William Ollayos testimonialwilliam ollayos

Revisions with Elisabeth are absolutely magical – her quick wit, meticulous editing, and prowess for story structure revolutionized my manuscript. Whether gently directing me to a resource or breaking some difficult news about my protagonist’s point of view, I felt supported and respected throughout the entire process. Working with someone who values your story as much as you do, who really understands the importance of the world inside your head, is truly invaluable.



jackie fein-zacharyJackie Fein-Zachary testimonial

I love working with Elisabeth! It was so wonderful to have fresh, professional eyes on a manuscript I’ve been working on for so long. She gave me great insights into core issues that I’d been struggling with and poised questions that led me to dig deeper into my characters and their motivations. Elisabeth is very friendly and easy to work with and so encouraging about my work. After a final critique of my novel, I plan to take advantage of her copy-editing services as well. Look for my name on a future books to buy list.


loren, author, LADY PARTS

Elisabeth is as kind as she is committed to your work being your best work. I found her to be incredibly flexible and most importantly, consistent in her deliverables and responses to my emails or inquiries. You won’t be disappointed to have her edit your work. She will not write your book for you, but she will make it better.

patti Brehler testimonial
At age 60, patti brehler celebrates reaching Montana on her bicycle. She is currently readying her manuscript, about her trip from her home in Michigan (and back) in 2016, for self-publication.

patti brehler

I handed over a hard-wrought fifth draft of my adventure travel/memoir to Elisabeth Kauffman for an editorial review. A shaky foothold more than half-way across a tightrope, I held my breath waiting for her evaluation. No worries. Elisabeth’s professional insight was like a balance beam in my writing journey; her positive affirmation gave my steps stronger purchase. A recent beta reader’s feedback to a sixth draft confirms I’m nearing the other side. Thank you, Elisabeth!


Jane Gerhard, AUTHOR

Careful, thoughtful, delicate and consistent, Elisabeth’s editing is skillful and enormously helpful. With her help, my novel faced the literary marketplace as its best self. I now have an agent. Do not skip this step, aspiring writers! Have your work combed through by Elisabeth. She will look at EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE. She will fix your grammar as well as any delusions you may have about what your words are effectively communicating. Elisabeth is the right kind of mirror for writers who need to get their work ready for publication.


Pat Griffith, Author, TRESPASSINGPat Griffith testimonial

Elisabeth’s editing of my novel was thorough and thoughtful. With her help I was able to see the gaps in my world building. Her comments and suggestions were thought provoking and led to a much stronger story structure. She was easy to work with and took the time to answer all of my questions regarding both technical stuff as well as story elements. It was a great experience working with her.



Nely Cab testimonialNely Cab, Author, Creatura series

Elisabeth offered not only excellent editing services, but also incorporated personal notes that helped me understand the reason behind each line edit. As if that weren’t enough, she wrote up almost two pages of editing advice and recommended reading material to help give me a better perspective of her Editorial Notes. Elisabeth’s quality editing made me fall deeper in love with my book, Creatura.

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Dawn DeWaele, Writer

I am really happy to have found Elisabeth’s services to help me complete my novel. She seemed to treat my work with the time and attention she would give to her own. She was also available after the editing to answer any questions I had. Her thorough edit of my novel has helped improve my novel and my writing overall. I highly recommend her services for writers serious about improving their work.

Arlene Lagos, Author, Butterflies WakeArlene Lagos testimonial

I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Elisabeth. She was enthusiastic about my project, patient with me about my timeline and an incredible editor. She gave 150% of herself to the editing process, and really helped me create a great product. I think it’s very important that you find an editor that is as devoted to your project as you are, and I found that in Elisabeth. I recommend her to anyone looking for an editor! I know I will be hiring her for future projects!

Terry Benton, Author

When I received my comprehensive report from Elisabeth, I was blown away. She really dove into my story to analyze the character and plot development, narrative voice, and backstory (among other things) to create a thorough analysis of my entire work to push me and my book to the next level.

Anna Blake testimonialANNA BLAKE, Author, Stable Relation

Elisabeth Kauffman did a thorough and perceptive job editing my manuscript. I found her on the EFA website. Having had a confusing experience with my developmental edit, I really needed a good match for this go around. I am so pleased. Elisabeth was thoughtful and clear.The technical help was precise and her comments really helpful.  When I had a question about the editorial report, her answer revealed that she had not just thought about that chapter as much as I had, but she had a very positive suggestion! I highly recommend Elisabeth and will continue to use her in the future. 



MATT BIERS-ARIEL, Author, Light the Fire

Elisabeth is wonderful. She asked tough questions and gave insightful advice which transformed a choppy manuscript into a novel that my readers and I are very happy with.