Michele Herman did a remarkable job helping me with my novel. Thanks to her guidance, I know astronomically more about narration, dialogue, character development, and diction than I did before I started working with her. Her insights also taught me how to edit to take into account the reader’s inference-making and emotional state. I’m now much better able to compose first drafts and assess my own work. Not only did Michele provide invaluable technical feedback, she was pleasant to work with, candid about my writing, and supportive during a challenging process. Thank you for all your help, Michele. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with my manuscript.