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Happy Clients

Want to see what other clients have to say about the Fiction Fix-It Shop? Read on. I encourage you to check out their websites, too, and especially read their books. I enjoyed their work, and so will you!

Substantive Editing:

Randall Ingermanson

Published books I’ve edited:

Retribution (Zondervan, 2004) – nominated for a Christy Award, winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award.
Double Vision (Bethany House, 2004)Randy Ingermanson, fiction writer and teacher

What Randy has to say:

    "Meredith has been my primary critique buddy on my last three books, and I really can't imagine writing a book now without getting her feedback. She proved her worth on the first novel she read for me, Retribution, (Zondervan, 2004), when she pointed out a serious problem with the ending that even my editors had missed. I had to scramble to meet my deadline, but the book was a lot stronger, thanks to her incisive comments. Since then, she has read Double Vision (Bethany House, 2004) for me as well. When Meredith talks, I listen!" -Randall Ingermanson, Christy Award winner and author of Writing Fiction For Dummies.

Deborah Raney

Published books I’ve edited:Deborah Raney, fiction writer

After the Rains (Waterbrook, 2002)
A Nest of Sparrows (Waterbrook, 2004)
Over the Waters (Steeple Hill, 2005)

What Deb has to say:

    "Meredith Efken is a fabulous writer, which makes me trust her as an editor. The editing she has done for me has been thorough and meticulous, yet she knew just how to enhance my work without losing my own voice." -Deborah Raney, HOLT Medallion and RITA winning author.


Carol Umberger, fiction writer

Carol Umberger

What Carol has to say:

"Meredith is the first person I send my work to because I can count on her to give me an honest appraisal of both strengths and weaknesses. I count on her to help me prepare a strong proposal before submitting it to my agent." --Carol Umberger, HOLT Medallion and Golden Heart winning author.


Maureen Lang

Published books I’ve edited:

The Oak Leaves (Tyndale, 2007)Maureen Lang, fiction writer
On Sparrow Hill (Tyndale, 2008)

What Maureen has to say:

    “If you want praise for all of the work you’ve put into your latest writing project, ask your friends, your mother, your biggest fan for their opinion. But if you want professional, thorough and unbiased input to help you gauge things like: characterization and character motivation, sympathetic/logical goals, plot structure that doesn’t lose focus, getting rid of the extraneous, not to mention details like grammar, rhythm, best word choices and sentence structure, then QUICKLY find Meredith Efken. She’s gifted to stand along side even the best authors to help shape any project into the strongest it can be.” -Maureen Lang, author of Pieces of Silver and Remember Me, Kregel Publications.