Stacey Smekofske

Stacey Smekofske – Editor

Developmental, copy editor, and publishing coach, who works with hundreds of motivated authors to produce professional and polished books.


Stacey is an editor and publishing coach for award-winning and best-selling authors. She specializes in working with creative individuals of all levels to develop, polish, and publish their stories. She works with motivated authors who strive for success as a professional, published author.

Stacey has over three decades of experience in finance, special needs, medicine, business, fitness, education, marketing, and more. This variety of experience applies to a decade of writing and editing experience, ensuring stories are well-developed and will excite readers. Stacey began her company to ensure that authors that need extra attention can get it. She works with authors in both fiction and non-fiction genres, including urban and epic fantasy, science fiction, horror, thriller, mystery, historical fiction and nonfiction, self-help, business, and inspirational, and motivational.

"It's hard to describe just how wonderful Stacey is to work with. She took an incredibly green, first time author and made each and every step easy and achievable. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about all things books and publishing, but she is supportive, encouraging and makes you feel like you can take on the world. Not to mention that she is also pretty hilarious and an absolute pleasure to work with. I can't recommend Stacey enough!" - Lindsey Weigle, Managing Partner at Bluewater Advisory, Author of Enough Already, Speaker, Trainer

"Stacey cleaned up the loose ends and remained patient me. Thank you, Stacey, for helping me to finally get my book out into the world. " - Lauren Hermann, M.S. CCC-SLP,
and author of But My Speech Is Fine! Speech-Language Pathology: True Stories of a Misunderstood Profession

"Working with Stacey, made the process of editing my book fun, easy and comfortable. She gives a whole new meaning to 'great service'! Stacey is accurate, she has an amazing eye for detail and was always available when I needed her professional help. Her expert knowledge in this area made me feel comfortable, like I was 'in good hands." - Gary Buckmann, former USA National Team Coach (gymnastics) who has worked with 5 Olympic Gold Medal winners and author of Broken to Brilliant

"Right out of the gate Stacey caught some mistakes that the other editors had missed. This alone made me so happy to have hired her. Then she handled the interior parts of the book and I can’t even begin to tell you how professional this came out (unless, of course, you buy my book). And here’s the best part… Stacey held my hand the entire way. It was so wonderful having someone to walk through the process with me instead of doing it all alone, as most writers do. She is experienced, savvy, knowledgeable, and so kind and caring every step of the way." Craig Copeland, Author of Disruptors, Business owner, Public Speaker, Trainer

Business & Management Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Children's Dystopian Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Urban Fantasy
English (US)
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

Work experience


Apr, 2017 — Present

I have edited hundreds of novels, books, and articles. Many have won awards and are best sellers in various categories.
My credits include but are not limited to:

NYC Big Book Award winner, African-American Nonfiction
Independent Publishers Silver Medal Health/Medicine/Nutrition
Bram Stoker Award Winner
Indie Diamond Book Award Winner: Poetry

Amazon #1 New Release in Pharmacy
Amazon #1 Best Seller Audiology and Speech Pathology
Amazon #1 New Release Audiology and Speech Pathology|
Amazon #1 New Release Consciousness & Thought
Amazon #1 New Release in Humanism Philosophy

Work with
Prometheus Books
Crystal Lake Publishing


Boise: City of Trees

David R. Day-Boise Dev


Anderson, H.L.

Tournament of Heirs

Feylee, Audrey

The Riders Club

Nagel, Dennis

Enough Already

Weigle, Lindsey

Thoughts of Leaving

Hamilton, Tess

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