I have used Kelly to edit two of my books and most recently to completely project manage my last book that was self-published. Without doubt she takes by writing to a much higher standard. Her insights, experience and tough love is unbelievably valuable to me. I have and will continue to highly recommend Kelly to other authors. Books are better with Kelly.
I am proud to be launching my first published book next month and Kelly was the voice of reality throughout the book writing journey. She guided me with tough love, encouraged me to dig deeper, to set and meet my writing deadlines and get me to write my best work. If you are wanting someone who not only guides you on your writing journey but also expands your thinking then do not hesitate to reach out to Kelly.
If you're looking for an editor, look no further than Kelly. Working with her is a joy. Her approach goes far beyond the editing process - she’s a sounding board, a coach and an important source of motivation throughout the writing process. I'd recommend her to anyone embarking on a book project - and I'd definitely engage her services again.
She has turned my muddled, dry, jargon-filled content into a message with clarity, interest and authority. In short, she has helped me find my voice as a writer as much as she has helped improve my written content. I'm excited to continue our partnership as my book moves into its next stages of development.
Kelly's a fantastic editor. She worked with me in the early stages when I was writing a book to be published by Wiley. Kelly understands her role beautifully – which is to guide the 'expert' (ie the author) through the structuring process of a book so the 'non-expert' (ie the reader) can 'get' the concepts quickly and easy. If you're looking to have a book published, Kelly would be a great inclusion to have on your team.
I have just written my first book with Kelly. She is not only very skillful but also very patient (or manages to give that impression to her clients). The relationship between an author and their editor is a very personal one demanding a high level of trust. It is critical that the editor can get inside your head but not takeover the writing. Kelly managed the work and the relationship very well. I am very pleased with the result of my book, "Integrate, Why work life balance is a myth and what you really need to create a fulfilling lifestyle."
As a Creative Director who has spent over 20 years creating and critiquing communication that does or doesn't connect, I have been blown away by the skills and prowess Kelly Irving posseses. The ease with which Kelly seems to wave her magic word wand across my thoughts and create such certain clarity has been a blessing. And there's not a hint of arrogance or difficulty when dealing with Kelly. She's polite, friendly and fair and an all round package of the best stuff in business.
Kelly is an expert in what she does and is passionate about ensuring writers get their best work out to market. It wouldn't have been possible for me to do that without Kelly. She's supportive, keeps you accountable and asks great questions.I would highly, highly recommend working with Kelly and I will certainly do that for book number 2 (did I just say that?!). Thanks Kelly!
If you're an aspiring author and you've been sitting on an idea for a while, or if you have a burning desire to get your message out to the world, Kelly will take super care of you and ensure your dream comes to reality in a painless and powerful way.
“One month after I pre-launched my book on my website, I had a potential client reach out to me who’d bought and devoured the book in a weekend. I’d never met or spoken to this woman before, but 26 minutes into our 30 minute call, we agreed to a $50,000 contract. That doesn’t happen without the power, authority and deep connection a book like this brings."
Kelly is an absolute expert in what she does and I would highly recommend anyone who has ideas they want to turn into a book to engage Kelly as I guarantee your experience with her will be nothing short of amazing! Thanks Kelly
The smartest thing I did when I wrote a whitepaper was to engage Kelly Irving before I started. With her industry unique structure and IP, I saved months of procrastination and fluff. Kelly has an innate ability to understand the subject matter quickly and pushes hard to ensure every page is audience focused. Furthermore the design was on brand and suited the material perfectly. One of the best business decisions I made in ‘17.
Writing a book is something I’d wanted to do for a long time. When I finally had the courage to start I realised I had no idea how to do it. Kelly was honest, open and held me accountable for hitting milestones. She gave me guidance and support when I needed it most and always found a magical way to mix my thinking with a voice that sounded just like me... but in a better way!
Having worked with Kelly on the editing of my second book – Career Leap – I can attest to the expertise and dedication she brings to her craft. She knows how to work with you to help you bring out your best by listening, challenging at the right time, and ensuring the words on the page convey the message you want them to convey. I would highly recommend her.
Working with Kelly on Smart Teams has transformed the output of my writing from a pile of words to an elegant book. She can zoom into the detail and zoom out to the context, and helped me to work at both levels. She project management me so I delivered on time without stress. I would highly recommend her services if you are writing a book, whether you are being published by a publisher or self-publishing.
I had the pleasure of working with Kelly for my first book. She is amazing! From the very outset of planning through to the end and supporting the publicity. Kelly said 'trust me' and that's all it took to get a brilliant outcome. She works with a warm, collaborative style and is very focussed on supporting a book that you can be proud of. Thank you Kelly for bringing this dream to life with me.