Editing services are available across a range of genres.

Fiction & Literary Nonfiction

  • Developmental Edit

    This comprehensive edit involves a chapter-by-chapter review and critique of your book, which is delivered in an editing document accompanied by an annotated version of your manuscript. This type of edit is also known as a substantive or structural edit and reviews high-level issues as well as nitty-gritty plot points.

  • Line Edit

    A content edit addressing readability, style, substance, and flow at the sentence level. This edit includes but is not contained to a copy edit.

  • Proofread

    A final-draft edit addressing spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

As well as standalone edits, I offer a two-tier editing package, which involves a developmental edit and a second round of edits (including a line edit). Rates are dependent on size and scope of work. For a quote specific to your currency and requirements, please contact me. As well as discussing scheduling and capacity, I will request a synopsis and/or extract of your book to assess whether we would be a good fit.

Sara works with business books as an editor under Scott MacMillan at Grammar Factory. If you are writing a book to build authority and grow your business, please contact us at

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Whom are you working with?

Sara Litchfield is an editor, author, and explorer who believes in making a mark on the wall of the world. Born in the English Midlands, she earned a Master of Arts in Theology at the University of Cambridge before qualifying as a ‘Big Four’ accountant in London. In 2012, she immigrated to Middle Earth (also known as Aotearoa New Zealand), where she changed careers, built her business, and now devotes herself to all things words and wonderful.

With experience contracting to traditional publishing houses such as Penguin Random House, Sara predominantly works with independent author-publishers. She holds a Diploma in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge and is returning there to embark on a Master of Studies in the subject in 2023. An Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), she is committed to continuing professional development.

Sara’s debut novel, dystopian thriller The Night Butterflieswas released in 2014. Find out more about her author alter-ego at

Hope is at the heart of everything we believe at Right Ink On The Wall. Our mission is one of encouragement. We want people to write ink on the wall of the world. And we want to help you make the right mark.