- “She helped bring it to publication standards.”Juan Zapata, Author of Golden Skies
I’m a contracted author with Owl Hollow Press with my debut novel, Golden Skies, releasing June 12th, 2018. I first hired Swati Hegde as a beta reader when Golden Skies was in its infancy, and she helped bring it to publication standards. I highly recommend her – Swati is very thorough and makes points as to what flows with the story and what doesn’t. She covers a wide range of elements: dialogue, character actions, background story, etc. and leaves comments throughout the manuscript.
As a romance writer, Swati also brings her own valuable perspective to this genre/sub-genre and helped strengthen my romantic subplot in Ethereal Horizon which releases 2019. Most importantly, Swati is passionate about what she does – she does her job well and she is more than willing to discuss all aspects of an author’s novel to help it get to its full potential. Swati is genuine and wants to see her clients succeed; this is what contrasts her from thousands of other beta readers.
- “My books are so much better than when I began.”Nicole Campbell, Author of The Tower & Gem City Series
Swati was wonderful to work with! I had worked with her previously when she reviewed my books for her blog, and I always found her reviews to be fair and constructive. When I learned she was offering editing services, I jumped at the chance to collaborate with her. So far, she has edited five of my novels, and I will continue to hire her in the future. Her comments and suggestions are always spot on, and my books are so much better than when I began. You won't regret working with her!
- “I recommend Swati with high esteem and without reservation.”Nicole R. Locker, Author of The Boss Series
Swati has been my editor since I started getting serious about my writing back in April 2016. Now, with multiple books released, I continue to send all my work to her to work her magic. She's very thorough and well-crafted on editing, her turnaround is always when she tells me it will be, and her prices are very competitive for the quality of her work. I recommend Swati with high esteem and without reservation.
- “She gave me perfectly amazing results.”S.T., Malaysian author, Ghostwriting client
My experience with Swati's ghostwriting service was great. I specifically requested her to use simple and direct sentences to attract young readers, and she gave me perfectly amazing results.
I would highly recommend her for your ghostwriting needs. She's a highly productive and professional person.
- “A meticulous, imaginative and passionate editor who digs deeply into the text.”Alex Austin, Author of Nakamura Reality
Swati Hegde edited a novel for me. She addressed grammar, syntax, mechanics, continuity, character development and plot. She is a meticulous, imaginative and passionate editor who digs deeply into the text to expose problems and offer solutions. She works in a timely fashion and her rates are very reasonable. I highly recommend Swati for all aspects of editing.
- “I certainly made the right choice when I hired her.”T.L. Martin, Author of Touched By Death
A friend referred me to Swati, and I'm so glad she did.
I ended up hiring her for beta reading services. She was timely, efficient, and sharp. Plus, she's really easy to work with and is always willing to answer any questions that might come up. Her insight and comments were spot on, and, more than that, her contributions have been invaluable to ensuring my work is the best it can be once published.
I certainly made the right choice when I initially hired her, and I've since gone on to use her services for multiple books. I'm looking forward to working with her more in the future as well. Highly recommended.
- “What blew me away was the 4-5 page detailed beta report she sent me in the end.”Sanjay Deshmukh, Author of Density of Leopards
My novel's protagonist is a female around the same age as Swati, hence a friend who had read my manuscript recommended her to me, for beta-reading, and I signed up immediately. Swati was honest to admit, after reading my sample chapters, that I need not sign up for her editing services, but the few errors she had pointed out demonstrated how meticulous she was in her reading and critiquing.
I liked her process of working: reading and editing 25 percent of the novel every week and providing me feedback. But what blew me away was the 4-5 page detailed beta report that she sent me in the end. The best part of course was her assuring me that the female protagonist spoke and acted like a female her age, not a male talking in a female character's voice. As a bonus, she pointed out another female character whose arc too, unknown to me, had developed well.
It's clear from the way the novel ends that there would be a sequel, and even before I start writing it, I know I will reach out to Swati to beta-read and edit it.
- “She is one of my go-to beta readers for everything.”Sophie Paulette Jupillat, Author of Short Stories
Swati was most helpful in beta reading my novel manuscripts and short stories. She is always encouraging and honest, giving valuable feedback on tone, character development, plot pacing and so much more. She has a keen eye for detail and pertinent suggestions for improving a story whether it's short or long. She is also prompt and friendly to work with. She is one of my go-to beta readers for everything.
- “I was super impressed with her professionalism.”British author, Ghostwriting client
Swati has done a great job in shaping a story I had in my head and transforming it into a compelling novella. I was super impressed with her professionalism and the regular updates she gave me. I will definitely use her services again.
- “She has created original content in my voice and helped me connect to a larger network on social media.”Mike Acker, Coach & Bestselling Author
Working with Swati has been extremely freeing and helpful. She is very thorough as she manages my social media accounts and helps to create content for my platforms. The reason I originally hired her was due to her personal and professional ability to contact me. As I read her original e-mail the verbiage was excellent, it was a personalized e-mail (not generic), and it was very positive. These were traits I wanted in my communication to my clients. Swati has helped me edit my bestselling book, she has created original content in my voice and with my direction, and she has helped me connect to larger network on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. I highly recommend Swati Hegde to you for your professional work.