THE STORY ENGINEER

TAKING THE PAIN OUT OF PUBLISHING

 

ABOUT ME

Hi! I'm Candice Bellows, the Story Engineer. I help authors find the heart of what they're really trying to say, make sure that lifeblood is circulating to all the parts of their books, and publish those books so others can benefit from those words. I am on a mission to rescue authors from crippling self-doubt and mediocre content, because I believe that with the right support, every author can tell his or her story.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

What can I do for you today?

If you need support throughout your writing and publishing journey, start here.

If you're just getting started or are in the middle of writing your book, start here.

If you have a completed manuscript that needs some prepublishing polish, start here.

If you have a finished, edited manuscript and are ready to self-publish it, start here.

 

PAST WORK

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR FOR GRYPHON HOUSE

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FREELANCE AND OTHER COPYEDITING AND PROOFREADING

AUTHOR

  • The Year-Round Pillow Cover, available at Smashwords, Amazon, and other ebook retailers (June 2020)

  • "Editing," chapter in Indie Writing Wisdom, forthcoming December 2020

  • Twice upon a Time (working title), forthcoming

  • Summer Theater series, forthcoming

  • Beth Pocatello series, forthcoming

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TESTIMONIALS

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"The authors are thrilled with the edit! You knocked it out of the park!

So fortuitous that it went to you with your background."

MICHELE PREISENDORF

Senior Editor and Project Manager, Eschler Editing

"Candice was extremely thorough with my work and made excellent suggestions. She quickly helped me transform it from average to way clearer. If you are seeking a highly skilled, thorough editor for any piece of writing, I highly recommend Candice!"

ANDREA SCHMIDT

Book Designer

"Candice is an excellent copyeditor. She's thorough and pays attention to detail."

STEPHANIE ROSELLI

Executive Editor, 

Gryphon House, Inc.

 

CONTACT ME

I love helping people like you. Let's chat by phone! No pressure, no hardcore sales tactics. Just you and me discussing writing, publishing, and any questions you have. 

Visit https://calendly.com/storyengineer7/15-minute-intro-call to schedule a date and time that's convenient for you. 

 
SEND ME A SAMPLE!

If you'd like an exact price for my services, send me a sample of up to 1,000 words from somewhere in the middle of your manuscript. This gives me the best idea of what the manuscript needs so I can provide you with an accurate quote.

Disclaimer: Anything you submit here remains your intellectual property. I will perform a sample edit on that text and use it to provide you with a price quote for editing the entire manuscript from which the sample came. Your price may vary based on factors such as word count, the type of editing to be done, and the results of the sample edit.

What type(s) of editing do you need? Check all that apply.

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