Acquisitions & Developmental Editor

Val M. Mathews

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”

Val M. Mathews is a big-hearted, fun-loving editor over at The Wild Rose Press, the kinder and gentler publishing house in New York. She also freelances! As a freelance developmental editor, she’s fiercely committed to helping writers conquer the boring in their stories and get published. There’s a quote by Teddy Roosevelt that she loves to share: “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” It’s her mantra. “The kicker is,” Val says, “to stay on the writer’s path, authors need both stars and steady feet. For a lot of writers, it takes a village. As an editor, I am just one of your villagers.” 




Happy Writers

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

Val’s skill is to perceive where you are as a writer, and then help you take it to the next level. She gives you not only specific advice and feedback on your manuscript but also rules-of-thumb and foundational principles. In short, Val delivers excellent value.

Steven R. Daugherty, A Season of Little Wonders

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