As a first-time author, I was extremely anxious about putting my work into the hands of an editor. I knew that choosing the right one could make or break my confidence as a writer. Al Smuskiewicz was recommended to me by a colleague. He offered to edit a small sample of my work for free, and we corresponded about the direction I was heading with my writing and my book. Despite the fact that his area of expertise was far outside the genre in which I wrote, I felt right away that we were going to establish a very mutually beneficial relationship. The months I spent working with Al on my novel produced a product far better than I imagined. His talent as an editor forced me to grow as a writer. He is skillful in his art and I am grateful for his mentorship.

— Sheila Corneil, author, fitness and lifestyle coach and therapist