Write Your Best Story

My book probably wouldn’t have seen the light of day without Randy’s help, guidance and formidable background in developmental editing. Randy helped me learn to write the right way, and turn what was a mess of a story into something to be proud of. I would gladly put my faith in his editing skills for all my future books.

Krista Pimpinella

Author of the Nexus Point, Book 1 of the Time Ranger Series

Writing is Hard!

So, you’ve written your first draft,

or you’re stuck on a plot point,

or maybe you just have an idea for a story –

But you have Questions:

  • What Happens Next?
  • Is the Story Compelling?
  • Will it all make sense to my readers?
  • Are my characters interesting?

Editing Services

Whether you have a great idea for a novel, you just finished your first draft, or you are stuck with a particular plot point – I can help. I offer a range of manuscript editing services to help you reach the finish line.

Scrivener + Story Grid

Use tools within Scrivener and all the tools in the Story Grid Methodology to make a really great writing experience! You can easily create a Story Grid Spreadsheet, track your Scene 5 Commandments, and much!

Sample Scene Edit

Interested in hiring me to edit your manuscript? I offer a sample scene analysis (up to 3000 words for a novel-length manuscript) to include a 30 minutes video call to discuss my analysis, talk about your manuscript, and review editing options.

Watch Author D. P. Watkins interview me about my editing process and how I helped him write his best story!

Check out his book: I Am Justice

D. P. Watkins interview with Story Grid Editor Randall Surles

Watch New York Bestselling Author Scott Mann, Story Grid CEO Tim Grahl, and I discuss using the Story Grid methodology to write Scott’s book, Operation Pineapple Express.

Tim Grahl interview with Randall Surles and Scott Mann about writing Operation Pineapple Express.