Editing and Writing


Testimonials from happy writers

Authors, Business Writers, and Academics



Tim Vandergrift, Tim Vandergrift Consulting & Communications

I’ve been using Phyl’s services for more than a decade. In addition to editing my work for Winemaker, BYO and Publican magazines and Oxford University Press, in that time, she also undertook a voluminous and wide-ranging editing/writing project for me that pulled together 20 years of resources into an FAQ that is now the standard reference in my industry.

Not only is she diligent and fast, she also has the rare quality of being an editor whose judgment and discrimination are always spot on. For my own work, I consider her my secret weapon; for my clients, she’s the only editor I trust completely. Responsive, flexible, and professional, Phyl is who I rely on to make my work stand out in a competitive marketplace.




Bliss Devlin, Erotic paranormal romance author

Phyl Good is simply one of the best in the business! I’m an indie-published erotic paranormal romance author, and I send all of my books to Shiny Ideas for editing before I publish them. Over the past three years, Phyl’s saved me from a lot of embarrassing errors and typos, and she helps me give my readers a good experience when they buy or borrow my novels.




Lily Reynard, Historical romance novelist

As a historical romance novelist, I need an editor who’s sensitive to the nuances of language and anachronism. Phyl always provides a quick and thorough copy edit of my books, as well as making many useful suggestions for polishing those bits of dialogue and description that don’t sound quite right. She also reins in my enthusiastic overuse of commas and hyphens. If you need someone who can put a fine polish on your book, Phyl is your editor!




 Annaliese Plowright, Novelist (Paranormal and Young Adult)

I can highly recommend Phyl Good; she is a thorough editor who not only polished my novels grammatically but provided an in-depth plot and character appraisal that truly helped flesh out my work. I felt Phyl knew my characters personally, and her insight into their thoughts, actions and dialogue was invaluable in helping bring them to life.





Ophelia Sexton, Paranormal romance author

I’m an Amazon best-selling author of paranormal romance, and I rely on Phyl for quick turnarounds and great copy-editing. She also asks really good questions when she sees I’ve left a plot thread dangling or if a character suddenly disappears from the story without some kind of wrap-up. I wouldn’t want anyone else to edit my books!



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