We are happy to see you here and we hope to get to know you and to share your journey through your writing career.

The Red Pen Coach was created by Nancy Cassidy, a multi-published author and freelance editor, in 2011. In June of 2015, The Red Pen Coach happily grew, adding author Donna Alward to the editorial team, and two proofreaders to aid in final passes. In spring of 2016, we grew again, adding part-time copy editors Corinne Demaagd and Penny Barber, and then content editor author Shirley Jump and copy editor Denise Nicholls. Together, we offer editorial services to fiction writers for all genres, with the exception of middle grade and picture books.

If you would like to know more about Nancy and her writing background, click the page ‘About Nancy.’ To learn about our other editors, click the page ‘Our Editors.’ Our rates and a complete description of our services can be found on the Editing Services page and the ‘Coaching Services‘ page. Want to hear what others think of our work? Check out the ‘Testimonials‘ page. And check out the many books we have worked with, divided by genre, on the ‘Edited Books‘ page.

Check Author Resources regularly for tips on writing, inspiration and achieving your publishing goals. You will find the first of our books on writing there as well – Quickies: How to Write Short Fiction for the Romance Market.


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