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Learn the Steps to Writing a Book!

Writing a SF/Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense, or Memoir? You've come to the right place! Get exactly what you need to become an author, from starting, developing or finishing your book!

You deserve actionable tips and resources that don't waste your time or detour your efforts. I provide an editorial service to fit YOUR specific needs. Whether you want a basic primer to get you going; an indepth program to help you finish and polish your complete or near complete book; or a personal writing coach, you'll find it here.

Why consider a fiction editing service? Why should you hire a writing coach? What do book editors do? What will you gain if you consider professional fiction editing? Let me help you avoid the biggest mistake writers make. The fact is that 90% of book writers never edit their book even once! The result? A book manuscript that may please the writer but which will FALL SHORT OF THE MARKET'S NEEDS!

Freelance Book Editor

As a professional freelance book editor (click here to see my background) I can help you grow as a writer and fit today's demanding fiction market. Yet the freshness and uniqueness of your voice should NEVER be compromised. My fiction editorial service will provide you with professional plotting, characterization and technique standards geared to suit the expectations and needs of the publishing world. I also can be your writing coach as you develop skills as an author. In the process, I will protect your writer's voice and respect your ideas yet give your manuscript the professional edge it needs.

I specialize in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and YA and older children's books. (I do NOT edit horror, straight romance, or books with graphic violence or sexual content. The only books written for younger children I am now accepting are from previous clients.) Whether your book is only in the idea stage or fully written, e-mail me, so we can discuss your plans. Thanks for visiting! -- Sandra E. Haven, Fiction Editor

Editing Fees:

Clear and Upfront:
2 cents per manuscript word.
(I hate hunting on any web site to determine a fee, don't you?) When I edit your manuscript or offer advice, my suggestions will ALWAYS be clear and upfront. For details, click here.

NOTE: An Initial Evaluation is charged at my normal fee rate because it is not a "sales pitch" letter, but a real and specific and detailed edit.

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Publishing Success:

Click here to see just a few of the recent success stories of my writing clients.

A new Berkley Prime Crime mystery series by one of my clients, Susan Furlong, starting with Peaches and Scream (A Georgia Peach Mystery) :

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"Sandra has helped edit several of my mysteries. Her suggestions and content edits have helped me enhance character tension, catch plot holes, tighten pace, and significantly improve my stories. I value her insight and highly recommend her services."
-- Susan Furlong, published mystery author with Martin Sisters Publishing and Berkley Prime Crime. Read more about Susan's successes.

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"Write As We Go" Coaching Program

Have a work-in-progress? You can send me a few chapters at a time, so you can consider my suggestions as you write the following chapters. We work together as the story grows, letting you pick your own pace and pay as you go! Click here to find out more on this special program. Or click here to go directly to all editing fees info and details.

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How to Write a Suspense Story

       Writing the suspense novel is exciting--and challenging. I've helped other writers achieve their writing goals in this genre. Click here for what you need to know about how to write a mystery or suspense novel that keeps readers on the edge of their chairs.

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

       Create a story of speculative fiction that publishers will want! I have tips and ideas that you need to know for your SF or fantasy story. Click here to find out more.
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How to Write Children's Stories

       Writing stories for children is inspiring--but the competition is tough! Get an edge on the competition while you learn to touch the hearts and minds of today's young readers. Click here for what you need to know about writing for children.

Writing Memoirs and Autobiographies

       Express yourself--share your life experiences. Find out how to write a memoir or autobiography as a lasting legacy of your life or of your family's generational saga. Click here for what you need to know.
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