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Sarah Chauncey, Editor

Accepting new clients

Elevate your writing to give your manuscript the best chance possible. As a nonfiction editor and writing coach, I can help you figure out which story you're telling, find the most compelling structure, and teach you techniques to bring your story to life for the reader. 

What I do:

  • Developmental editing
  • Structural editing
  • Substantive (stylistic) editing
  • Book proposal coaching/editing
  • Manuscript evaluations (partial and full)
  • Nonfiction writing coaching
  • Book doctoring
  • Co-authoring

I'm not a copyeditor or proofreader, though I'm happy to sub-contract or connect you with editors who specialize in those services.

My approach is equal parts story and strategy, magic and logic, backed up by more than two decades of experience.  

Over the past 25 years, I've developed a storytelling toolkit that includes techniques from literary nonfiction, journalism, playwriting, long and short fiction, screenwriting for television and film, strategic brand storytelling and digital media. I've written for organizations from MTV Networks to NASA, and I've worked with manuscripts on topics from Buddhist psychiatry to the role of human networks in enterprise agility. Over the past few years, I've been a contributor to Jane Friedman's blog.

I invite you to visit sarahchauncey.com and, if what you see resonates, to book a free consultation.