“Sharp. Impeccable. Efficient. I highly recommend hiring Vicki Sly for your next project. Vicki worked as an editor and proofreader on my book Don’t Hit Me! She is reliable, passionate and competent at meeting deadlines. Her positive attitude and great sense of humour make communication regarding the work effortless. I encourage other authors to use Vicki’s editing and proofreading skills for their next project.”
—Vanessa de Largie (Vanessa is an Australian multi-award-winning actress and author. See: http://www.vanessadelargie.net/)
Don’t Hit Me!
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Australia, UK, USA and Canada.
# Winner of the 2014 Global eBook Award for women’s studies.
# Winner of the 2014 ‘Honourable Mention Award’ London Book Festival.
# Five-Star Review, San Francisco Book Review; # Five-Star Review, Midwest Book Review.
# Five-Star Review from the #1 Amazon Hall-of-Fame Reviewer in the UK—Mr Baz.
“There are countless editors in this world who are brilliant at what they do. You can find so many of them on Google! However an editor who is good at what she does and also cares about you the moment she opens your book to edit is a rare find. Once you find her, hang on to her because she gives you more than an edited book in exchange for money. She gives you love, enthusiasm, optimism and lots of energy; currencies that are not for sale but on offer from a big hearted Aussie girl. Her name is Vicki Sly. Once you find her, cherish her and keep going back for more editing! Love your work Vicki and who you are.”
—Susan Wahhab (Susan is a thought leader and financial strategist with an uncanny ability to create lateral solutions to complex financial problems. Her clients simply call her the dream maker. She is also the author of Money Intelligence which you can read about at http://www.moneyintelligence.com.au/
“Vicki Sly is not only a stellar editor but a wonderful human being. She approached our work together with kindness and humor coupled with spot-on editorial insight, yet allowing my own voice to remain intact. With great instinct for commercial fiction as well as precise grammatical knowledge, she is the perfect choice for any indie author who needs an editor they can trust without reserve.”
—Tess Thompson (Tess is a novelist with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. Her first novel, Riversong became a bestselling ebook in 2012, reaching #1 on Nook and spending 35 days in Amazon’s Top 100. Tess is working on her ninth novel and regularly blogs about her journey as a mother, author and friend at http://tesswrites.com/)
“I’m so happy Vicki came on as the editor of my fifth novel, Novelista Girl. It was released to great reviews thanks in part to her keen eye for detail and appreciation for my genre and voice. Vicki is pleasant to work with, very communicative, and open to discussion. She throws out great ideas, but makes it clear the ultimate decision is mine as the author. I appreciated that even though I accepted most of her changes! Vicki pointed out several things in the manuscript that escaped the attention of myself and my beta readers, and I am thrilled to have her on board for my sixth novel.”
—Meredith Schorr (Meredith is the New York-based author of chick lit and women’s fiction novels, a paralegal, addicted to avocado, a runner, and a Yankees fan. You can read more about her novels at http://www.meredithschorr.com/)
“I’m so glad I followed the recommendation of a colleague and selected Vicki to edit my third novel. Vicki is a top-notch developmental editor and copy editor. She is thorough, responsive, on time, easy to work with, and—best of all—she helped bring the very best out of me as a novelist. For that I’ll always be grateful.”
—Scott Wyatt (Scott is the author of three books; Thompson Road, Dimension M and Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge. See: http://www.scottwyattauthor.com/)
“When I wrote my debut novel I paid good money to get it edited by someone I had found online. Afterwards I had beta readers telling me the story was good but I should have got it edited. I was shocked. I had paid a lot of money only to see simple mistakes that should have been picked up. The next editor I chose made changes that probably shouldn’t have been made and my story became a bit of a mish-mash. I ended up having it edited four times by four different editors. Still the feedback I got was centered on the editing. Then I found Vicki. She is not only super-efficient (I’m convinced she has more hours in a day than the rest of us mortals) but she is accurate, knowledgeable, thorough, and personable. She made me feel good about my novel, reassuring me that there was nothing that couldn’t be fixed and ensured that I got to keep my voice throughout. I am so happy with the result, I recommend Vicki every chance I get. I have had nothing but high praise for my book since Vicki edited it with me and I intend on using her as my editor from now on (If she’ll have me of course).”
