Colleen Snibson Editing
Praise for Colleen Snibson
I have been a client of Colleen Snibson’s since January 2018. After a disastrous experience with another editor, Colleen swooped in like the angel she is and saved me. Her editing style fits me perfectly. She cares not just about her work but also her clients, and I am proud to say we have become wonderful friends. She makes herself available to you at all hours, answering questions, giving suggestions, and, in my case, talking me off a ledge more times than I can count. Colleen doesn’t want to change the writers’ voice, and I, for one, am happy with that. She just helps your writing come across in a way that any reader would appreciate. Colleen helped me see that my voice came across stronger in past tense.
So far, Colleen has edited three books for me, and I have absolutely no plans of going anywhere else. Her kindness, professionalism, and speed in getting your polished manuscript back to you are her best qualities as an editor. As an editor and friend, you could find no better.
If you think you don't need a professional editor, think again. Colleen is thorough, insightful, thoughtful, and has a fantastic instinct for making your words sound the absolute best they possibly can. I sampled close to a dozen other editors prior to booking Colleen and Two Red Pens, and her edits were in a different league entirely. If you take your work seriously, have it edited by someone who will amplify YOUR voice, not change it or rewrite to fit their own. For the record, I have only used Colleen and TRP once, but I have already pre-booked their services for my next two projects in 2019. Yes, they're that good. I wouldn't go anywhere else-neither should you!
Jennifer S. Alderson
Working with Rogena and Colleen, I found their styles complemented each other perfectly. I am incredibly pleased with the results and look forward to working with Two Red Pens again on my next project!
When searching for an editor for Rituals of the Dead, I found Rogena’s site and was immediately impressed by the breadth of projects she had worked on, her extensive qualifications, and professional attitude. After a few friendly email chats, we agreed to give it a go.
I am so glad they were able to fit my book into their schedule! Their advice was sage, their suggestions quite helpful, and – perhaps most important – their editing was non-intrusive.
Colleen has edited two of my books now, and I couldn’t be happier with her work. She offers great advice and suggestions the entire way through the process. I’ll definitely be sticking with her for all my future projects.
Thank you very much for your great editing job. Your corrections, modifications, and suggestions made my manuscript stronger. Your attention to detail is exemplary. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Best, Mika Jolie
Colleen edited a novella of mine, Safe Love (Part of the Love Brothers series) and did a great job catching my “bad habit” (I seem to pick up a new one with every manuscript!). Her careful read and sentence restructuring suggestions went a long way towards making this a much tighter narrative. I always tell “new authors” to never skip the editing process. The good news is that now there is another talented individual you can call on for help with that part of the publishing process!
Colleen's attention to detail is amazing. I think every author has that little moment of panic when they turn their "baby" over to someone else, but it was in great hands with her. She polished my manuscript until it shone, and I couldn't be more pleased. I've already got more manuscripts scheduled to undergo her expertise. I have complete confidence that she'll give them her special touch, and they'll come back sparkling.
Colleen is highly professional, and her editing sets the bar high for any other editor to meet. Working with her was a joy, and it was her edit that helped wow a publishing house to sign the book I intended to self-publish. I cannot recommend Colleen enough. If you want someone who doesn’t just ‘edit’ your work but essentially helps you build on your storyline, weeding out all those little flaws you aren’t aware of, then Colleen is the woman you want on your side!
I have worked with numerous editors, and not once have I found one as dedicated to building on my story as Colleen was or one that took my story to the next level. I will work with her on all future projects and recommend her 100%.
Colleen has edited four books for me thus far (Beat, Pulse, Royal Blood and Bad Blood) and each one has been looked over thoroughly, and her suggestions were spot on. She even finds all the typos I seem to always miss! I would thoroughly recommend Colleen without hesitation. She has fast become my first choice when I have a new book looking for a red pen. You won't be disappointed!