Sage Taylor Kingsley

Sage Taylor Kingsley – Editor

Copy Editor, Perfectionist Proofreader, Wowing Wordsmith honoring your voice and vision while enhancing and elevating eloquently since 1991.

Overview

Every word matters! Editing and proofreading since 1991. Lifelong Grammar Geek. Former English Teacher and Journalist. I'm a best-selling author and poet, dedicated to uplifting YOU as well as your book.

How I can help you:
I provide exceptionally in-depth Line & Copy Editing that INCLUDES developmental and proofreading, thus saving you time and money on extra rounds of editing. I am highly meticulous, responsive, and fun to work with. I see the Big Picture while honing in on the tiniest details so your writing shines.


Genres:
NON-FICTION: Poetry Specialist. Personal Growth and Self-Help; Spiritual; Autobiography; Anthology.
FICTION: Fantasy; Sci-fi; Historical fiction; YA; Children.

"WORD ARTISTRY WITH WRITING, EDITING & MARKETING"
“Sage goes far beyond what you'd even dare hope for in an editor. Her word mastery is MAGICAL. She edited my autobiographical book: EnTWINed. I was BLOWN AWAY BY SAGE'S BRILLIANCE. She also has brought her word artistry to our websites and has an infinite knowledge of marketing. A sage indeed!”
- Joyce Wallace Scott, EnTWINed

"SAGE IS AN EDITORIAL VIRTUOSO!"
"I cannot recommend Sage highly enough for ANY and ALL writing and editorial work. Sage reads diligently, with extreme care, and is excellent at correcting obfuscation and bringing clarity to logical inconsistencies, as well as errors in grammar and spelling. Nothing gets past her Eagle Eye! Sage's level of intelligence, accuracy and thoroughness is beyond masterful. She is an editorial virtuoso." - Dr. John Cooke, Ph.D., The Restless Kingdom

"KICK ASS AND FAST! YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER BOOK EDITOR."
"Sage kicks ass at editing. Her work is fast, precise and mind-blowingly smart. The work she did makes me much prouder of the book, and it will be clearer and more accessible to the reading audience. You won't find a better book editor." - Dr. Daniel C. Harrigan, Ph.D., The Yoga of Self-Defense

"HIGHLY PERCEPTIVE EDITOR FOR MY FANTASY NOVEL"
"Sage is editing my young adult fantasy novel, Ewan's World. She is making the editing and proofreading process seamless, easy, and even fun, with highly perceptive insights and lots of encouraging support. I feel very fortunate to have Sage as my editor and highly recommend her. My book is in great hands!" - Colin Regan

"SMART, ENCOURAGING BOOK-BABY MIDWIFE!"
"Sage edited, proofread, and coached me through getting my first book of spiritual poetry birthed to the world. She was an answer to my prayers! Pure love energy to work with—plus extremely SMART and ENCOURAGING.

"Sage has an AMAZING EAR FOR FLOW IN POETRY that can only come from another poet. My Acknowledgements say: 'My deepest gratitude to Sage K., editor extraordinaire, for coaching, polishing, and exuberantly manifesting this book into reality with me, from a pile of journals and stardust.' If you want an editor who will honor YOUR voice while elevating your book so it's the best it can be, look no further: Sage is your editor and book-baby midwife!"
- Lindsay Carroll, Star Ride: Poems for Awakening Starseeds


Services
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction Poetry Science Fiction Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • #1 Amazon International Best-Selling Author.
  • Law of Attraction Leaders Award.
  • Arnold Palmer Communication Award.
Certifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. 
  • Multicultural Teaching Credential.
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
  • Ordained Interfaith Minister.
  • Reiki Master.

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 1991 — Present

HIGHLY DETAILED COPY EDITING AND LINE EDITING.

If you want an editor who is masterful, punctilious, yet kind, one who will help you polish and perfect your book while making you feel good along the way, you found her

All editing I do includes proofreading. I absolutely will correct any and all grammar, spelling, punctuation errors --and believe me, I WILL find them!

Working together, we will create a Style Sheet for consistency and get your book fully ready for publication: 100% free of errors and 100% representing YOUR voice and vision.

I will accept your project only if I know you will be delighted with the quality of writing and editing you receive

Since 1991, I have a perfect track record of every client being delighted with my editing work. :)

I also do ghostwriting and copywriting and have special Superpowers when it comes to your Author Bio, back-of-book jacket blurb, website, Amazon author page, and more, so feel free to inquire.

***Non-Fiction Genres***

Specializing in PERSONAL GROWTH/ SELF-HELP/ Spirituality / Inspiration / New Age.

Health, Wellness and Healing. Autobiographies and Memoirs. Anthologies.

