Friday, 3 November 2017

Take My Clients' Word For It...

It's easy enough to blather on about what I have to offer as an independent editor, as I do on regular occasions when promoting myself across my social-media platform, but there's nothing like backing it up with solid testimony from my clients. No arms were twisted in this exercise - I simply asked them to share their thoughts on the service I provided, and continue to do so as their editor. I'll add more as they come in. Read on...

LJ Ryan - Romance/Drama. Debut novel recently released.
I employed Eamon as editor of my first novel. Through his professionalism and expertise, he guided me and helped build my own knowledge and confidence in developing a novel. I would have no hesitation in recommending Eamon for any new or experienced writers. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

Micah Harris - Literary. Debut novel recently released.

I found Eamon from the glowing review of a fellow author. He told me what he would do, then he did it, ahead of schedule and at a very reasonable cost. I was also surprised at the depth of insight tying his edits together. Eamon will intuit what you are trying to do and the style that makes it you, and--rather than remaking you according to some idea of what a book should be--he will point the way to an even better way of being you.

Tina Hammond - Fantasy/Paranormal

I approached Eamon/Clear-View Fiction Editing for my Urban Fantasy trilogy and I've been continually impressed with his developmental suggestions and the quality of his editing. Eamon is respectful of an author's vision, and willing to compromise. An excellent writing partner!

Ray Ronan - Thriller/Paranormal

Working with Eamon as an editor is a transformative experience for both book and author. Having passed through other editors, it wasn't until I worked with Eamon that I really saw the value in my book and was proud to have it up there and published. I now felt I had something as professional as anything traditionally published. I'd highly recommend working with Clear-View. If you don't believe me, go read my book, To Die For. There, review and pitch in one. If there are any errors in this review, that's all down to me. Eamon had nothing to do with it. ;-)

Mary Bradford - Multi-genre

I've known Eamon for a number of years and when I need advice and editing for my projects, he is my go-to man. He is someone who is thorough, professional, and above all else brilliant in working with you to bring out the best in your writing. Eamon is approachable on all aspects of writing and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who is seeking an editor - they will not be disappointed.

Amy Tierney - Romance

Loved working with Eamon on my first two novels. I found him very efficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of editing and proofing. I would certainly recommend him as a developmental editor, a line-editor, and a proofreader to anyone in the process of developing their manuscript.

Frank Parker - Literary/Historical

Eamon did a fantastic job, working with me to turn a mediocre novel into one of which Irish writer and playwright John MacKenna said my “characters came alive”. I would unhesitatingly recommend him to anyone who needs a sympathetic editor.

S.K. Nicholls - Commercial Fiction/Thriller

I had a manuscript that had been beta read and approved by a dozen authors. Rather than rush to publish, I stuck it on a shelf, because I wasn't satisfied it met my own standards, but wasn't sure what polishing it needed. I was referred to Clear-View Fiction Editing by another author who understood that I needed developmental editing and not simply proofreading. Eamon and I forged a working relationship and I couldn't be happier with his services. I had not worked with a professional editor and he exercised patience and understanding throughout my first encounter with the process, making it a pleasant and positive experience. Eamon taught me valuable techniques and helped me develop insights into my own work that will stay with me forever. His professionalism, attention to detail, and comprehensive knowledge and skill gave me the confidence needed to transform my manuscript into a novel worthy of publication. Whether a new writer, or seasoned, Clear-View Fiction Editing can provide the guidance and support you need to produce a premium product. Highly recommended.

Gormla Hughes - Academic/Essay/Memoir

There are no words to recommend Eamon highly enough. I can only say: meticulous, educates, generous, insightful.

Kathryn Estrada - Middle-grade/Historical. Debut novel due to be released in 2019.

Eamon has just returned to me the final proof of my upper middle-grade novel, and I am completely thrilled by it. As I read through the pages, I'm reminded of the many insightful edits he made in terms of both plot and phrase. Even the smallest article or conjunction was not overlooked. Every writer wants to turn out the best possible version of their story and Eamon is the editor who will help make that happen. He truly knew my characters which, I believe, is critical in shaping the story. His skills have my wholehearted endorsement, and I sincerely believe there is no better value among editing services than those he provides.

Monica Mastrantonio - Literary

Eamon provides a great editing service, respecting the voice, timing, and structure of the novel. Very proud to have chosen him for Open/Pierre's journey after war, by Margareth Stewart.

Se├ín O’Connor - Horror/Chiller: The Mongrel and Weeping Season.

I enlisted Eamon to edit my manuscript and, as a result of his services, I ended up with a book. His approach was respectful, meticulous, and, above all, professional. His insights and advice go beyond just editing and this helped instill confidence in my ability to see my project through to the end. For this, I can’t thank him enough. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Eamon, and I can’t wait to work with him again on future projects.

More than an editor!

I had the pleasure of working with Eamon for a second time on my latest book, Weeping Season. How could I not enlist his services after the first time we worked together?

The man is a joy to work with, and once again he put my fiction through its paces from all technical aspects. From line edit, copy edit, and developmental suggestions, he offered his expertise in ,a respectful, courteous, and, most importantly, professional manner.

Once again, I can't thank him enough for his expertise and friendship as I continue on my writing journey.

More than just an editor!

Attracta Fahy - Memoir/Fiction/Poetry

Almost three years ago, I engaged Eamon in Clear-View Fiction Editing to support me with a personal project, which was a complex and convoluted process. I found Eamon's approach to be professional, proficient, and extremely competent in the overall editing, structure, and proofreading of this work. Eamon's clarity in his work, attention to detail, insight and knowledge in his craft, was invaluable.

In the last year, I have worked with Eamon while undertaking a Masters Degree Course in Writing. His precise expertise and advice was a huge contributory factor in my overall achievement of an Honours Degree.

One quality that stands out is Eamon's honesty, and his advice in outlining realistic suggestions. Apart from this, Eamon is reasonable in price, offers very good value for work, and his commitment is second to none. Eamon is also easy to work with. He has a particular respect for the essence of what is being expressed in the writing itself. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any project.

Dreama Frisk - Literary/Historical - Debut novel currently searching for an agent.

Reading Eamon's emails or his edits is like you are talking, person to person. You are connected. He perceives: he listens: he responds. Really, I think he read my mind. Somehow, he is both organized and generous.

There is the same kind of relationship with the direct text. Eamon reads deeply. He sizes up the meaning and intent, and proceeds from there. Crossing into developmental editing is natural. Once there, he proceeds with respect for the writer and her story.

Dave Kavanagh - Managing Editor at Blue Nib literary journal. Fantasy novel in final preparation for submission.

Eamon is a joy to work with. He spent several months helping me to turn a raw manuscript into a finished product. Eamon quickly grasped my intention and my writing style, and worked tirelessly to help me produce a polished work without ever once moving away from or altering the intent of my original. I could not recommend him highly enough. He is professional and patient, and his work is top class.

Melissa Saint Hilaire - Film maker - Mult-genre Writer - Founder of American Witch. Sci-Fi novel due out in 2020.

I can't say enough good things about Clear-View Editing! Eamon raises the bar. He's funny and kind in his suggestions, and always on point. He has single-handedly made me a better writer. I highly recommend him!
So there you are, straight from the proverbial horse's mouth, so to speak. Can't really get better than that, can you? Unless, of course, you wish to experience my services for yourself. If you're up for that, all you have to do is email me at: and we can have a wee chat. You can take a look through my other blog posts, and there's also my website:

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