Ryan went beyond providing insightful analysis—he gave me insightful analysis I could act on. He took the time to “get” the story at a very fundamental level, and to offer suggestions that were both astute and doable. He made my story better, and he’s on a very short list of people I would trust to do that.
Ryan is one of the most insightful editors I’ve ever encountered. From character tics to world-building, from sentence structure to overarching plot, Ryan always finds a way to improve what’s on the page. Every word matters, and Ryan truly understands how much.
“With an uncanny eye for pitfalls, Ryan spotted problematic habits I didn’t even know I had, and his feedback came with a great dose of humor. You can tell he wants your book to be the best it can be, and that he’s on your side all the way. I’m so grateful for his help.”
Ryan gave me a really thorough critique, above and beyond what I was expecting. His suggestions gave me a fresh look at my draft as I move forward with revisions.
-Mary Anne Hinkle
Ryan’s grasp of what makes a good story has provided me with invaluable insight into my own plot mechanics. His feel for solid prose has helped me tighten my work immeasurably.