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Nym is the last living nymph in the province of Galia, and Jay is out for her blood.

The Nymph Keepers trilogy is available wherever ebooks are sold!

Simona Moss

Simona Moss

Author of The B Word: And Other Conversations

Elise and I met several times to read through my manuscript—and just have fun chats! :) She knows my book inside and out, and truly made me feel like what I've written is worthy and important. On many occasions, she left me positive comments throughout the editing process, that reminded me of why I wrote this book—which was incredibly helpful in my moments of doubt.

Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook

Author of With Malice

I've had the opportunity to work with Elise both as a writer and as an editor. I worked with her twice through a university level creative writing program, the first time I have ever continued with someone for a second year. Elise has a great eye for editing. She's able to balance both a writer's strengths with also ensuring they understand where there are challenges and how to address those. She's kind and supportive, but not afraid to also be honest and direct. This can be hard to find in an editor. The students who worked with her provided frequent feedback about how much they enjoyed working with her and finding her input invaluable. Overall, Elise gracefully balances between the creative and professional sides of the writing industry. I would gladly work with her in the future.

Bee Wheatley

Bee Wheatley

Author

Elise’s edit letter and track changes are phenomenal and I heart her so much even though I haven't met her in person. I’m so grateful for her wonderful insights. I feel confident that my novel was in excellent hands.

Kyla Girling

Kyla Girling

Managing Editor of Writer’s Block Solutions

I can't recommend working with Elise enough! She's organized, efficient, and diligent; she's a thoughtful problem-solver who takes initiative when she identifies something that needs doing; and above all (and perhaps not surprisingly, considering her educational background) she communicates clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. We consider ourselves very lucky to have Elise (and her skills, knowledge, and abilities) on our team.

Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

Author of Through Fire & Ruin

Reading through Elise’s notes has been both a pleasure to read and also really motivating while being incredibly helpful as well. I’m so glad to have her feedback on this. Working with her has been amazing. If you’re looking for an editor, especially if you’re writing fantasy, I highly recommend Elise.

Adrienne Huston

Adrienne Huston

Freelance Editor

Elise's commitment to the writing and editing community is extensive; whether she is writing, editing, or hosting her podcast, she is a positive and gentle spirit that nurtures everyone around her. Her clients are lucky to have her on their side as her generosity and kindness apply equally to everyone in her life. She and I studied together at SFU, bumped into each other on social media, and continue to support one another in our network. She always impresses me with her knowledge of her genre, writing craft, and editing mechanics. When you hire Elise, you can be sure you are getting a top-notch editor who will do her utmost for you.

Fine Arts Hasn't Killed Me Yet 👀

Fine Arts Hasn't Killed Me Yet 👀

I've survived 2 more semesters of fine arts classes; here's to at least 3 more.

What Spines Ya Crackin'? 📚 (BOOK spines, that is)

What Spines Ya Crackin'? 📚 (BOOK spines, that is)

Reading round-up: 90 books in 2023?!

The Editor Is on Hiatus! 💜

The Editor Is on Hiatus! 💜

I'm back in school to finish my degree. This means I won't be taking on new clients for the forseeable future.