Meet Your Editor & Proofreader
Hey, I’m Chelsea! Word nerd and lover of stories at your service.
I’m a fiction editor empowering self-publishing authors to craft unforgettable stories.
A box of notebooks lives in my closet. And in those notebooks live the very first stories I ever wrote through my middle school and junior high years. I can't remember far back enough to recall when I fell in love with books and stories, or when I decided I wanted to spend my life immersed in them. All I know is that passion has never faded.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in English, writing, and journalism from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. After graduating, I spent four years writing for local newspapers and magazines, discovering and sharing real-life human stories. In 2018, I decided to pursue a full-time freelance career; thus, Starlight Editorial was born.
Today, I live in Mobile with my husband and our standard poodle, Rosemary. When I'm not doing my word nerd things, I play roller derby as WinceDay Addams, knit fun things for friends, read as much fantasy and romance as I can, and binge way too much TV.
Good storytelling changes lives every day. Every project I work on is a partnership to hone your story, your characters, and your voice so that your readers can't help but fall in love.
Currently booking for 2023 in romance, fantasy, contemporary fiction, and LGBTQIA+ genres.
Qualifications & Continuing Education
B.A. in English, journalism, and writing (Spring Hill College, Magna Cum Laude)
Edward Day Stewart Award for highest academic achievement in the English department
President’s Scholar: English Studies for most outstanding student
Fiction Writing (University of South Alabama)
Romance for Editors (Editorial Freelancers Association)
Titles I've Worked On
Links included to published books.
The Long Road Back to Boston, by Dr. Phillip Fields [Memoir]
"[Chelsea] was prompt and efficient, delivering the service within a few days of the initial communication, meeting and exceeding my expectations. Not only that but her proofreading is great, finding mistakes that I overlooked in my own passes. I recommend her if you are looking for a fast, professional editor." —Fiverr user erickercher
"So incredibly thorough and precise. I would recommend Chelsea without hesitation. I appreciate the meticulous proofreading as well as the insightful comments." —Fiverr user healyn