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Have you written a novel?

Do you need help to fine tune your story and maximize your book’s potential?

I can help. Next to writing books I love editing them, and with more than fifteen years in the profession, both as a bestselling author and as a developmental editor, I’ve got experience. I can provide a focus and guidance for the big picture, major elements like dialogue flow, story pacing and structure, overall character development, and plot continuity and logic. As an author myself I’m passionate about and protective of an author’s individual vision and voice. Please contact me with the details of your fiction project (a brief summary and total word count) for more information and availability.

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"Over the many years I’ve worked with her, Barbara Taylor Sissel’s unerring sense of story, her keen eye for detail, and her insightful and supportive editorial comments have proven a godsend in helping me prepare dozens of novels for submission. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
   —Colleen Thompson, author of The Off Season

"As a fan of her books, I'm in awe of Barbara's flawless story instincts. As a working writer, I value the generous spirit, laser-precise critique, and experienced hand she brings to developmental editing. I look forward to working with her again."
   —NYT bestselling author/ghostwriter Joni Rodgers

"Having Barbara Taylor Sissel edit your manuscript is like taking a master class in story structure at a bargain price. While still respecting my vision, she was able to help me see the flaws in my story and even offered appropriate solutions that improved the novel. Barbara's editing recommendations were professional, comprehensive and insightful. I highly recommend her services as an editor and I look forward to working with her again."
   —Karen McQuestion, bestselling author of The Moonlight Child