– Fred Rivera
Winner 2015 Isabelle Allende Miraposa Award for Best New Fiction 2015
Rather than agonizing over the next collaborative editing session, I actually found myself looking forward to our meetings and Thorn’s refined tutelage. Thorn intuitively seemed to get where I was going and lent remarkably sound and salient advice for honing and refining my manuscript to its best outcome. Thorn has great “people skills” and is able to impart his professional wisdom including constructive critiques in a very firm yet gentle and palliative way. I have emerged from Thorn’s care with a new-found confidence regarding my soon to be manuscript. I have already sung his praise to many of my friends and colleagues. I highly encourage you to allow Thorn to take the helm and steer your writings past any stormy seas and into a safe harbor….where the sun shines brightly, and you can wiggle your toes in the warm sand…knowing you have arrived!
– Kristine Grant
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Relationshift© Your Heart—My Words…What You Meant to Say
– Mark Cohen
Attorney at Law
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Thornton Sully is one of the best editors I’ve ever worked with. Several years ago I wrote a memoir that needed editing. Before I met Thorn, I retained a well respected and highly recommended editor to red line my manuscript. It took her several months and the results were helpful, but not what I was looking for. So, when Thorn brought up the idea of sending the first few pages of my manuscript to him to review for free, I was hopeful, but didn’t expect much. I’m so glad I sent them over. I learned more in two pages from him than I did on the entire manuscript from the other editor! I quickly retained his services to help me with the rest of my book. The quality jumped up markedly. Another thing I appreciate is Thorn’s interactions. Some editors are too harsh; others are push overs. Thorn has the perfect balance of respecting your feelings and artistic choices, while strongly voicing his opinion (which usually made the book much better). I didn’t always agree with everything he said, but the way he said it never got my back up, which is an art in itself.
Since retaining his services for my book, I have also invited him to contribute to Legacy Arts, which is a magazine my company publishes. It’s the leading publication for Meaning Legacy planning and is distributed to financial professionals, business executives, and philanthropists all over the United States. He’s able to quickly get the gist of an idea without much direction and write something of exceptional quality. My company (Paragon Road) also works with people who want to write their own life stories either as an exercise in self-exploration or to pass on to their families and I have recommended his services to them as a writing coach and creative editor.
CEO and Editor-in-Chief Legacy Arts Magazine
Thornton Sully Recommendation
I have had the pleasure of working with Thornton Sully now for the past few years. He recently worked on an historical fiction novel for my client. He is exceptionally talented as a developmental editor/ghost writer. He reworked an already great manuscript by: smoothing out the rough spots; putting action into areas where there was too much dialogue; adding dialogue into areas where there was too much story; fleshing out characters; adding details that pull the reader into the story further; weeding out extraneous or repetitive text; building greater drama; having a keen eye to details; while being ever aware of the author’s voice and feelings. His suggestions were excellent. His references were vast and excellent. I have met many of the people he has done work for and ALL sing his praise. I am sincerely honest with all that I have said about Thorn, and you would be most fortunate to have him bless your story. Thorn is a classy, extremely intelligent, gentleman who I am proud to know and work with. I will be definitely utilizing his great gifts on future projects.
Publishing Project Manager