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Here are some testimonials from professional writers I’ve worked with.

Daniel Kalla, (International Bestselling Author of Pandemic, The Far Side Of the Sky, and The Darkness In The Light)

"I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Natalia for almost 20 years. She was my in-house editor at Tor-Forge in New York for my first nine novels, and she has consulted on all my work since. Natalia is a gifted editor with an exceptionally good eye for knowing where and (just as importantly) where not to intervene in a manuscript. She has helped to improve and hone my work and to make me a better writer. In short, she has always gotten the best out of my writing, and I would never have published thirteen novels without her guidance and insights. I have no doubt she will help yours!"

Patrick Taylor, author of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Irish Country Doctor series of 15 novels.

It is with great pleasure I write this on behalf of Natalia Aponte with whom I have had a professional relationship since 2005 when as a senior editor for Forge Books she acquired my novel An Irish Country Doctor. This work had previously been published by a Canadian house and thus was already professionally edited. I am convinced that her further insightful editorial suggestions were a large contributing factor in the work's success. I have absolute confidence in her editorial skills. She later became my literary agent. Natalia is a pleasure to work with. She has a profound knowledge of the publishing industry, replies rapidly to emails and phone calls, she is utterly unflappable, has a calming manner with excitable authors, and a wicked sense of humour. She has also remained my friend since the publication of my last work in 2021. I unreservedly recommend her for any editorial position for which she may apply.

Jon Land, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlyn Strong and Blaine McCracken series of novels, as well as the The Rising series with Heather Graham

Natalia Aponte has been my editor for nearly thirty years over the course of somewhere around thirty books. I fully believe that a great deal of the success I have achieved, financially but especially critically, is directly because of her. I find Natalia to be a creative genius. While I’ve worked with numerous other editors over the years, all of whom bring their own voice and strengths to the table, none of them have enjoyed as many strengths as Natalia or had the ability to speak in as clear and resonant a voice. Indeed, it is one thing to fix a book’s physical flaws, quite another to help remedy its structural ones. Any writer would find themselves fortunate to work with an editor of her knowledge, experience and instincts. She is simply the best there is at what she does.

April Christofferson, author of the Annie Peacock Yellowstone series.

Natalia Aponte is a top-notch editor, with years of experience editing for NYC big league publishers.  Her instincts, input and editing are unmatched and have resulted in my having 10 books published.  She's brought all my writing to a higher level.  

She is also a joy to work with.  

Award-winning novelist Eileen Charbonneau

Natalia Aponte and I have been working together for over 20 years. She is a careful and considerate editor. She has that rare combination of  strong content and language skills tempered by kindness. Natalia never neglects important details that can make or break a manuscript. She pays close attention to all elements of a book, including its genre and target audience. She has edited over a wide range of subject areas. Her many years in publishing gives her an insider's viewpoint of our ever-changing business. Natalia’s been at my side over many changes in delivery and marketing of books and ever-increasing ways to reach out to readers. Through it all, she has never lost sight of striving for quality. She effectively communicates ideas with her honest and constructive feedback. I love Natalia's active and creative mind and all-inclusive heart. I love having her on my team and I highly recommend her services. 

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