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September C. Fawkes Editing Typewriter


My approach to editing has been described as "thorough," "precise," and "kind." I have worked in the fiction-writing industry for over ten years and have been editing stories for longer. I have edited for both award-winning and best-selling authors and have worked on manuscripts written for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers, and I specialize in fantasy and science fiction. Previous to freelancing, I was mentored by a creative writing professor, an award-winning international best-selling author, and a professional editor.


I hold an English degree with honors and served as a fiction editor and managing editor for a literary journal. For seven years, I worked through New York Times best-selling author David Farland, editing his workshop students' manuscripts, writing assignments, and sometimes, David's own books. When not editing, I'm penning my own stories and running an award-winning writing tip blog. I also served as a writing coach on (home of the Emotion Thesaurus) and write for I have written over 500 writing tip articles. My tips have appeared on Grammar Girl and in classrooms.

For online anonymity, I blog and write under the pseudonym September C. Fawkes. (For those unfamiliar with the last name, "Fawkes" rhymes with "hawks.")

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