Client Testimonials

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 I highly recommend Mary McBeth the Urban Fiction Editor.  She is very easy to work with and she knows her stuff.  She edited my work and talked to me about it.  As a science fiction writer it was pleasure to work with an editor who understands multiple genres.

-Jeff Carroll

 

“I have had the pleasure of hiring Mary on a few writing projects and the outcome has always been absolutely amazing ! I pride myself on being an excellent writer and marketer, but every time I reach out to Mary for help, she always seems to present something to me that I had never thought of before. Mary has proven to be an indispensable asset to my career. She has a way of making you feel as though she is your very own personal writer/ editor even after her initial work is done, due to her continued open line of communication and eagerness to help you succeed well beyond the project. I would highly recommend Mary’s service to anyone who is serious about being the very best that they can be! ”

W.J. Powell

 

“Mary was instrumental in making my words come to life and helping me pick the perfect cover design. Because of her I was able to create my first urban literature book. Being a first time writer. She was very patient and guided me through the nuances of writing a book. I was very impressed how she took my words and created magic. ”

Thomas Davenport

 

“Working with Mary McBeth and UrbanFictionEditor.com on my novel: The Root Worker – The Virgin Mary – and the Unstoppable Margaret Johnson was a literary boot camp. I presented my out of shape pages to Mary and she made me run laps, kick higher, lift more, drop and give her twenty and twenty more.

Mary immediately recognized my voice as a writer. This invaluable skill allowed her to push me and for me to accept the direction in which she pushed. If you are looking for a book editing service that will do the work for you, look somewhere else. Mary will not allow you to cheat yourself, but she will give you the guidance and tools to find your way to your best work. And at the end of the process you are allowed to keep the wonderful tools she’s presented you with.

I was completely new to the process of having my work edited by anyone. I certainly needed the proofing service for my abuse of commas and never ending sentences, but opting for the Muse Deep Comprehensive Line Editing service was like attending a master class in writing. The give and take of the process created a new writer. At its simplest Mary would send back a comment, “describe the room” at its most complex, “that doesn’t sound like your voice.” If that doesn’t appear to be a lot, think of 248 insightful pages of these comments and suggestions.

Outside of the mechanics of the book editing, Mary brings a personable, genuine, and caring touch to the entire process. Our conversations have all been via e-mail and telephone, but each time we speak I feel as if I’m sitting at her kitchen table. Mary has the ability to build a quick rapport. And her availability has always been 100%.

I must say that working with Mary McBeth and UrbanFictionEditor.com has left me with three things: The novel I was supposed to write, the confidence to write my second novel, and the support and backing of a highly skilled book editor.

If you are a writer, I recommend pulling up a chair at Mary McBeth’s kitchen table and getting to work!”

-Vincent Terrell Durham – Author

June 28,2014

“As I prepare to publish my first book, I cannot help but thank you for all of your assistance in getting me to this point. You have played an instrumental part in making my dream come true. From our first consultation, I knew you were the perfect person to bring life to my words. Your thoughts and edits were on point and the level of detail that you gave in your comments were professional and insightful. I do not know if I would have gotten to this stage without you. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me, and I look forward to sending future projects your way.”

– James Brown, Author of Gangster Fallacies

 

Through my consultation from Mary McBeth, I have been transformed from a writer into a full fledged artist. Her uncanny ability to connect to me and my work is represented two fold: by her affirmation of my vision as well as the customized plan for me of the promotion and marketing of my book. After just one week of implementation I have already received some great feedback as well as sold more books then I did all year! If it had not been for Mary and her much needed ‘realness’, my book and my vision, would still be sitting on my shelf or on websites where no one could access them. Thanks to Mary, the tools at my disposal to get me to the next level of my journey have been revealed to me as well as one’s I didn’t know existed before. And last but certainly not least, her support and desire to serve as a resource for those she counsels is felt no matter how near or far. Whether it be information on the market, assistance with blogs, or even ways to make your book more consumer friendly, she is always a willing and listening ear and gives timely feedback. Her faith in me and my work continues to radiate and be a motivation on the journey ahead, a consultation from Mary McBeth does more than evaluate how saleable your book/work is, it also prepares your writer spirit and mind for the road ahead.

