“Sasha is a fierce editor. She embodies all the qualities needed to create a written work of art. She is direct, efficient, honest and professional. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. She was the perfect fit for our manuscript and we will be sure to use her services in the future for our next book.”
— LeRae & Beauty Faulkner, memoir
“Sasha's good reputation as a sensitivity reader and editor is well established in our shared, international community of editors, which is what put her on my radar when I needed an editor for a collection of feminist essays. She quickly and enthusiastically delivered far more than expected and left no stone unturned. Sasha is thorough, professional, driven, incisive, and direct, and she asks important questions. I recommend her to anyone who is willing to dig deeper into their own writing while receiving rigorous, unflinching editing and feedback.”
— Renée Layberry, editorial coordinator, TouchWood Editions
Stories are how we make sense of the world. They show us where we've been, who we are, and who we could be. They are a way back to ourselves and a means to our evolution.
I professionally edit nonfiction manuscripts—memoirs, monographs, how-to, self-help, treatises, stories, and others. Providing personal attention and a meticulous sense of detail, I work to expertly polish your writing.
I have years of professional editing experience and an MA in English with a focus in writing. My own writing has won a number of awards. Read a sample here. I also teach writing and literature at a university.
Ask for a free four-page editing sample or your work!
Book coaching is a combined service that includes all levels of editing plus consultations to guide you through the book-writing process. Writing a book is hard! I provide the direction you need to navigate any roadblocks you encounter. I also tailor a plan specific to your needs. Let’s make a book you can be proud of!
DEVELOPMENTAL & SUBSTANTIVE EDITING
With developmental and substantive editing, I work on the larger elements of your book. I provide one-on-one consultation, a thorough work-through of your draft, and in-depth written commentary that addresses voice, style, vision, arc, characterization, structure, pacing, etc. If you have a draft but are not sure how to develop it, this option is for you.
As a copy editor, I work at the level of the sentence: the minutia of a manuscript. I inspect issues of grammar, phrasing, diction, consistency of style and voice, as well as proofreading elements (spelling, typographical, punctuation, and formatting errors). If you’re ready to finalize your manuscript, you need a copy edit.
Proofreading is the final pass of a work. With it, I address typographical, mechanical, spelling, and punctuation errors, as well as formatting or layout inconsistencies. Proofreading is only for manuscripts that have already been professionally edited.