Here are a few nice things clients have said about me: 

My mom and I have recently written a children’s book and currently working with Nevin Mays. We are not professional authors or writers so for us she has been super patient and thorough. Always offering creative notes and ideas. She understands what we are trying to accomplish and we feel she’s really working with us to help us achieve our goals. She’s always willing to answer questions, very available and super creative. We feel so happy with the vision of our book because of Nevin’s help. 

—Bizette Gailewicz and Maria Love, authors


I can’t speak highly enough of Nevin Mays. Nevin is prompt, professional and great to work with. This was my first time working with a book editor.  She edited two of my manuscripts, a YA mystery novel and a picture book, and helped me to find my voice as a writer.  I felt that she was invested in making my work better.  Nevin’s editorial letters were encouraging, detailed, thorough and personalized. I plan to work with her on my future projects.

—Jacqueline Douge, children's book writer


“I truly enjoyed working with Nevin. I learned so much, and she made the process fun."

Elizabeth Williams, writer, chapter book


Though Nevin edits children's books normally, she was willing to take on my somewhat literary novel, "The Seasons of Doubt." Nevin's work on "Seasons" was professional, thorough, detailed, and experienced. And I found all of her comments and suggestions important. My poor manuscript feels done, now, because it passed through her hands, and I'm proud of it. I recommend Nevin Mays without reserve.

—Jeannie Burt, author of The Seasons of Doubt, Muskrat Press, 2018


Nevin made the editing process easy, being sensitive to change suggestions, and right on target in those changes.  She has an amazing eye for character development, pacing, and knowing exactly what to keep for strengthening the story, as well as what is weighing the story down. Evidenced by the increased excitement of the publisher, she did a brilliant job!

—Joanne Douglas, author of Negotiating New York, Beyond Words, 2017







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