Being a writer can feel like being lost in the woods. Katie was my compass. Without her pointing true north I never would have made it out. I highly recommend her services.

Amber Meyer

Katie is a rare find. She is invested in the manuscript from the beginning and beyond. She is special in that she critiques and encourages at the same time. Katie is very clear when outlining her milestones and due dates. This is her business and that is very clear from quote to finished product. I’ve worked with other editors and Katie is by far the most professional. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful experience it has been working with Katie. She’s fantastic!

Tracy Ewens

A Love Story series

I was seeking guidance for this story, and you brought every aspect to the plate to help me become a better writer. If it wasn’t for all your coaching, this book would have never grown, and I would have never grown. I have learned more now about writing in the past few months we have worked together, than I ever had sitting in a classroom. I’m so glad you opened me up to a whole new world. I enjoy writing so much now, and thanks to you, this all became more than I ever expected.

Jerome Isip

Award-winning author, Happy Chasing Happy

Katie is a highly skilled developmental editor who prides herself in her work and the relationship she builds with her clients. During the time she worked with Standoutbooks, Katie was a vital part of the editorial team and conducted herself in a professional and engaging manner. She is clearly passionate about books and editing and will do all that she can to help authors write a book they can be proud of.

Bronwyn Hemus

Head of Editorial, Standoutbooks

Singular thanks goes to Katie McCoach, our developmental editor, especially for her help in shaping the characters (and getting rid of one, whom you’ll never know about-just as well).

Monte Wolverton

Award-winning author, Chasing 120

These critiques are great! I can already tell this feedback will be massively helpful in my revisions.


I’d like to say a big thank you for doing a fantastic job at editing. I will be using you again!

Jamie Edwards

I have had the opportunity to work with Katie a few times, and I am consistently blown away by her skill with the written word, her expertise and professionalism. She always comes back with fantastic ideas and suggestions. Katie is a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend her services to anyone.

Talya Messeri

I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Katie McCoach and I can honestly say that she is one of the most detailed and creative people I have come across. Coupled with a great personality and genuine desire to make something the best it can be, she is not only someone I am always excited to partner with, but someone I know I can trust.

Scott Haskin

Katie read my book and gave me honest feedback. She made recommendations that make a lot of sense. I feel like I got more than my money’s worth from Katie. I will ask Katie for help with other books that I have written.


Katie’s professionalism and enthusiasm helped guide my characters to their true selves. Her insight forced me to dig deep and what I found surprised and delighted me. She taught me how to give more but write less, a lesson many professors have tried to beat into me over the years.

Aimee Davis

Partnering with Katie has been an absolute pleasure. In every interaction I’ve had with Katie, her passion to help me succeed has been unwavering. Her honest feedback was immensely beneficial for the expansion of my story. She’s pushed me further than I’d ever dreamed and I’m so thankful I found her. She has gone above and beyond my initial expectations. Without any hesitation, I rebooked with Katie for my next two books and I’ll happily recommend her to anyone.

Robin Berkstresser

Specious series

When I first wrote Katie, I knew I required more query help than the services on her website listed. She easily worked with me to create a package tailored to my needs. During the whole experience, Katie was timely, constructive, kind, and encouraging. Her feedback triggered several breakthroughs, and my query developed into a more readable and logical construction of voice, stakes, and plot. I know I couldn’t have written this version without her. I highly recommend her services.

Katie Beers

I have thoroughly enjoyed my working relationship with Katie. Her positivity and support make accepting a critique an easy and enjoyable experience. She makes you want to “get at” revisions and see it as a reasonable and important part of the writing process. I will continue to seek her guidance and help as I continue to work on my growth as a writer.

Andy Phillips

Your critique is helpful in so many ways and not only for making the book better! I really appreciated the questions you brought up. Addressing them will add to the story.

Sherry Austin

This is exactly what I was looking for – a fresh set of eyes to tell me what bits [of my query letter] might generate a “huh?” response, and why. Thanks for your help!


You made me feel positive about writing this novel. I’m already sure that I’ve received more than I have paid for. You are definitely the best coach ever.


Working with Katie was a wonderful experience. Her feedback was well-rounded, thorough and constructive. I loved how she summarized her overall thoughts on my book and explained some of her more detailed feedback / comments on the manuscript. She provided recommendations that made me question what I was trying to say and if I stated something effectively. Katie is a top-notch professional and I highly recommend her services.

Sarah Galimore

10 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

Penny Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts suggested that I contact Katie. It didn’t take me long to realize that I had found the perfect editor. She made very insightful and helpful comments that led to structural changes and substantial improvements in the dramatic flow of the story. Her professional opinion was always honest and forthright, but always with enthusiasm and encouragement. I could feel that she genuinely cared about my writing. I highly recommend her and will use her again for any further writing projects I pursue.

Frank Iannella

Katie is always in tune to making your writing better. She wants you to write with your best effort, regardless of your subject. She helps you do that.

Mike Morrison

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