Memoir and Fiction Editing Services

Memoir Editing, Fiction Editing: Client Testimonials

"This [memoir] could not have been written without my amazing editor, Marcia Trahan . . . It was her probing questions, insights, correction of my sometimes-shaky prose, and overall editing prowess that helped craft this memoir through its numerous revisions. Nothing I write sees the light of day before it goes through her capable hands." --Rob Barbee, author of Detour to Tumortown: Dispatches from an American's Middle East Medical Crisis, a memoir (2017). Also authored by Rob and edited by Marcia, Saving Daisy: A Collection of Short Stories (2017).

"I am deeply grateful to Marcia Trahan, dream editor, whose enthusiasm and patience never waned. I could not have done this without her."
     --Lucinda Weatherbyauthor of Five Hours: How My Son's Brief Life Changed Everythinga memoir (Akashic Books, 2015) 

"I would not have completed my novel nor published without Marcia's amazing guidance, coaching, and editing! I intend to be a repeat client and highly recommend all her services."
     --Angela Page, author of Matched in Heaven, a novel (Eternal Press, 2015)

"Marcia is a professional. Her feedback and suggestions are honest, exhaustive, and constructive. She offers flexible plans to meet your needs and budget. Believe me, her prices are well worth the results. Having worked with many literary professionals, I can honestly say that if there are editors more talented than Marcia, I haven't met them."   
     --Lou Macaluso, author of The Warming Sicilian Son, a memoir (BrickHouse Books, 2012), and the novels In Search of Sal (Moonshine Cove Publishing, 2013) and Deja Vu, Italian Style (Pegasus Books, 2015)

"Marcia deserves special thanks for her help in critiquing, editing, and formatting my manuscripts. She has an uncanny knack for coming up with elegant, simple solutions that elude me. The world needs more of her positive, gentle direction." 
     --Ilana Waters, author of middle grade, young adult, and adult fantasy novels. View her Amazon page here.

ter struggling to write my memoir, I knew it was lacking something. Marcia was invaluable when it came to helping me figure out what that something was. She not only edited and polished my rough manuscript, but assisted and supported me with a variety of other issues along the way to completion. I consider her a great professional resource." 
    --Donald R. Dempsey, author of Betty's Child, a memoir (Dream of Things, 2013). Read the Kirkus Review of this title here.

"Heartfelt thanks to my editor, Marcia Trahan, for her guidance, support and unwavering determination to bring this to fruition."  
     --From the acknowledgments for I'm Your Daughter, Too: The True Story of a Mother's Struggle to Accept Her Transsexual Child, a memoir (2012) by R. Madison Amato