Danielle Cooper, author of Love’s Twisted Lessons

Wow!! I am impressed. Thank you for the notes also. I really would like to work more with you. I’m still working on AWH2, but I should be finished soon. Please look to hear from me soon. *It is so true…You get what you pay for!

Angel Mechelle, author of Another Woman's Husband

It is my pleasure to openly thank my editor/mentor Mary McBeth. She puts forth well in excess of the price of the paid work by providing priceless advice, attention, support and her knowledge of the business. Without any doubt she has also been a constant motivator and I can’t wait to resume/continue with “our” next projects. We have more work to do. Thank you for everything.

Christina McHorne , author of Was it Worth It

I highly recommend using Urban Fiction Editor for all of your editing needs. As an author and owner of a publishing company, Urban Fiction Editor not only met, but exceeded my expectations. The thoroughness and quality of service that was delivered helped ensure that my book was of the highest caliber and I am so pleased. The quick turnaround time also enabled me to meet my publishing deadlines. All this, delivered to me at a reasonable price! Whether you are a self-publisher or an author looking to obtain a book deal, I strongly advise that you use Urban Fiction Editor before presenting your product. It will be well worth it!       – J. Cerrone, http://www.PaperChasePublications.com

J. Cerrone, www.PaperChasePublications.com

Yes, your work is truly outstanding, your mind is golden and I can feel the power you have in changing people stories into a winner…. i love the way you edit….I went back and reread your notes, you are phenomenal. Stay uplifted Queen.

Flenardo Taylor

At a time when I desperately needed a great editor, faith stepped in and brought Mary into my life. I like to think that writers tell great stories. But editors are the ones who step in to make the story into a good book and this is exactly what working with Mary does. She is wonderful as an editor, motivator and exactly what a writer like me needed. I can’t wait to work with her on my next project.

Luna Charles, Lunacharles.com

I just wanted to let you know that Donald and I feel, that you are a God send and that it was nothing but God that directed me to your website. We are pleased with your performance, you are a woman of integrity and you stand behind your work. We are excited and, happy to have meet you. Your work is very professional and we couldn’t be more pleased with your performance thus far. Thank you!

La Chandra Wallace, Southern Classic Publishing

I came to you, just as I had the rest of the urban fiction editors I’d searched for online—green to the literary world and equipped with an unpolished manuscript.  I expressed my nervousness about sharing my untold story to the rest of the world and your reassuring tone gave me comfort to do so.  The authenticity in your words was riveting to my soul. Without ever discussing business, we were able to speak for hours about a shared passion, to break the negative denotation that most correlate with the term “urban” fiction. I want to personally thank you for not only seeing my vision, but also turning it into a reality. I am proud to say that my first self-published book was edited by you! If I thanked you a thousand times, it would not be enough! Your essence is truly immeasurable! Peace and blessings to a true game changer…
-Shyla Myles Author of Broken Promises

Shyla Myles Author of Broken Promises

Endorsement: The Urban Fiction Editor (UFE) provided professional services for a Queen V Publishing client. The attention to detail and quick turn around has earned UFE an exclusive place as a Queen V Publishing recommended editor.  – Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, owner of http://www.QueenVPublishing.com

Endorsement: Valerie J. Lewis Coleman Author of The Goody Box

“Working with Mary McBeth and UrbanFictionEditor.com on my novel: The Root Worker – The Virgin Mary – and the Unstoppable Margaret Johnson was a literary boot camp. I presented my out of shape pages to Mary and she made me run laps, kick higher, lift more, drop and give her twenty and twenty more.

Mary immediately recognized my voice as a writer. This invaluable skill allowed her to push me and for me to accept the direction in which she pushed. If you are looking for a book editing service that will do the work for you, look somewhere else. Mary will not allow you to cheat yourself, but she will give you the guidance and tools to find your way to your best work. And at the end of the process you are allowed to keep the wonderful tools she’s presented you with.

