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Randall Surles

Randy Surles is a Certified Story Grid Editor.  He served in the U. S. Army for over 20 years as a Ranger and Green Beret, then discovered the Story Grid and began his dream career as a writer and editor.  He became a Story Grid editor to level up his craft and help fellow authors,… Read more »

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Larry Pass

Larry started reading at the age of three and has been reading ever since. He has a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in mathematics and went on to graduate work at M.I.T. where his studies were funded by the National Science Foundation. He has worked as a computer programmer in New York’s financial sector and as… Read more »

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Melanie Naumann

Melanie is a developmental editor and action/thriller writer from Germany. She believes we can make the world a better place through the stories we tell and give guidance, hope, and comfort through them. She works with writers of all skill levels because everyone has a story to tell and it’s our duty and passion as… Read more »

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Danielle Kiowski

Danielle is a Story Grid Certified Editor from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a writer, working on a fantasy spy thriller. She’s also a data scientist and a scuba diving instructor. She specializes in helping fantasy authors bring their worlds to life. She particularly enjoys intriguing stories, delving deep into crime, thriller, and mysterious performance… Read more »

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Rebekah Olson

My name is Rebekah Olson. I’m from Salem, Oregon. I’m a writer (now editor/writer), wife of a former-active-duty-Marine, a mother of 3 daughters, a knitter, crocheter, pianist who dabbles in martial arts, and lives with an obsession for stories. My favorite genres are action, thriller, and war, guided by hero’s journey or virgin’s promise, and… Read more »

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Mark McGinn

Mark McGinn says, ‘It’s all about the reader/audience reaction. There would be no authors or editors without them. They know when a story/movie works or doesn’t work, and it’s not their job to tell us why. I’m here to help writers write stories that work, to show the difference between those that do and those… Read more »

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Julia Blair

Julia Blair knows firsthand the challenges of balancing writing, family, and an outside job. Her most creative fiction always seemed to flow when faced with grad school deadlines. While raising a family of daughters, horses, cats, and dogs, Julia worked as an archaeologist (mad skills at animal bone identification), and as a preservation archivist (often… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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