Sam Morley

Sam Morley - Editor

Denver, CO, USA

Proofreader | Copy Editor | Coach/Mentor. Clients include Cognella, Walt McKinley, Stanford, and the Book Publishing Academy.

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I have over 15 years of experience editing various types of writing. Notable clients include Cognella, bestselling author Walt McKinley, Bold Story Press (women-owned publisher), October Hill Magazine, the SNC-Lavalin Technical Journal, Stanford University, and Clixigen. I founded the Colorado chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association and was its leader for two years.

I am an advocate for affordable, high-quality editorial services so that authors from all backgrounds have the opportunity to get their work published.

What you'll get from me: Clear, consistent communication; Honest, straightforward, affordable rates; Top-notch, high-quality results that'll help your manuscript shine.

Types of writing I have edited: technical; literary; romance; thriller; erotica; horror; humor; academic; sci-fi; fantasy; memoir; autobiography; ghostwriting; textbooks; and more.

If you're looking for high-quality, affordable editorial services, I'd be happy to help. I'm looking forward to working with you!
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense


  • Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)

Work experience

Editor, Freelance Editorial Services

July, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

Provide editorial services for authors at a reasonable price. Employing the Chicago Manual of Style to edit novels, short stories, technical manuscripts, and more to be publish ready.

Managing Editor

October Hill Magazine
July, 2017 – December, 2022 (over 5 years)

Review and edit short stories and poetry to adhere to the publications guidelines (follows Chicago Manual of Style).

Managing Editor

The Scribe
August, 2012 – May, 2015 (over 2 years)

Managed a team of 13 reporters and section editors. Edited articles to fit to style manual and align with mission of newspaper.

Managing Editor - Environmental

youB, Inc.
October, 2021 – March, 2022 (5 months)

Manage the Environmental editorial department of youB. Responsibilities include sourcing content, Content Creators, training creators, ensuring content adheres to the company's image and guidelines, expanding the company's reach and presence, collaborating with other members of management, and more.
Notable achievements:
- Developed and incorporated editorial review process
- Established content guidelines and rules for which Content Creators must follow
- Sourced 50+ pieces of content for the launch of the website
- Increased youB's presence in the environmental and sustainability communities

Technical Editor

SNC-Lavalin Technical Journal
August, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Review submissions and edit them for clarity and consistency. Edit to adhere to style guidelines of the publication and organization.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Everyone Needs a Larry: Love with a Twist of Cancer

Greenhut Tollin, Jennifer, Tollin, Larry

Obedience: The Guild

Willden, Nichole M.

Sphere of Fate

Thomm, Jay, Thomm, Jay

Me, Downstairs

The Writer, Kaye

Lockdown : A small town comedy with more than a twist (Diva Diaries Book 4)

Noor, Kerrie , @99designs, Libyzzz, Kolb-Wiliams, Sarah

Finding Pixie

Block, Christopher M, Morley, Sam

Chemical Signals

Rivers, J.C.

Sam has 6 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

John Marker
Samantha is doing a wonderful job of editing for me. I am very pleased with her skills and would gladly recommend her to any person needing editing, or advise on structure, or clarifying thoughts. John Marker, Florida

John Marker, June 2022

amber willden
Sam was excellent to work with! I felt comfortable with her right away. She gave valuable edits and helped me make my work even better. I now consider her to be a priceless addition to my team. I would not want to work with anyone else. Anyone lucky enough to team up with Sam Morley will be very glad they did!

amber willden, May 2022

Sam Morley
Amber, you and Nichole have been amazing to work with! And you've definitely earned a fan of this series. I'm excited to work with you again and am looking forward to the next installment.

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Blake Noyes
Sam was incredible to work with. She was very responsive, provided excellent feedback, and delivered high quality work. I would love to work with Sam again in the future and highly recommend her services!

Blake Noyes, May 2022

Sam Morley
Great to work with you, as well, Blake! Loved your short story. It was heartwarming and enjoyable. I hope to work with you again on your future stories!

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Jenn Greenhut
Sam was amazing to work with! I would definitely work with her again, and again, and again... she allowed me the time and space to keep asking questions, and I valued and respected her opinions. You would be making a very good choice if you are able to get on her schedule!

Jenn Greenhut, March 2022

Sam Morley
Jenn - you and Larry are amazing clients! Thank you for bringing me on as your proofreader. I'm looking forward to working with you both again in the future!

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Nadi Abdi
This is not my first time working with Sam. She's great. She work hard to produce the best work possible and make you a better writer. She keep notes on your writing style which is helpful for knowing yourself as a writer better.

Nadi Abdi, March 2022

Sam Morley
I really enjoy working with you and editing your stories, Nadi! You write so well that I sometimes have to step back. Thank you for choosing me as your editor. I'm looking forward to working with y...
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