“Lucinda was essential to the success of my book. Her line editing really helped me sharpen my sentences, and her input on the larger structure of the book was crucial to improving the flow of the overall narrative. Additionally, she took the time to go back and forth with me on edits over and over again, which improved the final product immensely. When writers say that a good editor is necessary to produce good writing, they are talking about editors like Lucinda.”

David Sirota, author of The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington, columnist, and radio host

“A hard book to dislike or dismiss. Sirota reports cleverly and in pleasing detail about a complex world of political conflict that the journalistic throng obsessed with presidential candidates and their handlers seldom notices.” —Washington Post

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lucinda and highly valued her sensitive and wise advice.”

Wendy Moore, author of Wedlock: The True Story of the Disastrous Marriage and Remarkable Divorce of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore

“Serious, perceptive, thoughtful and—by no means least—compulsively readable.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

“Lucinda is everything you could hope for in an editor: she’s thoughtful, clear, and wise. And she does what only the best editors can do: improve your manuscript without commandeering it. You’ll find her approach soothing, as well; while she’s strong, she’s in no way stubborn or intractable. I recommend her without hesitation, and I am hoping for a way to work with her again.”

Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth

“Napoli’s wry voice and honest insights create a thoughtful, engaging narrative. . . . [She] avoids romanticizing Bhutan while capturing the country’s unique charm.” —The Globe and Mail

“As we worked together Lucinda Bartley kept me focused on getting the overlapping and conflicting stories from three centuries of Mongolian history into a coherent narrative. Her greatest contribution came after I had been working for three years and still had no idea what to name the book. She phoned me and said, ‘How about The Secret History of the Mongol Queens?’ I recognized immediately that was the title of the book and also the structural core of its organization. That conversation made me realize how clearly she understood my hopes for the book and how clearly she was willing to help me achieve them.”

—Jack Weatherford, author of The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

“Enticing. . . . Hard to put down.” —Associated Press

“Lucinda brought to my project new life and breath, seeing it with fresh eyes and giving it an attentive and spirited edit. She helped cut away what wasn’t right and encouraged me to improve what was already right. With Lucinda I had the fierce but affectionate wrestling match every writer hopes for from an editor, and the fine reviews the book received are testament to her work.”

—Scott Huler, author of No-Man’s Lands: One Man’s Odyssey Through The Odyssey

“Huler tells the story in a breezy, entertaining style, deftly mixing historical and literary backstory with what happens on the road, making us laugh while introducing us to places we’ve never seen and people we’ve never met (but with whom we somehow feel connected). Recommend this one highly to fans of adventure memoirists like Bill Bryson and Tim Cahill.” —Booklist, starred review

“Lucinda not only found me, coaxed a book out of me, worked with me to solidify my ideas, fought for me with the publishers, edited my work into a lean and coherent narrative, and ultimately helped land me a major book deal, but she looked damn good doing it, too.”

Robert Brockway, author of Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead

“There has never been a hipper Prophet of Doom. Irreverently entertaining and terrifyingly accurate, the probability of our future death has never been more fun.”—Michael Largo, author of Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die