I was completely new to the process of having my work edited by anyone. I certainly needed the proofing service for my abuse of commas and never ending sentences, but opting for the Muse Deep Comprehensive Line Editing service was like attending a master class in writing. The give and take of the process created a new writer. At its simplest Mary would send back a comment, “describe the room” at its most complex, “that doesn’t sound like your voice.” If that doesn’t appear to be a lot, think of 248 insightful pages of these comments and suggestions.

Outside of the mechanics of the book editing, Mary brings a personable, genuine, and caring touch to the entire process. Our conversations have all been via e-mail and telephone, but each time we speak I feel as if I’m sitting at her kitchen table. Mary has the ability to build a quick rapport. And her availability has always been 100%.

I must say that working with Mary McBeth and UrbanFictionEditor.com has left me with three things: The novel I was supposed to write, the confidence to write my second novel, and the support and backing of a highly skilled book editor.

If you are a writer, I recommend pulling up a chair at Mary McBeth’s kitchen table and getting to work!”

-Vincent Terrell Durham - Author & Playwright of The Fertile River

I highly recommend Mary McBeth the Urban Fiction Editor.  She is very easy to work with and she knows her stuff.  She edited my work and talked to me about it.  As a science fiction writer it was pleasure to work with an editor who understands multiple genres.   Jeff Carroll

Jeff Carroll

Working with Mary McBeth was quite the editing experience. If you are looking for an editor that will be honest with their critique and one with an eye for excellence, Mary should be your editor of choice. She was able to give my novel, Casualty (available on Lulu.com), a good polish without disturbing the content or voice on the story. If anything Mary enhanced areas that needed to be refined and lifted voices that needed to be heard louder.

Mary’s editing style goes beyond the pen. She engages you and makes you think about the readers’ perspective and how they will interpret your words. If it’s mentoring, brainstorming, or encouragement that you need, Mary will advise you in all areas during your sessions.

With any service you can expect a fee to be attached, but can you truly put a price on a great experience and having the confidence that your published work has been perfected. Packages are available for all editing needs as well as payment plans. As a self-publisher I took advantage of the payment plan.

Take comfort in knowing that if you choose Mary McBeth, Lead Editor at UrbanFiction.com as your editor, she will get the job done in a way that will meet your expectations.

Keep your pen in motion and good luck!

Vanessa McDowell

Author of Casualty and Screenwriter of Cameo

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Vanessa McDowell, Author of Casualty and Screenwriter of Cameo

I have had the pleasure of hiring Mary on a few writing projects and the outcome has always been absolutely amazing ! I pride myself on being an excellent writer and marketer, but every time I reach out to Mary for help, she always seems to present something to me that I had never thought of before. Mary has proven to be an indispensable asset to my career. She has a way of making you feel as though she is your very own personal writer/ editor even after her initial work is done, due to her continued open line of communication and eagerness to help you succeed well beyond the project. I would highly recommend Mary’s service to anyone who is serious about being the very best that they can be!

 

W. J. Powell

W. J. Powell

Mary was instrumental in making my words come to life and helping me pick the perfect cover design. Because of her I was able to create my first urban literature book. Being a first time writer. She was very patient and guided me through the nuances of writing a book. I was very impressed how she took my words and created magic.
Thomas Davenport

Thomas Davenport

Mary, I just want to thank you again for your amazing work. I hoped your work would be good but it is absolutely amazing! I am so excited reading my manuscript. It feels like I’m reading it for the first time. Your feedback and suggestions are super! I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was I wanted to live out my thoughts and fantasies through my writing. You turned it into something wonderful.  Thanks again Mary. I will be back soon for help with a cover design and editing for my second book!

Erica McCoy

“As I finalized my book proposal for Sanctified: A Memoir, Mary’s absolute enthusiasm for my project was profound. After reading the document, she wowed me with her sharp fiction writer’s eye, spot on instincts for nonfiction and nurturing telephone and Skype sessions all crafted to get the proposal to the next level. She spent many hours far beyond what I had expected. Her feedback pushed me in the same direction some of the best New York literary agents I know. I cannot say enough good things about this editor’s extreme talents.”

Samuel Autman, essayist and memoirist-in-the-making.

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