Hi, I’m Savannah.

As a developmental editor and book coach, I help fiction authors finish their drafts and write stories that work. 

What makes me qualified to help you write your book?

I’m a Certified Story Grid Editor which means I was personally trained by Shawn Coyne, an editor with 25+ years experience in the "big 5" publishing houses.

AND I'm a Certified Author Accelerator Book Coach which means I was personally trained by Jennie Nash, founder of Author Accelerator and book coach extraordinaire. 

In a nutshell, that means I had to take MULTIPLE different tests to prove that I know:

  • how stories work and what it takes to write a book that readers will love.
  • how to give feedback in a clear, constructive, and compassionate way.
  • how to help writers improve their work — whether they're just starting out or finishing a draft.

I believe every story deserves to be told — and I would be honored to help you tell yours. ❤️

How can I help you finish your book?

1:1 Book Coaching

I want someone to keep me on track and give me ongoing feedback, guidance, and support while I finish my draft.

Editing Services

I want someone to read what I’ve written so far and give me feedback, guidance, and suggestions on what to do next.

Writing Courses

I want to take an online course where I can learn at my own pace. I need a step-by-step system to help me write a book.

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Fun Facts

1. As an avid fantasy reader, I’ve been on a lot of adventures! I’ve studied in the Ravenclaw common room at Hogwarts, ridden on the back of a Luck Dragon in Fantasia, eaten Horneater stew with Bridge 4 (and saw a spren for the first time), listened to music at the Eolian, spent time in the Shire, traveled north of the Wall with my brothers in black, been captured by Mordsith, fought off giant R.O.U.Ses in the Fire Swamp, trained in Tar Valon, and more…

2. I’m a Libra sun, Cancer moon, and Virgo rising. I'm also an INFJ (Myers-Briggs), and type 4 (the Individualist) on the Enneagram.

3. I’m a spiritual adventurer, and I let my intuition lead the way—always.

4. I LOVE animals. My Shiba-Inu, Coco, is my furry soulmate and best friend.

5. I'm a big coffee and tea drinker. My favorite coffee comes from Verve Coffee Roasters. My favorite non-caffeinated tea is Aveda’s Comforting Tea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any time! If you’re just starting out, a developmental editor or book coach can help you figure out the foundational elements of your story that will set you up for success. If you’re stuck in the middle of a project, a developmental editor or book coach can help you get to “the end.” If you have a finished draft, a developmental editor or book coach can tell you what’s working in your story, what’s not working, and why. Seriously, there's no wrong time to work with a developmental editor or book coach. If you're not sure what kind of help you need, book a FREE 30-minute call with me to discuss your story, your writing goals, and how I can help!

The Story Grid is an editing method created by Shawn Coyne during his 25+ years of editing manuscripts in the "Big 5" publishing housesIt’s a way to evaluate the structure of a story, identify the strengths and weaknesses, and give the writer the next steps to make their story better.

Being a Certified Story Grid Editor means that I was personally trained by Shawn Coyne in this method (a method he still uses with his A-list clients today!). That also means I had to take multiple different tests to prove that I know:
  • how stories work and what it takes to write a book that satisfies readers. 

  • how to give feedback in a constructive and compassionate way.

  • how to help writers improve their work–whether they have an idea, partial draft, or finished draft. 

To learn more about The Story Grid method, visit Shawn Coyne's website here.

Author Accelerator provides affordable and effective 1:1 coaching and editorial services. Their coaches help writers at any stage of the writing process, whether it’s beginning a draft,
getting to “the end,” revising a complete manuscript, or preparing to publish. Their
Certification Program equips book coaches to do that work with the expertise and integrity
they are known for.

Being a Certified Author Accelerator Book Coach means that I was personally trained by Jennie Nash in her book coaching method (a method she still uses with her A-list clients today!). That also means I had to take multiple different tests to prove that I know:
  • how stories work and what it takes to write a book that satisfies readers. 

  • how to give feedback in a constructive and compassionate way.

  • how to help writers improve their work–whether they have an idea, partial draft, or finished draft. 

To learn more about Author Accelerator, you can visit their site here.

Yes, I only work with fiction writers. My favorite genres to work in are fantasy, science fiction, romance, thrillers, horror, action, and mysteriesI love working on stories for both adult and young adult audiences but will sometimes take on middle grade projects as wellIf you are looking for a non-fiction editor, feel free to send me an email and I'll happily send some suggestions your way!

Yes! I do edit short stories, outline, synopses, and query letters. If you're interested in getting a second set of eyes on your short story, outline, synopsis, or query letter please contact me via email.

While I love helping writers and other editors refine and improve their skills, I’m currently unable to answer every email with a thoughtful response. If you would like in-depth feedback, be sure to check out my editing services or my book coaching packages!

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