Paul Dinas

Professional Endorsements

"I have been working with editors up and down Publisher’s Row for more than thirty years, and Paul Dinas stands out as one of Manhattan’s best. He has everything a great editor needs — skill, experience, confidence, and an unerring instinct for the right word in the right place."

Tom Monteleone, 4 - time Winner of the Bram Stoker Award

Bestselling Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel

"The difference between the dream of being a writer and the reality of becoming a writer is often times an editor and mentor such as Paul Dinas who has the knowledge and skill to help bring your vision to life. As a new writer Paul has helped me to focus my thoughts, develop my voice, and transform my ideas into reality."

Kathi Daley, Novelist

"Paul Dinas can be described in one word: class. Over the decade or so that I’ve worked with him, he’s been the consummate editor every step of the way. What I really appreciate about working with Paul is his exceptional talent as an editor as well as his extensive knowledge of the publishing business. Working with Paul, I always knew I was in capable hands."

Sonia Castleberry, Author

"I've known and worked with Paul for over 15 years in book publishing. He works well with all kinds of authors across a wide variety of genres; my clients have all had satisfying editorial experiences with him and I recommend him highly."

Janet Rosen, Literary Agent, Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.

"Paul Dinas is one of my favorite editors -- always incisive and precise, reliable, and one of the most ‘fun people to work with’ I've had the pleasure of knowing."

Ken Atchity, Literary Agent and Film Producer

"Paul is a thoughtful, thorough, intuitive and smart editor who made my writing stronger every time he looked at it. He edited numerous books of mine both at Penquin and Kensington. I have worked with many editors, but he tops them all."

Arlene Matthews, Author

"I worked with Paul Dinas over many years when he was an in-house editor at several major publishers. He's a hands-on editor who can determine just what a manuscript needs to make it work. A consummate professional and gentleman, Paul represented his publishers well while providing fine service as an author's advocate. He's a pleasure to work with."

Denise Marcil, President, Denise Marcil Literary Agency, Inc.

"Paul is a professional that excels in skill, knowledge and commitment to his work. I would trust that any job Paul endeavors to do will be precise, excellent and thoroughly well edited. He will give any assignment his wonderful eye for detail. He is also a joy to work with."

Jane Cook, Novelist

"Paul is a phenomenal editor. He cares about a person's story and wants to bring the best out of any manuscript. Working with him has proven to be one of the best experiences for my family and myself and I highly recommend him to any company or individual."

Natalee Shale, Author and Producer

"Paul Dinas is not only among the most savvy editors and publishing consultants in the business, he is also among that select few who are inspired by the work they do and who possess the ability to inspire others in turn."

David Alexander, Novelist

"Paul is a highly professional, extremely bright editor. And he had many useful insights and suggestions that helped to improve the content and overall quality of my novel. I found working with him to be an excellent experience."

Janice Wittenberg, Novelist

"Paul is a hands-on editor who knows how to find the heart of a book, and guide an author through the process of making it shine. His industry knowledge is something I still rely on when I need advice, and his practical, down-to-earth style is a pleasure to work with."

Amy Garvey, Novelist

"Paul Dinas was my editor for my first book, The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving. Paul helped me develop the concept of the book, honing in on what was necessary and what was not. I couldn't have asked for a better editor, and I owe a debt of gratitude to him for a book I am very proud of -- one that I'm receiving rave reviews for. I'd highly recommend Paul Dinas for any editing job."

Debra Holland, Ph.D, USA Today Bestselling Author

"I've known Paul Dinas for over 24 years, and he served as editor and overseer in the publication of 18 of my novels. Paul always demonstrated a strong work ethic, attention to the details of the writing and publishing process, and strong insight relative to the expectations of the reading audience. I recommend him highly."

William H. Lovejoy, Novelist