Editing Services

I offer two types of Editing Services to my clients.

Manuscript Diagnostic

Do you have a drafted novel that needs some work, but you’re not sure how to move forward with your manuscript?  A manuscript diagnostic might be just what you need.

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Developmental Editing

Do you have a story idea and need help fleshing out the concept?  Or you lost in a rewrite and need an editorial eye on a few key scenes?

Developmental Editing might be able to help you get on track.

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The Story Grid

I am a Certified Story Grid Editor and was trained by Shawn Coyne who wrote the book The Story Grid.  I use this methodology to help authors write better stories.

Story Grid Book

If you want to learn more about writing a story using the Story Grid methodology, go to the Story Grid Webpage to find free videos and articles on how to implement the methodology.

These articles contain information about the 5 Commandments of Storytelling and the Editor’s 6 Core Questions from the book The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne. They also give details on obligatory scenes and conventions for specific genres, such as the thriller, love story, war story, crime story, and more.

For an example of how these techniques are used, read Jane Austin’s The Pride and the Prejudice with annotations by Shawn Coyne.

Editing Services

If you are interested in hiring me to edit your manuscript or if you need help writing a novel, check out my editing services. Also, see my Testimonials page for comments from previous clients.


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