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It all starts with good writing and a lot of creative grit

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Val’s most valuable guidance has enabled my characters' dialogue to sound natural and make sense to the reader. Her patient coaching has helped me to restructure and tighten up of the storyline and point of view. Of most significance as a developing writer is Val’s investment in “me,” not just the story. She worked to understand where I am coming from and why the characters are essential. Through our partnership, I have learned to make my characters grow and evolve throughout the story (or blow their heads off).

Andy Carpenter, Blood Creek (out with agents)

Preparing my first novel for publication with editor Val M. Mathews was a writing journey of extraordinary value. A notable writing and editorial coach, she possesses a brilliant approach to the smooth exchange of ideas with clients. Val easily gained my trust in our business relationship. Most noteworthy, she made it easy to release my innermost thoughts, emotions, and creative ideas for her critique. Val possesses a formidable talent and ability to help a writer transform his or her manuscript into muscular prose and state-of-the-art literature. Her methods are a powerful exercise in creative doctrine. Highly respected and valued, Valerie delivers splendid results.

John Falcon, The Freedom Shield (summer 2018)

I found my dream editor! Val's sensitivity to my manuscript made it a pleasure to work with her. She knew exactly what had to be cut and what was needed to make my manuscript soar. Val is easy to talk to and her quick turn around time is a huge plus. I can honestly say after working with Val, I have become a better writer and a client for life.


Stephanie Baldi, Redemption (coming out summer 2018)

I have thoroughly enjoyed working one-on-one with Val Mathews. The editing process is so helpful to me as a writer. I completely trust Val’s judgment and spot-on suggestions. Her skills as an editor have made my stories stronger. I highly recommend Val and The Exit 271 Studio to anyone looking for editing services.


Cynthia Wilson, Short Story Writer

Want to impress a publisher? It all starts with good writing and a whole lot of creativegrit.

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