I was lucky enough to work with Kisa on my debut novel, The Rose Master. She provided invaluable guidance when it came to taking the manuscript to the next level. She was careful to maintain the core of the story as we maneuvered through some of the trickier plot points, and she always made sure that I was 100% on board with her edits. For an author who is just beginning, this was crucial, since it allowed me to trust my own voice while still improving the novel.
I highly recommend her not only for her editing skills, which are extraordinary, but also for how lovely a person she is.
— Valentina Cano
Author of The Rose Master
I will be honest – I went looking for an editor full of trepidation, having heard of the many horror stories of pages scrawled with red ink and writers’ tears. I tried out around five editors with a sample chapter edit, and Kisa absolutely stood out (in the best way).
Kisa is a thorough professional who is fantastic at her craft. On top of that, her vast experience has given her a careful business acumen in terms of genre, in particular YA and dystopia, which is invaluable when it comes to making small tweaks for the reader to bring a book up to the next level. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I found Kisa absolutely lovely to work with.
Kisa is an editor in the best sense of the word – one who understands the heart of your story and helps you to make it shine. Thanks to working with her, I have definitely grown as a writer, and I look forward to working with her again.
— Lee S. Hawke
Author of Dissolution