Black crow standing on two purple books, with a third purple book open below it. A blue quill is held in its mouth.
Sage Editing

Hi, I'm Shannon!

From the time I was an infant, my mom instilled in me a passion for reading. She read to me from the day I was born until I was old enough to read on my own at the tender age of four. Dr. Seuss, Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street; these are the cultural icons that stoked my love of the written word throughout my adolescence.

As I grew older, I started to explore the world of storytelling. Eventually, it became my passion. I wanted to know everything I could about the behind-the-scenes process of what it takes to bring a story to life. Book editing is what I was put on this planet to do. After a 13-year journey in military technical documentation and a nine-month stint in Corporate America, I am now a full-time freelance developmental editor, fiction and nonfiction copyeditor, and fiction and nonfiction proofreader.

I also live with several neurodivergent diagnoses: autism, ADHD, bipolar 2, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety. I like to joke that universe gave me a cocktail of quirks and let me into the wild. I speak openly about these diagnoses as a vocal mental health advocate, to show others who might live with similar diagnoses that they are not alone, and to be bold in my authenticity.

My favorite quote is from John Milton's Paradise Lost: "Long is the way, and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light."

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Technical
Writing Services
Other Services
Author coaching, Manuscript critique, Style guide creation
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Drama, Fanfiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres
Business, Creative nonfiction
Age Levels
New adult, Adult
Style Manuals
American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing