Editorial services for visionary storytellers
So, how does this work?
Genre-savvy insight with creative respect
When it comes to getting professional support for your writing, genre matters.
Maybe you're ready to publish your literary-inspired science fantasy novel. Or maybe you're helping clients learn a deep-diving meditation practice.
If you want to develop and share your most powerful stories, you need an editor who gets your vision and your readers.
I edit speculative fiction and spiritual nonfiction because it's what I love to read. It's also what I love to write. As a fellow wordsmith, I know how frustrating it is to work with an editor who tramples the inspiration out of your writing.
That's why I always offer a free sample edit or consult—this is the best way for us to see if we'll work well together before committing to a full edit. Once we've touched base about your project, you'll get a customized proposal along with your editing sample.
Packages start at $500; sliding scale rates are available for those with need, especially for writers in the LGBTQIA+
and/or BIPOC communities.
What clients are saying ...
This was an overwhelmingly positive experience, and the quality of Mary's edit was extremely high. It was clear that a great deal of thought went into the reading of the manuscript, the editing itself, and the feedback. My novel was certainly much improved.
I was especially impressed with the feedback letter, which included several important observations that helped me grow as a writer.
Greg Edlund, fiction author
Mary is amazing, she turned my rough diamond into a polished gem—my book went from good to a great piece of art.
Will use her again as soon as my next project is done. Highly recommend!
Jill Thomas, self-development nonfiction author
I really appreciated the way Mary provided new ideas while still letting me 'own' the story as the writer. Without her suggestions, I don't think this story could ever be told and finished in any sort of cohesive way…
To be honest, it was a little daunting deciding if a professional edit is worth the investment, but the feedback and quality have exceeded all of my expectations.
Tony Fisher, surrealist science fiction author
Fiction Editing Services
Take your draft from "this is fine" to the compelling story you imagined
All great speculative fiction takes us somewhere new, immersive, and thought-provoking. My job is to work with you to pinpoint and enhance the key elements of your book, the stuff that will make your readers remember it long after the last page.
I'll support your revision process by identifying what's pulling readers out of the narrative. I'll also help you discover your personal writing strengths, giving you tailored tools to hone your craft.
Depending on your needs, we might work through a developmental edit to streamline the book's plot, deepen character arcs, or expand worldbuilding. Or we may opt for a thorough copyedit to clarify and intensify your sentence-level language.
Nonfiction Editing Services
Give your readers inspiration, not just information
For spiritual creatives, connecting authentically with clients and readers is essential. A craft-focused edit helps you fully illuminate your message, so your audience can create change in their lives and the world. I'll help identify the strengths in your draft—and anything that's getting in the way of your ideas.
I have years of personal experience studying spiritual cultures and traditions, so I'm familiar with concepts other editors may not be. You won't have to explain that skyclad is a real word or that hoodoo, Vodou, and Voodoo aren't all the same thing.
Nonfiction editing deals with information as well as style; I'm no expert on everything, but I've got the context to understand and highlight your expertise.