Meet Our Staff

Raw Book Editing came about in 2012. For the first few years, it was a side project in conjunction with a book review blog, Raw Books Online. Projects were only accepted on a limited basis as the review blog took up the majority of our time. Once the requests to work with us started to take over, Raw Books Online had to be sacrificed so Raw Book Editing could be the focus of our attention. We are still avid readers and reviewers (when time allows), but working with authors is where our passions truly lie.

I’m Mandy. I run this show. I’ve been a freelance editor for over six years after stepping out of the
classroom as a teacher to focus on growing my family. Once my kids were in school, I wanted something fulfilling to do that would also allow me to be there for my family. After doing Beta-reading and proofreading for a few authors while running my book review blog, I pursued editing as a means to fulfill my word-nerd heart.
 As an avid reader and writer, words and stories have always been important to me. Prior to teaching, I was an editor for a high school yearbook, a co-editor of a literary magazine, and I have had many short stories and poems published in various works over the years. I have a degree in Education, and I further my learning through the Freelance Editor’s Association and various other professional tools and courses.

I’m Sarah, a 30-something-year-old mom and animal lover. Reading has always been a passion of mine since I picked up my first romance novel at the tender age of 11 (thanks, Mom)! In high school, I always had my nose buried in a book, and in college, I took that love for reading and applied it to a major in English and minor in writing.
Though I’ve held many jobs since I graduated college, all of them have centered around the written word. Textbook editor, proposal writer, technical editor, and technical writer are just some of the titles I have held. My current full-time job of Quality Assurance Manager keeps me busy, but my passion lies in editing and reading novels in my spare time.

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