Praise for Paula and
Holistic Wellness Writers:

“Paula High-Young is so much more than an editor. She’s also a health coach. She coaches you on life stuff, health issues, and emotional-spiritual aspects while coaching you through the writing, and doing the editing. Sometimes we may have a dream, like writing and publishing our book, but we don’t know how to get there. Paula is like the bridge. She was able to ‘hold my hand’ and get me across. She guided me–helped me clearly say what I meant to say. Now I have my first book published and I’m working on my second. I don’t want to work with anybody else but Paula. I recommend her to anyone who needs an editor.”

–Karen Thomas, MS, HHC, FDN-P, Speaker, and Author
Holistic Digestive Solutions
Karen’s 1st book: 
Overwhelmed & Undernourished: Use Food as Medicine and Turn Your Life Around

“Paula High-Young agreed to be a Beta reader for me on my first published novel. I found her suggestions and impressions invaluable during the final editing process.
“By the time we began work on my third novel, I realized she brings extra talents to the process I had not previously realized. Her degree in Communications gives her an unusual skill set within the editing process. Additionally, her minor degree in Psychology adds an unexpected layer of ability.

“She’s pointed out instances in which a character’s body language wasn’t communicating the same thing the dialogue did, and she’s pointed out times when a character might not be coming through to the reader the way I had assumed they were.

“She is excellent at pointing out the usual line editing items, but she’s also good at catching uneven points of view, or gaps I’ve overlooked. As a writer, I sometimes don’t see things because I am too familiar with the work. My brain automatically corrects when I look at the document and I can miss little details. Paula’s editing skills keep me on track and force me to be more fully aware of my work. I highly value her input and appreciate her professional attitude.”

Patricia Smith Wood, Author



“I was asked to provide the Foreword for Karen Thomas’ 2016 book, Overwhelmed & Undernourished: Use Food as Medicine and Turn Your Life Around. I was happy to help, but running a busy practice keeps me occupied. This made it tough for me to come up with the exact words. So I supplied a paragraph of information. Karen’s editor, Paula High-Young, took the information I provided and she crafted it into a fine Foreword to Karen’s book. After they sent it to me for my approval, I wrote Karen and told her:
Your book will be a best seller. Tell your editor (Paula) she is Fantastic– Do NOT change a thing. I love it. I need to write a book, and this lady can turn tin into gold.

–Henry Joseph Van Pala, MD, RPh, AGA
North Hills Internal & Integrative Medicine, PA
Board Certified Internal Medicine, 1984, 2010
Board Certified Gastroenterology, 2013
Assistant Clinical Professor:
Medical College of Georgia, and Duke School of Nursing


From the Acknowledgements section of her first book, A Message for Humanity: The Children of Autism Want You to Know 12 Things,
Janie said:

“Special gratitude to my editor, Paula High-Young, you are an Angel. Spirit-guided, you have a gift for reading what is intended, but not yet written.”

–Janie Amaris Villarreal, Author, Autism Expert, and Global Master Healer.
Visit her Amaris Worldwide website: The Body Whisperer
And find her book on Amazon:
A Message for Humanity: The Children of Autism Want You to Know 12 Things

“When you work with Paula High-Young, you are so much more than a ‘client.’  Not only is she full of great ideas and sound advice, but she really goes above and beyond, to pull the best– not just out of your work, but out of you. She is so much more, and does so much more, than a ‘typical’ editor. I hope more editors will take note from her.”

–Gabrielle V., Author (Paragon)
North Carolina


“I always feel at ease while working with Paula High-Young. She is not only focused but also intuitively tuned in. She picks up on the goal of my text right away, working with it and putting herself in the position of my future reader. She consciously chooses the right words, which fit my meaning and will resonate with my readers. Clarity is very important to me. Since Paula is all about clarity, we worked well together to get my concise message across.
Thank you, Paula! I’m looking forward to working with you again.”

–Orsolya Riszt, Life Coach, and Energy Psychology Therapist
Your Specialist in “Letting Go”


I have had the pleasure of working with Paula High-Young over this past year. Her input is invaluable, her comments are spot on. Her edit recommendations for my sales pages, and for my online course (for Client Connection Toolkit) were exactly the messages I wanted to convey.

From the very first moment I met Paula, I knew she was amazing. She has the unique gift to clearly communicate her strategies, in a holistic way, which allowed me to have an open mind through the conception and composition process. I felt her confidence, which gave me the confidence to share my thoughts and ideas without being judged. She’s an editor extraordinaire who provides the loving touches to get the results I was looking for. I highly recommend Paula High-Young for helping you shine your brilliance!

–Janice Hurlburt – Online Management