Meghan Quinn   USA Today Bestselling Author 

Marion Archer has been a godsend (Is that how you spell it? haha) to my writing career. Not only has she fine-tuned my manuscripts, but her developmental edits help me explore a deeper part of my stories I sometimes don't see. She's professional, extremely helpful, and an absolute pleasure to work with. 

Colleen Hoover#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

If I had to say what Marion provides as a service, it would be a second pair

of eyes with 20/20 vision. 

Alessandra Torre New Your Times Bestselling Author

I first worked with Marion on my erotic romance, Black Lies. In addition to being prompt, she has an excellent eye for plot holes, character development, and the small changes that transform a book from good to great. I will never publish another book without first having Marion's eyes on it. She is aggressive, yet respectful, insightful and creative. I can't speak highly enough about her editorial skills. 

Christina Lauren New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

We've been absolutely thrilled with the work Marion has done on our manuscripts. Just having that extra set of eyes to comb through each book is a huge reassurance for us, but beyond that, she finds things that are greater than simple copy edits (which she also does!). Marion gives us enthusiastic feedback about what she loves, and gently structures critical feedback to help us tweak the mushy or oddly paced sections. For the novels of ours she's read, we can see her hand in the final version and we know the book is measurably stronger because of her edits. Honestly, we cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone looking to publish a book, whether you're just starting the query process, are self-publishing, or even if you are established at a publisher with a dedicated editor, Marion has a perspective and an editorial hand that is beautifully additive.



C J Duggan

Marion has the Midas touch. She has fast turnovers, and a positive, supporting energy. Finding an editor with these qualities has been a massive game changer for me. Not to mention the actual editing itself. Everyone who works with Marion ends up doing amazing things. She is like the fairy godmother of the book world.


Raine Miller  New York Times Bestselling Author

Marion from Making Manuscripts is a genius editor. Her keen eye and understanding of plot make her indispensable to this author.


Testimonials

Mia Sheridan   New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

I absolutely love working with Marion. Not only does she have an incredible eye for grammar, but she strengthens the areas of my manuscript that fall short. and helps me put out a product that I feel confident in. I especially love that she not only give places where she feels more is needed, but also adds a sentence or two of exact wording ideas. This is so appreciated because it makes it crystal clear exactly what she is going for, and I KNOW it is above and beyond

what other editors do. Above all, she is a joy to work with. I never want to put out a book without her again.



Jodi Ellen Malpas #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Marion's input and suggestions are always so valuable! I honestly feel like she sees deeper than the words I write. She just gets me, and knows what I’m trying to say even when I’m not quite saying it right. I don't dread the editing process, and she is a pure delight to work with.

 

Molly McAdams   New York Times Bestselling Author

Marion is a dream to work with. She has such a wonderful ability to flow with each author’s unique ‘voice’ and style, challenges them to better their writing, and embraces their quirks — even if they’re in the form of grossly overused words. I can’t properly put into words how much I adore and admire her.


Kristy Bromberg New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

​Insightful and meticulous in her editing, Marion is a necessity when my manuscript needs polishing.

Devney Perry USA Today Best Selling Author​​
The time and attention Marion gives to each manuscript is incredible. Her feedback is constructive, kind and supportive. She dives deep to refine and enhance sections and truly make a book shine.


Marion from Making Manuscripts is a genius editor. Her keen eye and understanding of plot make her indispensable to this author.

Raine Miller -  New York Times Bestselling Author

  Penny Reid    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

  Marion is an absolute editing goddess. Before using her for my books, I'd gone through three different editors. I was convinced there was something wrong with me, with my voice, with my expectations, and that I'd never find a good fit. But Marion swooped in and returned a sublimely edited (content, line, and copy) manuscript. She edits without censoring. She makes my stories better. She makes me a better writer.


Lilliana Anderson

Marion is my muse! No work feels complete until she has sealed up every plot hole, questioned every motive, and dragged every emotion out of me and my characters. And best of all, she gets me. She’s everything I need in an editor and then some. And at the end of each book we work on together, I know without a doubt that it’s the best work I can do. She’s worth every penny.

 


Katie AshleyNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author 

I'm 99% positive that I wouldn't be able to release a book without Marion reading and rereading it to ensure it's the best it can be. I am that dependent on her. She's been with me on every book since Don't Hate the Player, and she's had a hand in making all books since then even more amazing than I could imagine. With her eagle eyes and keen sense for plot, she gets me to wring a scene bone dry of emotions. I dig deeper and deeper than ever before to bring scenes and characters to life. She's also great at proofreading and catching those pesky editing errors that drive readers crazy.


Lauren Blakely#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Marion has a sharp eye and an eagle-like focus on words, and how to make a story even better!

Ruth Cardello ​ New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

When looking for an editor it is important to find someone who is well read, honest, and values the voice of authors. Finding someone with all of those qualities is not an easy feat.  

Luckily for me, I found Marion. It is such a pleasure to work with her. Her read time and response is excellent, her level of professionalism instilled trust in me, and her input is exactly what I need to take my novels to the next level. They say it takes a while for editors and writers to gel, and it feels like we're doing just that.

 

A L Jackson New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Working with Marion of Making Manuscripts is an absolute joy! A professional through and through, Marion has an incredibly keen eye for detail and an insight into plot unlike any editor I’ve worked with. Combine that with her ability to complement an author’s voice rather than change it, and she’s an absolute dream.