'Cornerstones feedback was always spot on and,above all, honest. Now thanks to them, I am signed up with a top London agent and publisher.'
Ava McCarthy, The Insider, HarperCollins
Ava had been on a workshop and had a report. We considered it but it wasn't quite ready so it went back to an editor to help iron out remaining kinks. It got the thumbs up for submission so I considered it again. It needed no further revision, which showed how far Ava had come with her self-editing.
I read it on the Tuesday, rang Laura Longrigg at MBA on the Wednesday, Ava flew over from Ireland the following Tuesday, and Laura signed her up there and then. Two weeks later she'd secured a six figure deal with HarperCollins. Publishing is known for being a slow process, but when a book is so polished it can also work like lightning, so it's worth putting in the hard editorial work at the beginning.