Hear from satisfied Pikko’s House clients.

Crystal Watanabe is one of my go-to editors for my short story anthology series, The Future Chronicles. As editor, her name headlines a number of titles that have all gone on to #1 bestseller status. She’s an accomplished professional and brings a broad set of skills to the game. As long as people keep reading my books, and as long as I keep putting them out, I’m keeping Crystal on speed dial.

Samuel Peralta
Series Editor, The Future Chronicles

I loved the positive energy Crystal brought to our communication. I always felt like I was talking to a person who was invested in my concerns, and someone whose opinion I could value. The edits were spot on, from the grammar to the inconsistencies to the occasional flat out “this doesn’t make sense.” I really valued the dialogue we had about my concerns about the story. I also appreciated how laid back and loose I could be with our interactions. When it came down to business, Crystal was the utmost professional, but she also just let me be who I am when we talked. Since I’m not necessarily writing for the money, I want to be able to enjoy every aspect of this whole publishing process, and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every bit of this editing process. I’m a happy customer and I’ll be back with future projects!
Ernie Luis
Author, Alternate

Pikko’s House did a wonderful job on the proofread for my novella, even catching a few things that went above and beyond. I’ll definitely be using their services again!

Rysa Walker
Author, The Abandoned

Crystal takes my fowl language and turns it into foul language, for which I am infernally grateful! It’s important to have a strong editor on your side, and Crystal offers insights and suggestions to make stories more powerful. Pow!
Jonny Effing Lucas
Author, Young Swearengen
I am so pleased I discovered Pikko's House. Crystal and her team are superb.

Friendly, professional, and on point with the finer points of grammar! Couldn't wish for a nicer bunch of people to work with!
Andy Maslen
Author, Hit Back Harder

Thank you to Crystal Watanabe and her editorial team at Pikko’s House. I am thrilled to have found you and always look forward to receiving your comments. Thank you for all your hard work.

R.D. Brady
Author, The Belial Series

Crystal and her team were a breeze to work with. Thorough, insightful, and timely.
Brian Corley
Author, Ghost Bully
Crystal did a very thorough job analyzing all aspects of my book. As an indie self-publisher, I wish I had an actual editor as good as Crystal—someone who does her best to make suggestions to improve my concepts as well as my writing.
B.K. Tyler
Author, Wise Child

Working with Crystal was a great experience. She has the rare ability to make my prose better, my jokes funnier, and my characters stronger. She has the even rarer ability to do so gently. On top of all that, she’s also just a bunch of fun.

Austin J. Bailey
Author, The Magemother Series

Crystal is extremely detail-oriented in regards to both prose and storytelling, and she offered many helpful suggestions that let me view my characters and story world from new angles. She’s also honest about problems that need fixing, which I think is an invaluable quality in an editor, who is, at the end of the day, also a collaborator. And Crystal is an essential collaborator: reliable, knowledgeable, and personable too. She cares about what she does, and it shows.
Joshua Ingle
Author, Liza's Clones
Crystal is a joy to work with. She is thorough and gently opinionated, as an editor ought to be. She always makes me sound more intelligent and gifted as a writer.
Erik Wecks
Author, Gravlander

Crystal was a delight to work with. Great communication from the beginning of the project to its completion, regular updates, she consistently met all deadlines and turned in top-notch work. She provided excellent line edits and proofreading that improved my novel in significant ways. Her thoughtful story notes elevated the final draft of the novel. I have no reservations recommending Crystal. She’s a true professional. Also, she can fly.

Nathan Beauchamp (N.J. Tanger)
Author, The Universe Eventual Series

Crystal Watanabe is a safety pin in the manuscript grenade that threatens to explode. She puts the A in awesome when it comes to fine-tuning your written words. Her sample edit gave me the immediate confidence that my work was in good hands. I felt her enthusiasm and professionalism by the feedback she gave to help strengthen my prose. Great writers have secrets; they have fabulous editors lurking in the shadows. Crystal is one of those editors. Don’t hesitate if you’re able to acquire her services.
J.M. Lominy
Author, The Fatal Rose
For those of us who are heavy on creativity but weak in organization, Crystal’s system is a godsend. There is a certain security experienced in knowing that you’re teamed up with someone who has the process down, and that confidence alone is worth the money. Add in actionable, concrete advice for improving content, straightforward line editing, and Crystal’s openness for follow-up questions… Well, not sure what more you can ask for. I was able to focus all my energy on the work itself rather than stress over the details.
Brendan Quinn
Author, Madhouse

Crystal is one of sharpest editors I’ve had the privilege to work with. Whether you’re looking for help with the broad arcs of a story or really need someone to get down into the nitty-gritty, she’ll work wonders on your text.

Galen Surlak-Ramsey
Author, The Gorgon Bride

I 10,000% recommend Pikko’s House for beta reading purposes. Crystal has been fantastic, and her feedback is spot on!
Shylah Addante
Author
Crystal did a great job on a beta read for me. I got a much better sense of the overall arc of my plot and pacing from her. A bonus is that she will follow up and answer any questions you might have. She’ll help you elevate your manuscript to a higher level. My book has hit the best-seller list on Amazon in its first month out. It was definitely worth the investment to hire her.
David Nees
Author, After the Fall

It was a real pleasure to work with Crystal on The Tracker. She offered incredibly keen insights into the storyline, helped to sharpen and shape my characters, and cleaned up my mess of words to make them presentable to the masses. She is a pro in every way. The book is light years better because of her special touch!

Chad Zunker
Author, The Tracker

Crystal is an incredible editor. She helped me refine my writer’s voice without changing the mood and style I wanted to convey. Her comments throughout my manuscript were helpful and insightful. Crystal has an eye for the elements of a good story and offers solutions and suggestions that are always spot on. I will continue to use her as my editor for as long as she’ll have me as a client.
D.K. Cassidy
Author, The Insomnolence Series
I couldn’t begin to describe what a pleasurable experience it was working with Crystal. She was given a monumental task and responded with crisp, timely service and phenomenal feedback. Will most assuredly use again.
Bob Williams
Author, The Low Lying Lands Saga
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