Story Grid Editing Services

Don’t waste your words. Learn about Story Grid and how we can help.

Maybe you’ve read Story Grid or listened to the podcast and you have realized you’d like some help with your writing.

This is what the Story Grid Editing Services are for. You will be paired up with one of our nineteen Story Grid Certified Editors to help you level up your writing.

We have three options:

Do you have a manuscript?

Have you finished a story (or half of one) and want help evaluating your manuscript with the Story Grid Methodology and tool set?

Our Certified Editors have been specifically trained to do this with you.

Need help finishing a first draft?

Are you stuck on your novel and not sure what to do next? Do you need help finishing a working first draft of a memoir or another nonfiction story?

A Story Grid Certified Editor will help you get “unstuck” and finish your novel or nonfiction manuscript in the next six months.

Not sure where to start?

Do you know you need some help but are just not sure where to start? We’ve all been there.

We can schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our editors to get you started.
Lori Puma
Lori Puma is a Story Grid Certified editor who helps novelists and memoirists write books that keep readers turning pages. She started her writing career publishing a scientific paper that also doubles as a sleeping aid. Since then, she’s worked as a marketer and data storyteller. Her work has been published in places such as the Washington... Read more »
Julie Blair
A field archaeologist and preservation archivist for over twenty years, Julie Blair has edited academic journals and professional society newsletters. She taught composition to first-year university students, emphasizing that structure enhances creativity. She cut her editorial teeth as a copy editor for a small-town newspaper. She reads and writes fantasy and science fiction novels with... Read more »
Savannah Gilbo
Savannah Gilbo is a writer and developmental editor based in Southern California. Her mission is to help writers sharpen their skills, strengthen their craft and write better stories. Being a writer herself, Savannah understands the struggles and fears writers face when trying to turn their book dreams into realities. Through coaching and developmental editing, she... Read more »
Courtney Harrell
Courtney is a novelist, screenwriter, and certified Story Grid editor. When she’s not working at her San Francisco studio, she’s traveling the world in search of the coziest writing spots with reliable wifi. A 20-year-veteran of the film industry, Courtney has worked on hundreds of projects, including major motion pictures, commercials, documentaries, and music videos.... Read more »
Valerie Francis
Valerie Francis is a Certified Story Grid Editor and best-selling author of both women’s and children’s fiction. As a writer, she understands what it feels like to struggle with a manuscript that doesn’t work and has spent many late nights rewriting drafts in frustration. That all changed in January 2015, when she discovered The Story... Read more »
Shelley Sperry
Shelley Sperry is an editor, writer, and researcher based in Alexandria, Virginia. She used to work at National Geographic, so she thinks every book is better if it has a cool map—or a compelling landscape—or a lot of penguins. As an editor, Shelley likes digging into just about any genre, but historical fiction and narrative... Read more »
Anne Hawley
Anne Hawley is a third-generation native Oregonian, a graduate of Portland State University, and a big fan of Regency England. When she’s not editing stories, she’s writing them, reading them, researching them, or podcasting about them. She specializes in helping writers discover the heart of the story they’re trying to tell so that they can... Read more »
M. Talmage Moorehead, MD
Talmage is a pathologist who left work one Friday evening and never went back. As a Story Grid editor with an unusual background in science, he is looking for open-minded, warm-hearted writers interested in producing works related to Intelligent Design, a field of science that is currently struggling against censorship from the mainstream. If your... Read more »
Rebecca Monterusso
Rebecca Monterusso describes herself as an analytical-creative and a renaissance soul. She has been to seven different countries, earned degrees in biochemistry and Spanish, and has held jobs in multiple industries, all of which has helped her become an effective communicator and passionate learner. She enjoys reading books from all sections of the bookstore and... Read more »
Rachelle Stewart Ramirez
Rachelle Ramirez thrives on helping writers develop their stories and believes stories are our most important catalyst for change. She was honored in editing the award winning fiction of some amazing authors but her most rewarding work has been with new writers, helping them realize the stories that matter deeply to them. Rachelle received an... Read more »
Alice Sudlow
Alice Sudlow is a developmental editor and story nerd living in Atlanta, Georgia. She got her editorial start as a Writing Center Consultant at Elon University, helping students of all disciplines craft excellent writing pieces. She believes that humans communicate through story, and the ones we choose to tell have the power to change the... Read more »
Maya Rushing Walker
Maya Rushing Walker is a novelist who writes from her 1700s farmhouse in northern New England. Originally from Honolulu, she speaks good Japanese and mediocre Arabic, and has lived and worked in places as far-flung as Cairo and Ramallah. She studied international economics at Georgetown and worked briefly on Wall Street before realizing the error... Read more »
Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas strives to be a Story Authority for authors, editors, and readers. A lover of language, Sophie has studied Latin, Hebrew, and Greek, and has a BA in French from Virginia Tech. As a kid, she woke up early on Saturday mornings to play “Mad Gabs” on the radio and forced her siblings and... Read more »
Jarie Bolander
Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature. He has over 20 years of experience bring innovative products to market, which gives him a unique perspective on the power of storytelling in business. His editing approach is to be data driven and to understand how we can help the author bring... Read more »
J. Thorn
J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). He has published over one million words and has sold more than 170,000 books worldwide. In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen... Read more »
Jay Peters
Jay’s goal is to help you write the story you’ve always wanted to write. He’s happy to read anything you want to share with him. He’s also happy to coach you on your writing and writing habits — he loves working with people to develop their creativity, ideas, and work ethic. Learn more about how... Read more »
Kimberly Kessler
Kimberly Kessler didn’t finish college. When she was twenty-years-old, she landed an entry-level job at a local credit union which served as her on-the-job education. But after climbing the corporate ladder for ten years, she realized time is truly our most precious commodity and needed to spend hers differently. In October 2014, she quit her... Read more »
Helena Bouchez
Helena’s mission is to help more good people bring more good books into the world—books that open doors and minds and change lives for the better. She works primarily with people who have a book in them but no time to sit down and write, and specializes in helping business leaders translate their “big ideas”... Read more »
Leslie Watts
Leslie Watts is a certified Story Grid editor, writer, and podcaster. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember: from her sixth-grade magazine about cats to writing practice while drafting opinions for an appellate court judge. When the dust settled after her children were born, she launched to help writers unearth the... Read more »