practical tools to help you create your best possible content. Her enthusiasm and positivity will give you the momentum and self belief to commit to your deadline.
I was in search of an editor to edit my first book. I wanted someone that could be patient with me as I navigated this new experience and perhaps even teach me along the way.
I was able to publish a bestseller and remain sane during the process. In fact I felt confident and enjoyed myself more because I worked with Kris. I felt like I was in such good hands that I could use my time and energy to write a great book.
I was blown away when I finally held the book in my hand. I know that it is exactly what I wanted, but also fully expresses everything in a way that will be well received by multiple cultures. I feel so satisfied and proud with the end result.
Kris has a very efficient yet thorough process that I trust. I felt safe in that process, but it also held me accountable to a deadline that I desperately needed.
It’s well worth the money, because you simply can’t edit your own work at that level. Kris was the best hiring decision I made for my first book.
THE BOSS HAT
If I’m perfectly honest, I was dreading having my book edited as I was afraid of someone else reading it and ‘checking’ my work. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Working with Kris made the whole experience extremely painless. She outlines the entire process so you know exactly what’s happening, and then supports you from start to finish.
I really did feel like I was in safe hands.
As well as being a lovely person, Kris is an editing genius and knows exactly what you want to say, and more importantly how you want to say it.
I loved working with Kris and can highly recommend her to anyone.
I consider myself a fairly decent writer, but Kris's expertise turned my good book into a great book!
Kris came to me via a trusted referral source when I was needed my book to be professionally edited. What a blessing it was to have another set of eyeballs on this baby I'd birthed.
Not only did she make sure all the 'I's were dotted and the 'T's were crossed, but she challenged me to ensure that the material was understandable for all readers.
Sometimes what we're sharing in our books is so close to home it's easy to think we're making ourselves clear, when we really may not be! After being in Kris's hands, my book is tight, flows beautifully, and is a pleasure to read!
I can't recommend her highly enough. She's a professional through and through, and a delight to work with!
Like many writers, this entrepreneur had a special birthday deadline for finishing her book. What a great gift for her 40th!
Did she hit publish in time to tick it off her bucket list?
LETTERS TO THE SISTERHOOD
Oh. My. Word(s). This is exquisite!
I cannot thank Kris enough for her patience and talent! What a perfect start to my week.
Having never worked with an editor before, I was nervous, but Kris made the whole experience easy and delightful.
The finished masterpiece is amazing!
I adore every word!
It felt great to get it out there and I’m now really excited to have momentum and structure to follow.
I had fantastic feedback yesterday. I also saw increased likes on Facebook and new sign-ups for my list.
I needed a professional review of my first book, including an in-depth review of its content, structure, and clarity. Kris was generous in helping me answer questions such as “Was this message persuasive?” and “Does this book / chapter get you excited?”
I became more confident in my book’s content and clarity. Kris provided a much-needed and credible third party perspective. I now have assurance that I have a high quality, persuasive and well-written book.
I’m now excited for my book launch, and very grateful to Kris for her feedback, edits, and words of encouragement. Kris is very easy to work with. She sets clear expectations up front on what she will provide and when.
She gave my content a thorough, in-depth review and was willing to answer questions I had about how effective and persuasive my content was. She is also extremely friendly, and really made this process fun for me.
Words are hard for me. As an image-based person and dyslexic, I always worry about what I type.
I knew I had the ideas there, but the wording never quite delivered on what I needed it to.
Kris created words that flowed, and sounded better to the clients. I also felt much more confident with posting my news on my blog with Kris’s re-wording.
I feel happy that people can go to my website and the words flow and will speak to them in the way that I wanted to put across myself but could never do it.
TRUST YOUR MELODY
I needed someone who I could trust to take the time to get to know my unique voice and help to fine-tune the details that I miss in the flow and energy of telling my story.
While working with Kris, I became more relaxed, yet more focused. More accountable, yet more free to simply write. I knew Kris had my back and so I was able to have fun with the process. I especially loved reading through her feedback and suggestions.
I loved working with Kris. I was often quite taken aback at how clearly she interpreted and improved my work. I was often astounded at her ability to make small changes that sounded even more like my authentic voice! It is an incredible skill!
With my book, I am ecstatic, proud and confident that I have been able to make a small difference. Like I have kicked a life goal I didn’t even know I had.
WP LAUNCH ME
I needed a professional to string my words together in a way that my ideal client could easily understand and want to continue reading. Working with Kris made me feel like a professional which is how I want to be portrayed by my clients.
There is a lot of tacky copy out there and I’m glad mine isn’t one of them thanks to her!
I’m very happy that I treated my business with enough respect not to DIY everything, because it meant the job was done more quickly and professionally, and I was putting my skills to good use elsewhere in my business.
Kris is a pleasure to work with and I love her gentle approach when making suggestions to improve the copy.
THE DAISY CHAIN GROUP
I told everyone in my mastermind to work with Kris! She made me POP on my about page.
