When you love writing the way I do, both the craft itself and its ability to shape untold worlds or impart education, you understand its value as a service. I bring nearly 30 years of experience in fiction writing (I cut my teeth in the world of short stories, flash-fiction, and fanfiction), as well as 12 years of experience in military and government documentation editing.

There are payment plans available for each of the services I offer, depending on the project type and length.

  • Story Coaching: Determined per package.
  • Fiction Developmental Edit: 60% of the invoice due upon contract signing, 30% due at the halfway mark, and 10% due within 48 hours of receipt of the final files.
  • Manuscript Evaluation: 50% of the invoice due upon contract signing, 50% due within 48 hours of receipt of the final files.


Story Coaching

  • Minimum six-session package (additional sessions available for purchase in two-session packages as needed)
  • Cadence: Weekly or Biweekly 60-minute Video Call
  • Priority Access for Email or Video Communication
  • Personalized Coaching Syllabus and Weekly Session Agendas
  • Personalized Writing Exercises

Fiction Developmental Edit: US $0.07 per word

  • Inline comments using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes
  • Up to 80,000 words
  • Three passes
  • 30- to 50-page Editorial Letter
  • Option for 60-minute Post-Project Debrief video call
  • Timeframe: 5–8 weeks

Manuscript Evaluation: US $450–$750 flat fee

  • Up to 70,000 words
  • One pass
  • 5- to 10-page Manuscript Evaluation Letter
  • Option for 30-minute Post-Project Debrief video call
  • Timeframe: 1–3 weeks


I do not provide editorial services for the following genres or with the following content. If your manuscript falls in one of these categories, or contains any of the listed content, I truly thank you for considering Sage Editing, but I will not be able to assist you in your editorial needs. I know editors who do and will be more than happy to provide a referral.


  • High or Contemporary Fantasy
  • Contemporary Urban Fantasy
  • Magical Realism
  • Poetry


  • Excessive On-page Physical Torture or Violence
  • Excessive On-page Drug Use
  • Stereotypes Of or Against Marginalized Groups
  • Dubious/Nonconsensual Consent
  • On-page Sexual Violence/Assault
  • Hauntings or Graphic Horror
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