Developmental Editor & Book Coach

Hi, I’m Sarah! I’m a fiction and nonfiction editor and coach, helping you with the following genres: 

  • Young Adult (YA)/Adult Fantasy
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Mystery
  • Transformative Nonfiction (self-help, mindfulness, how-to, memoir, leadership…)

Through my editing, critiquing, and coaching services, I can help you:

  • Develop a first draft
  • Perform developmental revisions
  • Prepare your submission to agents and publishers
  • Develop confidence in your writing
  • Prepare your self-publishing launch
  • And much more!

Editing Services

novel opening plume editorial

Novel Opening & Outline Critique

A thorough review of your opening chapters or outline up to 5,000 words

light edit plume editorial

Developmental Editing

In-depth content edit of your completed manuscript

full edit plume editorial

Book Coaching

One-on-one monthly coaching plans (10K, 15K, 20K)


“I found Sarah’s suggestions clear and straightforward and most importantly encouraging. I couldn’t wait to start revising once I finished reading her notes!”

Elizabeth Toth

YA Fiction Author (Historical Fantasy)

“Sarah was able to provide specific story-level feedback that nailed down some big problems I had been struggling to identify. She was just what my novel needed!”

Christie Ligh

YA Fiction Author (Historical Fantasy)

Fiction and Nonfiction Specialisms

I accept fiction and nonfiction manuscripts in the following categories and genres,
or a blend of these genres.

picto fairy tail

YA & NA Fantasy

Speculative fiction set in an invented universe with magic, often inspired by mythology and folklore. Young adult novels are for readers aged 13-19.

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Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

Stories featuring magic, myths, or fantastical elements in an urban setting (UF). Romance involving otherworldly characters (ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, etc.), often with a human (PNR).

picto memoirs

Transformative Nonfiction

A book meant to inspire change. Includes self-help books, personal growth, how-to books, mindfulness, business & entrepreneurship, memoir, and more.

Latest Blog Posts

Summer ’23: Insights into the Life of a Fiction Editor

Summer ’23: Insights into the Life of a Fiction Editor

Welcome to my new series of articles, where I give you a peek into the life of a fiction editor and book coach, such as the editorial projects I worked on, the craft books I read, the writing podcasts I listened to, or the craft events I attended. Here’s a small...

Top 10 Tropes in YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi and How to Use Them

Top 10 Tropes in YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi and How to Use Them

There's a reason why YA fantasy and sci-fi novels are so addictive. It's a genre of fiction that contains universal and omnipresent tropes. Writers shouldn't be afraid to use tropes because they're part of the genre—and there's always room for new ways to use them....