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List of editors

Julia Blair

  Julia Blair believes that good writers are made, not born. As a Story Grid Editor, her mission is to help aspiring and established writers strengthen their commitment, improve their technical skills, and hone their storytelling expertise. Before turning full-time as a professional editor, she worked as a field archaeologist and brings a deep understanding… 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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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M. Talmage Moorehead, MD

I’m a speculative fiction writer who took Shawn’s editing course mainly to improve my writing, but also knowing that it would expand my ability to help other writers, something I had been striving to do on my WordPress blog since 2012. As detailed on my content editing site, www.storyscopemd.com, I’m always interested in co-authorship projects and making… Read more »

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