Book AwardFeedback from Adrienne N. Deeb on working with a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor

“I just received my story edits from the one and only, Lucy Cooke 🙌.
Wow, saying they’re spectacular is an understatement.
If any of you are on the fence about working with a Fictionary Story Coach Editor, JUST DO IT!
The insight and actionable advice I’ve received are invaluable.
I’m super excited to get to work on the rapid action plan Lucy has provided and turn my manuscript into a masterpiece.
Wish me luck! ✨”  

(Adrienne went on to win the Book of the Year Award for her novel, The Untouchable Gift)





Introducing our Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editors.

Finding the right editor is a bit like dating. Have a look through the profiles below and find someone who specialises in the kind of writing you do.

Then, reach out to them. All of our editors will offer a sample edit so you can make sure that the fit is right.

Raquel Brown

Excellent edits lead to enchanting books! I’m excited to support your writing journey as a UChicago-trained fiction editor and story craft coach. Throughout my career, I’ve partnered with authors and publishers of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, and Horror. I’ll help you elevate your unique voice and achieve your publishing goals with thoughtful, detailed, and enthusiastic Fictionary StoryCoach edits.

Let’s get started—reach out today at Can’t wait to hear from you!

Celeste Keckley

Every writer has a message, and their story is the messenger. This message is the sum of a writer’s thoughts, ideas and experiences crystalized into one theme. And this theme, when delivered proficiently, can alter the reader’s view of the world.

As a writer, you are powerful and you wield this power through the written word. But to wield this power, you must speak the reader’s language. My job is to assist you in ensuring your story speaks this language. I will use the Fictionary process to provide comprehensive, straightforward, actionable suggestions that showcase the beauty of your voice, so your message is crisp to the reader’s ear.

You can contact me in the Fictionary community. I look forward to serving you!

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach EditorPolly Watt

A former refugee lawyer in the UK, Polly Watt honed her skills working on cases where careful editing often really was a matter of life and death.

As a Fictionary StoryCoach Editor, she will apply the same care and attention to detail to your structural story edit.  She’s passionate about stories and loves working on all different types of literary genres.

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor

Lisa Taylor

Stories are powerful. Through my experience as an educator and librarian, I’ve explored how stories work and supported writers in finding their voices and honing their craft.

As a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor, I offer a thorough, objective structural story edit that honours your voice, recognises and celebrates your skill, and offers clear, actionable ideas on ways to make your story shine even more. You can reach me through the Fictionary Online Community.

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Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor

Heather Wood

By combining my experience of teaching writing at the secondary level with a Fictionary StoryCoach Edit, I will help you strengthen your story while honoring the care and effort you have dedicated to your art.

Pamela Hines

Pamela is a certified Story Grid editor, developmental editor, copyeditor, and book coach. She will combine her Story Grid knowledge with technology and use Fictionary StoryCoach software to provide you with an exceptional story edit.

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Fictionary Certified StoryCoach EditorAli Bumbarger

I am passionate about helping writers build their stories to their fullest potential. As a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach editor, I am here to encourage and support you while providing an objective, structural edit on your manuscript. I will honor your vision and artistry, while offering actionable advice to help you strengthen your unique story and create a novel readers love. Find through the Fictionary community or at [email protected].

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach EditorAdrienne Deeb

As a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor, I will delve deep into your story. Together, we will brainstorm, tweak, and perfect your manuscript, using Fictionary’s thirty-eight elements for structure. This is your story, and I’d be honored to help you make it shine. Find me in the Fictionary community.

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach EditorCasper Pieters

PhD Dip Ed

Being a writer made me a better story editor, which made me a better writer.
Hand me your speculative fiction and I’ll apply that special knowledge for you.

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach EditorJames Gallagher

As a Fictionary-Certified StoryCoach Editor, I am eager to help you tell your story. I have a special fondness for horror, romance, and genre fiction, and I’m both a developmental editor and a copy editor.

More about me can be found at

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Kristin McTiernan

If you want to blow your editing clients away with a thorough and in-depth story critique, definitely get your certification and start using this amazing program!

Contact at: The Nonsense-Free Editor


Ryan Rivers Editor

Ryan Rivers

Ryan is a developmental editor, specializing in mystery and crime fiction. He’s also the author of the Bucket List Mysteries, a comedic cozy series featuring ICU nurse Sho Tanaka and former tween TV detective Levi Blue.

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Sherry LeClerc Fictionary

Sherry Leclerc

An experienced author, editor, and educator, Sherry Leclerc has been teaching English and French to primary through to adult students since 2000. She became a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach in 2021

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Fictionary Certified StoryCoachAne Ryan Walker

An editor trained and certified can be a godsend for the inexperienced writer. For the experienced writer, an exceptional editor is a “must have”.

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Fictionary Certified StoryCoach

Jefferson Gaskin

StoryCoach Certification Training has supercharged my editing!

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Kara Henderson Fictionary

Kara Henderson

I am passionate about Story, and I love working with authors to help them make their manuscript the best version of the tale they’ve created. Using Fictionary, I will give you an objective edit – I encourage you in what you do well, and I will help you figure out what needs to be tweaked to make your story to be as good as it can be.
You can reach me through the Fictionary online community, or at [email protected].


Fictionary Certified StoryCoach EditorRachel Hills

Your need for editing meets my passion for story when I edit your manuscript. Using Fictionary, I provide an objective edit tethered to your artistry. In addition, I offer two decades’ experience in editing (copy, line, and developmental) paired with training in book coaching and ghostwriting.

Contact: and in the community

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach

Michael Springer

StoryCoach gives you all you need to provide a detailed and thorough developmental appraisal of any narrative.

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Fictionary Certified StoryCoach

Sacha Black

StoryCoach will give you in-depth knowledge about story from first word to final chapter.

Contact at: Sacha Black


Shane MillarShane Millar

Shane is a developmental editor, specializing in fantasy and its sub-genres. He’s also the author of the Myth & Magic urban fantasy thriller series.

Brigitte Lavoie

Brigitte is a Creative Mentor and Fictionary Certified Story Coach working with French and English authors. She has published four quantum SFF novels.

Fictionary Certified StoryCoach

Joanne Lane

I’m a much better editor today and my clients have benefited.

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Fictionary Certified Story Coach

Max Dade

I can say with confidence that the StoryCoach platform allows a detailed breakdown of any story.

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Allison Itterly

Every book is unique, but any book can benefit from an edit in StoryCoach. It’s incredible what this software can do!

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L. Cooke

As a Fictionary certified Editor, I will explore your Work-In-Progress, chapter-by-chapter, scene-by-scene, story-element-by-story-element. You will end up with a treasure map of sorts, full of actionable advice and a greater understanding of your Work-In-Progress.

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