I found The Trusty Bookmark while working on my first YA fantasy book. I didn’t really know what to expect going in since this was my first developmental edit, but I was blown away by what I got. The entire experience was fantastic, beginning with the initial correspondence where Kimberly asked questions regarding my inspiration for the book and specific areas she should focus on (I said I was nervous about my scenery and world building, which is where I struggle the most). I also really appreciated the Services Contract, which made me feel more secure sharing my ideas with someone else.
When I received my edit letter (which was 10 pages single-spaced and covered EVERYTHING, paying special attention to my world building request which occupied 3 of those pages), I had to process for a few days because there was so much valuable information. She was definitely “blunt but encouraging”, and for every problem area (which were many) she suggested possible solutions. I’ve since re-worked many of her suggestions, and she was always available to answer questions post me receiving my edits. I will 100% be using her in the future.