What Clients Say
I documented my struggles, fears, and vulnerabilities in a raw, unfiltered tone, but something felt off about the manuscript and I couldn’t pinpoint the source. I clumsily attempted to edit the memoir (twice), but after pulling out the few hairs I had left (thanks, chemo!), I realized I needed a professional. Luckily, John DeDakis came onboard after an introduction from a mutual friend.
I thought I only needed simple grammatical corrections, but John quickly identified conceptual issues that made my story drag. He also presented several poignant questions that reshaped the final half of my memoir and prompted me to develop the concluding post-cancer key takeaways (which are now my favorite part of the book). When the cancer returned one year later, I continued documenting my struggles and crafted a sequel titled, Dear Diary, Cancer’s Back, Gimme Snacks. John provided such valuable insight from the first memoir that my second manuscript needed significantly less polishing, though it did require a moderate amount of fine-tuning.
I’ve received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from cancer survivors, caregivers, colleagues, PR contacts, media, and other authors - much of which I credit to John. His brilliant insights and editing prowess transformed my frenzied inner monologue into polished, flowing memoirs that I’m truly proud of. ~Kimberly Tronic - Memoirist