Be it life experience, training, or simply natural ability that allows Kurt Brindley to home into what works and what doesn’t in a piece of writing, it is an editorial skill that is much needed in a field of activity that is intrinsically subjective and where it is all too easy, despite one’s best efforts, to fool oneself as to what one has achieved. As a proven friend of independent writers, he has a track record of doing what one expects from a friend — a fair assessment of one’s efforts and ongoing support in fine-tuning the results. Having not only been at the receiving end of his critiques but also exercised my own upon Kurt’s publications, I am reassured that his is a sensibility that separates the literary wheat from the prosaic chaff whose presence is perhaps the worst sin that we writers commit.
– PAUL XYLINIDES, author of THE WILD HORSES OF HIROSHIMA
Kurt Brindley’s sharp eye and cogent editorial suggestions were a tremendous help in getting my self-published book Hawser to a professional level. He has a thorough understanding of grammar as well as excellent proofreading abilities, catching errors that other editors missed. Most of all, Kurt is not afraid to make suggestions about story arc and continuity that can help make a good story great. I heartily recommend his services.
– J HARDY CARROLL, author of HAWSER
I met Kurt Brindley through his poetry collection Poems from the River. If you haven’t read his poem “The Barn” do — he has a love of words. That alone is a recommendation for this service. He also reviewed one of my short stories, gave honest and thorough feedback, plus a much needed editing. You can trust Kurt with your words.
– JOHN NORTHCUTT YOUNG, author of IN MEMORY OF