“I’ve worked with a number of good editors but I can say, without reservation, that Imogen is one of the best. Her abilities go far beyond the technical aspects of editing; her main talent is the uncanny, intuitive ability to tune straight into the story, plot and characters and, most importantly, the voice of your work – she’s that rare thing: an editor that really ‘gets’ it. It’s this intuitive ability that sets her apart from other editors. Her notes are unfailingly constructive and always sensitive; it’s like flying a plane with the perfect co-pilot. Like most authors, I feel a slight sense of dread when it comes to the editing process. With Imogen, for the first time, I actually found myself looking forward to notes. Honestly, I’ve never found a recommendation easier to make and, given the choice, I’d put her name at the top of the list every time. Imogen makes editing a natural part of the writing process, rather than a teeth-grinding chore. If you want to get the best from your work, drop her a line.”
Andy Robb, author of Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind and Geekhood: Mission Impossible
“Having worked with Imogen on three separate occasions, I have been deeply impressed each time by her professionalism and the quality of her contributions. Combining a sharp eye for detail with a nuanced appreciation of theme and structure, she maintains a broad overview of the text while finding inconsistencies and errors on a sentence level; she brings these findings together in her notes, communicates them with clarity and precision, and always suggests a possible way to fix the problems she encounters. Her voracious and eclectic reading and her deep love of narrative inform her ability to guide and instruct. I cannot recommend Imogen more highly as an editorial consultant.”
Julia Gray (debut novel coming from Andersen Press in 2016)
“I’ve just finished a major rewrite based on your comments, and wanted to thank you, not only for all the work you put into it, but your insight and extremely helpful suggestions.
I now have alternating chapters between the two main protagonists and as you suggested, it has massively improved the narrative drive and pace of the piece. It meant re-ordering the sequence of events a little, dropping a couple of scenes and writing new ones, but I think these have also added to the story, as it gave me the opportunity to delve into my character’s motivations more.
…Thanks to your comments, it’s a very different book.”
Steve Hartley, author of Oliver Fibbs and Danny Baker, Record Breaker