Sweet or spicy, bring it on!
I specialize in the early part of the editing journey, developmental and line editing. I'm familiar with most genres, but focus primarily on romance, fantasy, and historical fiction.
I only work on one manuscript at a time, which allows me to give each story my full attention.
As a lover of love stories, romance is my jam! Contemporary, fantasy, historical, or paranormal . . . I love them all!
I have a BA in English from Kansas State University and a MA in English Literature from College of Charleston. I used my degrees to teach English 101 and 102 at a local technical college for six years, but stopped ten years ago to focus on raising my three boys and volunteering at their school. With all the kids in school full-time, I’ve shifted my career to editing fiction.
I started training with a certificate program through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, The Keys to Effective Editing. I've also received a certificate from Editorial Arts Academy for completing the Copyediting Fiction and Nonfiction Trade Books practicum, as well as the Developmental Editing for Fiction course.
When I'm not editing, I'm usually momming or reading, though I admit I'm slightly addicted to putting together LEGO sets!
As the author of four published novels and a number of short stories, I have worked with many editors and none have been more thorough than Sarah McGuire. Her insight and attention to detail encourage me as I now search for an agent!
Author of Why They Call It Falling