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Dr Flora Dennis, Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex.

July 6th, 2011 // 8:38 pm @

I am always amazed by the depth and breadth of Diane’s knowledge. Whether it’s ancient Greece, medieval France or eighteenth-century Jerusalem, Diane seems to know instinctively when historical detail does or doesn’t ring true. An invaluable gift for her clients and all would-be historical novelists who cannot afford to get things wrong.

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Alexander Masters, author of ‘Stuart, A Life Backward’.

July 6th, 2011 // 8:36 pm @

How anyone can write anything without having a good person to read their stuff and give encouraging criticism at the same time is beyond me. Inventive, funny and endlessly knowledgeable, Diane Johnstone is full of fresh thoughts about everything to do with writing and keeping a reader excited by your story.  She can help with […]

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Fiona Egglestone, first-time novelist

October 20th, 2010 // 1:27 pm @

Diane’s input has been invaluable to my work. Her insightful comments, excellent line-editing skills and above all, her understanding of what I was trying to achieve have kept me going and constantly spurred me on. Diane has guided me through the process of completing my first draft, helping me shape the plot and develop my […]

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Andrew Kakabadse

August 26th, 2010 // 1:38 pm @

What a great editor. Diane Johnstone helped me creatively rethink and reposition my book. She is one of the few editors that truly works together with the author very much in a partnership mode. If you want an editor to really support and help you, contact Diane Johnstone.

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Frances Midson

August 26th, 2010 // 1:37 pm @

Diane is exactly what you want from a writer’s best friend. She’s a kind and encouraging voice on the end of the phone with a great sense of humour, and a lot of wisdom. But she’s also a brilliant editor who questions characters, sub-plots and even the words used to make sure that all of […]

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Derrek Hines

August 26th, 2010 // 1:35 pm @

Diane Johnstone is quite simply the best in the trade. I wouldn’t let any MS out of my hands until she had passed her remarkable eye over it. Visit Derek Hines’ website

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Giles Daoust

August 26th, 2010 // 1:33 pm @

director, writer, producer; Title Films s.a;

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James Johnstone

August 26th, 2010 // 1:29 pm @

James Johnstone

It is thanks to my mother, Diane, that my early ideas for a children’s story developed into two fully worked books of four stories each, almost immediately found a top literary agency and received a four-book offer from a world class publisher. Advising me long distance by email and phone, Diane guided me all the […]

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Joanna Hines

August 26th, 2010 // 12:05 pm @

Joanna Hines

Diane is a brilliant editor and critic, incisive and perceptive. She has been my first port of call throughout my career and all my books have benefited one way or another from her wise judgements. What is so unusual is that she is as good at the overview – ‘That plot line isn’t working’ – […]

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