Welcome to Mistress Editing, where you write dirty and I edit dirtier.

I provide editing and proofreading services with a special focus on everything sexy. Sometimes it’s difficult to find a freelance editor who won’t blush at your colorful language and who feels comfortable enough to tell you that your word choice has turned your sex scene into slapstick comedy. That’s where I come in.

My philosophy

When it comes to erotica and sexy scenes in general, I have a personal belief that the quality of prose, plot, and character development are just as important as making sure all of the moving parts are in the right places at the right time to make sparks fly, and that’s how I approach editing such content. If your goal is titillation first and everything else is just window dressing, I’m probably not the right editor for you. I consider the editing zone to be a judgment-free zone. My goal is to help you improve your writing, not to make you feel bad. You’ll get my no-holds-barred feedback, but always with plenty of suggestions to bring the emotional and physical aspects of the story together into something satisfying and exciting for the reader.

I welcome romance and erotica with characters of all genders, sexual orientations, and partnering styles. So whether you have a polyamorous LGBTQIA+ story with the occasional threesome or moresome or a strictly monogamous M/F couple, and whether it’s a short story, a full-length novel, or just a few handpicked scenes that you need help with, I’m the woman for the job. And I won’t even make you kiss my boots.

I have been a beta reader, critique partner, editor, and proofreader for authors ranging all the way from bestsellers to debut and emerging erotica and romance authors.

No sex in your romance?

No problem! Even if the sexy in your writing only goes so far as a few kisses and then stops at the bedroom door, my philosophy still works to help you craft the right amount of tension and bring the love and drama of your characters to life on the page.

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