. . . where every word counts

For a sampling of what industry pros say about Patricia Peters, read on . . .


"Working with Pat Peters is a pleasure. She has the editorial skills to help shape and enhance an author's work. She's truly an old-fashioned editor who can pinpoint the weaknesses and problems in a manuscript and offer excellent editorial advice on how to fix them. She's sensitive to an author's feelings, yet savvy about the business of publishing. She's detail-oriented while always seeing the big picture. An author is in good hands working with Pat." -- Denise Marcil, President, Denise Marcil Literary Agency

"Pat Peters is both a strong conceptual editor and a highly skilled line-by-line editor. She's not only good at spotting problems, she knows how to solve them. And she doesn't let you down--she's prompt, reliable and responsive--a professional in every way. It's a pleasure to work with her." -- Phyllis Westberg, Literary Agent, Harold Ober and Associates


"Pat is one of the best editors of educational 'little books' I have ever worked with. She brings a trade sensibility to a story or nonfiction book, stamping out errors, embedding the necessary reading skills and strategies, and making any book not just publishable but excellent."
-- Cindy Kane, former Supervising Editor, Pearson Learning Group


"Pat Peters will always have a special place in my heart. She believed that I could be a writer before I did. She's smart, savvy, thorough, patient, and kind, with an amazing eye for the big picture and the tiniest details. Working with Pat is always a pleasure." -- Bonnie Shimko (www.bonnieshimko.net), author of You Know What You Have to Do, The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye, Kat's Promise, and Letters in the Attic

"Patricia Peters is a rare lighthouse of guidance amongst the tumultuous waves and uncertainty of the book publishing industry. She excels at her craft and provides second-to-none book editing services. We would recommend her to any author who is looking for exceptional professionalism, talent, and expertise. When working with her on Princess Amerah and the Magic Dress, she took the reins and met our deadlines with poise, delighting us with her meticulous attention to detail. Patricia, the only easy part of this process was in working with you, and we can't thank you enough." -- Andrew and Justine Green (www.PrincessAmerah.com), coauthors of Princess Amerah and the Magic Dress

"Pat Peters is unerring in all stages of the editorial process, from outlining an idea to major edits of a draft to bringing a finished manuscript to completion. She's particularly gifted as a wordsmith when it comes to polishing the final product and making it shine. What's uniquely special is the way she grasps what I'm trying to say and helps me bring it to form, respecting what's original, yet teaching how to do it better in the process. She lays down principles that leave an author a better writer, nurturing strengths and providing the tools to overcome weaknesses. And she's tenacious--won't let you off the hook with anything less than your best. It is a pleasure to recommend Pat with my highest praise."
-- Peter Clement (www.peterclementbooks.com), author of The Darkness Drops,
The Inquisitor, and Mortal Remains

"Patricia Peters knows the 'write' stuff. A seasoned editor and consummate professional, she provided me with valuable insights about the broader canvas of my work as well as the details, and she did so with honesty and grace." -- Rochelle Krich (www.rochellekrich.com), author of the Molly Blume series: Grave Endings, Dream House, and Blues in the Night

"Pat Peters is a wonderful, knowledgeable editor with invaluable experience and ongoing ties to the New York publishing world. She's helped me immensely over the years by editing several of my mysteries. Her insight and ability to work hand in hand with authors to improve their work is beyond reproach. I consider myself extremely fortunate to know Pat, and whenever I need editing services in the future, hers will be the first--and only--number I will call." -- Leslie O'Kane (www.lesliecaine.com), author of the Molly Masters and the Allie Babcock mystery series; and the Domestic Bliss mystery series by Leslie Caine

"I've worked with Pat Peters on over a half dozen mystery novels in the past six years. Quick to recognize a manuscript's weaknesses, she helps to find creative solutions. She's charming and easy to work with. I can't recommend her highly enough."
-- Valerie Wolzien (www.NMOMysteries.com), author of the Susan Henshaw and the Josie Pigeon mystery series

"Pat Peters has edited four of my books: Murder in Hell's Kitchen, Murder in Alphabet City,
The Bar Mitzvah Murder, and The Silver Anniversary Murder. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and hard-working. I found her a most agreeable editor, willing to listen to my comments and amenable to compromise. She has picked up errors that slipped by me and would have been disastrous had they reached print. It's the kind of editing you hope for but don't always get." -- Lee Harris (www.NMOMysteries.com), author of the Christine Bennett mystery series and the Manhattan mystery series

"My experience with Pat Peters as my editor was one of the most productive and amicable in my ten-year history as a published author. Pat proved to be sharp, amazingly thorough, efficient, and, most important, sensitive yet direct. I felt that in Pat I had not only a highly competent professional evaluating and editing me but also an advocate for my work.” -- Charlotte Carter, author of Trip Wire and Jackson Park  

"Patricia Peters has edited four novels in my Sophie Greenway mystery series. She's thorough, intuitive, prompt, and always respectful of my vision and intent. I've never had a better editing experience." -- Ellen Hart (www.ellenhart.com), author of No Reservations Required and Death on a Silver Platter

"Patricia was a superb help to us in putting together the 8th edition of The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows in 2003. My coauthor and I have had quite a few editors since the first edition came out in 1979, but Pat was the first to compile style sheets and other aids that are indispensable in the compilation of an ongoing encyclopedia such as this. She has been highly professional and a pleasure to work with."  -- Tim Brooks, coauthor of The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows