Working with Jane Gassner, I feel cared for by an expert. She is thorough, fair and encouraging even when what I give her is lacking in many things necessary for the work to be good. But Jane knows a writer’s mind, and she can get inside one that is not her own, and that’s what makes her unique and suited for the role of writing coach and editor. After a short while, she knows the goal, and she helps the writer achieve it. She has encouraged me to finish, pitch, and publish shorter pieces, and is currently cheering me on as I finish my first draft of my (first) novel. When that is finished I look forward to working with her on this much, much longer project.