Testimonials

Testimonials

The following testimonials are from authors I’ve worked with (copyediting, proofreading, cold reads) and from coworkers in the editing sphere.

5 stars

“I have worked with James for ten books now and I have never been disappointed. James’s attention to detail is unrivaled. I trust him to not only complete a thorough line edit, but also provide insights and feedback to improve my story as a whole. He is professional, courteous, and a JOY to work with. I plan to work with James for the foreseeable future and am thankful each time he helps make my stories shine.”
Lena Hendrix, author of bestselling contemporary romance

5 stars

“James is the best proofreader I have ever used. His attention to detail amazes me, and his turnaround times are just as impressive. He responds quickly to emails, and working with him has made me feel so much better about my manuscript and much more confident in presenting my book to the world. I will definitely be asking him to proofread my next manuscript and want to keep writing just so I have excuses to work with him again.”
Renee Linnell, author of The Burn Zone

5 stars

Please convey my HUGE appreciation to James for a fantastic job!”
Bethany Crandell

5 stars

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with James multiple times over the years, and I feel very lucky to have him in my corner. His knowledge of the ever-changing English language is top-notch. His timeliness and patience make the sometimes nerve-racking writing and editing process less stressful, which I appreciate beyond measure. I highly recommend working with Castle Walls Editing.
— romance author Carina Rose

5 stars

Thank you to my editor, James Gallagher. You are so easy to work with, so accommodating, and so good at what you do. I’m so glad I found you.”
USA Today bestselling author A. M. Madden

5 stars

It’s wise to have a polished manuscript to give to your agent. I was fortunate to have three manuscripts edited by Castle Walls Editing, which helped me acquire both an agent and publisher.”
J.J. White, award-winning author of 
Nisei

5 stars

“Thank you so much for your help editing the book. You are a master of your craft!”
Scott Monday, author of The CRATE Way

5 stars

“James is an awesome editor. We worked closely together for years on various marketing projects at Recorded Books. His patience throughout the design process, attention to detail, and knowledge of content marketing make him an extremely valuable editor.”
Ashlee Nassar, illustrator

5 stars

James Gallagher changed my life. For years I had been researching a story that became overwhelming to produce. So much so that I got bogged down and was no longer able to make any progress. After being introduced to James by working alongside each other on a few corporate projects (which he excelled at), I hired him to help me develop my story. In one full-day session James helped me map my content into a cogent and meaningful narrative as well as add some much-needed juice to take the story to the next level.”
Mark Korsak, creative director, graphic recorder, illustrator

5 stars

“A big thank you to James Gallagher for meticulously editing Pride and Wrath, redlining all those commas I love. Your exactness and mastery of the most technical grammar is unparalleled. I also want to thank you for being so accommodating. By now, I guess you know I always change the ending, at least once.”
Eva Charles, bestselling romance author

5 stars

“This edit really went above and beyond what I expected, so much appreciated!”
David Healey, author of the Caje Cole series

5 stars

My hat is off to skilled copyeditor James Gallagher.”
A. J. Banner, bestselling author of In Another Light

5 stars

James Gallagher, this is the second book you’ve worked on for me, and I couldn’t be happier. Your attention to detail doesn’t go without notice, and I thank you for it. Also, I more than appreciate your timeliness and honesty. I look forward to working with you again.”
— 
romance author Joanne Schwehm

5 stars

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with James of Castle Walls Editing for over five years. I’ve worked with numerous editors during my career, but no one else has a true passion, dedication and attention to detail to the written word like him.”
Denise Barrs, head of Publications, RB Media

5 stars

The edits and recommendations were ‘spot on’—very helpful!”
Barbara Griffiths
Guardians of Saveba

5 stars

James has been my editor since 2002. He is a reliable, diligent, and has consistently delivered high quality work. He’s always eager to help, and I’ve enjoyed working with him over the years on a number of different projects.”
Brooke Whitaker

5 stars

“I worked with James at Recorded Books for roughly 13 years and his editing skills were only surpassed by his willingness and ability to help those around him write better. His work set high standards for accuracy and clarity. He worked well independently and in groups, often doing more than his fair share of the work. It was a pleasure working with James for so long and I would definitely recommend him for any editing-related project.”
Michael Tennyson of RB Media

5 stars

This book would not have been published without James Gallagher’s integrity and attention to detail. … I needed to feel safe exposing my dyslexic writing. … I want to thank James Gallagher, owner of Castle Walls Editing, for allowing me a safe and secure place to prepare.”
John R. Hall, author of 
Red, White, and the Blues

5 stars

“James is a master of the English language. His superior writing and editing skills, deep understanding of style, and technical ability make him a valuable and reliable resource. James is a supportive, encouraging, and knowledgeable team leader.
Julie Vito of RB Media