I read the clean copy and loved it… Then I opened the tracked copy – and yes – freaked out!
But, the great thing was… I could totally SEE what I was doing after the edit and couldn’t wait to get started on my website.
Kris was great at making everything as un-intimidating as possible.
After seeing her edited work written out, I felt like she had made me sound smarter than I am, or maybe I was just that surprised and impressed with how she was able to translate the interview on paper.
I definitely see her editing services as a start to the basis of my ebook and makes me feel like I can do this!
WANNABE TO WRITER and HOUSEWORK BLUES
What a lucky find! Kris is a total professional, a brilliant editor and an absolute gem.
Being self-published, I’m so grateful for her eagle eye, grammatical expertise and insightful suggestions. My book is so much better for her input.
Even though I’d quadruple-checked my manuscript, Kris found all the little errors that I’d missed – and some I didn’t even know were wrong.
I felt much more confident releasing it to the world, knowing that she’d rounded up all those niggly typos and mistakes that can really irritate a reader. Her attention to detail really improved the calibre of my book.
But not only did Kris elevate my book to traditional publisher’s standards, she was also a voice of calm and reassurance during those last-minute wobbles. It can be a little lonely and nerve-wracking to be an indie author, so having Kris in my corner was a real boost.
Not only a great editor, but a champion and a friend. Thanks Kris!
Telling a stranger your deepest and darkest moments, in the hope of having it reflect your true intentions for writing a book available to anyone in the world, is no easy thing.
For this reason, I felt elated when, after speaking to Kris and experiencing the warm and safe environment she creates, she accepted my book project. I’ve enjoyed the process a lot.
It’s an incredible feeling to finally get to tell the story you have always been holding onto – like a burden lifted off your shoulders.
If you have ever felt like the story in your mind is getting lost up there, or you just feel too close to your work, causing you to re-edit it a billion times and never allowing it to see the light of day, Kris is the fairy godmother you have been dreaming about.
She makes the experience fun and stress-free. Highly recommend!
LA BOUTIQUE HAIR AND FASHION
I was blown away by how well Kris really made the text of our website come to life, and really reflect what the culture and feel of our business was.
She was quick, efficient and was incredibly lovely to work with. Kris is a very talented lady and look forward to working with her again in the future.
HELEN OCLEE BROWN
Wow! I am impressed. It looks great. Kris provides a brilliant service; it’s really top notch. I really like what she’s done!
It’s just what I’m looking for: a much more personal approach and a clearer message.
I like the way Kris varied the sentence length to make the copy much more engaging. She has really taken the slightly uptight, formal edge off it.
I will certainly recommend Kris. Such a smooth process and I am chuffed to bits with the end result. The tone is just what I wanted.
Wonderful, thank you!
YOUR BRAIN HEALTH
When I first I connected with Kris, I knew she was exactly the editor I’d been looking for.
As a fellow freelance writer and editor, we had an immediate rapport and understanding, and as a small business owner launching a new website, Kris understood how important it was for me to get the words just right.
We spent a fun hour chatting on Skype to establish exactly what I needed, and within a few days Kris turned around a leaner, meaner, zhooshier and more grammatically correct version of my original copy.
But her skills went further than just editing. Kris gave me the confidence and support to go “live” (and I was petrified). And her ongoing kindness and humour (and link-sharing) have meant the world to me.
I’d recommend her in a heartbeat. Your words will be safe in her hands!
I had the idea for my ebook floating around for a long while, I’d even worked out my table of contents, but Kris helped me to actually make it happen.
We had a lovely chat where she asked me lots of great questions that I hadn’t thought of before and then a week later I received my introductory chapter plus the beginnings of the next section.
I was flabbergasted at how much she managed to capture in such a short time. It was everything we’d talked about and sounded exactly like me, only more polished and well expressed.
Seeing my ideas transformed on the page made all the difference and kickstarted my writing. It took me a few weeks after that and I now have my finished draft!
Thank you so much Kris, this easy entertaining guide would still be a dream if it hadn’t been for your help!
My words were in great hands with Kris! After writing my own copy for my website, I wasn’t entirely happy with the structure and word placement.
After positive reviews of Kris’s work, I immediately booked her in. I am very happy with my revised copy and how she kept true to my own personal style and language.
I would definitely recommend and work with Kris again.
THE WEBSITE WRITER
Kris is so talented – her touches and finesse are just ‘mwah’ and she sure can rock a call-to-action!
Although I help other people speak fluently through their websites, when it came to my own I felt inarticulate. And I knew I couldn’t judge my own words objectively.
Kris asked me the questions I couldn’t see for myself. She highlighted where my reader would need more detail, and she helped me ‘zoom out’ of my story to ensure the context would make sense. I was too close to it to do that adequately on my own.
Now I feel that my voice comes through my website fluently, which is precisely what I was hoping for.
The process exceeded my expectations and I’m so pleased.