Author Services

Ciara Knight is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning hybrid author who has worked as a professional developmental and acquisitions editor for a traditional publisher. As a freelancer, I work with both experienced and new authors to assist them with creating the most engaging manuscript possible. I’ve also taught classes on branding, marketing, book blurb writing, and targeting your market. I’ve also completed master-level courses in linguistics, writing visual emotion through psychology, and powering up your prose.

book formatting
Beta Reading
Developmental Editing
Author coaching
Self-publishing coaching
Author coaching

What people are saying about Ciara Knight's editing services:

Five stars all the way around. Ms. Knight - clearly, honestly, tactfully and timely - delivered an exceptional work product that will only make my manuscript better. She responded quickly to all my messages and her input on my manuscript tells me she put in a significant effort to create a framework that will enable me bring my fantasy novel to the next level. I can say with absolute conviction that I highly recommend her services for anyone looking for a quality Developmental Editor. Thank you so much, Ciara Knight! 


Ciara edited a 30,000 word fantasy story for me. Her communication is level 10. She was very responsive, even when on vacation. She kept me informed on the status of the project. Her quality of work was top notch. I was highly impressed when I received a detailed editorial consisting of 9 pages of well organized notes. She even included links as a resource to improve my writing. She gets an even higher score on her reports. I look forward to working with her again. I highly recommend Ciara for your editing needs.


Ciara provided a first-class developmental edit in a most efficient and detailed manner. She really knows her stuff. Her overview addressed characters, plot, points of view issues, hooks, senses, scene setting, character goals, motivations, and conflicts, backgrounds, as well as pointing out repetitiveness and areas where it needs to go deeper. Wow! When one pays for editing, this is the kind of service one may not expect but fully deserves. She should get a sixth star for being so thorough! Highly recommended.