Books with Bob Woodward:
“Evelyn brought her endless good sense and wisdom, serving as full collaborator and in the spirit – and with the level of effort – of a coauthor.” – Bob Woodward, 2018
“Evelyn Duffy, who’s my assistant. … We’ve done five books, four presidents. She knows all the secrets. And she knows how to keep secrets, and she knows how to kick me in the ass. And for that, I salute her.”
– Bob Woodward, September 2018, at George Washington University
“Her work and presence are marked by grace, kindness and integrity. She is smart, practical and knows how to enjoy a good laugh. No one I have ever worked with of any age has more common sense.” – Bob Woodward, 2013
Recent nonfiction books I’ve edited:
“A singular talent. … a deft editor and researcher … a magician when creating order out of the chaos of huge book projects.” – Stuart Roberts, senior editor at Simon & Schuster
“Evelyn Duffy read Union more times than anyone else and helped us find our voice.” – Christopher Haugh and Jordan Blashek, Union
“Your feedback is so detailed and thoughtful. Thank you for investing so much time into our book.” – Michael O’Leary, Accountable
Fiction edited for Rob Blackwell:
“This novel would not be nearly as good without her. … To put it simply: I cannot recommend working with her strongly enough. Evelyn is amazing.” – Rob Blackwell
Fiction edited for Sonora Taylor:
“I also want to thank Evelyn Duffy, whose editing magic breathed a new life into my manuscript. Even though I knew from our past work together that she would work wonders on the story, I still wasn’t ready for how much it improved thanks to her edits and notes.” – Sonora Taylor
Read more about Sonora on her blog, Sonora Writes, and keep up with her forthcoming work, as well as her frequent contributions to anthologies, eZines, and collections, here.
Fiction edited for Connie Wesala:
“You did such a thorough edit! … [You] have such an eye for revision. … Right on target. When I read that you were a researcher, I knew you’d be a good fit for this. … Your notes helped me immensely.” – Connie Wesala
Nonfiction transcribing and editing for Bill Murphy Jr.:
“I’ve hired Evelyn several times and the fact that I keep going back to her probably tells you something. Prompt, thorough, professional — all of the above. I originally hired her years ago to do some transcribing for me. She did everything perfectly, and it also became clear to me that she was an excellent writer and editor. More recently, I hired her to edit an entire 100k word manuscript and she did a fantastic job.” – Bill Murphy, Jr.
Books edited for other authors:
“When my script came back to me, it was in a much better shape than I imagined. It was filled with lots of corrections, notes, questions and suggestions. You also wrote a very detailed character analysis for my play which I took to the heart and adjusted the script based on your notes and suggestions. “Brothel” is not just a first play but also first anything that I have ever written in English. With an editor like you on my side, I don’t think it will be my last.” – Isa Seyran
Turkish-born playwright and director Isa Seyran’s play Brothel was staged as part of the D.C Capital Fringe Festival in July, 2015. Check out a review here.
“Thank you for your excellent editorial advice. Your feedback and encouragement gave me the courage I needed to put this out into the world.” – C.C. Nugent
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