Eliot West

Meticulous and friendly editorial services for romance, fantasy, interactive fiction, tabletop games, and more. LGBTQIA+ creators and queer-inclusive imaginations are my jam.

An English literature PhD, romance fiction fan, and incorrigible nerd, I’ve spent my life studying and celebrating how genres, stories, and sentences work. I see narrative and play as deeply human activities that connect us to delight and curiosity, to ourselves, and to each other.

Please visit my website to learn more about my services, which include line editing, copyediting, and proofreading options across multiple genres, as well as developmental editing for romance fiction.

In addition to more traditional novels, novellas, and tabletop games, I am also excited to work on projects that cross boundaries of form and genre (and have experience editing novel-length, text-based digital choose-your-own-adventure novels in the romance genre and in fantasy with romance elements). Knowledgeable and passionate about inclusive language, I have particular interests in gender diversity, human sexuality, consent, and trauma and healing—a knowledge base that informs my edits and queries.

I'm also reliable, prompt, and fun to work with!

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Substantive
Fiction Genres
Fantasy, Romance
Age Levels
End Products
novels, novellas, short stories, interactive fiction, tabletop games
Style Manuals
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing