Thayer Literary Services ~ Book Editing

About me

My name is Paul Thayer. I am a professional book editor, writing coach, and published writer with more than 35 years of experience. I filled my toolbox during that time as I worked in the trenches of the real world of writers, editors, and publishers. Now I use that knowledge to help writers who still have a lot to learn—and who truly want to do so. I believe that all writers need an editor, and I'll tell you why on this site (see Main Menu).


I am known and trusted by many people in the business, including published writers, editors, and literary agents. And I come highly recommended by all the writers I have helped and by other professional book editors.


I help published and unpublished writers of novels and nonfiction books. Give me your manuscript, and I’ll tell you how to make it better—down to the smallest details. I know that every writer’s work can be improved, and I enjoy helping writers gain new insights and hone their writing skills.


When you work with me, you will learn one-on-one from a pro. New writers benefit immeasurably from a close first reading and a substantial critique that discusses both literary and technical matters in detail. The critique compresses years of self-study and trial-and-error into one invaluable crash course.


> Published writers will profit from an expert line-edit before submitting their manuscript.


> Self-publishers will get a polished manuscript that is ready to go to press.


If you're serious about writing and want to take a giant step toward your goals, now is the time to work with a real editor’s editor and writer’s writer and have some fun while you’re coached to success.


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