Everyone has a story, whether it’s a short one to tell about your day or a longer one that conveys your hopes, dreams, or even darkest nightmares. And when you’re telling that story, you want your listeners to be engaged, possibly on the edge of their seats, their eyes wide, their heads nodding in understanding or shaking with dread.

What happens next?

But then, let’s say, you stumble. You forget what you were saying or you repeat a few things. All of a sudden, Jim chimes in on what his kid did in Little League, or Marjorie is reminded of what happened to her and interrupts. And your story, your great story, isn’t finished, or it is, but not with as much attention paid to it as before.

Now, let’s say, you wrote that story down. It didn’t take you a couple of minutes to write it. It took months, years, but you worry: what if I stumbled? That’s where I come in.

My name is Holly Hill Mangin, and I'm an editor. I’m also an avid reader of all things romantic, fantastic, mysterious, dark, humorous, and apocalyptic. I’ve read a lot of books. A LOT. Books are my go-to, my happy place, my me-time. And with more people realizing they have stories to tell (More books, yay!), those of us who can help authors keep their footing—by dealing with pesky grammar, typos, and inconsistencies—are needed too.