Every author needs

  • an editor
  • a mentor
  • a cheerleader
  • a helping hand



Manuscript critique

Big picture story feedback focusing on plot, structure, characters, and setting.


Copy editing

Line-by-line editing for style, clarity, and flow.



A final pass to check for typos and formatting errors.


Sara gave excellent feedback on my book that will help both this story and fiction I write moving forward. She caught things with consistency and cutting back on overused phrases that were helpful and missed by others who helped polish this story. I enjoyed working with her and hope to do so again.

— Sarah Mäkelä
New York Times Bestselling Author

Fable Editing

Sara is wonderful. I rely on her feedback as a critical stage in my publishing process, and really trust her advice and recommendations to make my fantasy fiction series the best it can be. She's thorough, detailed, skilled in the craft of writing, fun to work with, and meets deadlines. I recommend her for any author looking for manuscript critique or a professional editor. Thank you Sara! ☺️

— Annah Wyatt
YA Author

Fable Editing

Editorial Services

Are you looking for a professional editor to help elevate your manuscript before publication? Fable Editing offers high quality editorial services at affordable rates. Choose from different types of editing depending on your goals and writing stage. You will receive expert feedback, tailored advice, and fast turnaround. Don't settle for "good enough." Book a free sample edit today.

Fable Editing

Manuscript Critique

Looking for big picture feedback to solidify a direction for revising your draft? My manuscript critique service will provide you with expert guidance to take your story to the next level.I will thoroughly read your full manuscript and provide:

  • Inline commentary throughout the document highlighting areas for improvement.

  • A multi-page report grading your manuscript on characters, genre, setting, style, and plot.

  • Tailored action steps to address the specific challenges in your manuscript.

From $14.99 per 1,000 words

Copy Editing

Ready to polish your manuscript? My copy editing service will fix grammar and spelling errors, tidy up your prose, and elevate your writing style.I will do a line-by-line edit of your manuscript looking for:

  • Spelling and grammar mistakes

  • Style inconsistencies and areas for tightened prose

  • Repeated words or cliché phrases to replace

  • Passive voice sentences to change for clarity

  • Any continuity errors in characters, facts, or timeline

From $9.99 per 1,000 words


Before you publish, make sure your book is flawless with one final pass.I will proofread your full book or story, catching any last spelling, grammar, punctuation, or formatting errors including:

  • Typos

  • Doubled words

  • Missing words

  • Incorrect punctuation

  • Inconsistent capitalisation

  • Inconsistent quotation marks

From $6.99 per 1,000 words

Book a Sample Edit

Claim your FREE sample edit (up to 2,000 words). Enter your name/pen name and email below, and I'll be in touch with instructions.

About Sara

Hi, I'm Sara. I'm a native English speaker with a lifelong passion for the written word. As a published author myself, I understand the challenges of crafting a compelling story and turning a manuscript into a polished, publication-ready book.After graduating university with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies, I gained valuable on-the-job experience working for a small online bookseller and publishing company in my home country of New Zealand.Now, as a freelance editor, I bring a professional yet personal touch to helping authors refine and perfect their manuscripts. My experience, education, and natural love of language give me the skills to enhance any novel.I'm happy to work with documents in several formats, including Word, Google Docs, Scrivener, and Pages. My aim is to collaborate with you to take your writing to the next level before publication. I look forward to shaping and honing your story.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use an editor?

An editor acts as your partner, refining your prose, strengthening your story, and ensuring your work shines. They catch typos and grammatical errors, but their expertise goes far beyond that. They'll identify inconsistencies, suggest plot improvements, and elevate your voice, making your book the best it can be. By hiring an editor, you are investing in the quality and success of your writing.

What genres do you specialise in?

My preferred genres to work with are romance, women's fiction, mystery, young adult, and new adult, but I accept most genres.

What is your turnaround time?

Once I have started working on your manuscript, the turnaround time is approximately 1 week per 30,000 words.

Do you offer rush editing services?

Yes. Rush service will move you up the editing queue and aim to complete your edit in half the normal time. A rush service fee of +50% will apply.

Do you offer a sample edit?

Yes. I will happily provide a free edit for up to 2,000 words of your manuscript. Book your sample edit here.

What format should I provide my manuscript to you in?

You may submit your manuscript as a Word, Google, or Pages document.

Do you edit in US or UK English?

I am happy to work in most types of English including US, UK, AU, and NZ.

What currency are the prices quoted in?

The prices quoted on this website are in USD, but I can offer you a tailored quote in your preferred currency.

What are your payment terms?

The minimum spend for any project is $100 (USD). Payment is 50% upfront and 50% upon completion.

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