Nice stuff people have said about me

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“Kimmy Beach is a wonderfully insightful editor. She approached my novel, The Rogue Wave, with a clear understanding of what I was trying to do, and a firm sense of what I needed to do to realize my own vision. The edits she suggested were thoughtful and carefully considered: she was not afraid to suggest some radical cuts, but she made me feel that she respected my narrative and was committed to seeing it shed its fat, flush its arteries, and leap off the page. I recommend her services without reservation.” Paul Nicholas Mason

'“Kimmy unearthed underneath issues in my long poem [Selah] – not snags in individual fragments (of course she did that too) but subtleties that reverberated throughout. The truly lovely part was that she didn’t fix my writing. She indicated what needed attention and gave me feedback on my responses. Kimmy pointed out parts that worked and articulated the how and why of them. She was professional, friendly, and generous.” Nora Gould, Selah (Brick Books, 2017. Shortlisted for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and for the 2017 Governor General’s Award for Poetry)

“Kimmy Beach is the best investment I’ve ever given to myself. She saw what was good and real and didn’t make me feel small. She gave me the best of her experience, her humour, and her soul. Kimmy helped me see the cracks in my words, the way things don’t tumble but stumble. She gave me the courage to believe that I could get it published.” Norma Dunning, Annie Muktuk and Other Stories (University of Alberta Press, 2017. Finalist for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story. Winner of the INDIE Book of the Year Award (Short Fiction). Winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Shortlisted for the Book Publishers Association of Alberta—Trade Fiction)

“From the moment I chatted with Kimmy about my non-fiction book project, I trusted her. She is an honest and open human, a sensitive and detailed editor. I’ll be forever grateful for both her line edits and her structural advice. My book is far better for the detailed attention and honest conversation.” Carissa Halton, Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood (University of Alberta Press, 2018. Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize)

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“Kimmy Beach is a reader of rare generosity and insight. I am immensely grateful for her editorial eye on my manuscript, which I am confident helped it win the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. In fact, it was Kimmy who helped me develop the work into a book-length series after she spotted an early poem in filling Station. She believed in the work before I did! Her criticisms were clear and specific, with plenty of positive feedback, while still somehow never letting anything slide. Do your manuscript a favour and work with Kimmy.” Jeremy Stewart, Hidden City (Invisible Publishing, 2014. Winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry)

“I hired the generous Kimmy Beach to do a manuscript evaluation of the novel. Her generous and thoughtful evaluation was beyond any of my expectations. She is a joy to work with and I would like to highly recommend her services to all of my writing friends!” Rayanne Haines, Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning (Inanna Press, 2018)

“Kimmy made my manuscript more intense, cohesive… and joyful! She didn’t overload me with edits, and the ones she offered felt just right—they were changes I hadn’t been sure enough or brave enough until Kimmy.” Angeline Schellenberg, Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books, 2016. Winner of three Manitoba Book Awards)