I was extremely impressed by Lily’s editing and revision of my story. Her feedback was SO helpful, very thorough, and really helped me see blind spots in my story and how to deepen the characters’ motivations. Her communication was so great throughout this process. She’s especially good at constructive criticism and seeing the bigger picture of what’s working or not in a story. I have no doubt my story will be so much better thanks to her editing and feedback! Would 100% work with her again.
-Megan Thorson, Freelance Writer, Illustrator
Since 2017, Lily Blackburn has been my trusted developmental editor. The changes she suggests and questions she asks of my work always encourage me to delve further toward the true meaning and purpose of my words. Working with her has helped me identify root issues that were blocking the essence of my writing. I credit her with helping me create stronger relationships and connections within my prose. Also, she is super-fun to work alongside and always authentic. I’m grateful to have an editor who values keeping it real! I have the highest respect for Lily Blackburn, a profoundly talented developmental editor.
-Julia Laxer, Poet & Essayist, 2014 Orlando Prize Winner for Lyric Essay
Lily is a deeply thoughtful and considerate editor. I trust her completely with my work. Her edits are always constructive, thorough, and insightful. Most of all, they motivate me to improve my writing. It's clear that Lily knows her stuff and she's my go-to when I'm in need of an editor.
-Shannon St. Hilaire, Winner of the Forge Flash Competition 2020, Novelist