“Geneve Flynn has that finely attuned, complex skill set the role of editor utterly demands. She is adept with distilling the author’s intent from a draft, even as the work takes shape. Well versed in the nuances of the publishing market, Geneve is also sensitive to the evolving expectations of our audiences. She frames her editorial insight with concrete evidence and literary technique–with the added treasure of her grace, integrity and a bit of her trademark humour. Writers are challenged but always inspired to continue the journey ahead of them. In short, our work together as editors, presenters, and as writers too, stand among the most rewarding experiences of my career.”
“I couldn’t be happier with Geneve Flynn’s fantastic editing skills. She has slashed the deadweight slowing down my prose and whipped my stories into something better than I could have hoped for. Great work Gene, I’ll certainly be working with you again in the future.”
Allan Walsh – Author
“Quality work and friendliness is why I chose Geneve Flynn to do the final editing of my book, ‘Frankie Goes Home’. It felt right as she understood how important this children’s book was to me and the reason I wrote it. She was organised and easy to work with. I had a great experience and was pleased with the final print. I never had to wait too long which made it easy for me to finish it on schedule. I will use Geneve’s outstanding editing again for all my books.”
Sanet Smit – Writer/Scriptwriter
“Geneve Flynn is a talented editor with a good insight into developing a manuscript to its full potential. Geneve’s skills include giving advice on character and story development, on how to re-structure the manuscript as well as finer editing corrections of spelling, grammar and punctuation.”
Karen Tyrrell – Author and Speaker
“Gen has an absolute flair when it comes to critiquing a manuscript. She has an eye for detail that is so rarely seen, and is a master in spotting errors in continuity. She displays a genuine interest in helping writers to shape their work to be the best it can possibly be.
Her feedback is given in a manner that does not cause distress nor a desire to give up writing forever. Gen is very skilled at wording feedback so that it brings out the desire to improve work, rather than give it all away.
Her feedback is laced with reasons as to why what has been written doesn’t work and how to improve the written work. Her knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation is very comprehensive and this is shown in her corrections and suggestions.
Gen has a very approachable manner about her. She is genuinely interested in helping other writers, and knows how to do this without hurting feelings or turning people off writing forever.”
Michaela Sanderson – Writer
“In 2013 I was a member of a writing group, which met at Loganholme library. While there I was privileged to meet and work with Geneve Flynn, a talented writer and editor. It was always a pleasure to receive a critique from Geneve, as not only did she pick up on any minor grammatical mistake, but she was usually spot-on with the deeper issues of character motivation and narrative flow.”
Janice Gallen – Author
“Geneve has all the skills many of us yearn for. Her ability to give a comprehensive assessment of a piece of writing is truly awesome. She is able to highlight what works, what does not, and gives suggestions re: improving the work. Geneve covers such things as plot idea, conflict, narrative, hooks, pace, dialogue, character motivation, text integration, line edits and description and sensory detail.”
Jan Mills – Writer