“Lucy is an intelligent, thoughtful and highly skilled editor. Any author would be lucky to work with her.”

— Philippa Milnes-Smith, Managing Director, LAW literary agency


“Lucy is a very skilled and knowledgeable editor and project manager. Her abilities, judgement, opinions and advice are highly valued.”

— Mani Ramaswamy, Managing Editor, Rough Guides


"I have been working with Lucy on three different projects over the last two years. She is one of our very best writers and editors. The whole team goes by the mantra "We want more Lucy!". Her flawless and beautiful copy is always delivered on time and everyone enjoys working with her. If only she could be cloned!"

— Elisa Camurati, Senior Project Manager at EnVeritas Group


“Lucy has worked on a freelance basis for Inkerman Publishing in a range of capacities - editorial, marketing, project management and design - and she has been outstanding in every area to which she has turned her multiple talents. Tireless in her commitment, imaginative in her proposals and feedback, clear and precise in her writing and extremely efficient in every task she has undertaken, her contribution has been invaluable. My only reservation in recommending her to others lies in the worry that she might have less time to work for Inkerman.”

— Niall Edworthy, writer and founder of Inkerman Publishing


"Lucy is efficient, diligent, an excellent communicator and lovely to work with. She works to an extremely high standard and is flexible in her outlook and approach – often helping me out of a tight spot! She also takes the time to fully understand the needs of a project and is intuitive in identifying where and how she will add the most value to a piece of work. I recommend her without hesitation."

— Lucy Hewitt, Publishing Manager, Teachit (AQA Education) 


“Lucy Cowie’s full developmental edit of my manuscript was thorough and illuminating. Her advice provided me with invaluable insights into exactly how and where I could improve my novel, particularly with regards to plot and characterisation. Lucy is a professional and supportive ally.”

— Jac Cattaneo, writer


“Working with Lucy really helped re-invigorate my enthusiasm for my novel after a few setbacks. I asked her to take a look at the pitfalls I was facing with plotting. Her feedback not only helped me identify the issues, but her suggestions added a richness to the narrative that makes it a better piece of work. Her enthusiasm for the story was really exciting and it was great to talk through with her what it was about writing and writing this novel that I liked, to identify and celebrate what was working as well as what wasn’t. Thanks to Lucy I feel much more confident about my writing, and how to approach agents and publishers with the latest draft of novel. The whole experience was positive and inspiring, and I’d not hesitate to recommend her editorial services to other writers.”

— Sian Norris, writer


"We have worked with Lucy as a trusted reader for Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime series and have always been impressed with her calm precision, insight and sound judgement. She helped us narrow down a huge pile of potential books to be adapted to a much more manageable shortlist and helped identify new titles to meet our brief."

— Mair Bosworth, BBC Arts Producer


"Lucy was my first stop in the journey of getting my book published. The fact that Lucy ‘got’ the concept so quickly was invaluable and she offered some very useful advice in respect of both style and detail - her edits and suggestions were invariably sensible. Lucy was great to deal with, very responsive and clearly cares about seeing her projects through to a conclusion. We also had various telephone conversations through our engagement which I really enjoyed."

— Jeremy Liebster, writer