We’ve had a fantastic week at Jefferson Franklin.
First, we had a note from an author to say they had successfully landed a publisher for a novel we edited – without even getting an agent first (more details when the publisher allows us to reveal them).
Then we had a note from another author we’ve just edited, to say that one of the UK’s major agents loved their first three chapters and wanted to see the whole manuscript (more details when they sign contracts).
And then, out of the blue, Writers’ Forum Issue #153 arrived at our office. In Issue #152, an author wrote to the letters page, saying that a “well-known review and editing service” had let him down with the quality of their work, and asked whether that was typical in the marketplace.
In Issue #153, author Anne Wilson, for whom we’ve edited two books (Here be Dragons, and Mostly Ghostly With A Bit Of Life) answered that query, saying that, in contrast to the complainant’s experience with the more well-known service, Jefferson Franklin had reliably delivered “personal, professional and invaluable” service on her work, and recommending authors invest in one of our edits if they believed in their writing.
Editor-in-Chief Tony Fyler said he was delighted that for the second year running, an author had been moved, entirely of their own volition, to write to a leading UK writing magazine to recommend the services of JFE.
“My dad had a business and he never needed to advertise a day in his life,” said Fyler. “He believed in doing the kind of job that made people want to recommend him to their friends – and they did. You can’t put a price on word of mouth recommendations. I’m proud that Jefferson Franklin is continuing to deliver that sort of service to its customers.”
To read the letter page, click the link below.