Anita Mumm is amazing! I cannot recommend her services highly enough—whether someone is about to query a project or about to go on submission. Anita’s eye for detail is extraordinary. Every comment she made on my pages was thoughtful—and absolutely right on. Her critique really helped bring clarity to some of the areas I was concerned about; she also brought up some great points I hadn’t considered before. The thing I appreciate the most about Anita, was that she didn’t just look at my work and impose her vision on it, she took the time to ask me questions about my writing and background, so that she could see exactly what I was trying to achieve with my writing. I wish I’d known Anita when I tried to query my first novel—maybe then it wouldn’t haven taken me so long to sign with my dream agent!
Anita is everything you want in an editor. Her approachable, concise and empowering take is unmatched in her field. She was exactly what my manuscript needed and I truly believe that without her insights, I would not be published today. If you’re looking for someone who understands the industry and the art in equal measure, you’ll be sure to find this in Anita.
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BEST EDITOR! If you are writing, or even thinking about writing, and want honest, informative, directional and encouraging feedback, contact Anita. She has so many services to assist writers with bringing their stories to life in words.
Anita was amazing to work with, and I know that she is a big part of the reason that my book is now being published. From the very beginning, I felt that Anita really understood my book and my writing. She gave such in-depth, thoughtful comments that really made me stop and think about how to make my writing better. She was always respectful of my vision and I really felt that she was a partner in making my book shine. She also has real insight into the market, and was able to identify things that could be changed to make the book more likely to find a publisher. Most importantly, she worked with me as I rewrote my opening pages so that I could get through the door and get the right people to look at my manuscript—and it worked! My novel is coming out in a few months and I know that Anita’s help was key in getting me to this point in my publishing career!
Anita’s experience in reading thousands of manuscripts, her keen eye for narrative detail, and her obvious passion for the craft of storytelling all shine through in her critiques. The editorial notes she sent me were not only thoughtful, clear, and accurate, but she also has the gift of being genuinely supportive and encouraging of the authors whose projects she’s editing. I highly recommend her services and hope to have the pleasure of working with her again!
Anita’s editorial skills are absolutely incredible! I was just as wowed by her letter’s big-picture suggestions, insightful notes and ideas, as I was by her line-level commentary and keen eye for detail in the manuscript. Anita has a passion for storytelling and a commitment to helping writers reach their fullest potential, and I sincerely felt that through every step in our process. I highly recommend her services.
Anita is one of the gems in the writing community! She’s patient and kind, and I’m convinced she must’ve been a Buddhist monk or an elementary teacher in a past life. Her tips were practical and easy to implement. Great presentation and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.