Kisa is an awesome editor, and I highly recommend her! We went through a few rounds of edits with my novel Patterns, first focusing on plot and structure, and then in-line edits. She helped me correctly place the genre of the book as YA, which was extremely important for its development.
Kisa thinks deeply about your book and provides expert advice and encouragement. I’m thrilled to say I found my literary agent while working with Kisa, and I owe her much gratitude for her edits, advice on publishing, and support through the querying process.
— Anthony Bonato
Author of the forthcoming YA novel, Patterns
Represented by Jordan Hamessley of New Leaf Literary
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
I’ve been privileged to work with Kisa on my short story, Cry of the Windwalker, and my debut novel, Gambit. She is truly an amazing editor. Her insights are brilliant, and she has a keen eye for voice and pacing. She makes suggestions that help improve the quality of my work without compromising the heart of the story. Best of all, she uses a witty, encouraging approach that makes editing seem less like work and more like an adventure.
Kisa is outstanding, both as an editor and as a person, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to improve a manuscript. Just be prepared to get hooked on her editing style. Trust me, it will happen. She’s that good.
— C.L. Denault
Author of The Prodigy Chronicles
Kisa and I have worked on 3 books (1 published through Reuts and 2 self-published). I have been so impressed by her ability to not just edit, but her ability to help me improve my writing skills 100%. She’s by far the best editor I have worked with and continues to surprise me with each project.
Needless to say, she’s my go-to editor for life and has become one of my dear dear friends. I’m addicted to her editing style and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting an editor that’s willing to go a mile and beyond for their stories and provide advice that’s guaranteed to improve your work.
I know I will keep going back for more!
— Clara Stone
Author of the Dracian Series & Lovelly Series
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
Kisa edited my debut novel, Sachael Dreams. Her involvement with my writing started with structural edit suggestions. I knew as soon as I saw what she suggested that I HAD to work with her. She understood my story, she saw every sub-plot, every character flaw and weakness. She just ‘got it.’
Kisa never tried to alter my voice, she encouraged me to write more. Her editing of my work was undertaken while we were on different sides of the Atlantic, but even with the time difference, she was regularly available for me to talk to if I had any concerns. Kisa always conducted herself with a high level of professionalism, taking time to understand me, as a person and a writer, as well as my myriad of characters as they came to life on paper.
I am extremely excited about working with her on my future books. I cannot recommend her highly enough, but selfishly want to keep her all to myself.
— Melody Winter
Author of The Mine Series