Rawles was the perfect fit for my book. I needed someone to give me a thoughtful, clear, and wise assessment of my work, from a perspective I wasn’t able to get from another editor—and on a time crunch! Some of the best work I did was with Rawles’ feedback. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Rawles has a knack for seeing to the heart of a story and unpacking its complexities, its strengths and weaknesses, and is able to communicate that clearly. More than that, she understands the interconnectedness of story and culture—you could not ask for a better critical or insightful reader.
Rawles is smart, careful, and considerate. She’s in all my acknowledgments for the last years for a reason, and I strongly recommend her.
Rawles is one of the smartest and most thoughtful readers I’ve known, with a proofreader’s sharp eye for detail and the excellent taste and keen insight of a seasoned fiction editor. I always relish the chance to work with her, and I recommend her services without reservation.
I have found Rawles’s uncanny skill in cutting directly to and laying out a story’s problems to be invaluably illuminating. She provides clarity and direction without sacrificing nuance, and her sharp critical insights always move towards balancing and strengthening the core of the narrative.
I can’t thank Rawles enough for her Sensitivity Reading on my novel manuscript. Not only did she provide me with an incredibly careful, helpful and kind report on how race is represented in the novel[...], but overall she gave me a brilliant general critique on various other problems with the manuscript, too, and was willing to bounce around ideas for fixing plot issues. It all helped me hugely with the next draft. She’s a close, deep reader and I will absolutely contact her again for editorial help!