Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor - Editor

Athens, AL, USA

I've worked with some of the biggest names on the NY Times and USA Today Bestsellers lists. I want YOU to be next! Are you ready?

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I'm that girl. The girl who fought to get a book published. Adding, commas, after, every, word. I opened a publishing company back in 2010 and found my love for editing. I discovered top notch authors and edited them; three of which are now #1 New York Times best sellers, two who are USA today best sellers. I know good work when I see it, in all genres of fiction.

I used to be you. I tried to navigate the muddy waters of publishing and editing until finally one day I was schmoozing with Kiera Cass and E.L. James at book conventions, learning the trade, the secrets, and how to stand out.

With fifteen years of editing experience, you'd think I'm gonna charge you an arm and a leg. Maybe even a first born? Nah. I was there once too - in need of professional editing. I know the importance of keeping costs low and sales high. I'm here to help you, the author, realize your dreams.

Let's talk, laugh, and get you out there, conquering the publishing world sooner rather than later!
English (US)
Christian Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


  • Editor in Chief, Clean Reads Publishing
  • Technical Writer, Redstone Federal Credit Union


  • International Bestseller

Work experience

Editor in Chief

December, 2010 – Present (about 12 years)

Editor in chief of Astraea Press, Published New York Times best sellers, USA today best sellers. Eleven years of publishing, editing, marketing, and helping design cover art.

Portfolio (55 selected works)

Fire and Ice (Faerie Song Saga)

Barrow-Belisle, Michele

Waltzing with the Wallflower Trilogy

Sanders, Leah, Van Dyken, Rachel

Abby's Letters

Romanin, Dana

Doubting Thomas

Taylor, Stephanie

Silver Lined

Taylor, Stephanie

The Unexpected Choice

Taylor, Stephanie

The Picture

Taylor, Stephanie

Inside and Out

Taylor, Stephanie

Always and Forever

Taylor, Stephanie

My One True Love

Taylor, Stephanie

Jesse's Girl

Taylor, Stephanie

Lucky for Her

Taylor, Stephanie, Lee, Elaina


Taylor, Stephanie

Royal Opposites

Crawford, Lori

Diamonds or Donuts

Ulrich, Lucie

Something Like A Lady

Bowman, Kim, Springsteen, Kay, For the Muse Designs

A Lot Like A Lady

Bowman, Kim, Springsteen, Kay, For the Muse Designs

Cowboy Out of Time

Salter, J.L.

Midnight Traveler

Powell, Jaime W.

Thomas Templeton and the Whispers of Branson Manor

Steward, Emily A., Steward, Chad

Don't Wake Me Up

Rhines, M.E.

Empower (Collide Book 3)

Stambaugh, Ashley

Stephanie has 19 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jerry Sapp
Stephanie is a very competent editor. She's not afraid to ask difficult questions or tell me that my punctuation is terrible. (Nicely of course) She's good at communicating and responding to inquiries. I've worked well with her and recommend her to other sci fi authors.

Jerry Sapp, February 2023

Heather Lynn
I am a repeat collaborator with Stephanie and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is looking for editing/review support. Sharing a creative work is a vulnerable thing to do, and Stephanie is encouraging and respectful while still providing the editor's eye you want. She helps you feel excited to improve not only the current piece of work but also your craft moving forward. I look...
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Heather Lynn, December 2022

Sally Self
Stephanie has been great. She is extremely thorough and is willing to assist even if it hurts your feelings. I appreciate her truthfulness.

Sally Self, November 2022

Deborah Meyer
I appreciate Stephanie’s professionalism and expertise, her promptness and availability. It is so encouraging to see words come alive, with her help, in the telling of a story that means so much to me.

Deborah Meyer, November 2022

Stephanie Taylor
Thank you! Beautiful story!

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Heidi Walker
Stephanie somehow developed the art of giving honest feedback nicely. It is such a refreshing opportunity to hear criticism that you will be able to take to transform your work for the better. I highly recommend this editor, and I hope to work with her again in the future... after some rewrites!

Heidi Walker, November 2022

Stephanie Taylor
Thank you, Heidi! I look forward to it! You’re gonna do great!

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