"Polished my book into a beautiful gem."
Allison Adler was the best editor anyone could hope to have on their first book. Not only was her attention to detail on the manuscript superb, she also helped me understand the intricacies of the publishing process. That meant drawing upon her wisdom to explain to me why some covers would work and others wouldn't, and why I needed to make certain clarifying changes to the manuscript (much though I didn't want to). Her sage advice allowed me to polish my book into a beautiful gem. She also remained sunny when I called her in the middle of the night with concerns, which showed a remarkable amount of restraint on her part.
— Jennifer Wright, author of It Ended Badly
“Meticulous and insightful.”
Allison is a meticulous and insightful reader and editor. She has great taste and knows how to shape a project to best reach its intended audience.
— Serena Jones, Henry Holt & Company
"Impeccable editorial taste."
Allison is a witch with the eye of a powerful hawk; she has impeccable editorial taste and shepherds projects to completion like some sort of glorious, hawk-eyed shepherd.
— Mallory Ortberg, author of Texts from Jane Eyre and cofounder of The Toast
I've been blogging for ages, but writing a book is new territory for me. I've heard horror stories of folks working with editors who didn't really understand their voice and vision. Allison wholeheartedly trusted mine, and that gave me the confidence to write the best book I could. She made the process as easy as it could be, answering questions I had, providing clarity as needed and really making my manuscript sing! I had a good time working with Allison and together, we created a book I am immensely proud of.
— Luvvie Ajayi, author of I'm Judging You and founder of www.AwesomelyLuvvie.com