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Editing Services

For a limited time, my shutters are open for a select number of editing projects.

My shutters will close again at midnight on October 1, 2023.

If your fiction novel is ready for developmental, copy, line editing, and/or proofreading, I am taking on work through the next couple of weeks or until the spots fill.

At this time, I am offering my editing services for a handful of projects. Please read the following specifications to determine if your book is the right fit for my editing services.

  • Your novel is a work of fiction - I am not accepting children's books or nonfiction projects at this time, including memoir.

  • Your novel is a completed, self-edited draft with a minimum of 65,000 words.

  • You can agree to a turnaround time of no later than midnight December 31, 2023.

  • You agree to pay half upfront and the balance upon receiving your edited and returned work.

  • If these details and the below prices sound good to you, please email me at Please allow 24 hours for a response.

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All sales are final. No refunds. Prices are competitive with average editing services data provided by ReedsyBlog in June 2023. You agree to pay half the total cost of your project quota upfront and the balance upon receiving your edited and returned work. Please refer to your project quota for additional details.

Sound good? Email me and tell me about your project:


In her more than thirty years as a storyteller and visual designer, Amanda “Mandy” Hughes has written and designed over a dozen works of literary, Southern Gothic, and women’s fiction under pen names A. Lee Hughes and Mandy Lee.

Mandy is the founder of Haint Blue Creative®, a space for readers and storytellers to explore, learn, and create. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Psychology, and she has worked as an instructional designer for nearly twenty years.

When she’s not writing, Mandy enjoys the movies, theater, music, traveling, nature walks, birdwatching, and binging The Office. She is a tarot enthusiast who uses the cards to enhance creativity and foster wellness. She lives in Georgia with her husband and four sons, two of whom are furrier than the others (but not by much). Visit her website at and follow her on Instagram @haintbluecreative.

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