I've said it once I'll say it again. Thanks to the brilliant editing of Lucy Pearce, not forgetting the other members of the team (cover, copywriter, indie publisher who took a chance) my book was listed in Red magazine along with Jackie Collins, Shirley Conran, Erica Jong, Nancy Friday & Janet Evanovich as steamiest summer reads. And all because Lucy kicked my writing in the butt. Lucy thank you so much. First choice as editor.
Louisa Leontiades, author of The Husband Swap
Writing the book, I discovered, was only part of the process. When it came to the logistical task of making my words look their best on the page, Patrick proved a steady and experienced hand, a reassuring presence guiding the project toward its ultimate conclusion. He was a pleasure to work with at every turn, and added to his talents in providing a willing ear to discuss and debate the shape of the story on many occasions. I greatly look forward to our next collaboration.
John Daly, author ofCelebrating Twenty One Years: Cork Person Of The Year Awards
Lucy was inspiring and practical with her help. Writing my book was the easy part, getting it to a consumable product was another story. Lucy gave me help with self-publishing, creative ideas in relation to resources, spot-on advice for my book launch and overall support. I would recommend Lucent Word to anyone who is going it alone and a little in the dark. Lucy is inspiring, supportive and practical. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Sile Walsh, author of Self Care
I contacted Lucy because I needed advice on ghost-writing and self-publishing, having attempted neither in the past. I chose her because of her successes in self-publishing, and because I trusted her judgement and opinions. I was not mistaken and found Lucy to be wonderfully generous with her time, experience and ideas, despite the fact that I was essentially ringing her out of the blue. She gave me insights into issues that I had not even thought of, while also looking for the best ways to protect my interests.
Nicky Sullivan, freelance writer
Lucy gave me very practical information about what publishers to use and how to go about the process. Her advice was honest and reflected that it may not be an easy journey but it certainly was possible! Up until then I had been ‘googling’ about how to self-publish and felt bombarded with information. Being able to sit with Lucy and get the relevant information I needed and also to see in front of me the books she had published and their good quality made me go away with a clearer vision of how my bundle of meditations could become a book on a shelf someday too.
Being able to discuss the publishing process on its own, regardless of what the book was about, meant that I was able to focus on the options available. After meeting Lucy I got began the process of having an e-book published in the coming weeks with the intention of having it available in print in the coming months.
I am grateful to Lucy for giving me a nudge in the right direction and encouraging me to move forward and believing that I could do it!
Yvonne Brewer Spillane, author of Breathe and Bloom
Talking with Lucy was like a breath of fresh air blowing away the fog around my brain. When we started talking I was confused, frustrated and couldn’t see what was happening. By the time we had finished I was relaxed and felt clearer than I had in months. Lucy is gentle but clear, reflecting back to you the bits you’re not saying out loud. A professional friend who wants to help you realise your dreams. Thank you!
Awen Clement, writer, doula and celebrant
I have worked with Lucy Pearce for four years and have found her to be committed, inspiring and professional. Her work is always delivered on time and she is prompt with her communication. She has great ideas and the energy to see them through. Lucy is excellent at editing, able to tighten a piece while keeping the writer’s voice. She is also very reliable with proofreading, spotting mistakes that others miss.
Saffia Farr, head editor, JUNO magazine