I cannot express enough how grateful I am that I hired Kat to be my editor. She is a real gem, not just as an editor but as a person too. She has gone above and beyond for me countless times. This isn't just a job for her but it's her passion and you can tell. She's done structural edits and copy edits for me in which she's given me amazing feedback. She's picked up on things I never would've thought of, she's encouraged me when I've needed it and really provided the advice that has helped my manuscript go from something average to something I'm truly proud of. Kat's such a fast worker, she's extremely prompt and professional and she always makes time for me and my annoying questions or an unexpected draft that I've completed. She has challenged me to fulfill my potential and become the best writer I can be. She is genuinely a lovely human and someone I can guarantee you will enjoy working with. I highly recommend hiring Kat as she is an affordable, professional and wonderful option.
Laura Dean | The Lost Pearl
With Kat you are in safe hands. I reached out to her with my first ever manuscript and naturally I was a little apprehensive. Writing something of your own and sharing it with friends is one thing, but having someone cast a professional lens over your work? Altogether daunting. With Kat, she is straight to the point, helpful and supportive. Throughout the process she is in your corner (always!) with insight and patience on hand. She cares deeply about her work and you'll see that shine through in the way your manuscript shines in the end - what a super power she has! There's no one I would trust more with my words. I simply can't thank her enough.
Mazrine L. Amaris | Between Two Realms
Publishing novels is a daunting process but working with Kat has made it a pleasure. I sent my first manuscript to Elemental Editing in 2020 expecting brutal critique from someone of Kat’s calibre, but not only was her communication prompt and professional, it was also supportive, encouraging and constructive. Speaking with other authors, I feel truly blessed to have found someone like Kat so early in my career as I am confident that every manuscript I send her way is in the best hands. My experience with the editing process is the least stressful part of each new book (and there have been plenty more since that initial one in 2020), and that is absolutely because of Kat’s personable approach and her commitment to every project. I will forever recommend her to anyone looking for a genre editor as an invaluable part of your publishing team.
Alex Clifford | The Witches of Wyldeden Chronicles
I was lucky enough to discover Kat purely by accident. A random pick from the editors manual online. And wasn’t I the lucky one. I’ve been searching for an editor for years, one who gets me and my fantasy brain. Once I’d made my initial contact with Kat, I sent her through my finished manuscript and was surprised Kat got back to me as quickly as she did. Most editors do not. I honestly didn’t think my work would cut it, me thinking Kat would deem my novel not good enough, but Kat gave me praise and as an author that is something you rarely get unless it's deserved. Kat is amazing, both professionally and as a person. She encouraged me and gave me the confidence to keep on going with this saga. I hope one day I get to sit down with this wonderful woman to thank her in person. That day when my novels are sitting in book shops and being recorded as audible, I will have Kat to thank for it.
JR Mitchell | Sorcerer's Seduction
Tal [aka Kat] has a way of taking the emotional unpleasantness out of an edit without compromising the quality of the edit. She is both professional and friendly, and takes a lot of stress out of the process for me. I really appreciate the little explanations for repeated errors, and when she makes a little comment about something she likes it makes my day.
Abbygayle Withers | Various
I've had Kat as my editor for a while now. She is highly professional and takes great care and pride in her work. But most importantly, Kat is very easy to work with. She's very approachable and goes above and beyond to ensure my writing is the best it can be. I send all my work to Kat and also to Lena who has become my trusty beta reader. The two have become a very important part of my writing process and I can't thank or recommend them enough.
Natasa Xerri | A Stranger's Tale
Kat Betts of Element Editing Services has been an absolute delight to work with from start to finish. Not only is she a highly skilled editor from a technical point of view, she also has a genuine passion for her work. She treated my books with the care she would give to her own, and I completely trust her with my novels. Kat went above and beyond and I can’t praise her highly enough. I wholeheartedly recommend her services.
Ash Oldfield | The Rachaya Series
Kat came highly recommended and she went above and beyond my high expectations for an editor. Many other editors merely rejected my manuscript, but Kat took the challenge on and not only made my manuscript clean and concise, but turned it into a world-class work. We all understand that editing can be time consuming, but she worked quite diligently despite the amount of work involved in getting my manuscript ready for print. She rocks and I would recommend her to anyone serious about wanting to get their manuscript in working order.
