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“David has professionally edited four of my books and I’ve been delighted with the results every time. He has a keen eye for what works and what doesn’t and has excellent communication skills. In each book he identified passages to be improved and coached me in how that could be achieved. His feedback is always well-rounded and to the point. David has a collaborative style that is both supportive and encouraging.”

Rob Ashman, No. 1 Bestselling Author

“Working with an editor can be uncomfortable, even intimidating. Not with David. From the beginning of the process to the end, his stated goal is to get the best from my writing. And he does. Less gifted editors – I know because I’ve met them – attempt to shape a manuscript in their likeness, rather than bringing focus and – where needed – direction to what is already on the page. David brings both. I came away from the experience completely satisfied and a little bit wiser.”

Owen Mullen, No. 1 Bestselling Author

“David is an outstanding teacher. He has a rare gift for creativity and has proven to me to have a high level of original engagement with ideas. He engages people and connects to them effortlessly. I have been a university lecturer for over fifteen years but rarely come across minds like David’s nor teachers who can connect with their students with such natural ease.”

Dr. John Keenan, Senior Lecturer in Education, Newman University

“David is an author to watch out for. He really is an outstanding craftsman in the thriller genre. A passionate writer with a gift for the craft; a fantastic storyteller who seems to have natural ability to thrill.”

Andrew Barrett, No.1 Bestselling author

“As an editor, David is a pleasure to work with. Not only did he give valuable comment, suggestion and guidance on the manuscript for my novel ‘Stench’, but he also provided me with an editorial summary that was easy to read and digest. The manuscript was edited carefully and the feedback was thoughtful, with constructive positives given, as well as help in identifying areas that needed greater attention. The straightforward and no nonsense approach David uses is something I greatly appreciate. I’m so proud of what we achieved together.”

AB Morgan, critically-acclaimed author

“David has delivered masterclasses on the psychological thriller in the Writing Genre Fiction module on our MA in Professional Creative Writing course. He is an entertaining and informative speaker and our students have been highly gratified to have an author working at the cutting edge of contemporary crime writing leading their workshop”

Tim Kelly, course director of Professional Creative Writing, Coventry University

“David was named winner of the Most Promising Author of the Year last year. His writing – amazing! Pacing – amazing! Structure – amazing! Characters – amazing! The twists and turns – amazing! The final reveals in his books – amazing! The intelligence behind his writing – AMAZING!”

Rubina Gomes, Book blogger and reviewer

“Working with David is always a fantastic experience. He cuts through the gristle and gets to the heart of your manuscript, providing an incisive critique of everything from overarching plot structure to syntax. He really knows his stuff, and when it comes to seeing the wood for the trees, the perspective he lends is always invaluable.”

M.R. Mackenzie, critically-acclaimed Author

“Dubliner Lyons has written a promising debut full of mystery and suspense; a high-octane page-turner that’ll leave you guessing right until the end.”

Brian Carroll, Irish Mail on Sunday

“David has a real talent as a storyteller, able to weave compelling characters with razor sharp plot to keep you turning the page. A great new voice in fiction.”

John A. Marley, Renowned author

“David proved invaluable as the editor for my debut novel, She Lies Hidden. He is a highly skilled and talented editor. I greatly appreciated his insightful and constructive feedback which both motivated and encouraged me. Crucially, he possesses a significant amount of knowledge in terms of the more technical elements of creative writing such as plotting, pacing, dialogue, description and story telling per say. I would definitely work with him again.”

CM Stephenson, critically-acclaimed author

“David has edited three of my psychological thrillers . He is able to judge the overall shape and pace of a novel extremely well and has given me new radical insights regarding the endings of two of my novels. The result has certainly been better books. He’s great at tidying up the clunky bits and smoothing out clutter. I appreciate his straightforward approach; he’s very clear about why he’s suggested changes and does it in a warm and encouraging way.”

AJ Waines, international bestselling author

“David is an inspiring teacher. His contemporary course content is delivered in an accessible, relevant and challenging format to his students. His classes are always interactive and he applies a most conscientious approach to Teaching & Learning techniques that makes his classes both informative and entertaining – a great combination!”

Niamh Ward, Head of Media, Rathmines College

“David is an inspiring teacher. His Creative Writing teaching is very much centred on the student, ensuring each individual can follow his particular interests, skills and inclinations, confident he is improving every step of the way. The students love attending his classes and thoroughly enjoy his approach to teaching.”

Martin Garrod, Headteacher - King Edward VI school, Camphill

“I consider myself very fortunate to have had David edit my debut novel. He is a superb editor, with a great eye for detail, and also able to advise on structural/ plot issues. He was quick, efficient and reliable, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him. ”

CS Savage, critically-acclaimed author

“David served as editor of my most recent novel. His skill and experience in this area allowed him to offer detailed and helpful analysis of the manuscript. David’s corrections, observations and advice are immensely helpful, and ultimately greatly enhanced the finished novel. I would therefore highly recommend his services”

NM Brown, critically-acclaimed author

The way David teaches ensures the student not only learns, but also enjoys. He breaks everything down so that the components are not only easily digestible, but also enjoyably digestible. He doesn’t use any fluffy academic terms, he speaks to you as if you are a peer and he has a great ability to make you believe you really can achieve your dream of becoming an author. I’m currently half-way through my first book after never really believing I would get this far.” 

David Newman, former student of David Lyons

“David teaches creative writing through personal experience. He delivered an excellent seminar and workshop on the unreliable narrator at Coventry University. Through workshop based exercises he encouraged the students to build realistic and believable characters. David was fully engaged throughout the sessions, supporting and enabling students with their creative writing. David’s teaching has definitely helped me become a better writer”

Poppy Sall, former student of David Lyons

“Told in short chapters from each character’s viewpoint, David B. Lyons’ debut thriller is neatly plotted and has a devastating twist in its tail”

Myles McWeeney, Literary critic - Irish Independent

“David has a unique narrative approach to his writing that ensures readers are gripped to the page. I swallow his books in one sitting, two sittings tops. He certainly knows how to nail a crime thriller and get readers on the edge of their seat.”

Sharon Thompson, No.1 Bestselling author

“David provided very thorough comments on both style and plot, as well as copy editing and proofreading. He was able to point out quirks such as words I tend to overuse, which has been useful with my writing ever since. His feedback was very helpful – clearly explaining why he was suggesting the changes he had. I was very lucky to work with David and would happily do so again”

Rebecca Muddiman, critically-acclaimed author

“It was great working with David. He’s very thorough and professional and made the whole editing experience hugely pleasurable.”

Sibel Hodge, Renowned author

“What a fantastic, intense, addictive, and incredibly clever read which definitely left me guessing until the very last page. Lyons has a very bright future ahead of him”

The Writing Garnet, Book Reviewer

“David has edited two of my best-selling darkly psychological thrillers and did a truly exceptional job on both occasions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services. I hope to work with David on all my future novels. If you’re looking for a high quality editor you really don’t need to look any further.”

John Nicholl, critically-acclaimed author