Last year, I asked Elise to read and give feedback on a manuscript I was preparing to send out to publishers. While it had gone through some previous editing, Elise’s recommendations to lift it to the next level were deft and insightful. From major structural changes to punctuation choices, her eye was sharp and skillful; every change she suggested improved the work. With that, she was generous and encouraging throughout the process. I loved working with her, and am also very grateful: soon after revising with her, my book was accepted by a publisher and is forthcoming this year.