—Suzie Jay (Suzie Jay hails from Adelaide, South Australia and is the author of Walk on the Wild Side: The Reinvention of Violet Monte). See: http://www.suziejayauthor.blogspot.com.au/)
“Vicki has provided editing for a number of my clients. Vicki has been at all times extremely professional, very thorough and she has a keen eye for detail. She at all times respected the client’s work and all suggestions made were useful and relevant with all clients very pleased with the feedback they received. I look forward to continuing to use Vicki’s editing services in future.”
—Candice Lemon-Scott (Candice is an Australian author, editor, freelance writer and workshop facilitator. See: http://candicelemonscott.com/)
“Vicki Sly is a superb and talented editor who not only refines your words, but is a caring custodian of your work. She has a unique ability to enhance the narrative by meticulously polishing the text so that it sparkles on the page.”
—Cassius Shuman (Cassius is an acclaimed journalist, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the author of The Dead Boy’s Legacy and The Seduction of Mallory Mackenzie, his first erotic romance novel. See: http://www.cassiusshuman.com/)
“An expert at providing timely, accurate edits, Vicki Sly brings enthusiasm and style to all of her projects. Without changing the author’s voice, Vicki works her magic, making your manuscripts shine. Her skills with the English language are superb, and Vicki is wonderful to collaborate with because she has a real passion for writing and editing. You will find her guidance and expertise invaluable to all of your projects.
“Whether she’s writing, editing, proofreading, reviewing books, or designing media press kits, Vicki gives it her all, going above and beyond her duties. For example, in one instance, as the book’s editor, not only did she come up with its title, she helped the team choose the font for the front cover, inspired the artist to choose the cover image, and tightened up the book’s synopsis. None of these tasks was in her job description; she did not have to do any of this, but Vicki is a multitalented team player who contributes beyond 110% to all aspects of her work.”
—Amy Oravec, Colleague (Amy has been a freelance editor in the publishing business for 20 years.)
“Vicki Sly helped me to sharpen my novel, Juliana. She made valuable suggestions for creating a stronger more gripping introduction to the main character. I valued the work she did in helping to turn my manuscript into a book.”
—Vanda (Vanda is the author of Juliana. See: http://www.vandawrites.com/)
“Vicki Sly has been a wonderful asset to my writing. She has taken my words and helped me transform them into a tighter, easier to read story. I’m thankful I found her, and I’d recommend her services to anyone. Thank you, Vicki!”
—S.L. Stacker (S.L. is a romantic suspense author and novelist with Booktrope publishing and a member of International Thriller Writers association. She has written and published three books in the Macyn McIntyre series. Her current work includes several fiction novels, but her focus is Sisters of Summit Bay—to be published in 2015. See: http://www.slstacker.com/)
“Vicki Sly was my first proofreader that I have had other than a family member or teacher. I was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism and her eye for detail. She was knowledgeable on styles to use and kept my book in one style instead of moving from one to another. I know that Dragon’s Future is better because Vicki was on the team.”
—Kandi J Wyatt (Kandi is the author of Dragon’s Future and the Dragon Courage Series. See: https://kandijwyatt.wordpress.com/)
“Unique characters are the norm in the realm of authors. Those who make things up for a living can be needy, temperamental, high strung, low strung, hyper-sensitive or a tad touched in the head. Vicki Sly can handle all of those personalities, even when they are rolled into one. I had the pleasure of working with her on my first novel, Virtual Lies. She was the consummate professional in every way. She was patient enough to walk me through the most mundane aspects of editing, all while making sure to keep my fragile ego in check. Her suggested edits were gentle but spot on, serving to make my story line much stronger. I couldn’t recommend an editor more highly than I do Vicki. I hope to be able to work with her again soon. In the meantime, if you are in need of the best of the best to edit your work of art, look no further than Sly on Words.”
—JD Combs (JD hails from Richmond, Virginia and is the author of Virtual Lies: Friend Request)
“Vicki Sly has been a Godsend to Booktrope and the Entice Imprint team. Her dedication to improving my authors’ stories is professional, timely and well thought out. I’m proud to have her on my team.”
—Bethany Halle (Bethany is the Managing Director for the Entice and Edge Imprints for Booktrope. She is an award-winning, besting-selling author writing at Cassandre Dayne, DH Black and Dakotah Black. She currently has over 170 books published with more to come. She writes in several genres including: BDSM, D/s, DD, spanking, paranormal, horror, thrillers, and campy murder mysteries. In addition, she has two books of erotic poetry published. She writes in f/m, f/f and m/m. See: https://bethanyhalle.wordpress.com/)