“Working with Lindsay has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my professional life. She is incredibly prompt; not only that, she is an insightful, empathetic reader, and can crawl inside a manuscript and make suggestions and comments that invariably make the work better. Lindsay is also deeply kind, compassionate, and supportive. She's honest and positive and worked collaboratively with me in editing and revising SPARROW so that it was "super shiny" when we went out on submission. She also has a great sense of humor, and working with her is just plain fun."
- Mary Cecilia Jackson - SPARROW, Tor Teen/ Macmillan, 2020
“Lindsay Mealing was instrumental in preparing my debut fantasy novel, Scribes, for publication through Kensington. Her eye for detail, keen sense of narrative pacing, and targeted feedback allowed me to tighten the draft in countless ways, and Lindsay's passion for the project was plainly evident from our first day of work. Throughout the editing and copyediting cycles the manuscript underwent, Lindsay was consistently prompt and specific with her suggestions. Her past experience in the publishing world undoubtedly lends a sense of sharpness to her editing vision—what emerged from our collaboration was a more polished, tight, and market-ready book.”
- James Wolanyk - SCRIBES, Rebel Base Books/Kensington, 2018
“Lindsay Mealing is one of the most talented editors I’ve ever worked with. Not only does she have an innate gift for identifying plot holes, pacing errors, and character weaknesses, but she gives clear, concise direction on how those mistakes can be repaired. She’s easy to work with, a great communicator, and an asset every author would be lucky to have.”
- Becky Wallace - STEALING HOME, Page Street Publishing, 2019
“I cannot begin to express how much I loved working with Lindsay on my manuscript. Her ability to balance encouragement with constructive and insightful feedback not only helped to strengthen my story in so many brilliant ways, but also pushed me to grow as a writer. Her dedication, careful attention to detail, and patience made her invaluable to my story’s shining completion, and for this and more I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone looking for an exceptional editor.”
- Ashley Shuttleworth - A DARK AND HOLLOW STAR. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Working with Lindsay was amazing. She gave such an in-depth review. She explains things in such a way that it feels as though she is sitting right beside you when you edit with notes she gives you. I am a more confident and articulate writer. Her notes are straight forward and make complete sense. She does not rely on personal opinion or preferences but rather on hard facts. I am in the process of submitting my book and just want to give a great thanks to Lindsay and hope to work with her again in the near future!
Working with Lindsay has been a pleasure and I have gained a new perspective on my writing. She took the time to get to know my goals for my work, my concerns with my writing, and to give me constructive feedback. I was feeling written into a corner, so to speak, and Lindsay has given me a path out and helped me understand what my next steps are. Writing can be a tough business but I found that Lindsay gave her feedback in a positive manner while taking the time to explain why it might be important. This helped me grow as a writer and better plot out my work. I highly recommend working with Lindsay if you are looking to grow, need a pulse on the industry, or just need a push in the right direction!
Lindsay has been incredible to work with. She's polite, professional, and her advice easily made my query letter ten times stronger than it was to begin with. Her critique was thorough and her suggestions were well explained. She didn't just mark something as wrong, she added notes to show why something didn't quite work, and made suggestions on how it could be improved. I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her, and I would definitely do it again in the future.