Kelly Hashway

USA Today Bestselling Cozy Mystery Author

Freelance Editing Services:

I've been working as a freelance editor since September 2009. I am now taking on more editing jobs and accepting new clients. Below are my qualifications, some of my previous clients, and my rates. If you are interested in my editing services, please fill out the form below. I would love to discuss your writing and how I could be of help to you.

Previous and Current Clients Include:

  • Three book publishers, editing picture books, novellas, and novels
  • A school district, proofreading educational documents
  • Writers needing an editor to polish their work before submitting to agents and/or publishers ~My clients range from unpublished authors to New York Times best sellers.
  • Bloggers 


I have a masters degree in English Secondary Education. I taught language arts for seven years before becoming a full-time writer and freelance editor. I've had over two hundred short stories published in a variety of children's magazines, anthologies, and educational websites. To date, I have over thirty books published, ranging from children's books to adult novels.

Rates and Services:

At this time, I'm only offering one type of edit.

  • Developmental edit: I will comment in detail on all areas related to your book's content (the plot, characterization, POV, tense, etc) as well as fix errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This edit includes an editorial letter highlighting strengths and weaknesses as well as making suggestions to better your manuscript as a whole. $2.50 per double-spaced page

What people are saying:

I hired Kelly to edit my YA manuscript and was thrilled with the results. She was extremely thorough, both in her corrections to grammar and punctuation, as well as in her suggestions for ways to improve my storyline as a whole. I revised and polished my novel based on her comments, and several months later received an offer for publication! I would use Kelly’s services again and highly recommend her editing expertise to other authors.

Laura Wolfe, Author of Trail of Secrets (Fire and Ice YA, 2015)

Kelly is an integral member of my editing team. Her guidance, patience, and insight have helped me immensely. I learn so much each time we collaborate and I know I can always count on her.

T.B. Markinson, author of Confessions From the Dark

I had the opportunity to work with Kelly on my first book and it was such a rewarding experience.  Her feedback was always helpful and thought-provoking. I appreciated how she challenged me and the results are a great finished product and my dreams realized. I look forward to working with her again. 

Dina Tate, author of Lizzie and MacKenzie's Fabulous Adventures

Interested in my editing or formatting services? Fill out the form below:  ***Please note I am currently closed to new clients.***

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