"Dana is one of the greatest allies a writer could hope to have in her corner.
sociobiologist and futurist.
“In this book, Rebecca Costa presents a view of the parlous human condition with which I completely agree.”
two-time Pulitzer prize winner
"In chapter after chapter, Costa challenges conventional wisdom...
“Dana is masterful at dredging out riveting tidbits and shiny moments — the details that capture readers and commit them to your story. She hands them over and asks, ‘So what do you think about this?’ There’s no pretense or over-editing with Dana. She is good humored and dead-on.
I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”
Mark Lynn Ferguson
freelance journalist, short story writer and founder of The Revivalist
“Dana Benningfield worked on my memoir with a breadth of skill far beyond my expectations. She rapidly grasped the key aspects of a field with which she was unfamiliar. She had a knack for adroitly suggesting additions, deletions, rearrangements and rewording which improved my text significantly. I am thankful for her remarkably creative help.”
Robert A. Green, M.D.
"This book demonstrates the power of humility and intelligence to combine for the common good. That message transcends medical education, offering a blueprint for us all."
Eric Rabkin, Ph.D.
Prof. of English Lang. and Lit., Univ. of Michigan
"It brings to life the concerns of a caring physician and his daily triumphs and tribulations during a time when there has been no greater change in medical history. Fascinating reading!"
Dean E. Schraufnagel, M.D.
President, American Thoracic Society
“When I found Dana, it was like finding a needle in a haystack — she’s exceptionally rare. Dana has a way of finding true beauty in everything, and I couldn’t have done my book without her. If I could, I’d keep her all to myself.
celebrity makeup artist, entrepreneur, author
"I have purchased and looked through many books by other make-up artists, but Mr. Barnes' book had a message, and I LOVED IT! I read this book from cover to cover..."
“Over the years, I’ve crossed paths with a lot of extremely talented writers, many of whom have gone on to publish wildly successful books, like Lauren Weisberger and Sally Koslow, as well as articles in major magazines and newspapers. I would rank Dana Benningfield right up at the top of this group. She works hard at her craft, and yet her prose makes it look easy
which is, to me, the mark of a true writer who is in control of her craft.”
Charles Salzberg, Author and Editor-in-Chief
“Dana is an excellent developmental editor. What separates her from the pack though is that she is also savvy about marketing and sales, bringing a keen eye to the positioning of a book that makes it stand out from the competition. She has outstanding creative and analytical skills and she is adept at several genres of non-fiction. Mix all of the above with her strong intuitive sense, and you get first rate results.
One of the best I have ever worked with.”
David Nelson, Literary Agent
"I like to think of Dana Benningfield as a lighthouse for writers. Her editing illuminates even as it guides, providing a rock-solid knowledge base I have learned to trust. After reading Dana’s initial notes on a short story I sent her, I felt I finally, after months of work, understood what the story was about. More than that, she gave me a sense of what the story might become”
Joe Jablonski, author