I am Laura Handley, a freelance developmental editor and copyeditor specializing in literary fiction, fantasy, science fiction, romance (including erotica), memoir, and women's fiction.

I offer a variety of services to authors and publishers (detailed here), ranging from first-chapter reviews to full developmental edits to hourly coaching. I am currently available for both long- and short-term projects.

For a limited time, as I build my practice, I am willing to provide a free first-chapter review (including a revision letter and line edits in your manuscript) for any new client willing to serve as a reference to subsequent clients.

Contact me here or by email at editor(at)laurahandley(dot)com to reserve room for your manuscript on my schedule.

Whether your work is ready for editing or still incomplete, I invite you to explore my collection of writing resources. Your improvement and success as a writer is my top priority!