You may well be so busy enjoying Becca’s company that it will take a moment to realize how undeniably she’s improved both your writing and your overall experience in the publishing world. I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with Becca on three books, and though she makes it feel easy, there is complex technical skill behind her editorial support. She reads at subterranean levels, grounding her acute critical feedback in a deep understanding of a story’s mission. She unfailingly believes in and champions my writing while simultaneously pushing for deeper characterization, clearer voice, and more innovative storytelling. She edits for structure, plot, and pacing as well as grammar and consistency, and somehow manages the whole enterprise with forthright humor and warmth. That is the delicate balancing act of a true professional, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s a hell of a human being, too. Any writer would be lucky to work with her.