Bring clarity and cleanliness to your writing.
We work with people who want to wildly improve
their short stories + creative writing skills.
WE LOVE SHORT STORIES
And they're an effective tool for teaching writers how to build realistic characters, lean into voice, and spot repetitious narrative mistakes.
WRITERS WE'VE WORKED WITH
Joyce Carol Oates
David James Poissant
Amy Grace Loyd
NICE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT WORKING
"Laura told me what four other editors didn’t."
"I am amazed at her attention to detail and meticulous editing of sentences to convey ideas in the best possible way, without changing my author voice."
"Went above and beyond to help me improve my short story. Her notes were encouraging, clear, and thoughtful. "
THE ROAD MAP:
WILDLY IMPROVE YOUR SHORT STORY
Questions about your behind-the-scenes thought process will have you thinking about your story in new ways.
2. AN IN-DEPTH EDITORIAL LETTER
This addresses the important parts of your story. Is the reader hooked to your narrator? Do you need more/less background information? Are characters credible and complex? Does the ending feel satisfying?
3- COMMENTS IN THE MARGIN OF YOUR STORY
Specific examples will help to guide your revisions. We'll mark areas where you can expand your story, highlight paragraphs that could be woven in elsewhere, point out where you are telling vs. showing, note clichéd phrases, and call out characters that are too simple.
Ready for your writing career?
Yes! A good short story can get you noticed by an agent, which can lead to a publisher, and then a book deal. We've seen it happen more than once!
On the Fence?
Still unsure which level of editing makes the most sense for you? Let's talk about what you're looking for.