"It was absolutely amazing working with Stephanie. She knew exactly where I was trying to go, and dove in to help make the changes I needed. She was a huge part of my success with my query letter and I'm so happy I worked with her!!!!"
—Namina Forna, author of The Gilded Ones,
coming May 2020 from Delacorte Press/Random House, pre-empted in 6 figure deal
"It was a pleasure to work with Stephanie on my query letter and synopsis for It Goes Like This. She was fast, thorough, and always professional. More than just fixing my drafts, Stephanie explained why she was making her suggestions—genuinely teaching me how to craft better drafts in the future. She was always open to my questions about the process and readily adjusted her feedback based on my own clarifications about my work. I would highly recommend working with Stephanie!"
—Miel Moreland, author of It Goes Like This, coming Spring 2021 from Feiwel and Friends
"This is the second time I've used Stephanie and I couldn't be happier with her work. She is timely, thorough, and is a pleasure to work with. I'll definitely use her again and would recommend her services to others."
—Don M. Winn, award-winning author of the Sir Kaye: The Boy Knight series
"I chose Stephanie to edit the final draft of my YA novel because I admire her writing—its tightness and cinematic qualities—and because I appreciate her evident passion for well-written literature, her clear insights into characterization, and her professional, earnest approach to helping other authors achieve the dreams she has realized at such a young age. I also chose her because of that young age—as a credible ear for the authenticity of my YA dialogue and pop culture allusions. And her editing was worth much more than the investment."
—S. L. Lipson, represented by East-West Literary Agency
"Fantastic proofread. She is consistently thorough throughout the book and across projects."
—Emily Evans, author of Famously Switched (also writes books as Emily Bow)
"Stephanie is magic! You need more than that? OK...she was not only very insightful into the plot, content, characters, and structure of my work, but gave constructive feedback about places that were slow, repetitive, or unnecessary. I also hired Stephanie to help me with my author bio, and back cover copy, and was SO glad I did. I basically handed her Bisquick and she gave me back pancakes. I would 100% recommend Stephanie and would hire her again for sure."
—Penni Louise, author of Seed of Tamaris
"I hired Ms. Diaz to edit and help develop a 100,000 word novel, and am so glad I did. Her feedback was kind, clear, and critical where it needed to be. She helped me see where the manuscript could be improved with suggestions that allowed for creative freedom, but gave me a good idea of where to start. I'll be hiring Ms. Diaz again to edit my next manuscript, and I recommend her highly."
—Katrina Ariel, author of Wild Horse Heart
"Stephanie is fantastic. This is the second novel she has proofread for me, and she's done a wonderful job both times. Her attention to detail, quality of work, communication, and everything else are all great."
—Seth M. Baker, author of Reaction and
"Stephanie is by far the best thing to happen to me as a writer. All of her feedback was accurate and helpful. She helped me polish my book as well as guided me through the process of writing a query letter and synopsis. She exceeded all milestones and I plan on working with her again in the future. She is fantastic."
—Nicole Anderson, author of Origins: Song of the King's Heart
"I am very, very impressed with Stephanie's work. She was very thorough, but more importantly, she was honest with me about parts of my YA fiction book that needed some work or had story structure flaws. I really needed that, since I knew there were problems but couldn't figure out what exactly was bugging me. She helped me TRANSFORM my book. I am so excited to publish and this is LARGELY due to her. Thanks a million! I will definitely hire her again!"
—Angelina Allsop, author of Peter Green and the Unliving Academy
"I strongly believe I made the right choice with Stephanie. Her services brought my manuscript to a much higher level without losing my voice and style."
—R.J. Amezcua, author of Mantis Force: Retribution
"I'm really glad Stephanie agreed to work with me on this. It's clear she sees what I am trying to do and has given me a great deal that will help me produce a better piece of work. Polite, very swift, friendly and generous with her experience. Hoping Stephanie is around for the second book!"
—Peter Buckmaster, author of Ragnekai Winds
"Stephanie's editing and mentoring are invaluable! She taught me so much and helped me improve and polish my work. If you are unsure about hiring an editor, don't be—Stephanie is the one you should contact! Her edits and comments are easy to follow, rates are way beyond reasonable, and the impact she has is powerful. Don't delay!"
—Samantha Schinder, author of Deliverance
"Stephanie is such a gift. Like, seriously. She made me see my manuscript with different eyes. Her feedback is incredibly detailed and thought-provoking, and holy wow, she is fast. She's also great at answering questions and showing genuine care and concern for your work. SHE'S MAGIC. I am so looking forward to working with her again in the future!"
"Stephanie did a fantastic job helping me smooth out the rough edges to my YA Sci-fi Trilogy. I will definitely be offering her more work in the future."
—J.R. Cleveland, author of the Abducted series
Interested in booking my editing or coaching services? The first step is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about your novel and what kind of editing you're looking for, to receive a personalized quote. Please include word count, genre, and a short pitch. I look forward to chatting with you!