Everyone tells stories. But only a few tell them well.

I work with writers to bring out that one brilliant idea at the core of their work and help them turn their stories into something polished, ready to be published.

From general advice on the craft, through detailed line-by-line feedback, to advanced developmental editing I can guide you through the editing process and make your work shine.

I’m still working on my professional editing accreditation, that’s why I offer lower-than-usual rates, and why I’m happy to work on a sample first and let you be the judge of what I’m offering.

Free Sample Critique
Free
< 500 words
Demo of the line-editing service
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Inline Reader's Impressions
Style & Pacing Edits
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Full Manuscript Critique
$9
rate per 1000 words
In-depth review of your story
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Inline Reader's Impressions
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Substantive/Line Editing
$19
rate per 1000 words
Detailled line-by-line edits
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Inline Reader's Impressions
Style & Pacing Edits
Dialogue Review
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Developmental Editing
$39
rate per 1000 words
Close collaboration with the author
Story Hook Evaluation
Character Motivations
Conflict & Stakes
Writing Style Feedback
Story Arc Progression
Inline Reader's Impressions
Style & Pacing Edits
Dialogue Review
Consultation During Editing
Second Full Review after Rewrites
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What people say about Sebastian

 “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

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-02-20T23:03:50+00:00

Lana Reeds,

Novelist, Portugal

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.
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

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-02-20T23:04:53+00:00

Ron Toland,

Writer, San Diego, CA

Ron Toland
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.
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

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-02-20T22:55:42+00:00

Joe Prosit

Sci-Fi Author, Brainerd, MN

Joe Prosit
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!

“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

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-03-04T09:54:28+00:00

Theresa Jo,

Writer, Grad Student

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!
Kirsten

“Level-headed and insightful”

Sebastian has a keen sense as a developmental editor. His suggestions are level-headed and insightful. If you’re stuck on where to go next in your story, Sebastian will give you the advice you will need to go forward and bring your stories to the next level.

Kirsten Schuder,

Author and Copy Editor, Virginia

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-02-20T22:56:29+00:00

Kirsten Schuder,

Author and Copy Editor, Virginia

Kirsten
Sebastian has a keen sense as a developmental editor. His suggestions are level-headed and insightful. If you’re stuck on where to go next in your story, Sebastian will give you the advice you will need to go forward and bring your stories to the next level.
Anastazia 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

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-02-20T22:56:59+00:00

Anastasia King,

Independent author, NY

Anastazia King
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.
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

Review of Sebastian's editing services
2019-06-22T20:25:57+00:00

Aura Clift,
Bilingual Writer, Canada

Aura Clift
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.