Testimonials

Below are nice things that even nicer people have said about working with me. I value all of the relationships I’ve been able to establish in my line of work, and I am eternally grateful that all of these wonderful folks chose to trust me with their projects!

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General

“Ben has been a critical part of our team at Puzzle Box Horror since he started writing and working with us in early 2021. His writing is top notch and his collaboration is fantastic. He is a rare breed of high output and great communication, which is hard to find with contractors. Ben also assists with promotion and editing, and goes above and beyond in everything he does. I can’t recommend Ben enough as a partner on any project.” 

Chad, owner of PUZZLE BOX HORROR

“Ben is my go-to-guy for all kinds of marketing tasks because he is professional, fast and basically the sh*t.”

— Sadie, co-owner of NIGHT WORMS

“Ben has boundless optimism, passion and enthusiasm; But more importantly, these traits also come packaged up in a technically water-tight writing style that makes any editor’s job easier. If you’re an editor under pressure, Ben is undoubtedly your man.

Chris Matthewman, Founder of BEYOND THE VEIL


Editing

“I worked previously alongside Ben at Beyond the Veil and currently at Puzzle Box Horror, where we freelance write articles on horror. I class Ben as one of my most valuable acquaintances made through writing, a constant source of support and inspiration, as well as doing a fantastic job of editing my novelette WIRED for self-publishing. A highly recommended individual.”

— Joe Clements, author of SYSTEM RESET and WIRED

Wired by Joe Clements cover with skull

“Ben is a pleasure to work with. Fast, reliable, and pleasant communication all around. With a great eye for detail, there’s nothing he can’t do to make your story shine.”

— Patrick Delaney, author of WITCH 13 and SILVERS HOLLOW

“When I decided to put out my debut collection of short and twisted tales, I had some choices to make. Once my first royalties were in, I decided to reinvest that money and have it properly edited and there was only ever one man for the job, one person I trusted to do this for me – Ben. Ben may be newer to freelancing, but he is not new to the world of spelling and grammar, of homophones and tenses, POVs or active V passive clauses as he is a High School teacher and an avid reader. Back when we were both writing for a platform that no longer exists, he would often edit and address the reviews I was writing, tightening sentences and making the piece stronger. I knew he would do a good job with TTT and I was not disappointed. I was more than happy with the price he charged though and it was totally worth it. I am proud that when the next edition of TTT is available on Amazon, there will be a note inside saying edited by Ben Long. 100% recommended.”

— Janine Pipe, Splatterpunk Award nominated author of TWISTED: TAINTED TALES

“While preparing my manuscript for submission to agents, I knew I needed someone with a sharp eye and keen insight to help clean things up and smooth over the rough edges. Ben Long stepped into that role beautifully, going above and beyond my expectations, offering expert advice and detailing blind spots in my own narrative voice—tips and tricks that have improved my overall writing toolbox ever since. Professional, intelligent, and efficient, I highly recommend him to any author hoping to take their work to the next level.”

— Hamelin Bird, author of DOUBLE VISION and WAYWARD SUNS