Ernestine Daubner

I’m so glad to have asked Elise to assess my debut novel. Her insightful and detailed feedback prompted me to shift chapters around, add and delete sections, flesh out a major character, and alter the ending – edits that resulted in a smoother, clearer, and more powerful story. Most importantly, she reminded me that ‘showing’ rather than ‘telling’ was at the heart of good storytelling. Elise also works quickly, is always accessible, and her ongoing encouragement makes her a pleasure to work with.
—Ernestine Daubner, art historian and fiction writer