Developmental, Line Editing, and Proofreading Services for Writers
I get it. Finishing a book is hard. Turning a messy first draft into the bestseller you've envisioned, a book that will capture the hearts of thousands of readers? That's even more daunting of a task, but hiring an experienced book editor can help.
Whether you're struggling to find a literary agent, or you're looking for someone to guide you in taking your book from good to great before you self-publish it, I'd love to collaborate with you as your editor. I have over six years of experience in the publishing industry, from reading the slush pile for literary agents to editing books for small publishing presses and bestselling authors. I know what agents and publishers are looking for, and I know how to develop a rock-solid plot with strong pacing and emotional payoff.
I offer query, synopsis, and manuscript critiques, as well as line editing, copy editing, and final proofreading. Whatever stage your book is at, I can help you take it to the next level. Science fiction and fantasy books are my specialty (for young adult and middle grade readers in particular), but I've worked on manuscripts across many genres, from thrillers to romance novels to memoirs.
My goal as an editor is to empower you with useful tools in your writing arsenal to improve all of your future stories. When it comes to line editing and copy editing, I'm skilled at providing suggestions to improve sentence clarity and flow, while still keeping your unique writerly voice intact.
I'm not gonna sugarcoat it; publishing is one of the toughest businesses to break into. But I'm here to hold your hand through the process, help you strengthen your voice and craft, and be both your mentor and champion as you turn your dreams into reality. Let's chat!
“It was absolutely amazing working with Stephanie. She was a huge part of my success with my query letter and I'm so happy I worked with her!!!!”
— Namina Forna, author of the New York Times-bestseller The Gilded Ones