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“Alexia has been phenomenal to work with. After struggling to get my book off the ground with multiple other "writers," Alexia stepped in and immediately moved my book project forward. She setup a process that enabled me to easily get my thoughts out of my head and into her hands. Once she had my content, she did a masterful job of putting it into a concise and easily understandable format. We are currently putting the finishing touches on our second book that were on pace to finish in record time.”
Todd Calamita, CFP®, CDFA™ | President, Calamita Wealth Management, Author, PLAN SMART (2016)
"Alexia Paul is a treasure."
Ron Adner | Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, Author, THE WIDE LENS: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss (Portfolio, 2012)
"Alexia Paul is a gifted editor, really the best kind there is. She is inexhaustible in her attention to detail. She is methodical and meticulous. And still, she is able to see a manuscript microscopically and macroscopically, guiding issues of plot, character, and pacing with grace and vision. She is merciless but in the kindest way and manages somehow to make the most stubborn writer feel she herself is responsible for Alexia's brilliant alterations. I owe her an enormous debt for the work she did on my manuscript. Best of all, she is loyal and unrelenting; she stuck with me for three years until I sold my book."
Galt Niederhoffer | Producer, Director, Author, A TAXONOMY OF BARNACLES (St. Martin's Press, 2005) / THE ROMANTICS (St. Martin's Press, 2008) / LOVE AND HAPPINESS (St. Martin's Press, 2013) / POISON: A NOVEL (St. Martin's Press, 2017)
"Alexia is a superb editor! For over a decade now she has edited my professional publications with a keen eye. Her editing has dramatically improved my papers, trimming the fat and smoothing out the rough edges. She is reliable and punctual with deadlines. I feel fortunate to have found her."
Christopher Bonovitz, PsyD | Author, DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES IN CHILD PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (Routledge, 2018), Teaching Faculty & Clinical Consultant, NYU
"I have worked with Alexia on a number of projects now, the most recent being Confessions of a Divorce Assassin. Alexia is a very talented writer who has the unique ability to communicate an author's ideas clearly to his audience, and to provide content that is both entertaining and of the highest literary quality. Quick, reliable turnaround times, and a true pleasure to work with."
"When my sister and I decided to write a book together, we knew that we needed a special editor. Because there were the two of us, we needed someone who could help combine our voices, give structure to our ideas - all while keeping our authentic voices. When we connected with Alexia, we knew she was the perfect fit.
She was essential in weaving together our book. I can’t say how grateful I am for Alexia’s expertise - she’s a master. We couldn’t have done it without her, I can’t recommend her highly enough."
Sonia Choquette Tully | Author, YOU ARE AMAZING (Hay House, 2017)
"When I started writing my first novel, I had a vague sense of a story that revealed itself to me night after night through a year of insomnia leftover from grad school. I didn't fully understand what my book was about until I wrote the last chapter. And after revising roughly 130,000 words twice on my own, I still had a semi-cohesive narrative and a bad case of sleep deprivation. Without the help of Alexia Paul's comprehensive editing, it would've been next to impossible for me to go back to page one and bring the core themes into focus, to flesh out thin characters, to cut flights of fancy that didn't move the plot, and solve all manner of minor contradictions and narrative gaps. Ultimately, her suggestions, questions, and edits helped me to find the story and the courage to share it. I'm sure I'll be collaborating with her on future projects, and if you're a writer in need of editing (We all are!), I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. I'm beyond grateful. Alexia Paul has it all, y'all."
Daniel Jackson | Author, THE MASKERS AND ORDER OF ANTIBODIES
“What Alexia did for me more than anything is she textured the book. She gave it the feeling of running your hand over a beautiful piece of cloth by bringing some of the ordinary into the mystical and by removing what didn’t belong. For anyone seeking an editor, and a friend, I highly recommend Alexia Paul.”
Daniel Bruce Levin | Author, THE MOSAIC
“Alexia’s strengths and gifts as an editor are her ability to intuitively understand the message you want to convey and to help you translate that message into the written word. She passionately believes in each of her clients, their message, and is committed to their success. She gracefully holds you accountable and ensures that your deadlines are met. I won’t write without her!”
Carson Tate | Productivity coach, President, Working Simply/Author, WORK SIMPLY (Portfolio, 2016)
"Alexia is a one-of-a-kind editor. She is an expert you'll remember the rest of your life. She uses diplomacy and direct feedback to convert a raw manuscript into a successful book. I admire her ability to meet people where they are and create mini-miracles throughout the journey of working together. I highly recommend Alexia Paul; she is an amazing professional. She stands out as a unique leader in her industry who opens amazing possibilities to writers (and emerging writers). Hire her today!"
Sandy Scott | Speaker, Coach, Author, LESSONS FROM ZACHARY (International Publishing Works, 2016)
"If you would like to feel confident that you have a completed manuscript for literary agents to view, Alexia is your lady. Alexia's edits are thorough, thoughtful, and provide useful suggestions as to what would improve the piece. She has a great pulse for knowing what agents are looking for and how to pitch what you are selling. Make sure you ask her to write your query letter too!
