I discovered Kim Chance via her YouTube channel, not long after I started to write my first science fiction novel. She came off as friendly, articulate, and with the ability to break down various writing concepts and challenges that made it easy for me to understand and apply.
So when she opened the doors to the editing side of her business - and saw that she would critique the first 50 pages of one's work - I thought this would be a great time for me to experience a sliver of the process of working with an editor for a portion of what I've written so far. I didn't know what to expect, as I've never worked with an editor before, and honestly haven't considered even looking for one until I finished my manuscript. Fortunately, the beginnings of our business relationship went as smoothly as one could expect: She was prompt with her responses, and made it easy to get my pages of text over to her in a format she wanted to work with.
A week later, she got back to me with the edited version of what I initially sent over, complete with in-line edit recommendations and comments, as well as a detailed email that broke down her overall feedback (this had its own detailed sub-sections, too).
I must admit, I was quite nervous about what I reviewed, so I sent her a big list of questions based on her feedback - just so I could confirm my understanding of what she pointed out and therefore know what I would do next. Despite the long list, she got back to me a day later with full answers. In the end, I felt even stronger about both my story and my writing.
In summary, I loved working with Kim from start to finish. Though she only reviewed a portion of my work, what she provided me will impact the rest of my manuscript and will allow me to better self-edit my work when that time comes. I have every intention of keeping her on board as my editor, and look forward to working with her again in the future.