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Experienced Writing Coach & Professional Book Editor

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Writing Coach & Book Editor

Whether you are in the process of writing your book or are ready to have it reviewed by an editor, I can help. My editing/coaching style is unique because I love working with people! It is my goal to help you strengthen your voice, clarify your message, and share your story with the world.

Writing Coach and Book Editor in Colorado

Writing Coach

In the process of developing your book? Looking for a new perspective, fresh set of eyes, or better way to organize the content? I specialize in coaching new authors through the writing process. Whether you want feedback on a particular section, ideas for structuring your book, or just need to brainstorm ideas, I can help.

Developmental Editor

Are you ready to start at the top to strengthen the content, pace, structure, and overall flow of your manuscript? You may be ready for a developmental edit. As a developmental editor, I will work with you to develop a strong storyline that is both clear and compelling. We will work together to organize the content, develop strong characters (memoirs and fiction), create a pace that fits your message, and reach your targeted readers.

Developmental Editor, Book Editor, and Writing Coach
Line Editor, Book Editor, Writing Coach

Line Editor

Do you feel like the overall flow of your book is strong, but you need a more in-depth look at each sentence and how it supports the theme? A line edit may be just the ticket. In a line edit, I listen to your story `{`literally`}` to help you strengthen your voice. Together, we will work through each line of the text to make sure that it supports your point of view (POV), avoids contradictions (such as false simultaneity), and maintains a pace that keeps your reader engaged.

Copy Editor

Copy editing is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of ``editing.`` A copy edit involves reviewing the manuscript for structure, grammar, and spelling, and punctuation errors. This is an important step in ensuring that your manuscript is ready for publication.

Copy Editor, Book Editor, Editor, and Writing Coach in Durango, Colorado
Ghostwriter, Writing Coach, and Professional Book Editor


Perhaps you've outlined your story (on paper or in your head), and you realize that you would like to work with a ghostwriter or co-author. I would be honored to help you share your story or expertise with the world.

Contact Me

Building a strong working relationship is the key to successful coaching, editing, and writing. Let's explore your work to see if we may make a good writing team. Contact me to set up a complimentary 30-minute Zoom chat today.

Contact Laura Ritz for Professional Book Editing and Writing Coaching