C. S. Lakin

C. S. Lakin – Editor

I'm a published author of 30 books and work full-time as a professional copyeditor and writing coach, specializing in manuscript critiques.

Overview

With nearly thirty years of experience as a novelist and a decade of editing, coaching, and teaching writers the craft of fiction, I've developed a team of excellent editors—all novelists—who have the needed experience and wisdom to help authors of any genre write and polish and publish their novels. Many are traditionally published as well as self-published.

I provide not just full and complete editing services—from developmental editing to proofreading—I also have an established reputation for critiquing manuscripts for authors. I average more than 200 partial and complete manuscript critiques a year, and have expanded my critique services to include a number of highly experienced editor/authors who specialize in writing and critiquing novels in specific genres. I match authors with the best editors—for either a critique or a content edit—overseeing the work done and fielding questions.

Many of my clients have seen their novels top the best-seller lists, win prestigious awards, and be made into feature films, and their testimonials can be read on her website Live Write Thrive. My rates are affordable, well within industry averages. My writing craft books in The Writer's Toolbox Series help writers become proficient, successful authors.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Psychology
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Picture Books Romance Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Award-winning blog for writers (many sources)
  • Award-winning novelist - Someone to Blame, winner of the Zondervan First Novel Contest

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2010 — Present

With nearly thirty years of experience as a novelist and a decade of editing, coaching, and teaching writers the craft of fiction, I've developed a team of excellent editors—all novelists—who have the needed experience and wisdom to help authors of any genre write and polish and publish their novels. Many are traditionally published as well as self-published.

I specialize in manuscript critiques, doing more than two hundred a year. I also edit, critique, and proofread for literary agents and publishers.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
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Inhuman Acts

French, Brooke L.

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
H2O is a contemporary crossover women’s novel that tells the story of Kate Pepper, a successful young business woman in Seattle whose life is suddenly—and strangely—turned upside down. Unexpla... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
From Best Selling Author of "When Love Hurts" comes part 2 of the dramatic love story.Jessica has survived her abusive relationship with Chris, but now she's pregnant with his child. After bei... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Greek cuisine, smog and domestic drudgery was not the life Australian musician, Melody, was expecting when she married a Greek music promoter and settled in Athens, Greece. Keen to play in her... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
All that glitters is not gold for Christine Sterling. The luster of her shiny Golden Years dream fades when Christine's newly retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring ex... read more
Copy Editing Proofreading
Scattered Links

Michelle Weidenbenner

FIRST-PLACE WINNER in the KINDLE BOOK PROMOSGOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL AWARDSBRONZE Medal winner in Dan Poytner's Global eBook AwardsCAPTIVATING!SCATTERED LI... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Twisted Wolf

Perry Perrett

What if the most upright person stumbles? Oh, and what if that person is a decorated war hero and the President of the United States? And, in the process of attempting to conceal his marital m... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
A young man struggles to guard and sustain his love for God, his fiancee, and his family when faced with the brutality of Sharia law.This is the first volume of ABDUCTED TO KILL. Please read t... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Syncing Forward

W. Lawrence

1st Place for 2015 Feathered Quill Award, Science Fiction/FantasyBest Narrator, Fiction, for 2016 Voice Arts Awards, audiobook versionFinalist in the 2014 Book Pipeline Contest---Travel to the... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Breathe

Elena Dillon

Reviews of Breathe:" think this is the first YA, thriller, suspense that I’ve ever read and let me say, Dillon has hit a homerun with it. She nailed the voices of the teens and I loved the int... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
The Viagra Diaries

Barbara Rose Brooker

THE NOVEL THAT PROVES THERE’S PLENTY OF LIFE— AND HOT SEX—AFTER SIXTY! Just because Anny Applebaum qualifies for a senior discount doesn’t mean she’s ready for retirement. But if she wants to ... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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