Betsy was a good, tough editor from day one, and she made every one of my books better as a consequence of her thorough and thoughtful editing.
--Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of the Shannara series
Betsy has been my editor, off and on, for stories and books spanning nearly my entire career. She remains one of the best and brightest in the business, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
--Timothy Zahn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Heir to the Empire
Betsy Mitchell is hands-down the best editor I've ever had. What makes her such a great editor for writers at every phase of their career? Her ability to discern what the writer is trying to do--to get into a writer's back-brain, into the core of the writer's idea, rather than derail the book and try to make it fit her own ideas. And she can communicate what she perceives tactfully enough for the thin-skinned to endure and firmly enough for the stubborn to hear, all in the service of making the writer's book better.
--Elizabeth Moon, author of The Deed of Paksenarrion and the Vatta's War series
Betsy Mitchell is the kind of professional editor that no author should be without. In the decade I've worked with her she has always provided insightful and accurate comments on my first draft manuscripts which helped turn those books into bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She fully understands the principles of narrative and character, and how these should be combined to enhance any story. I don't know how I'd manage without her.
--Peter F. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Star
Betsy Mitchell helped me turn a rough, ragged thriller into a novel I was proud to publish. It was a privilege to work with and learn from her.
--Harry Connolly, author of Child of Fire, a Publishers Weekly "Best 100 Books of 2009" selection