Ryan Moran, author of 12 Months To $1 Million, BenBella Books
"My name is Ryan Moran, and Greg Brown was my editor for my first book, 12 Months To $1 Million.
I was nervous about being traditionally published, because I feared that a publisher would edit my words or water down my message. However, my publisher tabbed Greg Brown as my editor, and he single-handedly made the deal worth it. I was shocked at how he was able to preserve my voice while making me sound better than I could on my own.
When I write my next book, I'm not sure that I will allow anyone to edit my words except for Greg. I would enthusiastically recommend working with him."
John and Ana Mann, New York Times-bestselling authors of The Go-Giver Marriage, BenBella Books
"Having Greg as our editor has been an absolutely wonderful experience. It made us both feel enormously solid to have such a thoughtful and perceptive pair of eyes on our work, and Greg’s edits and suggestions were spot on, all the way from slight sentence restructurings to several more major issues of content. It would be hard to imagine a more perfect editor for our little book."
Christine Kane, author of Soul-Sourced, BenBella Books
"Greg was one the highlight of the experience of publishing my first book. From the very start, he 'got' me. And throughout the editing process, he honored my voice, while also skillfully helping me through some of the structural issues he saw in my writing. With his keen awareness and writing expertise, he helped make it a book that has done remarkably well—and most importantly, a book that I'm proud of. (I asked him to ignore the fact that I ended this with a preposition.)"
Richard Heimann, author of Doing AI, BenBella Books
"Doing AI is a vastly better book because Greg was involved. As the developmental editor, Greg helped me identify the areas of my book that were strong and other weak areas. It is so hard to evaluate your own book. Still, Greg carefully helped me shape my book into a superior version of itself. The book is better because of Greg. The truth is, I am a better writer because of Greg."
Ashley Stahl, author of You Turn, BenBella Books
"Greg totally understood my book, my vision and my intention. His work was important in me feeling proud of the book I got out into the world!"
Greg Graves, author of Create Amazing, BenBella Books
“Greg isn't just a great editor, he made my entire book product and experience to becoming a published author better. His advice, comments, and edits were technically superior, gave me terrific ideas and, best, made me incredibly confident when my book arrived into the world."
Neal Schaffer, author of The Business of Influence, HarperCollins
"I worked with Greg on a special project to edit my manuscript while reducing word count by approximately 30 percent on a tight schedule. Not only did Greg help me realize what content was and wasn't necessary for my manuscript, but he went above and beyond the duty by strengthening my content as he reduced unnecessary words.
Greg was professional with every communication and over-delivered in terms of his final product and the quick turnaround.
I highly recommend Greg to anyone looking for a developmental editor or someone for an editing project similar to mine, and I do hope to have a chance to work together with Greg in the future."
Pat Musick, author of Trajectories: the Artist and the Astronaut
"Greg and I made an easy connection. I was looking for an editor who was communicative, thoughtful, non-combative, and an educator. Writing is a very personal experience, and, for me, an editor must almost be an extension of the author.
As a result of our collaboration my book is tighter, less reductive, and more informative. I learned a lot from my work with Greg, and he prepared me for the next step--finding a publisher who has the same approach.
In addition, for a reasonable supplemental fee, he drafted a query letter, a synopsis, and formatted the manuscript. This was above and beyond!
It was a meaningful experience and chapter in my life."
Tabitha Laser, author of Organization Culture Killers
"Greg is a star! He joined me on a project that was heading south quickly. Greg jumped in when others wouldn’t. He helped me avert disaster and exceeded my expectations. He’s great at his trade and a true pleasure to work with!"
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