Recommendations

“Kerry is an accomplished writer who not only produces excellent, creative prose but understands what makes good writing work. My own manuscripts have benefitted from her thoughtful editorial review. Her responses are both cogent and helpful—candid as well as supportive, a rare combination.  When Kerry talks, I listen!” — Craig Lambert, Ph.D., author of Shadow Work and Mind Over Water, and former staff writer/editor at Harvard Magazine.

“Kerry is an exceptional editor, encouraging, discerning, and sharp. She works alongside the writer to create the best version of any project.” — Elisabeth McKetta, Ph.D., author of six books and Harvard University Extension School instructor.

“Kerry Garvin truly shines as an editor. She is a brilliant writer who understands the beauty and pain involved in pouring one’s soul onto the page, and her intuitive ability to empower writers through empathy and encouragement is unparalleled. Kerry’s compassionate strength, commitment to excellence and attention to detail aided me in reaching a new level of authenticity and confidence in my writing.” — Kate Canute, writer and professional musician.

Working with Kerry has been a truly positive and productive experience. Having worked with other editors that can completely change the integrity and intent of the piece for the sake of the reader, Kerry has a gift for editing for both the reader and the writer. She has a talent for molding a work into something that is intact and digestible. Having worked with Kerry, I really don’t ever want to work with another editor again.” — Beth MacDonald, essayist and writer 

“Kerry Garvin’s ability to gracefully communicate content edits made working with her an absolute delight. With Kerry, the back-and-forth of working through multiple drafts of a piece is something to look forward to—her feedback is warm, thorough, and ultimately what makes the final draft sing. She is an excellent writer herself, which helps one know they are in good hands. Kerry replies quickly to emails and went above and beyond to make herself available for coaching and brainstorming. Thank you, Kerry, for being the best editor I’ve worked with to date!” — Emily Rose, personal coach and published writer