Testimonials

LJ Shen, Amazon Bestselling author of Vicious, Defy, Sparrow and Tyed  

“There’s no doubt that Karen taught me a lot during the editing process and made me a more competent writer. She is professional, intelligent and has the ability to bring out the strengths in your story. I couldn’t have asked for someone better to do this with. The revision process proved I hit the jackpot with having a really thorough and professional editor by my side. I can’t thank Karen enough for all of her advice.”

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Nina Lane, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Spiral of Bliss series, including AlwaysAdore and Break the Sky

“Karen Dale Harris is everything you want in an editor. She is insightful, meticulous, and loyal. She has an incredibly perceptive understanding of character and story, and she works diligently to help strengthen all aspects of a novel, from broad plot points to finer details. I am especially impressed with Karen’s ability to pinpoint the weak spots in a story and then suggest not one but several ways to improve them. If you’re looking for an editor who will work tirelessly with you to strengthen both your writing and your story, Karen is the one.”

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Marilyn Brant, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet and The Road to You

“I highly and enthusiastically recommend the freelance editing services of Karen Dale Harris. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Karen for over a decade, and her manuscript critiques are unparalleled. She is thorough, insightful and has a comprehensive grasp of the craft of storytelling. Karen truly gives a LOT of feedback to her clients—not only plentiful in detail, but dead-on accurate. So many times I’ve appreciated her ability to find even small plot holes or areas where a character’s logic needs to be more fully explained. Above all, Karen is extremely professional and constructive in both her editorial notes and in conversation with the writers whose fiction she’s critiqued. It’s always a pleasure to work with her, and I’ve considered myself very fortunate to have had the benefit of her eye on my projects before their publication.”

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Farrah Rochon, USA Today Bestselling author of the Moments in Maplesville series, including All You Can HandleI Dare You! and Just a Little Taste

“I was completely blown away with Karen’s attention to the tiniest detail. I thought my story was pretty good before Karen received it—and it was—but Karen made it spectacular. I simply cannot stress enough how happy I am with the result, and, thankfully, it seems that readers agree.”

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Shae Ross, author of Bottom of the Sky

“Karen Dale Harris is a top-notch editor who helped me take my writing to the next level. Karen provided a thorough, insightful review of all aspects of my manuscript, offering constructive suggestions and teaching me subtle strategies to amp up the tension and hook the reader. She is dialed in to the romance genre, knows what appeals to readers, and what keeps readers reading. Karen doesn’t just make suggestions that improve your manuscript, she teaches you how her suggestions change the writing and why they’re important. Beyond Karen’s kind heart and positive spirit, what I value most about working with her is this–the lessons I learned not only improved my current manuscript, they will improve every manuscript I write from here on.”

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Simone Elkeles, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series and Wild Cards 

“Without Karen’s input and insight I would not be published. She has helped me with plotting my books, helped me create memorable characters, and given me insight as to what is and what isn’t working in my manuscripts. When I follow her advice, my books come alive! Karen sees my books and gives her input before anyone else – even my NY editor! I don’t know what I would do without her!”

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Samantha Grace, RITA-nominated author of Resisting Romeo and Secrets to a Gentleman’s Heart

“Karen’s dedication and excitement for projects is energizing! Her feedback is tactful and insightful, and she provides possible solutions for any plot or character issues she identifies without giving too much direction. I find her comments spark new ideas. I believe my writing has moved to the next level with her help, and I’m eager to see what comes next!” 

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Allie Boniface, USA Today Bestselling author of Labyrinth of Love and the Cocktail Cruises collection

As a multi-published author, I’ve worked with many editors. Karen Dale Harris is one of the best. She is thorough, professional, and full of suggestions for improving manuscripts so they go from “good” to “great.” Her ability to work both on the macro level, addressing plot, character, and theme, as well as the micro level of fine-tuning word choice and dialogue, is a true talent. She is accessible throughout the editing process and more timely and efficient than any other editor I’ve worked with. I will definitely look to Karen for all my future editing needs!

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Arlene McFarlane, RWA Golden Heart nominated author of the Murder, Curlers series

” Karen Dale Harris, editor extraordinaire. Not long did you love my voice, but you saw my vision clearly. Your every input was like gold, and your words, ‘You can do it!’ spurred me on. A hundred times, thank-you. Thank you for telling me I had the talent to succeed.”

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Laura MooreAward-winning author of Once Tempted, Ballantine Books

Karen Dale Harris is everything one could hope for in an editor: she’s careful and intelligent and catches everything from grammatical mistakes to plot holes and inconsistencies. If you’re in the market for an editor who knows how to make your story better, you’ve found her!

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Sara Daniel, author of Love Him or Leave Him, Entangled Publishing

“Karen Dale Harris is an objective set of eyes with a real knack for seeing the big picture and recognizing when and where a story is working and when it’s not. She’s a straight-shooter who understands world building, spots logic issues a mile away, highlights telling details, and has plenty of good suggestions for fixing problems and revamping plots. Her edits and advice have improved my writing and plotting to the point where my characters must now act in a way that will pass the “Karen logic test.” Most of all, her critiques and brainstorming sessions helped me revise my manuscripts, leading me to receive publishing contracts for both Mr. Forever and Construction Beauty Queen, launching my writing hobby into a full-time career. Karen is the woman you want in the navigator’s seat wherever you’re driving to on your writing journey.” 

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Suza Kates, Amazon Bestselling author of the Savannah Coven series, including Vengeance of a Witch and Boys’ Night Out

“Karen covers the full range of editing and is able to customize her skills to an author’s particular needs. She is thoroughly knowledgeable of all aspects of the craft of writing, and I can’t say enough about her dedication to helping an author create a quality product. She has a knack for spotting what’s missing or can be pushed that extra bit further. I feel very fortunate to work with her!”

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