"I have been working with Geoff Aggeler
for nearly a year. Not only is he a superior editor who catches
all my grammatical errors, typos and faulty word choices, he does
much more. Geoff is a tremendous help in character and plot development.
More, he takes the time to re-write passages and offers very constructive
examples of how I can better tell my story. Because of his extensive
background as a successful published author, he suggests approaches
that might better please publishers and agents in the development
of my work. Additionally, because of his own profound knowledge
of the literary world, he can relate my work to that of successful
writers by suggesting methods and techniques that have worked for
others. I have had occasion to use the Spanish language, and even
some German in my dialogue, and he has been able to correct some
of my mistakes in those languages as well. Perhaps the most satisfying
thing about working with Geoff is that he writes extensive responses
to my work that are both instructive and encouraging. He is the
best editor I have had the pleasure of working with."
— Ray Gonzales
"Geoff and I have been working together
now for several months, and I am extremely pleased with his help.
He is detailed, making suggestions for improvement, sometimes
questioning my ideas, but always encouraging. As an 85 year-old,
writing a memoir of her teenage years is no small task for both
of us. I have to wrack my brain, and Geoff has to sometimes ask,
'Is this the way it really happened?' The
book is progressing very well. I am so happy I found him. I would
not hesitate to recommend Geoff to my writing friends."
— Mary McIntosh
St. Petersburg, Florida
"I am grateful to Geoff Aggeler, who
helped me considerably with my forthcoming book WINTER SEEDS, despite
short notice and a tight schedule. I needed someone to help me
clarify my points and polish my phrasing. That's what Geoff provided—with
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
"Geoff Aggeler not only lends his editing talent and vision to a book, he commits all of his knowledge and personal gifts to help make a project successful. In 16 years of journalism experience, working with Geoff has been one of the most personally and professionally rewarding experiences I have had."
Charlotte, North Carolina
"From my first conversation with Geoff Aggeler I knew that he had the writing ability, knowledge of philosophy and literature and experience to make my book come alive. He is brilliant, his edits challenged me and he had a deep understanding of my message. Although my book is psychological non-fiction he not only got it but amplified the material. I highly recommend him as an editor".
—Dr. Linda Miles
Palm Coast, Florida
"It is difficult to express how fortunate I was when I selected Geoff Aggeler of ‘Editing With Panache’ to edit my first novel. Geoff, in his editorial duties, treated my book as one of his own. Without his help, input and encouragement I could never have completed my novel and I am deeply grateful to him for the hard work and long hours he spent with me."
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Interview with California Writers Club
University of Utah English Department