I’ve worked with Bryan Thomas Schmidt on several anthology projects including ALIENS VS PREDATOR, JOE LEDGER: UNSTOPPABLE, and JOE LEDGER: UNBREAKABLE. Bryan brings a hell of a lot of game to the process of editing for structure and salability. Diligent, insightful, and fun to work with. Highly recommended!
Bryan is an excellent editor. He worked with me and customized his service to what I needed. He got the job done quickly and thoroughly. I recommend him to any who are interested.
As I’m working through line-by-line to work through a bullet-proof science fiction submission (and strengthening my need for “more robots”) Bryan’s steady diplomacy guides me as I go. I couldn’t figure out what was off about my story after many revisions; he’s made the issues clear as glass. Thank you, Bryan, for helping me on my way as I approach the jungle of publishing commercial sci-fi thriller fiction for a competitive market.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt shows insight both as an editor and as a reader. He understands stories on several levels, from the big picture to the small details, and he helps the author sculpt the best possible book.
Bryan was a joy to work with and I hope to work with him again soon!
Bryan was the consummate professional, offering an outstanding mix of developmental feedback and insightful commentary. His developmental edit enormously improved my first novel, but more importantly, provided mentorship and a much needed introduction into the publishing world for a novice author. I can directly attribute my burgeoning success to his efforts and I would recommend him to authors at any level and in any phase of writing. Six stars out of five!
I hired a professional editor because I needed to be taught my weaknesses so I could find them myself.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt proved to be an invaluable asset in the proofing of my novel Terminal Justice. He is an insightful and conscientious editor. His suggestions were spot on and I found myself not only using his advice, but seeking it out. He will be the ace in the hole a lot of authors need to take that first step into mainstream writing. Two words…hire him.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt kept an important project on target during a very chaotic time for Flying Pen Press. because of his tenacity, capability and focus, a great book emerged. We could not have done it without him. These qualities are imperative in today’s publishing environment, and Bryan has them in abundance, while still retaining a delightful positive attitude.
Bryan is insightful. He understands what you're trying to accomplish, and he helps you see where you can get closer to your goals. He's also familiar with a wide range of styles and structures, and he can recommend choices for you--but he knows that you have to make the final choice, and he's just advising. That sets him apart from editors who think they're coauthors. He'll help you create your best book.
I'm grateful that I got to work with Bryan—I feel privileged, even. His attention to detail and expertise are simply on another level. I hired Bryan as a developmental editor, but he did so much more than that. With his accurate in-manuscript suggestions, notes and edits, making my novel rise to the next level was as easy as connecting the dots. Not only that, but Bryan is also very accessible and patient, always available to hear what you have to say and clear your doubts. Next time I need an editor, I’ll call him without hesitation. That’s simply a no-brainer.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an excellent editor and anthologist. He has a creative and instinctive approach to the subject matter, intense attention to detail, ability to work with a broad range of authors and licensors, and a firm grasp of deadlines and budgets. These skills make it a pleasure to work with him on any project. The result is always superior.