Editing Services

Author, Developmental Editor, Ghostwriter, Consultant


Em holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her focus was on Creative Writing and Humanities.

She has over ten years of Indie Publishing experience. One of her recent projects, The AM Show, by T.B. Markinson and Miranda MacLeod, won a Goldie in 2022. With experience in a variety of genres, she specializes in LGBTQA+, romance, thriller, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. When she’s not working, she spends too much time on TikTok.

Email inquiries to emstevenswrites@gmail.com, including which service you’re interest in.


“Em gave me fantastic developmental feedback and helped me think about my story in a fresh way – she’s got a great mind for story structure and was invaluable to bounce ideas back and forth.”
Cara Malone

It’s a joy to work with Em. She is amazing and easy going. She was able to find the weak points in my story but also in my writing and explain how to improve both. I know the novel is worlds better for having gone through this edit, and I can’t wait to work with her again.
Adrian J. Smith

“It’s tough to determine if I’m writing good, bad, or if the writing needs some small edits to make it speak louder. Em gave me an overall impression on my novel which helped me with the story arc. Em also recommended different dialogue to give characters more personality, and suggested places to add internal emotions of the protagonist. She’s very easy to work with and I felt she really wanted to help. I’ll definitely work with Em again.”
Kevin Davis

“Em was instrumental in the taming of my feral romance manuscript. She helped me suss out the key plot lines and toss the junk. Now, my story hits the proper beats and provides a satisfying read.”
-Kallyn Jones


Brainstorming, Plotting/Outline, Character Development, etc. If you have an area of a future project you’d like feedback on, this is a good option. Takes place over Zoom or messenger.

Beta Read
I’ll read your novel and write up a 1-2 page summary of things that worked and areas that need improvement in regards to plot/plot holes, character arcs, pacing, etc. A good choice for writers well established in their craft.
$75/ up to 40,000 words
$100/up to 80,000 words
$125/up to 100,000 words
Longer, contact for pricing.

Substantive/Developmental Edit
-The most detailed option. I’ll go through your manuscript with intense focus on emotional and action nuance, pacing, character arcs and impact, readability, marketability, plot holes, and more. This includes page by page notes as well as a final write up/summation. It also includes a Zoom or messenger hour to discuss the recommendations.

Get in touch

Send Inquiries to emstevenswrites@gmail.com. Include which service you’re interested in.