“She gave me courage”

I am a second-language English writer who greatly appreciates an editor who accepts and welcomes one’s themes and voice. Joanne was this editor. At no point did she unexpectedly change my manuscript or alter my voice, and that was simply AMAZING!!! She gave me courage to get to the finish, like a marathon runner at the finish line: exhausted but definitely elated! And she made my writing clear to English readers. — Lawrelynd Bowin, Swimming in a Red Sea