For the past year I’ve been working with Michele Herman on my novel, and I recommend her without reserve as an editor. I’m greatly impressed by her ability to see what needs to be done to make my writing stronger. She is honest in her feedback—but she always gives it in a way that is respectful of the work and helpful in my process. I’ve learned a great deal from her about fiction writing, and my novel has vastly improved under her wise counsel.

Nan Fink Gefen

Author: Clear Lake (She Writes Press, 2013), Stranger in the Midst (Basic Books, 1997) and Discovering Jewish Meditation (Jewish Lights, 1999)
Editor: Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty
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