When writers ask me to recommend a freelance editor, Nicole Klungle is at the top of my list—and I use her myself for many types of projects, both personal and professional. You won’t find anyone more attentive to detail, as well as generous with her insight and suggestions on how to take your work to the next level.

Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer’s Digest

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Nicole Klungle is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. She is a master of her craft in every sense. The fact that she is honest, trustworthy, caring, and personable only adds to the list of why any writer—or would-be writer—should enlist her services.

From the moment I contacted Nicole she was upfront with me about when she could take on my manuscript (750 pages) and began the entire process with an offer of a free edit of ten pages so I could get a sense of what it would be like to work with her and what she could do for my writing.

And what she could do for my writing was phenomenal.

What began—or so I thought—as an edit for grammar mistakes—which were countless—evolved into a fact checking, POV lesson, formatting, word usage, plot defining, thoughtful and insightful journey that turned a raw manuscript into a tight, pointed, and polished book that I am proud of. And Nicole was there for me whenever I needed her. She loves what she does—and it shows. It would be hard to imagine that there is a more giving, meticulous, dogged and knowledgeable editor out in the editing world than Nicole.

So if you are thinking about hiring an editor for your work and are surfing around the internet seeking the right person for the job, and you are lucky enough to find Nicole’s website or click on a link from a recommendation on a blog somewhere, stop right here. You have found the editor you want. Nicole will make your words and your work picture perfect. And along the way, you will learn more of what it means and what it takes to be a writer.

—Lindsey D. Linden, author of The Lion of Djibouti

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Nicole edited my 86,000-word manuscript, Up North, and I am delighted with the results! She provided expert guidance at every level, from line editing to character and plot development. Her insights and recommendations were almost always spot on and have led me to produce a much better novel. She not only fixed my errors, but pointed out whole new dimensions of my story development of which I was unaware. It’s fair to say that she didn’t just improve my manuscript; I think she improved me as a writer. Nicole is direct with her criticism—which is needed and appreciated—but her criticism is always delivered in a kind way that does not deflate a writer’s sensitive ego (at least this writer’s). I am very appreciative of the great work she has done and recommend her unconditionally. I look forward to working with her on future projects.

Rev. Jim Trainor, author of Up North and other novels

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I enlisted Nicole to edit my Marine Corps memoir. Within moments she was in my boots and marching to the cadence my book needed. She became my drill instructor, guiding my manuscript through boot camp. She honed and sharpened my ragtag bunch of musings. She transformed my book into one of the few, the proud. My darlings got killed by her M-16 editing brain, but thanks to her expert marksmanship, I sent a stronger soldier of a book out to battle. I respect her perfect judgment, wit, and guidance. I won’t write another book without Nicole. Because I can’t. I also got a happy ending—Nicole became my friend.

—Greg Cope White, comedy writer and author of The Pink Marine, at EatGregEat

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As an unpublished author pitching to agents and editors, I had debated the worth of hiring a professional editor to polish my manuscript, synopsis, and query letter. After receiving little to no interest from agents and publishers over my first manuscript, I decided that gaining some professional feedback might hone my work and increase my chances at publishing success. Nicole Klungle went above and beyond all of my expectations as an editor and was a worthwhile investment for both my craft and career.

The quality, quantity, and professionalism of her feedback were unbelievable. From grammatical details, characterization, and setting to GMC and plot arc, Nicole had insightful feedback concerning every aspect of my manuscript. Her skillful line editing throughout a 90,000-word manuscript was uncanny, and I appreciated her timely and friendly replies. My novel greatly improved from her help, becoming the honed, polished version that I had hoped to achieve for conference submissions, and I have Nicole to thank for my success.

—Melody Johnson, author of The City Beneath, Night Blood Series Book 1

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Nicole Klungle is an editor extraordinaire. She is the consummate professional with expertise in all areas of editing. She has made all of the difference in the world in both of my books. She is extremely sensitive and supportive of the needs of the author and quite versatile—even able to help edit photos. I highly recommend Nicole Klungle.

—Sue Tabashnik, author of The Fans’ Love Story: How the Movie Dirty Dancing Captured the Hearts of Millions
and The Fans’ Love Story Encore

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—Nicole Klungle has edited my work for years. Among the reasons why I always turn to her first, and am glad I do, is her exceptional capacity to understand the big-picture aspects of each project while also attending to its finite details. She helps make works glimmer and shine while honoring the author’s voice and intention. I have never met a more gifted or capable editor.

—Susan Burch, scholar and co-author of Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson