“I am immensely grateful for the unflagging support of so many outstanding individuals at Simon & Schuster. The only hard thing about writing this book was the writing; everything else, these remarkable folks made easy. For masterful handling of this book’s production, I thank Carla Benton and her team.”

—ANGELA DUCKWORTH, New York Times–bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

“Carla was thorough and attentive with every single detail of my novel. She asked me so many important clarifying questions and spotted easy-to-miss inconsistencies. It can be hard to see your own work with fresh eyes, especially after you’ve been so close to it for so long, but Carla’s sharp copyedit helped me to do exactly that. I would absolutely work with her again—and I recommend you do, too!”

—ZAKIYA DALILA HARRIS, New York Times–bestselling author of The Other Black Girl

“Carla Benton performed the copyedit for my debut memoir, Grand. Her work was meticulous, thoughtful, and supportive. She asked insightful questions about continuity, storyline, phrasing, and more. She made my writing, and ultimately my book, so much better. I can’t recommend Carla enough for your copyediting needs.”

SARA SCHAEFER, critically acclaimed stand-up comedian

“Carla is a conscientious copy editor; she improves not just grammar, but flow, clarity, and structure as well. Yet she never changes what matters so much to authors: voice. In short, she has the perfect copyediting touch. I feel very lucky to have worked with her on my novels The Price of Inheritance and The Gilded Years for Atria Books and A Woman of Intelligence for St. Martin’s Press.” 

—KARIN TANABE, journalist and author

“I really enjoyed working with Carla on my book, Ladies Get Paid, not just because she is a great copy editor, but also because of how encouraging she was! As a first-time author, writing a book was an intense process; having her support meant a lot.”

—CLAIRE WASSERMAN, founder and chief brand officer, Ladies Get Paid

“Carla’s copyediting is a writer’s dream: She points out that you used ‘play’ three times in a sentence, that you said X and Y on the previous page, and that it can’t be Thursday because you set up the scene to take place over the weekend. Along with saving you from those embarrassing mistakes, she smoothes out word, verb, and tense usage you won’t even notice. Grateful! Oh, and did I mention her quick turnaround and openness to answering usage questions? Thanks, Carla!”

—MICHELLE HAMILTON, coauthor of Let Your Mind Run (with Deena Kastor) and senior editor/staff writer, Every Woman Treaty