I love working with amazing authors who are passionate about their craft. Together we can take your novel from good to phenomenal.
Hi, I’m casey
I’m a cheese addicted, yoga pants wearing, book lover. (It’s kind of a job requirement.)
I’ve worked with dozens of authors, from brand-new writers working on their debut novel to NY Times bestselling authors working on their seventeenth (published) novel. No matter where you’re at in your writing career, I will hold your hand and kick your ass with each edit. With a precise balance of humor, tact, and expertise, I point out all of the flaws in a manuscript and then help the author rebuild it. They rewrite, adding thousands of words to their books, making them infinitely more emotional, incorporating character growth that wasn’t apparent before, and adding enough tension to keep any reader hooked until the last page.
After one round of developmental edits with me, USA Today bestselling author Lexi C. Foss added over 20K words to her novel, Blood Heart. It won a Golden Quill Award and was a finalist for a Maggie Award!
Every book is unique. Every story has something new and special about it that only that story can tell. My goal is to pull that uniqueness to the forefront. My job is to make your story shine with its fullest potential, so it’s not just some passion project but a fully developed, critically acclaimed novel that you are proud to show off.
Books have been a huge influence in my life, and I knew that I wouldn’t be happy unless I created a career that allowed me to read every single day. But I don’t just want to read. I want to help create the books that I love so much. I want to help inspire authors to write the book of their dreams.
I’ve held many jobs where I was surrounded by books. I’ve worked at libraries. I was an Assistant Store Manager at a bookstore. I started writing reviews for Literary Escapism in 2010 and continue to have monthly book discussions on the Shelf Addiction podcast. I created and hosted Reading Until Dawn Con, a fun event for authors and readers to party together all weekend long. There were a few other non-book related jobs along the way, but they were never as fun.
Despite having all these bookish jobs, somehow it was never enough. I wanted to do more.
I founded Heart Full of Ink in 2017 with one goal in mind: helping other authors. I could help with the inception of the story, with plotting sessions and book coaching. I could work with the author during rounds of edits to enhance their story, pushing them to dig deeper. I could help the authors after the book was finished with back cover copies and creating series bibles.
I created my dream job. And I haven’t looked back once.
Five Fun Facts About Me:
I read my first romance novel when I was 9 years old. (I know!)
At Comic-Con, I hugged Sean Astin and then ran into the bathroom and cried.
I have seven library cards from three different states!
I unashamedly LOVE cheesy sci-fi movies. I’ve seen every Tremors movie multiple times. All seven movies. (And I have THOUGHTS about the ending of Tremors: Shrieker Island.)
I can’t whistle.
Ready to work with me?
“Finding the right developmental editor is vital to an author’s creative process. It’s a delicate skill that requires providing an influential critique while also giving critical feedback in a non-belittling way. There are not many editors out there who can do this, but Casey has mastered the skill.
Casey reviews manuscripts in a positive way that touches on the strengths of the story, while also pointing out the flaws in a constructive manner. Her notes always bolster my confidence in my writing, and provide fantastic advice/direction on how to improve the story/plot. And her attention to detail is spot on. She’s absolutely brilliant, and I will definitely be working with her on my future projects.”
Listen to me!
I’ve been a co-host on the #3Bloggers1Series podcast since it’s inception in 2017. You can listen to me, Tarama from Shelf Addiction, and Nicola from Alpha Heroes take on an Urban Fantasy series and give our honest opinions about each book.
Click on any series to get started!
I also have a series of bookish chats with Tamara!
Click on any of the chats below and don’t forget to tell us your thoughts, too!
Don’t forget to join our Facebook group, where we talk about all things books, host monthly Listen Live chats, and bond over plot holes.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Read-Along
The Night Huntress Read-Along
The Hidden Legacy Trilogy Read-Along
The Arcana Chronicles Read-Along
The Grisha Trilogy Read-Along
The Others Series Read-Along
Realm Enforcers Series Read-Along
Mercy Thompson Series Read-Along
“I believe that when we put our hearts to it, we can achieve absolutely anything we want. Period.”
- Developmental Edits
- Series Bibles
- Plotting Sessions
- Back Cover Copies
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Casey on several projects, and have come to appreciate and depend upon her keen eye and unique insight. She’s the perfect combination of a devoted reader and a consummate professional, and her feedback consistently elevates the overall quality of my work as an author. From characterization to themes and plot, Casey is able to identify potential issues and make sound recommendations for improvement. She’s become my trusted partner and an indispensable resource, and I would highly recommend her services to writers at all levels of the game.”
I’m a sucker for beautifully written stories. The world needs more. Let’s create them together.