Marcy offers private editing services for selected manuscripts. She works one-on-one with writers who are committed to their writing projects — novels, short stories, and creative non-fiction — helping them find their way from draft to finished manuscript.
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“Marcy Dermansky is brilliant and has a keen sense of what works. She is really a master and I can’t recommend her enough. We really worked on every detail of my book. My novel, The Almond Tree has received international acclaim and reached the top of the charts in Jewish and political fiction on amazon US, Canada and the UK. I couldn’t have done it without Marcy.” —Michelle Cohen Corasanti, The Almond Tree
“Marcy has a gentle touch as an editor, but her feedback is insightful and consistent—almost always rooted in characterization through concrete detail. She has a great sense of pacing, of where your typical reader might tune out. She is reliable, responsible, and even-keeled—just the person I needed to see me through the final stages of a manuscript I’d been working on for years.” — Brooke Shaffner
“If it weren’t for Marcy Dermansky my memoir would still lie in the bottom-most drawer of my desk. Working with her has given me fresh perspective and renewed vitality for the work which I was ready to abandon. She knows how to provide feedback and direction without giving false praise. Marcy helped me to identify passages that needed expansion or clarification. And, most importantly, she encouraged me to trust my own voice and to speak my truth.” —Jeanette Miller
“Marcy came highly recommended from a trusted adviser, and she did not disappoint. From chapters I thought beyond reproach, to dull patches I didn’t know what to do with, Marcy’s sharp eye and gentle red pen didn’t miss a thing. She’s a straight-shooter, and hit the mark every time.” —Michael Siemsen, A Warm Body To Call Home
“Marcy is a hip writer who also happens to know what she’s doing. When you take your work seriously, she’ll broaden your perspective. When you write a chapter-long narrative, she’ll convince you to put in a scene. When your humor is flat, she’ll breathe some air into it. And when you’re in the grips of a writer’s blockade, she’ll provide the moral support to unblock. She’s the light hand so many of us need.” — Emily Meehan
“I’m through with the revisions. I have to say, the book is 1,000 times better. Marcy helped me with practical problems that, after multiple drafts, I had lost the perspective to see. She also offered invaluable insight and encouragement about broader thematic issues.” — Andrew Clarke