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Work With Me

It’s time to give your writing the love and care it needs.

Whether you’re trying to polish your manuscript before publishing it, or are still working on developing your story, having someone to support you along the way is invaluable—and that’s where an editor comes in. Not only will hiring an editor get you a fresh perspective and professional feedback, but you’ll also have the accountability you need to bring your story to life.

I’d love to help take your novel over the finish line, so check out the services I offer below!

Not Currently Accepting Clients –> See each program for details.

Plan + Prepare – Book Coaching

Services - Plan + Prepare Book Coaching

Sick of your stories getting stuck?

Writing a novel involves a lot of moving parts—which is why having a solid outline is so important.

In my Plan + Prepare book coaching program, we’ll work together to discover your vision for your novel, flesh out your ideas, and ensure your story has everything it needs to succeed. By the time we’re finished, you’ll have an in-depth outline ready to guide you from first idea to finished draft!

  • Develop a satisfying plot that stays true to your vision
  • Craft fan-favorite characters and scenes
  • Build a roadmap to guide you as you write
  • And enjoy one-on-one support from a professional editor

Editing Mastermind – Book Coaching

Need help revising your novel?

If you have a first draft, but aren’t sure how to turn it into a polished novel, this is the program for you.

In my Editing Mastermind book coaching program, we’ll work together to develop an in-depth revision plan through seven weeks of personalized prompts, assignments, and weekly one-on-one coaching calls. By the time we’re finished, you’ll have everything you need to edit your novel with confidence!

  • Analyze your plot, characters, and pacing
  • Hone your vision for your novel
  • Develop an in-depth revision plan
  • And enjoy one-on-one support from a professional editor
Services - Editing Mastermind Book Coaching

Developmental Editing

Services - Dev Editing

Looking to get a second set of eyes on your novel?

Dentists don’t clean their own teeth, doctors don’t examine themselves, and writers can’t edit their novels alone. Luckily, getting feedback from a professional editor is by far the fastest way to improve your story!

In my Developmental Editing program, I’ll pull apart your manuscript and identify all the ways you can take your novel to the next level.

  • Strengthen your plot, cast, genre, and pacing
  • Receive a detailed editorial letter covering my feedback
  • Work with me to plan your next steps
  • And enjoy one-on-one support from a professional editor

Editor on Retainer

Want ongoing support from a dedicated cheerleader?

Writing can be an isolating experience—but it doesn’t have to be. For clients I’ve worked with before, I offer the option to hire me on retainer. This gets you a guaranteed slot in my editing schedule, along with a set number of words edited each week, feedback via email, and bi-monthly coaching calls.

No matter what you need help with, I’ll be there to cheer you on!

  • Have me hold you accountable to your writing goals
  • Get personalized feedback throughout the writing process
  • Develop a consistent writing practice
  • And enjoy one-on-one support from a professional editor
Services - Editor on Retainer

Lewis helped me expand on the ideas I had and helped me work through what would and wouldn’t work. He went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered and I was confident moving forward with my story!” – Kelsey B.