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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.

Angie Andriot

I help fiction authors make their books soar. My specialty is speculative fiction. I love all things fantasy, sci-fi, and horror – though I have been known to indulge in a cozy witchy mystery or two :).

When you work with me, you get a wholehearted advocate for your writing. As your editor, I will nurture your unique voice, guide you to uncover the essence of your story, and help you craft a fantastic novel.

I offer developmental editing, book coaching, and soul care for writers.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Sacha Black

Sacha Black is a best selling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, and professional speaker.

Contact Sacha at:


Ali 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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community.

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.

Find me in the Fictionary community or at

Adrienne 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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community

Jefferson Gaskin

StoryCoach Certification Training has supercharged my editing!

Find me at

Randal Gilmore

As a Fictionary Certified Editor, I would be honored to work with you. My passion is developmental editing. I will use StoryCoach to sift through your story scene by scene, and story element by story element. My goal is to empower and motivate you to do your finest work. In the end, you will receive an edit that is comprehensive, objective, and actionable. And because it will be delivered to you in kindness, you’ll be motivated to see your project through. Let’s take this journey together!

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Rachel 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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Brandi Badgett

Just like algebra, editing is nothing to fear! It is something we do without even thinking about it. But when you have someone kind and knowledgeable to guide you, you can discover hidden depths to your writing that you never knew were there! I love discovering new and exciting ways to make Fictionary’s 38 elements shine in a story.

I will apply my daily expanding skills of story craft to your horror, romance, historical, fantasy, sci-fi, or whatever. Because every word has a purpose, I prefer to avoid too much language or spice, and nothing explicit.

To help you create a strong plot, beautiful setting, and strong characters, you can reach me in the Fictionary Community

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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at Can’t wait to hear from you!

Julie Caldwell

I’m a fellow writer who gets the desire to write a book readers won’t want to put down…and that sometimes, you don’t want to put it down either. I’m your safe space to share and grow your story. As a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach editor, I’ll honor your voice and help cultivate your vision with a developmental story edit that’s comprehensive, objective, actionable, and kind.

I’d love to work on any type of fiction, especially with first time authors, or those wanting to create Christian art that’s also good art. I’m partial to romance, and have an inside perspective on middle grade through my experience as a Written Out Loud Story Director, working with dozens of young storytellers.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community

Max Dade

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

You can find me at

James 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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

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.

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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!

You can find me at

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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

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

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Linda O’Donnell

As a Certified Fictionary StoryCoach Editor, I want to help others overcome their stumbling blocks and conquer their fears by delivering a comprehensive edit that focuses on making their story one that is not only structurally sound, but also reflects their vision and voice. Kindness is at the core of all I do, so don’t be afraid. I promise it won’t hurt!

A self-proclaimed lover of happily ever afters, I prefer stories without too much spice. Romance, mysteries, thrillers, general fiction, and mashups are all up my alley!

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

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!

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at The Nonsense-Free Editor

Emily Park

As a writer you have the power to transport readers, move them to tears and even alter their view of the world. I also have a passion for stories. I have particular interest in the genres of Fantasy, mystery, and horror but every now and then I indulge in historical romance.

My job as a Fictionary StoryCoach editor is to support you in creating a story that readers will want to devour. Using Fictionary, I will give positive, in depth advice that is actionable in transforming your story.  My goal is that you feel confident in your voice as an author and in the message you are writing to convey. The editing process can be harrowing but I am here to support you to create the compelling story you envision.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community

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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Emma Roze

I’m a developmental editor and writing coach who is passionate about relationship-driven fiction. Be it romance, romantic subplots, women’s fiction, LGBTQIA+ fiction, or chick lit, I’m here to help!

Consider me your unwavering support system and go-to expert throughout the writing and editing process. Together, we’ll breathe life into your characters, stir up emotions, and craft stories that readers simply can’t put down.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Ane 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”.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

Polly 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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community

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!

Joanne Lane

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

You can find me at

Shane 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.

Casper 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.

Michael Springer

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

You can find me at

Jo Taylor

What is the difference between a story told at a party, and a story told by a comedian on stage? Editing. It’s the same writer, the same story, but by the time it gets to the stage, it’s been structured and crafted for maximum effect. If only novels were like structuring a joke. They are not, so another pair of eyes, another reader, an editor will help you to create the story you want to tell.

I love literary fiction and paranormal (which I think is simply normal since I’m a Psychic Medium). I also specialize in stories which are heavy with medical scenarios, as I was an ER Nurse for twenty-five years. I’m not a Spice girl, however.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community or at

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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community

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.

You can find me in the Fictionary Community

Robinette Waterson

Every writer is equipped with 26 letters, a handful of punctuation marks, and a mission to find the story within their heart, yearning to be free. What do you want to say today?

Robinette Waterson enjoys helping writers answer that question. As a Fictionary Certified StoryCoach Editor, she can offer writers a sound grounding in story structure, including assessing strong characterization, crafting a compelling plot, and building an immersive setting for the reader.

Find me in the Fictionary community  or at

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