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Editing Services

Writing a book can feel like a whirlwind. The journey to the finish line is an ever-changing and fulfilling process. Yet, so much of the work is done alone and that can make writing seem so much harder.

That's where I come in.

No matter where you are on the path to publication, support is invaluable. I want to support my fellow storytellers as we reach for our dreams together.

Copy Editing

You've finished your book! You're comfortable with your plot, revisions are done, and you're ready for the next step.


Here I will correct your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage. I will check for inconsistencies in style, tone, and more.


This service includes a style sheet, a marked-up manuscript, and a short letter explaining additional feedback and suggestions.



You've done everything you can to the best of your ability and now you need a fresh pair of trusted eyes to double check your work before you hit publish or start sending your draft to agents.

Here, I will check for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. I will also note formatting inconsistencies for self-publishing authors.

This service includes a marked-up copy of your manuscript and a short letter explaining any additional feedback.


Beta Reading

You wrote a book! Amazing! You may have made a few edits but, you're not really sure how readers will respond to your story.

Here, I will give you honest and thoughtful feedback. I will respectfully point out any plot inconsistencies, confusing word usage, and much more.

This service includes in-margin comments and suggestions, and an in-depth letter explaining all my favorite parts and what I think might need a little more love.



"Critiques on work are always hard to receive, but Davona has a warm, and often hilarious way of not just pointing out the parts of a manuscript that need work, but also pointing out the parts that sing, or made her laugh, it makes going through the edit notes fun! She has a keen eye that picks up all the little slippery bits my own eyes miss no matter how many times I look over my own work and she also picked up a critical glitch that wasn't showing up on my end."

Melanie Schubert, Co-host of writing podcast Of The Publishing Persuasion

"Davona edited my pages with a fine-tooth comb, carefully spotting and calling out every tense change and missed typo with an eagle eye. She provided helpful suggestions for alternative phrases and her style sheet was so on point, I know I will be referencing it constantly throughout the duration of my editing/revisions. If you need a firm, steady guiding hand, someone who will see the potential in your draft no matter what stage it is in, Davona is the person to go to, 100%!"

Riley Holt, Writing With The Soul Alumna


I am offering Writing With The Soul Alumni 15% off of all services

I am offering BIPOC writers 20% off of all services

Please Note: Only ONE discount may be applied per client.


I enjoy a wide variety of genres in Middle School, Young Adult, & Adult.

I am not a good fit for non-fiction, picture books, chapter books, or Christian literature.

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