Story Sage Editorial Services

Your story is important to you. You’ve spent days, weeks, months, maybe even years on your story, pouring your soul into it, so you don’t want to hand it over to just anyone. I get that, because I’m a writer too. But I love stories, and I love helping writers mold their stories into works they can be proud of.

How do you know if my editorial style will match the vision you have for your story? Simple. I offer a free, no obligation, first chapter edit of your manuscript. Simply send me your name, your premise, word count, and your first chapter so you can determine if we will work well together.

What can you expect? I will make notes of my reaction as I read your manuscript, using Track Changes. I’ll let you know what works as well as what doesn’t, giving suggestions for changes. I’ll not only be looking for the usual awkward sentences, typos, misspelled words, word choice, grammatical errors, plot holes, inconsistencies, and areas that need thinning or fleshing out, but I’ll also be checking to make sure there is enough tension, that the stakes are high enough, and whether every scene propels the story forward. Do I care about your characters? Are they compelling and three dimensional? Is your voice consistent, authentic, and intriguing? Does your writing flow? Does it fit the tone of your story? Is your setting vivid? Are you using all of your senses? And finally, can I get sucked into your world, believing it’s real?

If you think you’d like to try my services, please send me an email and we can get started. I really do care about your story, and I will treat it with utmost care.

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TESTIMONIALS:

Cam is wonderful to work with. She has an amazing eye for detail for both grammar and scene setting, and knows when to prompt me for that “little extra” from my characters. She has been part of my team for years and I plan to keep it that way – I highly recommend her services!

— Award-Winning Author Sharon Kay

Cam M. Sato has been my editor for The Black Witch (HarlequinTEEN, May 2017) as well as Wandfasted (HarlequinTEEN, July 2017). Her graceful, kind and insightful feedback has been invaluable, and I doubt my books would have been picked up by a major publishing house without Cam’s expert guidance. Cam is one of those rare editors who can see both the forest and the trees. She has a close editing eye when it comes to picking up grammatical errors, problems with phrasing, better word choices, etc. She also has a deft grasp of the bigger picture: plot arc; character development; how to pull a book into a tight, streamlined whole, etc. I’m deeply grateful to be working with Cam, who is a talented writer in addition to being an editor, and hope to work with her for many years to come.

— Laurie Ann Forest, YA Fantasy Author