When Stefanie received my short story she immediately identified a giant hole. There was an expectation in the story that had not been met, and it left readers wondering. She explained her point of view, her thoughts, and the hole became an opportunity. An opportunity for improvement, to bring the story to the next level, to polish it until it really shined.
That is what Stefanie did for me as a writer—provided me with an opportunity to make my writing better. She did not take over the story and she did not rewrite it. She provided me with insight that was specific and professional. She delivered this insight with so much positivity and enthusiasm that I became re-enamored with my own writing. Working with Stefanie was one of the most positive experiences of my writing career and I highly recommend her services.
Working with Stefanie was an honor and a joy. Her generosity defines her as an editor and a communicator: from the first draft to the last, she listened carefully to my own needs and preferences as a writer. This led to a great harmony in how we approached the work–we each understood the ways in which the piece could get better, and we listened eagerly to each other’s ideas without any judgment. At every stage, she provided prompt, clear, and tangible ideas, so that I never needed to waste time asking for clarification. In the places where my work needed the most attention, she was like a guide in a dark place: leading me on and giving me the courage to shine a light on what needed to be seen. I recommend her without reservation to those writers who understand that what creative works needs, above all, is a friend who will listen to and support the work on its own terms.
Stefanie works hard to understand your individual work and goals. She works with you closely through the entire process and makes herself available far beyond what is required of her. From the beginning, Stefanie takes the time to understand your ideas and strives to enhance the narrative based on your thoughts. She has extreme attention to detail, from sensitivity reading to ensuring the narrative flows. Stefanie is kind and understanding, and working with her is incredibly rewarding. She took me seriously as a young author, which at the risk of sounding cliché, was priceless. I unreservedly recommend her to any writer.
Stefanie Molina is my favorite editor. Her vision for your work will enhance and expand your own. Through some strange alchemy, she will demand more excellence than you expected of your text while convincing you that reaching such lofty heights is not only possible but also inevitable. She nudges you ever higher up the bare stone face of your particular mountain in the kindest, most positive way, and when you stand on the summit together, you’ll marvel at how she precisely, carefully, and confidently guided you past every patch of dangerous scree, every crumbling rock that looked like a sound handhold. I recommend her editorial services without reservation.
Stefanie has an exceptional talent for bringing a story to life. Her approach to editing is to create a nurturing, supportive relationship with her authors, whether she’s working with debut talent or celebrity authors. She has the vision, nuance, and patience to allow a story to reach its full potential, and a cultural awareness that enables her to develop authentically diverse work. As a Senior Editor at F(r)iction magazine, she’s an expert on getting stories up to publication standards. She’s developed a keen understanding of narrative structure as well as what publishers want. I would wholeheartedly recommend Stefanie to any author looking to take their work to the next level.
“Stefanie exceeded our expectations at the highest level. She is absolutely extraordinary and in the top 1% of all of the editors we have had here at the Culture C.O.-O.P. She possesses amazing skills, superior intellect, and a work ethic that is phenomenal and noteworthy. Her prodigious writing and editing skills and grasp of the English language are exceptional.”
“Stefanie engrosses herself in stories, giving tailored, well-informed, and supported commentary to each individual writer. Her eagerness to help writers improve is a sign of the dedicated editor that she is.“