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Taking the pain out of publishing

Hi! I'm Candice Bellows, the Story Engineer.

I help independent authors build on their successes and expand their markets by editing manuscripts so that they attract more readers. 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?

Tier 1

If you're just getting started on a manuscript, are in the middle of writing, or have a short piece that's ready for editing, start here.

Tier 2

If you have a completed manuscript that's ready for editing or are looking for retainer services, start here.

Tier 3

If you're looking for major developmental editing or writing services, start here.

Past Work

Developmental Editor for Gryphon House

Copying Down

Freelance and Other Copyediting

What Others Are Saying

High Fives

"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!

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