The Best a Manuscript Can Get
First-class book editing services for thirty-five years: manuscript evaluation, substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, and production support.
unusually intense delivery of my book.”
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netherlands, france, spain,
israel, china, malaysia, sri lanka
Heather Sangster of Strong Finish has worked with internationally best-selling and award-winning author Margaret Atwood on 20 consecutive titles and counting.
Starting in 1995 with the poetry collection Morning in the Burned House, Heather has copy edited and proofread not only Atwood’s poetry but also her non-fiction and fiction, including The Testaments, the 2019 Booker Prize–winning sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
Margaret Atwood is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Giller Prize, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. A number of her books have been adapted for film, television, and theatre.
“Many thanks are due to … Heather Sangster of Strong Finish, the demon copy editor who picks every nit, including those yet unhatched.”
~ Acknowledgements in The Testaments
“Heather Sangster has been the primary copy editor of my work for the past 28 years and my publications owe a great deal to her services. She is meticulously thorough and thoroughly professional.”
~ Margaret Atwood
Heather Sangster in The Globe and Mail
A Must-Read: "The Editorial Process!"
Margaret Atwood shares a vivid portrayal of the author-editor relationship, including working with Heather (in graphic detail).
Making the Right Calls
Strong Finish delivers high-calibre professional book editing services, including manuscript evaluation, substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, copywriting and research, and production support.
A combination of classic principles, contemporary sensibilities, insider expertise, and just the right touch delivers a signature service with measurably superior results.
Whether you’re an author, publisher, or savvy business who needs book editing services or publishing advice, Strong Finish can surely help.