Melody D.

Melody D. – Editor

Award-winning author. DE for publishers of romance, inspirational, YA, MG, HF, and NF. Edited books for two authors who got TEDx Talks.


I am the award-winning author of five traditionally published books and I've worked as an editor for several years at two traditional publishing houses. During the last decade, I've edited over 400 books. The books I have edited that are now on Amazon, all have 4 and 5-star ratings.

While I point out what needs improvement in a tactful and professional way, I will also show you the many ways you are already shining. I look forward to helping you make your book the best it can be!

FYI - I DO NOT REVIEW HORROR OR EROTICA. Query letter review will only be conducted in addition to a manuscript review, not on its own.

Thanks! :)


"Her grasp of flow, grammar, and impact is exceptional. She understands the genre and what publishers are looking for. She is the best choice to copy edit either picture book or chapter book." David D.

"Melody is a joy to work with. She is very attentive to her assignments, and she communicates well. Most importantly, Melody cares about her work. I will definitely utilize her again." Marion T.

"Melody gave me insight from her experience in the world of writing and publishing. This insight has helped me fix recurring errors as well as strengthened my overall approach without interfering with my expression. This project will have lasting input on my future work." Lisa C.

"Melody did a great job in a timely manner. She was a pleasant spirit to work with, very professional, and she knows her stuff. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who is looking to work with an editor that takes time to EXPLAIN why certain writing rules are necessary." Carly P.

"I had a great experience working with Melody. She delivered everything we spoke about for the project on time and provided great feedback and is clearly very knowledgeable about her craft. I would love to work with her again in the near future." David B.

Christian Fiction Cozy Mysteries Historical Romance Legal Thriller Magical Realism Middle Grade Young Adult
English (UK) English (US)
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Work experience

Brands Through Books

Jun, 2020 — Present

I coach authors as well as provide developmental editing services for big-picture issues for big-picture issues like plot structure, pacing, characterization, and clarity for NF and fiction authors. Two of my authors garnered TedX Talks.

Clean Reads Publishing

Jan, 2019 — Mar, 2021 (about 2 years)

Creator Institute

Jan, 2017 — Present

5-Star rated

Jan, 2017 — Present

My specialty is developmental editing for big-picture issues like plot structure, pacing, characterization, and clarity because I am an author myself. Several of my authors have gotten agents, publishing deals, and reached bestseller status.

Melody has 37 reviews





Sean S.

Sean S.

Apr, 2024

I enjoyed working with Melody. She is professional and very detailed. She took the time to provide a little coaching along the way to help me become a better writer.
Mirza P.

Mirza P.

Apr, 2024

I had a great experience working with Melody D. However, I didn't receive a rating on a scale of 0 to 10, which may be due to a communication problem. Regarding the feedback on my script, Melody D. was very specific and optimistic about the protagonist in my writing. She also pointed out the areas that require improvement in the language and the depth of my script. I found her comments to be v...
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Nell W.

Nell W.

Mar, 2024

As a new author, choosing my developmental editor was a big deal and I made the right choice in Melody. Her sample edit and author notes gave me a glimpse into how she worked and it was consistent in my own edited manuscript. She provided clear edits along with praise which I appreciated. I'd certainly work with her again.
Kristen C.

Kristen C.

Feb, 2024

I really enjoyed working with Melody. She is a great coach and mentor. We held weekly calls to discuss progress and work through content and flow of my manuscript. I highly recommend Melody for anyone who is challenged with the overall story line of their book and getting the pieces to fit (without redundancy) into a coherent picture!
Jane M.

Jane M.

Jan, 2024

Melody is very good.

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