Craig Smith | Clover
Kat understands my work and my challenges, and cares about more than just the book she's working on, but also the development of my fledgling career. She's been supportive and encouraging (unless you happen to be a comma), and my manuscript is much improved.
IW Ferguson | Belief's Horizon
Kat was wonderful. Not only did she help me through some tough sections of my project, but she was honest with her opinions and brilliant at her editing. Thankfully, between the two of us, I will soon have a presentable and much improved book to publish. I definitely recommend her and I'll be using her services again when the second in my trilogy is due to be "fixed up"!
C.M. Kane | Warrior Unbound Trilogy
Kat is amazing! She gave me great feedback, friendly service, and great editing and copyediting work. She was very easy to work with, quickly got back to me on any questions I had, listened to my needs, gave helpful suggestions, and was very professional. Thank you!
Madison Keller | The Dragonsbane Saga
Kat came highly recommended and she didn’t disappoint. Being new to the editing process, I was grateful for her attention to detail and helpful advice. Kat’s knowledge and experience have been invaluable and I will certainly be seeking her out for future projects.
Linda Joannides | 'Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?'
Kat recently edited my short story for inclusion in an anthology. She was prompt and her markups were very useful and on-point. When I had a family emergency and needed to change my deadline, Kat was understanding about the situation. I will definitely use Element Editing Services again for any editing I need done in the future.
Sueanne Gregg | 'You Only Live Once'
I feel like I struck gold when I found Element Editing Services.
Kat did a sublime line edit on both of my stories, making much-needed corrections on the technical aspects as well as providing developmental insights where timeline issues or inconsistencies had got past me (despite my many drafts and edits) [...] it was such a positive experience seeing not only what was to change but why the change was made.
You just don’t get that level of detail-mindedness and commitment from any old editing firm. This isn’t just ‘work’ for Kat: I felt as though I was working with an editor who wanted the story to shine and cared about the final outcome as much as I did.
If you’re looking for true professionals who are affordable and genuinely invested in wanting the best outcome for your work, I can’t recommend Element Editing Services highly enough. They helped me find my voice and bring my stories to life in the manner I intended. Connecting with them was the best move I’ve made in my writing career.
David Hearne | Back in Time for a Doughnut (and others)
I heard about Kat through a referral from a fellow editor and I can’t be happier for it! As a rookie in the art of writing, I found Kat’s guidance and knowledge exactly what I needed at the time. She was prompt and answered all my questions, delivered a fast and professional service, and her edits… God they were detailed and on point, serious where they needed to be, and amusing when I got carried away with my descriptions.
Not only did she do an excellent job to polish my MS, but she gave development suggestions too, although I had contracted her only for copyediting. These edits had a big impact on my later edits, and I cannot be more thankful to her.
I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her services again, and again, and again.
Denisa Mih | Descendants of the Sun
A trusted industry professional recommended Kat to me. Hiring her was one of the best decisions I made for my budding career. Her feedback is direct but supportive and her positive attitude bolstered my confidence throughout the process. She is a dream to work with. If you're struggling to finding the right editor for you, HERE'S YOUR SIGN. Hire Kat. You'll thank yourself tomorrow.
Heather Texle | The Reliance Sinclaire Series
Kat is a fantastic editor who is professional and efficient. She’s patient, easy to work with, kind, and does a brilliant job at editing. It was a blessing to find her and for her to work editing my debut novel into her schedule. She was able to find mistakes I had missed and to provide insight into things I hadn’t really considered. Her insight and editing allowed my book to be worked into publishable material in the time frame I was hoping for. I definitely recommend her services. Thank you, Kat, for your time, patience and work.
M.M Forster | Tolerance
Without Kat from Element Editing Services, I don’t think my manuscript would exist. Prompt, precise in all aspects of the process. I believe Kat goes over and above to make the journey from thousands of words to a cohesive story. I have read all the testimonials before writing mine. She is everything that is promised and more. It is a massive decision to give your labour of love to a stranger. All I can say is I am thrilled to finally have a completed my story. Stop searching, you have found the editor you need with Kat.
