About the Editor
I began my career as a professional editor in 2011, during which time I edited fiction and nonfiction titles for a traditional publishing house. Years later, I worked solely alongside bestselling thriller author Steven James (editing his titles Every Deadly Kiss and Every Wicked Man). In 2018, I expanded my reach into freelance editing, and now regularly coach authors on the craft of writing.
Whether you're trying to tackle your book's hook, craft more engaging dialogue, battle POV issues, or figure out why the tension seems to be draining from your manuscript, (or if you write nonfiction titles—I haven't forgotten about you!), I offer a range of services to help you pinpoint what your manuscript needs and how to improve it.
"Schwartz is one of the finest editors I’ve ever worked with. I wouldn’t submit a manuscript without having her look at it first."
- Steven James, national bestselling novelist
"I have learned more from this editing experience than I can put into words (certainly more than at any fiction writing workshop)."
— Carla Pickrel, author of Memorial Day
“I am speechless. I've worked with good editors before, but I have never seen anything like this. Amazing!”
— Ellis Lucas, His Heart United ministries, author of The Potter and the Clay and Wanted.
"I am blown away by your professionalism and editing skill. Your knowledge is incredible. Loved the revision."
— Joan Kopczynski, author of The Freedom Chaser
"I can't thank you enough for the obvious attention you gave to my novel. I believe I am going to learn more from you than from all the creative writing classes and writer's conferences I've ever been to combined."
— Michelle Ocasio, author of Traveler