Sometimes I scare people with my enthusiasm for writing and reading. People may say I need a social life. It'd be easier if my fictional one wasn't so interesting.

Mentored by a creative writing professor, an award-winning international best-selling author, and a professional editor, I have worked in the fiction-writing industry for over six years and have been editing stories for longer. I have edited for both award-winning and best-selling authors and have worked on manuscripts written for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers, with most of my experience being in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.

I hold an English degree with honors from Dixie State University, where I wrote my thesis on the worldwide appeal of Harry Potter. I served as a fiction editor and managing editor for the literary journal The Southern Quill. Today, I do work through New York Times best-selling author David Farland, editing his workshop students' manuscripts, writing assignments, and sometimes, David's own books. When not editing, I'm penning my own stories and running an award-winning writing tip blog at I also serve as a writing coach on (home of the Emotion Thesaurus).

My writing tip articles have appeared on Grammar Girl and in classrooms; my "story dissections" have hit the front page of Hypable three times, and my series on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been turned into its own unit in a creative writing class.

For online anonymity, I blog and write under the pseudonym September C. Fawkes. You may have found me or my sites though, by plugging my real name into search engines.

I do freelance editing at

Unfortunately I do not have time to do editing for free.

I try to update every Tuesday!
  • JoinedMarch 20, 2018

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SeptCFawkes SeptCFawkes Oct 11, 2018 03:47PM
New tip on dealing with melodrama and how to identify and get rid of it.
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