Zoe M., Author
My editor Dagny has helped me in more ways than one.
I’m a voracious reader and had always nurtured a dream of publishing my own book someday. Dagny has helped me turn that dream into reality. Without her help and guidance, it would have been practically impossible.
She has enabled me to understand the technicalities of novel writing, of putting my thoughts into words. As a professional, she is thorough and exacting in conveying what the book needs. She excels at putting an author’s thoughts into easily understood words without any change in the storyline.
She is fun to work with. She is easily accessible on mail and phone and highly passionate about her work. She is a down-to-earth lady and her integrity is unquestionable. She pushes without being aggressive or assertive. I highly recommend her for both budding and professional authors. I think we all need to work with someone who believes in our story and in our need to tell it in our own way.
If you’re looking for an editor who promises to deliver and whom you can trust wholeheartedly then I strongly recommend Dagny.
Vrushali Rakhunde, Author
I came to know about Dagny through a website. When I sent my manuscript for edit she was quick to reply. She not only copyedited my manuscript but gave me good advice, which helped me to tighten my story and make it more interesting. I recommend Dagny to the writers and authors who want and need honest comments and precise editing.
Sahya Samson, Author
I worked with Dagny on my short story collection and am very pleased with the result. I was especially grateful for her attention to detail and clear, honest feedback throughout the editing process. I grew and learned so much from working with her. As an author, after your first draft is created, you look for the right person who will handle your written work with care. Dagny is such a person you can fully trust with your manuscript!
Renuka Iyer, Author
Dagny is ‘The Editor’ any aspiring novelist should approach if they want proper and mature guidance.
Dagny has a knack of understanding the reason behind the crudest and badly written novel or novella. Her mature encouragement and patience makes you want to work harder to improve on your writing skills, and dig deeper into your subconscious to deliver your attempt at excellence.
There are thousands of glamorous editors with testimonials from award-winning writers in cyberspace. Such editors or ‘writing coaches’ as they call themselves will only bleed you of your hard-earned money, or they may take some money from you initially to read what you have written, only to dismiss you when they can’t understand why you want to write what you want because your writing doesn’t adhere to their norms.
If you want genuine guidance for the story you want to tell the world then you should trust Dagny, as she doesn’t piggyback on a gifted writer’s success to prove her mettle as a successful editor. She guides writers who don’t have a knack for writing but have a story to tell, on how to improve their writing so that the world will enjoy, and at times learn and relate to their experiences.
T. Sathish, Author
I must first thank you for a very professional job done with my book. You were on time with your deliverables.
You went out of your way to provide some ideas to improve the humour quotient of the book, though you were not contracted for that.
Your editing work was thorough and detailed. I am very happy to have worked with you.
Hope to work with you in the future as well.
Piyush Rohankar, Author
Working with Dagny was an enriching experience. She knows what is best for your manuscript and gets the hang of the project very quickly. The insight she gives is very valuable in shaping your work in a way that is delightful to read. She is creative, flexible in her approach to work, understanding and most importantly patient. Her work ethics and honesty is immaculate. She follows her timeline to the letter. I gained immensely from her wisdom and experience and hope many of you reading this will do the same. Thank you, Ma’am, for your guidance!
Sandeep Adnani, Author
Dagny made an impression right from the word go. A lot of editors make tall claims about reverting in an agreed time frame, she always stuck to her word.
Her sample edit told me all I needed to know and we signed an editing contract. All deadlines were clearly mentioned and both parties were protected by it.
The editing process started and she continued her honest approach. She questioned anything that seemed odd or out of sync and sought clarification when required. Most importantly, she was invested in the story, not merely moving words and punctuations on a document.
The shape, flow and detail that my manuscript had at the end was such a source of delight to me as an author, because I knew it had been in good hands. The editing stages were full of learning and honing my own skills as a writer, as she tried to get the best of me and my thoughts on the page.
I highly recommend her as an editor with sound skill and knowledge of what is required, what works for a reader and how to help the writer present his thoughts well.
I finished my manuscript on time for publication and got valuable feedback on other elements of the novel as well. I can’t wait to work with her again!
Sona Damania, Author
My experience with Dagny was a treat, not only literary but also in a special way that one connects to another human being. Her literary expertise helped shape my draft into a manuscript that was professional and well-edited. She seasoned the language with her stellar acumen, polished it and sharpened the prose. She added value in more ways than one. She isn’t easy when it comes to pushing you to deliver and her intent to make your manuscript the best version of itself will tap your writing potential as it did mine. She understands your story and your need to narrate it, she is honest and forthcoming with her responses and she works hard with you guiding and directing your expression of thought into word. I think that for any professional to be adept and masterful in their craft, they need have a mind that is mature and experienced and it is this genius that Dagny brings to the table when she uses her talent, one that makes her an artist of the language.
She is a wonderful editor and someone you will enjoy working with, Thanks Dagny.
Roshan Shetty, Author
Right from the time we shook hands to work together, Dagny questioned me on the concepts I have written in my self-help manuscript. She ensured the writing was backed by solid evidence rather than my own theories. Her insistence on the choice of words to make the book comprehensible and yet in-depth bought a new dimension to the book. At the start of signing up with an editor, I was clear about not toning down my voice as often happens with writers. Dagny’s method of work ensured both points were taken care of 1. wide appeal 2. keeping the writer’s narrative intact. In the end, so much changed in the script and yet nothing changed!
She took a keen interest in understanding the concepts mentioned in the book. She constantly offered me a reader’s perspective to deep dive into aspects that might have been missed out and areas that I need to work on to create a higher recall for critical points in the text.
Apart from her professional approach, Dagny was also in constant touch with me in understanding my domain of thought and concept creation. This she did proactively which helped me strike a chord with her and to look up to her as a mentor and friend in my aspiration towards writing as a career.
I cannot thank her enough and wish her all the very best in her endeavours!