Science (physics, biology, environmentalism, psychology, et al.). Arts and Culture. Philosophy and Religion

Poetry. Travel. Cookbooks. Lifestyle. Nature Writing.

Educational (including curriculum).

Dissertations and Theses.

Magazines, Newsletters and House Organs.

***Fiction Genres***

Specializing in FANTASY AND SCIENCE-FICTION.

Contemporary Fiction. Women’s Fiction.

Historical Fiction. Romance. Time-Travel Romance.

Young Adult Fiction. Coming-of-Age Fiction. Children's.

With a background in engineering and education, as well as holistic and energy healing, I speak Science AND Spirit. I am quite adept at content from the ethereal to the material.

I will not work on anything in the horror genre, or anything dark in theme, although action and mystery are ok

I promise to have a very light hand at editing any poetry because most poetry does not need much editing, other than for clarity. The beauty and power of your words will be respected. Many editors, even if they mean well, simply don't understand this, because they are not poets.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND ENERGETICS:

Bachelor’s in Journalism, Multicultural Teaching Credential

Degrees in Engineering and Mathematics

Front-Page Copy Editor of The Vero Beach Press-Journal (see below)

Hypnotherapist, Reiki and Money Reiki Master

EXPERTISE THAT GETS RESULTS:

Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author

Copywriter for over 70 websites

Developmental Editor, Line Editor, Copy Editor

Proofreader for Jossey-Bass Publications

Curriculum writer of 25 programs that sold over $1.6 million

“When expressed with beauty and boldness, your ideas can change the world.

Words hold the power to create, elevate and fascinate.” ~ Sage

If we choose to work together, your book baby will be in great hands. :)

Hawai'i Unified School District

Aug, 2006 — May, 2008 (over 1 year)

Teaching English and Literature to middle schoolers. I created many unique units including nature poetry in which the kids got to sit outside under trees and write original nature poems after being inspired by Walt Whitman; a publishing unit in which all the students got to write, edit, proofread and see in hardcover print their own books; and super wild-and-crazy book "reports" in which the kids got to create board games, videos, radio programs, plays and more, to celebrate their love of reading.

Vero Beach Press Journal

Jan, 1989 — Jun, 1991 (over 2 years)

Top Copy Editor of The Vero Beach Press-Journal

Within two weeks of working at the Press-Journal, I was promoted to the top editing position, in charge of the front page, because, as my managing editor put it: "You have The Eagle Eye and don't miss a thing!" The gentleman who previously had been in charge of the front page for 20 years was very graceful about a rookie like me replacing him and became my staunchest fan there!

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
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Return to Duty

Williams, Dustin

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Look 'N Up Invasion

Smith, Janice Carr

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Mosaic of a Broken Heart

Kalantzis, George

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review
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Copy Editing Proofreading
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Copy Editing Proofreading
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The Dahliana

Simmons, Brandon E.

Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Sublime Lunacy

Cooke, John

Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review
Copy Editing Proofreading

Sage Taylor has 39 reviews

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Selina E.

Selina E.

Feb, 2024

Sage is a very thorough and supportive editor and proofreader. She gave me much valuable advice and she got my story from the first word. She always remained respectful of my voice while she helped me polish my memoir. I am very happy that I chose to work with Sage and I highly recommend her.
judy K.

judy K.

Jan, 2024

It was great working with Sage. I love the enthusiasm and positivity that she brought to the project at hand. Judy.
Sage Taylor K.
Thank you, Judy! It was a pleasure, and I’m so glad you found my assistance with your query letter to publishers and bio helpful. Bedt of luck with all your writing and all you do!—Sage
Tina E.

Tina E.

Dec, 2023

Sage is the first editor I have ever encountered when I decided to self-publish my anthology of essays. I had no experience with the publication process and found it very daunting. She was informative, patient and very professional as she guided me through the editing phase of getting the book closer to being ready for publication. Her attention to detail was reassuring. Her suggestions and c...
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Bill W.

Bill W.

Dec, 2023

Sage is like none-other. Her comprehension is superior as she navigates through the reading of your work. She has an amazing pulse and guage of the texts she is given and is able to size up the required elements for a successful outcome. She is in great demand as it took several months for her to eventually be able to get to my project. As I was not in a rush, it was fine and again, the resulti...
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Donna W.

Donna W.

Dec, 2023

It was a pleasure bonding with Sage. Sage's enthusiasm is infectious, and her patience was greatly appreciated. Pisces rock! Cheers and felicitations, DLF Waugh
Sage Taylor K.
Thank you, Donna! It was such a joy and pleasure editing your fantasy book, and I can't wait to see Book 2 and see your books on the shelves everywhere! Here's to more magic ... Warmly and with spa...
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