Maureen Marshall | Author, SOLITARY GENIUS (iUniverse, 2008)
"During the years that I've worked with Alexia Paul, I've always been impressed by her ability to think like both an editor and a writer, which in my experience is rare. By this I mean that Alexia's like a bird. If I'm lost in a book, she flies overheard, and seeing the big picture, can not only tell me where I am and which way to go, but can also swoop down and work with me on details. She also understands the organic way a book unfolds and is therefore patient, comfortable with the unknown and undaunted by the dead ends and superfluous characters that many editors might attribute to loss of focus, but are actually crucial elements of the characterization process. Like a musician with perfect pitch, Alexia has impeccable instinct for story, plot, characters and overall rhythm, and as a result, I always look forward to her criticism and suggestions."
Alyssa Warren | Author, NOT THE ONLY SKY (Black & White Publishing, 2017)
"I feel very fortunate to have received a tip about Alexia's services. At the draft stage, a novelist needs someone with skill to address structure, pacing and flow. Alexia intuits the big picture and can isolate the important stress points in a clear and concise way. She has a good nose for narrative and her clarity and generosity make working with her a pleasure. I felt confident submitting to agents after the draft reviews with Alexia and the results paid off with representation and a book deal, proof that a polished draft will get the best results. I intend to work with Alexia in the future and recommend her highly."
Ellen Horan | Author, 31 BOND STREET (HarperCollins, 2011)
"Alexia was instrumental in helping me get my first novel sold. Each time I sent her a draft — and I sent her a lot! — I would be newly inspired by her smart, sensitive insights into my story and its characters. She had a wonderful way of helping me both shape my characters and keep them consistent, which was a tremendous boost whenever I was feeling stuck. Alexia is an extremely talented editor whose instincts I trust and admire. I have no doubt I will turn to her again in the future."
Catherine Greenman | Author, HOOKED (Delacorte, 2012)
"As a new author, I will be forever grateful to Alexia for her gifted editing. She assisted me in the creative process with her talent for content organization and asking the questions that helped shape and sharpen the theme of my book. Always responding in a professional and timely manner, Alexia is reliable, focused, and wise. Her expertise, clarity, and positive energy allowed a daunting process to instead be smooth and exciting."
Mara Zimmerman | HOW TO MEDITATE AND WHY (Hay House, 2015)
"I loved working with Alexia on my first book. Her gift for navigating both the forest and the trees helped me develop each thread of my book into a more balanced and meaningful whole. Her honesty and razor-sharp questions inspired me to dig deeper into storylines that deserved more depth as well as cut away unnecessary elements. Alexia’s own dexterity with words stimulated me to expand my narrative skills in new ways. She is an experienced professional who not only knows how to walk an author through the complexities and vulnerabilities of editing, but understands the book industry and how to write proposals and letters to agents within the appropriate market to birth a book into the world. I believe all writers need editors and recommend Alexia to anyone looking for that editorial assistance. I would trust Alexia in a heartbeat with another book! "
Sally Stone, Ed.D., CH | FROM CURSED TO BLESSED: LEARNING FROM ANGELS ON THE HEALING PATH (Balboa Press, 2015)
"Alexia is a wonder-- I believe that her close and expert analysis of the manuscript of my novel CRESCENT was one of the most important elements in helping me bring the story to its highest level. She doesn't merely edit or critique, she explains her vision of the work with extraordinary care, intelligence, and precision. It has been a joy to work with her."
Diana Abu-Jaber | CRESCENT (Norton, 2003); THE LANGUAGE OF BAKLAVA (Vintage, 2006)
"Alexia Paul has an eye for the larger story within a writer's work, and she knows how to tease it out of a text and the writer's heart. She offers a pragmatic perspective on the realities of the publishing world, providing insight and criticism in how to shape a text so that it can reach its audience. Direct, no-nonsense, smart, and loyal are adjectives that come to mind in describing the work she did for me on my book."
Michael McColly | THE AFTER DEATH ROOM: Journey Into Spiritual Activism (Soft Skull Press, 2006)
"Alexia Paul's extraordinary editing skills are exceeded only by her ability to calm jangling nerves. Her command of the material, both the details and the overall sweep, was immediate and sure. I remain in her debt for helping bring form to my ideas. She has been a pleasure to work with."
Michael J. Newton, MD | WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT: THE HIJACKING OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE (Paribus Press, 2008)
"My work with Alexia Paul has been nothing but delightful. I was referred to her by a mutual friend, and found out as soon as she edited an article I wrote that I found my match. In the course of less than a year, she edited three books for me. Alexia is a treasure in her ability to edit what I write and make it sound clearer and read more fluently. She is a true artist and a pro, and I would recommend her highly to anyone who wants to put a touch of elegance and simplicity into their work."
Samuel Kirschner | Teacher, Counselor, Author, Recording Artist
"Alexia is an absolute gem. Her work is first-rate, her insights are spot on, and her kind, straightforward demeanor makes her easy and pleasant to work with. I've worked with many editors and Alexia is the top of the class. If you want to see the results of her brilliance, pick up a copy of HABITUALLY GREAT."
Mark F. Weinstein | HABITUALLY GREAT (Booksurge, 2011)
"Alexia worked with me for five years and played an integral role in developing many of the books and proposals I sold during that time. Her keen eye for narrative structure, coupled with a common sense approach, was an invaluable resource for our authors. Creative, smart and ethical, I would not hesitate in recommending her talents to any writer looking to hire a freelance editor. I will not hesitate to send writers her way."
Joy Harris | President, The Joy Harris Literary Agency
"Alexia Paul is passionate about books and has an understanding of what makes a book succeed. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to authors looking for a firm editorial hand and a nurturing editorial soul."
David Black | President, The David Black Literary Agency