Editing Services ~ Creative Fiction

I offer a variety of editing services for writers of creative fiction. Whether you're just starting out as writer, have an agent waiting for a revised manuscript, or are about to self-publish, I tailor each project to meet your editorial needs, from basic proofreading to a full manuscript critique with line edits.

Most of my current clients write middle grade, young adult/teen, new adult, and adult fiction (including romance); I also have experience with short stories, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and other genres.

Editing services include basic, content, and comprehensive edits, First30 critique, proofreading, query and/or synopsis critique, custom packages, and more. 

Copywriting Services

If you're looking for writing assistance or ghost writing, please contact me to discuss the nature of your project. See Business & Marketing Services for additional business-related writing services. 

Business & Marketing Services

I have experience writing for numerous industries, including real estate, HVAC, behavioral health, senior living, and many more. From blog posts and web copy to social media content (including graphic design) and print copy, I am capable of writing just about anything a business might need. My current business services include resume reviews, copy editing, proofreading, and light copywriting (such as website bios or letters). I will consider more intensive projects (web copy, SEO, blog post writing, social media retainers) if it's the right fit for both of us. 

My Qualifications

Throughout my career, I have worked in various roles in the marketing industry, including managing a team of copywriters at a full-service marketing agency and most recently, as the primary editor for the publications division of that agency.

I earned an MFA in Creative Writing, fiction emphasis, from Minnesota State University, Mankato. During that time, I edited and critiqued novels and short stories in workshop settings. Since then, I have worked independently with writers of all levels as well as small presses and publishers. I've critiqued, edited, and/or beta read manuscripts by MG, YA, NA, and adult authors at various stages in their careers.

In addition, I have more than twenty years' experience writing and editing business documents, including Human Resources policies and procedures, retail standard operating procedures manuals, employee handbooks, newsletters, marketing materials, and much more. I have extensive social media experience  as well as experience writing copy and SEO for websites.

My young adult novels, The Last Thing You Said, Cold Day in the Sun, and Bend in the Road were published by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Books. I am represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency. 

Please email sara@sarabiren.com for rates, policies and procedures, and to discuss the scope of your project.