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Hi! I'm Harmony West, and I'm a professional fangirl. I love discovering new favorite books and cheering for writers online, in comments on their manuscripts, and in gushing emails.

My specialties are in romance, emotion, character, dialogue, prose, and voice. I love romance, mystery, and twists that keep readers on their toes and turning pages late into the night until they reach the end. If you need a thorough big-picture edit, a meticulous line edit, or a simple gut check on your manuscript, I'm happy to help!

I work with most genres, but I'm probably not the best fit for: picture books, poetry, scifi, Christian or religious fiction, academic assignments, and nonfiction (though I am open to some memoirs).

Genres I LOVE to work on: all subgenres of romance, along with mysteries and thrillers, particularly psychological thrillers and domestic suspense. I'm also open to contemporary YA and middle grade, along with some fantasy (preferably fantasy romance, in which the romance plays a larger or equal role in the plot). If you're unsure whether I accept your genre, feel free to reach out!

SERVICES I OFFER

COPYEDITING

When your manuscript is ready for a line-level polish, I'm happy to offer my copyediting service. I will comb through your manuscript for issues with grammar, punctuation, and spelling, along with pointing out any inconsistencies and cleaning up sentences to ensure your prose is tight and flows smoothly.

PROOFREADING

The final edit pass before publication is the proofreading stage. If you select this service, I'll do a final pass on your manuscript to catch formatting issues, typos, and any other remaining issues to polish and perfect your text. To book a proofread, your manuscript should have already undergone a copyedit.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDIT

If you're looking for big-picture feedback, I can offer my developmental editing service. During this process, I will assess your manuscript's story structure, character development, pacing, tone, and style. This service includes an editorial letter with overall feedback and suggestions for improving the manuscript.

QUERY CRITIQUE

I love writing and editing query letters, so if you're wondering how you can make your query stronger, please reach out! My own query letter led to 19 full requests and 5 offers of representation in a month.

HOW I GIVE FEEDBACK

I work in Google Docs to deliver inline comments on your manuscript. This is to ensure that the program I use is free and accessible for all of my clients. Depending on the service you select, I will also send you an editorial letter via email.

WHY WORK WITH ME?

First and foremost, I'm a fangirl. If you're looking for a cheerleader, I'm your girl. I love leaving inline comments on manuscripts of my reader reactions throughout (expect lots of gushing, swooning, and all-caps excitement).

Now for the technical, what-are-my-actual-qualifications part: I have a B.A. in English with a concentration in writing. I've been editing for clients since 2014 and have worked with several authors who have gained literary representation and secured book deals with major publishers. I edited my own book, Always with You, so feel free to download the sample to get an example of my work.

Whether you need a copyedit, proofread, or developmental edit, I'm looking to collaborate with authors and create a partnership, so feel free to send me any questions, concerns, or ideas.

As an author, I understand how much your work means to you. That's why I strive to provide thorough feedback that is both compassionate and honest. If you're interested in working together, contact me today. I'm cheering you on!

Please note that a nonrefundable 25% deposit must be paid at the time of booking. If you need to reschedule, please give notice at least 30 days in advance. If no notice is given, your deposit will be forfeited and another deposit will be required to reschedule.

FAQ

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Captivate Me is very spicy. There are explicit sexual situations throughout, some of which include particular kinks like bondage and orgasm as punishment.

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Thank you so much for your interest in my books! You can purchase signed paperbacks from my shop or paperbacks from the retailer of your choice. Available retailers are listed on the book page. You can also purchase my ebooks on Amazon or read them FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Choose Your Retailer

eBooks enrolled in Kindle Unlimited are only available through Amazon.

Don’t have a Kindle?

  1. Purchase the ebook you’d like to read on a non-Kindle device through Amazon.

  2. Email your Amazon proof of purchase to Harmony's assistant, at support@harmonywestbooks.com

  3. Receive your personalized, one-time download link that will enable you to read on your e-Reader of choice.

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Please note:

This is ONLY for ebooks. Meaning, you must purchase the ebook through Amazon to get a read anywhere link for an ebook. Other formats purchased (such as a paperback) do not qualify to receive an eBook.