Sonja Collett | The Overseas Experience
Kat from Elemental is a fantastic editor responsible for editing my first book. Not only did she provide multiple line edits, and a proof read, but she provided insight and feedback that helped raise the engagement of the overall story. Her service ensured that my grammar was polished, and that each of my characters maintained their own voices, were true to their moral compass, and warranted a place in the overall story. Her communication was clear, swift, and professional, and her guidance was invaluable. Above assisting me with ensuring that the book reached its full potential, Kat also provided insight and answers to questions I had about the industry, and the next steps required to publish my work. I will certainly be a returning client when my next piece of work is ready for editing.
Craig Fridey | The Living Thread
As a first time author with no previously published work, Kat was absolutely amazing. She was fundamental in the process of my work. Her knowledge and expertise are second to none. Friendly, helpful and supportive throughout the entire editing process. Highly recommended!!!
Brendan Edwards | The Longest Road
I have worked with Kat for a few years and she is an absolute delight. Extremely professional, always over delivers and is exceptionally personable. She makes each interaction so comfortable and has an amazing eye for detail. Her editorial skills are second to none. Kat's feedback is always very detailed and she always provides reasons for each comment. I have full trust in her ability to make my work shine and be on point and am looking forward to our continued partnership.
Anthony Jakob | What If?
I first contacted Kat when I was a chapter into what was to become a multi-year project. She encouraged me to proceed, and throughout the process of writing a novel she offered support, advice and expertise beyond her role as an editor. She has been a partner through the creation of my novel, helping me to produce something that I am proud of.
Brendon Hawkins | The Augmented
It has been an absolute pleasure engaging Element Editing Services for editing and proofreading. I am now able to release my books to market with complete confidence they are of the highest possible standard. Kat is warm, approachable and supportive. In addition to receiving a highly improved product, I am gaining a thorough education and know I am growing as a writer. I would highly recommend Kat and look forward to continuing to work with and learn from her.
Louise Guy | Various Titles
Kat was warm and professional from the very start. She listened to my concerns, made her suggestions and backed up these suggestions with a sample edit. I was sold from then onward. She’s an editor who understands important things, like tone and style, and prunes with a thorough, but not ruthless hand. She does her research, and gives detailed reasons for changes. I was very fortunate to find her.
I recommend her to writers who want to see their work truly shine. She's a joy to work with.
Natalie Payne | A Time Unpromised
Kat helped me to bring my story to life - her guidance and editing services are outstanding. She is professional and pays attention to detail while also being kind and respectful which is the perfect balance for any aspiring or seasoned author. Kat gave me the confidence to continue writing my series, and I believe that she can help you too. I recommend her as your first choice; you will find that Kat will be your perfect choice.
C.K. Jackson | Kathy Abbott
I met Kat a few months ago. She helped me a lot, even being patient through my illness. Kat is extremely professional in the way she edited my material. Looking forward to working with her again in my future projects. Thank you, Kat.
Deeann Elizabeth Pavlick | Various Children's Books
Thorough, comprehensive, and insightful, Elements has no hesitation to put in the work required. Not only to polish and refine your script, but to ensure you understand the edit. Education and hawk-eyed editing in one. Would recommend anytime.
Helena | These Things Unseen
Very professional service. Offered exactly what my manuscript needed before I realised I needed it.
Shoshanna Moy | Various Titles
Very affordable, patient and kind - wonderful with clients. I have had a great experience with Elements and will definitely be using them again for my next book :D Thank you!
Kasie Thomas | Shadows Crowed
Kat was very helpful and extremely professional in the way she edited my material; the result was even better than I was expecting.
Adam Spencer Media | Web Content
Absolutely fantastic to deal with. Professional at all times and incredibly patient with me and the long delays in my responding to emails. Kat went above and beyond and made phone calls on my behalf to gain the information required for my guest information booklet. I was incredibly happy with the end result and would recommend Element Editing to anyone.
Log Home Holidays | Eagles Nest Guest Information Booklet
Kat was engaged to edit my short story, which will be published as part of an anthology. Kat was prompt, professional and a real pleasure to work with. The editing was accurate and the addition of short explanations to some of the recommendations made it easy to understand and incorporate these into the final version. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Mark J. Keenan | 'Happy New Richard'