Editing Services

Cassandra Dunn has over 20 years of professional copyediting experience, an MFA in creative writing, and the experience of being a traditionally published author herself (with Touchstone/Simon & Schuster). She has been specializing in developmental edits/book doctor services for the past 10 years. She’s edited dozens of books across all genres: literary, women’s fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, young adult, middle-grade, children’s books, memoirs, and self-help. She is passionate about helping authors develop and polish their manuscripts for submission to agents or self-publishing, without compromising their voice or vision. She charges $70/hour, offering authors extensive feedback on plotting, character development, pacing, story arc, as well as a clean, copyedited manuscript. Please contact her with details of your project (a brief summary, total word count, and type of edit you’re seeking) for more information and availability.

Cassandra is a verified Reedsy editor and is featured on Kindlepreneur’s “List of the Best Book Editors.”


“The work you did is at ‘book doctor’ level- I’ve paid editors more who haven’t done half of what you’ve done. You were the best editor I’ve worked with.” Joan Gelfand

“Thank you for your clearly-stated and insightful editorial suggestions. They facilitated a quick and painless revision process….yes, truly possible, thanks to your gift for this.” Margit Liesche

A sampling of clients’ published books:

Catchers Keeper, Johannah Spero

Day One, Don Sedei

Serendipitous Rescue, Lowell Dunn

Our Forgotten Allies, Rhea Iris Rivers

A Heart’s Journey Home, Hal Price