www.editsbystacey.com

Edits By Stacey

ABOUT ME

I have always had an eye for detail, but spelling and grammar wasn't one of my priorities. Growing up, I had horrible handwriting and spelling skills; however when it was pointed out that I had these weaknesses, I took it as a challenge to improve.  I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in communications and English, and have been an educator for more than 16 years. I am a member of the Idaho Writers Guild, the Idaho Writers and Editors Association, and the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).  I have a natural talent for content, pacing, and character development and have developed a passion for grammar, writing, and especially reading. 

I have over a decade of experience editing academic papers, entrance essays and applications, fiction and non-fiction novels, and short stories.  I specialize in helping a story become a well developed adventure that will excite readers. 

I am huge fan of all creative individuals, and rather than wrap myself up in my own words, I choose to work with various artistic minds and help them develop their stories. With fortitude and compassion, I want to labor with writers who are zealous about their work and help them produce their magnus opus. My masterpiece is making a writer an author.


View My Online Portfolio at staceysmekofske.wordpress.com

Why Hire An Editor
All writers love their work; they are protective of every word, and yet they are often insecure at the same time.  Since most writers want readers to not only read their work but also want them to buy it, it is important that the writer has an advocate in the process.  It’s not beneficial for someone to just read the work and tell you it’s great; a writer needs an crusader to help them produce their best work.  An editor is an expert on your team that makes sure that your work is marketable and follows acceptable publishing standards.  In the world of independent publishing, it is more important than ever for talented indie-writers to take their art seriously and employ the services of a professional editor. If you are ready to invest in your time, energy, and passion, then you are ready to hire an editor.

SERVICES

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    Get feedback on your overall project. Flow, style, structure, character development, and pacing are analyzed in order to improve the substance of your manuscript. Price varies based on word count. Contact for a free quote.
    COMPREHENSIVE EDIT
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    Proofread includes grammar check, spelling check, and punctuation check. Price varies based on word count. Contact for a free quote.
    COPY EDIT
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    Coaching and consulting writers on the steps that they need to take to prepare their manuscript for the publishing process. Help with query letters and guiding you through the self publishing process. Initial 30 minute consultation is free.
    DEVELOPMENT & COACHING
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    Format your book beautifully and professionally for print or E-publishing. Many formats and options to choose from. Fast and affordable. Formats include: Kindle, Kobo, iBook, Nook, Print, Google Play, etc. - up to 100K words is $65 for all formats - 101K and up is $90
    BOOK FORMATTING
Whether you are a nauvice or a seasoned writer, I can help you work through your creative process and get you closer to your goals.


Projects less than $250 require payment to be made in full before beginning.  A deposit is required for larger projects. 
Payments arrangments can be made if needed for larger project.
Payment is accepted via PayPal or Square
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Testimonials

  1. Managing Director
    "I have at last, after ten years, found a really good editor. Not only is her technique the most professional, the most efficient, and the absolute easiest to work with, her constructive comments are always laced with positive encouragement. She is the only person I've used who delves so deeply into the minds of my characters, she makes ME think they're alive. Her insight and suggestions have taken my writing to a much higher level. It is what a good editor should do, and that is exactly what Stacey does. However, if you don't use her I'll be quite pleased, it will leave her more time to work on my books."
    Wes Rand - Author of the "Evil Stryker Series"
  2. Managing Director
    "Stacey is one of the most influential individuals that I've come across in my writing career, thus far. She is a spunky person that was willing to sit down and talk to me about plot points and character development in my short story as we worked through the arduous editing process. She made editing, which, in my opinion, is the worst step in the writing process, fun."
    Ame Williamson - Horror and Suspense Author
  3. Managing Director
    "I'm sure all authors believe everything they write is brilliant. It takes a talented editor such as Stacey Smekofske to tell the author when a story needs to be tightened up so the reader will not lose interest. I have found Stacey to be a valuable contribution to the novels I have written."
    Barry Solloway - Political Thriller Author
  4. Managing Director
    “The world of creating a book can be terrifying, in those times of empty looming darkness and the increasing feelings of overwhelming insecurities it is paramount to have a Teddy Bear to comfort you and make sense of the process. Stacey Smekofske has been that snuggily wuggily bear for me. EditsByStacey is more than a business; she is there for the artist whose romantic notions must intersect with technical structure to realize their dreams. She gets the job done by combining parts advisor, editor, analyst, consultant, therapist, and friend. Nobody does it better!”
    Tim Chizmar - Author, Publisher, & CoChair of HWA Las Vegas
Stacey's Spunky Side
Interested in Stacey's writings? You can request examples or check out her blog. 
Musings By Stacey