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First, I was a writer…

Books and writing have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first published piece was a poem written during the Gulf War when I was in the eighth grade. (I guess I’m telling my age here.) I was (locally) famous, for a little while, when the piece made it into my hometown newspaper. Even at that young age, I realized the power of my words, and I knew I wanted to share them with the world forever. I went on to have two other poems published in a nationally recognized book of poetry. Of course, this was all before the Internet age.

When I became an early childhood educator in 2003, I began creating stories, plays, and poems that were used in my curriculum.

Then, I became an author…

Merely a decade later, I’ve published seven books–including two children’s books, three parenting guides, and two adult romance titles. Being a multi-genre author has allowed me to relate to, and learn about, a variety of book themes, which also led to meeting a multitude of authors.

I’ve always been a grammar-conscious person, but it wasn’t until I worked with two highly talented, professional editors on my adult titles, that I truly learned how to write—and edit—adult fiction. It was completely different from anything I’d experienced up to that point, so I was eager to learn everything I could about it.

Now, I’m an advocate for Indie authors…

One year ago, I began a segment on this blog titled “365 Days to Write Right,” where I offered tips on writing, editing, marketing, and publishing. I absorbed a wealth of knowledge about the writing industry as a whole through that process. Now that this segment has ended, I am embarking on new adventures in the writing industry.

In addition to publishing my own books, I’ve begun helping authors with:

  • writing blurbs
  • creating hooks
  • formatting query letters
  • editing manuscripts

My goal is to help authors make their words shine, not my editing skills, so I don’t expect clients to accept all of my edits. I work with authors to ensure they offer the best story possible. However, I am honest in my feedback, and I offer it to teach them rather than preach to them. If a story has gaps, doesn’t flow well, or simply doesn’t register with me as an avid reader, I let the client know, and offer ideas for improvement.

Whether through my own books, or helping a fellow author out, my ultimate goal is to strengthen the Indie community with the best reading material possible. Readers deserve great writing, especially if they are paying for it!

Contact me today at tsanderspublishing@yahoo.com for more information. Together, we’ll make your stories shine, one word at a time! 
(One-page edits are available at no cost.)

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Traci Sanders is a wonderful editor. She is very knowledgeable about my genre and is an expert in the field of editing. It was easy to see the corrections she had made and to accept them in Word so my document was clean and professional-looking. She is wonderful to work with and clarified any questions I had about the changes she suggested. Her turnaround time was within my deadline also. I enjoyed working with her and plan on using her editing services for all my future book projects. Wanda Luthman
Traci Sanders’s skill surpasses simply understanding proper grammar, syntax, and punctuation. She applies her expertise with modern usage, literary conventions, and techniques from POV to characterization. Then she analyzes each piece’s individual style, meticulously addressing every detail, and bolsters its unique narrative voice. Discerning authors work with Traci to publish their most compelling, best possible work. I trust Traci with my writing, and you should, too. Stephen Geez
Traci Sanders has been a tremendous help to me as a writer and author. When I started looking for an editor for my last novel, I interviewed several. Traci had become a member of my Facebook group forum and we would often talk online. When I subscribed to her webpage, I started getting her daily tips on writing and was impressed with the common sense approach she had about the craft. Having become frustrated in not finding someone I felt was the right person to edit my book, I told Traci that I wished she could edit for me. She said she had been thinking of asking, but didn’t want me to feel obligated. I sent her a sample and what I received back with her edits was great. Traci didn’t try to remake this writer. She simply went over my work and made grammatical corrections, offering suggestions where she thought I could make things better for the reader. Her suggestions were wonderful. I wasn’t made to feel inept at my craft, as I’ve seen editors in critique or other groups do with writers. Instead, she made me feel that a part of her was going into my writing, and she wanted it to be the best it could be. Although she had never before edited my style of writing, deep point of view, she took the project on and did her own research to help me make my words shine. I would recommend Traci Sanders to anyone who wants their work polished. Sharon K Connell

I love Traci’s website and everything she posts. The self-help proper grammatical phrasing and spelling tips are just so insightful and help tremendously in the telling of a story by any author. She explains to us how to use words properly that have a double meaning, or ones that we spell one way when we should spell it differently. For instance, farther and further, forever my nemesis when it comes to the correct meaning, or was, until I heard her explain it in simple terms. Farther–beyond. Further–to a more advanced point.

From “how to market your book” to “how to prepare for a book signing event” and everything in between, her tips are so helpful to every author, whether he has written one book, or four. Donald Montano

Traci Sanders saved my novel. She is kind and down to earth but knows her craft backwards and forwards and will not let you make a mess of your stories. With her as my editor, my novel improved significantly and I learned a lot. I enjoyed working with her and plan to use her with my future novels. Allaina Daniels

Traci provided a second grammatical edit for Ready For Flynn, Part 1. I was pleased with the input and changes, which give the edit a polished finish. Working with the story line, she did not seek to change any of the artistic content, but concentrated on spelling, grammar and suggested small changes to enhance the sentence structure from English to American English. As I am a UK author writing in American English, I was most grateful for her input and these small suggested changes. KL Shandwick

I had the pleasure of working with Traci on my latest book, Dancing Queen, and she did an amazing job. It was a thrill to read her suggestions/editing, which made my writing flow so much much better–page by page. It was also a thrill to work with someone who is so committed and delivers on time every single time. Also, she’s kinda a master when it comes to co-writing your blurb! I can’t wait to work with her again. Charlotte Roth

Traci Sanders was just the editor I was looking for. She gave my novels the last oomph they needed to be awesome. I loved that her edits flowed with my writing style and it was very easy to just go through track changes and accept her suggestions. Traci always delivered on time and her edits were right on mark. I’m very grateful for her continued work with me on my series. Stephanie Taylor

Sample, one-page edits available upon request.  

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  • Proofreading
  • $100/Per Book
  • Proofreading for 1 book

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  • $50/Per Book
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  • $125/Per Book
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