Great ideas are a dime a dozen these days because anyone with a keyboard can write and publish a book. Fortunately for professional writers, great execution is still at a premium. A book that makes people feel, think, and care will stand out. I’m talking about a book worth discussing with others, a book you can’t help but recommend to your friends, a book you will remember years after you’ve put it down.

I can’t promise to make your story a bestseller, but I can help you turn it into the best, bravest, and most polished version of itself. So it can become that book for someone.

What people said about working with me

Joe Prosit,

Helped me take stories from rough first drafts to professionally published pieces

Sebastian not only provides detailed feedback addressing technical issues such as grammar, typos, and formatting, but also insight on characters, plot, and themes. His critiques and reviews have helped me take stories from rough first drafts to professionally published pieces of entertainment. His developmental editing skills have been invaluable!

Joe Prosit, Sci-Fi Author, Brainerd, MN
Aura Clift,

The commitment and quality-editing demonstrated by Sebastian surpassed my expectations

The commitment and quality-editing demonstrated by Sebastian surpassed my expectations. Besides providing me with style, conflict, storytelling and characterization feedback he reworded the occasional passage to enhance tension and clarity. His edits are always accompanied with side notes explaining his choice. Sebastian took the time to highlight the strengths in my story balancing constructive and positive feedback in an empowering manner. Last but not least, he shared his own thoughts adding that personal touch that is so valuable when laying the groundwork for a comfortable and open exchange. I will definitely use his services in the future and recommend him to other authors.

Aura Clift, Bilingual Writer, Canada
Ron Toland,

Enormous improvements in my writing

Sebastian’s feedback has lead to enormous improvements in my writing. His comments are always specific, clear, and motivated by a desire to help make the story the best it can be. And he doesn’t pull his punches; if something doesn’t work, he says so, but he also cheers when everything lines up and the writing hits home.

Ron Toland, Writer, San Diego, CA
Lana Reeds,

I’m a better writer for this experience

Sebastian’s review of my work was my first experience with an editor. At first, I was afraid to open his feedback email and read all his comments about my writing, but there was nothing to fear. All his comments were on point and he managed to both emphasize my weak and strong suits.  Now I know exactly which mistakes I need to look for in my writing and what areas I need to improve upon. I’m a better writer for this experience, which I can hope to repeat soon.

Lana Reeds, Novelist, Portugal
Erynn Lehtonen,

I can’t imagine working with any other editor on my books

Sebastian has given me some of the best, most in-depth feedback and edits I’ve ever received on a manuscript. I like to think I know a thing or two about writing, editing, and story structure, but Sebastian has pushed me to become a better writer by showing me techniques and perspectives I didn’t know about. He points out all the small details I missed, tells me the things I don’t want to hear, and fills in the gaps of expertise and knowledge that I lack myself. Perhaps the most amazing part about working with Sebastian so far is that he always, always, always delivers more value than he says he will. I can’t imagine working with any other editor on my books.

Erynn Lehtonen, Creative Writing Undergraduate, Canada
Anastasia King,

I appreciated Sebastian’s sincere interest in my growth as a writer

Sebastian knows his craft. As a pre-published, independent author I’ve never worked with an editor before. Thanks to Sebastian, my first experience collaborating with an editor was constructive, smooth, and genuinely enjoyable. He took his time with my manuscript, delving into my story with as much care as I’d hoped he would. He delivered feedback that instantly improved my style and story-telling. I especially appreciated Sebastian’s sincere interest in my growth as a writer and his insight has equipped me for exactly that.

Anastasia King, Independent author, NY
Theresa Jo,

A good, clear mix of compliments and criticism

I’ve never had any professional feedback on any of my writing before, and I’ll admit to being a little nervous when I first sent my chapters in. However, this was a really great experience. All of Sebastian’s comments were a good clear mix of compliments and criticism, and I could tell that each one was thoughtfully made. I was able to take his suggestions and apply them not only to my submitted chapters but to other things I’ve written as well. My skills have been improved by this experience, and I’m looking forward to working with him again!

Theresa Jo, Writer, Grad Student

How much does it cost?

Free Sample Critique
Free
500-1000 words
Demo of my editing service so you can see if it's worth it
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Reader's Impressions
Style & Pacing Edits
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Manuscript Evaluation
$12.90
per 1000 words
In-depth review of your story, answers to your questions
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Reader's Impression
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Substantive/Line Editing
$24.90
per 1000 words
Detailed line-by-line suggestions, help with revisions
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Reader's Impressions
Style & Pacing Edits
Clear & Detailed Suggestions for Rewrites
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Developmental Editing
$44.90
per 1000 words
Close collaboration with the author until the book is finished
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Reader's Impressions
Style & Pacing Edits
Clear & Detailed Suggestions for Rewrites
Guidance Through the Revisions
Second Full Review
Story Ready for Sending to Agents
Bonus: Query Letter Help
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