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Special thanks to everyone who gave me such glowing testimonials. I appreciate it. Now I get to make books happen for a living.


Angela is a patient and experienced mentor. She has a unique approach to help writers find their voice and encourages writers to be themselves on the page. Her feedback was constructive to the story/characters/structure. She pointed out patterns in my language and grammar. I loved brainstorming ideas with her and getting to know more about the publishing industry. Working with her, built confidence in my writing. —Pauline Chow

Working with Angela was an absolute pleasure. Her edits strengthened my book. Her encouragement helped me soldier on through my writing slumps. I would recommend Angela’s services to any writer who is seeking an editor that can provide the honest but fair feedback necessary to improve their work and grow as a writer. —Harold Hull

Angela has been my book coach since 2016. Her attention to detail and concise, well focused advice has given me the confidence to self publish. Angela’s expertise is extensive and she is a joy to work with; always positive and gentle with her editing, tough as nails when it comes to learning the trade literally from cover to cover. I highly recommend her. —Laura Kester Duerrwaechter

Angela is an award-winning experienced expert in the writing, editing and publishing field. I could genuinely trust her with my writing to take it to the next level and create a beautiful book. Her diverse skill sets, real-world proven expertise, her attention to detail; as well as her professionalism, work ethic, and her understanding of writers needs, made her a pleasure to work with. —Pixie Bruner

Angela’s enthusiasm for literary projects is second to none! She is a diligent worker and full of inspiring ideas. Her positive nature makes her a pleasure to work with. She is an excellent listener, kind, trustworthy, and open to possibilities. I always enjoy the opportunity to work with Angela. She makes things better. —Amy Zoellers

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By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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