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"I don't know how he does it. He's got this way of asking a few questions, getting a handful of answers and then coming back with the most incredible stuff.
He's the writing sherpa."
Reuben Morgan, songwriter and Hillsong worship leader
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"Craig's vision for Finding Gobi through his exceptional writing skills and wonderful perspective of the overall story, creativity and shaping it in the manner it was written was exceptional. Craig could take a simple memory and word it in a way that even had me thinking he was there. Craig's commitment, dedication and challenging manner ensured my story was not only correctly formed but it gave me the confidence and trust in him to deliver an exceptional end result. Craig's tireless attention to detail and manner in delivering against the clock was second to none. Craig turned words into gold, was a joy and pleasure to work with and he gets the job done with ease and joy. "
Dion Leonard, Author, Finding Gobi
"It’s one thing to tell someone’s story. But to recreate a scene in such striking detail that you can actually feel the protagonist’s heart skip a beat is a gift that only a handful of writers possess—and Craig is one of them. Not only is he a phenomenal wordsmith, he is one of the most emotive interviewers I have ever seen, and that gift— to be able to tap into the raw emotions of a subject and find the words to express what most people can only feel, is the calling card of a truly great memoirist."
Carol Traver,Sr. Acquisitions Editor, Tyndale House Publishers
"Craig has a knack for emotional pacing—knowing when to dig into the details and when to let the story speak for itself. On a practical level, Craig is a dream to work with—he meets (and often beats!) his deadlines, and he maintains excellent standards, humility, and a sense of humor throughout the process."
Stephanie Rische, Senior Editor, Tyndale House Publishers
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"Craig is a word artist—with a sharp sense for detail, creative framing, and intuition to know just what will make a story come alive. But more than that, Craig is a writer with great compassion for the author/storyteller and reader alike. His process is about stepping into the world of another to see from their eyes, and he translates this with precision and thoughtfulness to every page."
Stephanie Smith, Associate Acquisitions Editor, Zondervan
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"Craig Borlase has a brilliant way of shaping words - writing in such a way that the words in turn shape us. He manages to convey not just information to keep our minds interested, but his writing also succeeds in probing the heart and stirring the soul. On the Compassionart book project, what started as a casual and randomly flowing conversation for my chapter ended up on the page as a concise, poetic and polished piece of work. Above all, it had heart. All of this was all down to the listening ear, ordered mind and creative flair of the writer, Craig. I highly recommend him!"
Matt Redman, songwriter
"I have worked with Craig on fourteen original books – both as a collaborative writer and a sole author – and I trust him completely. He is a thoughtful, stylish writer who understands how real people think, feel and communicate; he is proud of his trade, has an excellent understanding of how publishers work and what editors look for and to top it all is a genuinely nice bloke."
David Moloney, Editorial Director of Darton, Longman and Todd
"Craig Borlase is charming, sharp, and witty in person, and that translates to the page as well. As a writer and collaborator, Craig tells fantastic stories, communicates ideas clearly, and works with authors of all types, matching their voices masterfully. His versatility is impressive and he's a joy to work with on every project. I recommend him highly!"
Alex Field, Deputy Publisher, David C Cook
"When I was explaining the idea for the book Craig didn't just tell me how it could be a good book, he immersed himself in the content and seemed to genuinely care about what the book could become. He brings a great narrative flow and playful intelligence, taking what is black and white and making it technicolor."
Tim Chaddick, Pastor Reality LA
"Craig is a talented craftsman who captures well the voice and setting needed when looking for a collaborative writer. I heartily commend this excellent - and skilled - individual."
Don Pape, Publisher, David C Cook
"Craig has a gift of getting behind the story, beneath the rhetoric and exposing the heart of the matter. And when the heart is moved it can move mountains."
Martin Smith, songwriter and former lead singer of Delirious