My novels, Twin Truths and Yellow Room, were lucky enough to meet Paul as acquisition editor at Cutting Edge Press. When it comes to books Paul is the most passionate and inspiring person I know. His insights, feedback and encouragement were invaluable and I have a deep admiration for him, both professionally and as a person. The journey to publication can be a rocky one, with Paul as part of the journey, those rocks will feel a whole lot softer!
Paul worked with me on my second book and I found his editorial advice both insightful and sensitive, and that he understood what I was trying to achieve. Importantly I feel that my book was greatly improved by his suggestions. At all times he was interested and engaged, and I know he put so much of himself into the book. I am grateful for his hard work, caring input and professionalism.
Paul was the editor of The Blackheath Seance Parlour. and walked me through the entire procedure with patience and enthusiasm. I didn't feel that I was asking too many questions , even though I probably was. From beginning to end he made the publishing process move along smoothly and quickly. He's a warm, funny, knowledgeable and sincere man, always on hand if you are unsure about something, with a wealth of experience to share and great fun at book launches and parties!
Paul Swallow is not only a talented and assiduous editor, proofreader and advisor, he is also a thoroughly nice chap who genuinely enjoys every aspect of his work.
This dedication shines through in every area of his professional life and it is clear he really cares about his authors and the process of bringing good books to people across the world.
I have no hesitation in recommending his skills to those considering his services.
Paul has a wealth of experience and is passionate about his projects. He is fun and very engaging to work with. Having worked on a number of covers for him, both fiction and non-fiction, he demonstrates a very strong sense for a book's placement, but unlike some, is keen to refine and evolve ideas, which I've found creatively very satisfying.
I used Paul's services for my Archangel series of books for children. From day one I felt very comfortable, and I knew I was in good hands. He knows his business inside out and was available to answer questions at any time - very important for me as a publishing novice! I most definitely will be using Paul on all my next projects. He is a true gent and now, a dear friend.
You have written your book and those magic words 'THE END'. Now it's time to polish it, make it the best it can be; a pleasure for the eyes of the reader. Look no further than Paul Swallow to help you with this important task. His edit of my book was thorough, professional, prompt, his notes easy to follow and his comments insightful and encouraging. At no time did I feel that he had taken over my story, he simply showed me how to write it better. His enthusiasm for my work has encouraged me to continue to search for an agent and become published. I highly recommend Paul's services.