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Magic Words: Book Editor for Fantasy Authors | Polished, publish-ready prose for authors of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror

Polished, publishable prose
for authors of fantasy,
sci-fi, and horror.


Hi! Hey! Hello!

I’m Shawna, and I walk side by side with you on your publishing journey, easing your manuscript over the editing potholes in the path so you can put your writing into the world with confidence.

With a little bit of magic and a lot of love, I wrestle those grammar goblins and spelling trolls out of your work, turning your stories into polished, publish-ready prose and you into the author you always dreamed of being.
Magic Words: Book Editor for Fantasy Authors | Shawna Hampton, Editor @ Magic Words Editing


Magic Words: Book Editor for Fantasy Authors | Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association Member
Magic Words: Book Editor for Fantasy Authors | Horror Writers Association Member
Magic Words: Book Editor for Fantasy Authors | ALLi Partner Member
Magic Words Editing, Member of Editorial Freelancers Association
Magic Words Editing, Member of ACES: The Society of Editing
Ready to unleash the magic in your words?

Book Editing for Fantasy Authors

Book Editing for Horror Authors

Book Editing for Sci-Fi Authors

Full Editing Journey

Full Editing

(manuscript assessment + line edit)
The Full Editing Journey is a quest of epic proportions through your story’s craft, writing style, and grammar/usage/mechanics, one I walk every step of the way with you. It combines the benefits of a Story Diagnostic (manuscript assessment), Style Tune-Up (line edit + copyedit) into one comprehensive, affordable service.

Style Tune-Up

Style Tune-Up

(line edit + copyedit)
A Style Tune-Up makes your words stand up and sing! It starts with a deep language revision (line edit) of your entire manuscript, editing line by line to fix anything that might take a critical reader out of your story. It ends with a final battle to smooth your manuscript’s grammar, spelling, and other mechanics (copyedit).

Story Diagnostic

Story Diagnostic

(manuscript assessment)
Wondering if your first draft, half draft, final draft, or anything in between is on track? A Story Diagnostic (manuscript assessment) will help you tone up your plot, characters, structure, and other craft elements so you can publish with confidence. It’s like a developmental edit—without the high cost.

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Magic Words: Book Editor for Fantasy Authors

Help Me Choose

Developmental, line, copy—not sure what kind of editing your story needs?
Take the quiz and find out!
Answer a few simple questions about your manuscript and what mile marker you’re on in your writing journey, and this not-so-scientific quiz will guide you to the next waypoint on the path.


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