Self-Editing Resources - Magic Words Editorial Services
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I cannot imagine life without books any more than I can imagine life without breathing.
— Terry Brooks

Gifts for your writing journey.

Even if we might not end up traveling together on this editing quest (for now), I want you to have the knowledge and confidence you need. Here are multiple resources to help you on your self-editing adventure. And, remember, if you get stuck in a grammar bog or trapped in a comma cave by a giant spider, I’ll be happy to rescue you.

Samples & Downloads


Sample Story Diagnostic

A sample of the diagnostic letter from my Story Diagnostic (manuscript assessment) service.


Sample Style Sheet

A sample of the style sheet that accompanies my Style Tune-Up (line edit) and Nuts and Bolts (copyedit) services.


NaNoWriMo’s Over: Now What?

You’ve done NaNoWriMo—now what? This free ebook walks you through the next steps to take with your NaNo draft.

Recommended Reading

*Note: Click each book cover to go to a page where you can purchase. I’m a proud affiliate of, and I do receive a small commission from each sale. If you don’t see the list of books below, refresh your page, as new ones are added regularly.