Lucidity Editorial

Careful, caring editing, so that your book is your best.

Lucidity Editorial offers a wide variety of editorial services for fiction: ranging from substantive developmental editing down to final pass proofreading. Working as a partner with our clients, our goal is always to make your unique authorial voice and vision shine through. 



I have found Rawles’s uncanny skill in cutting directly to and laying out a story’s problems to be invaluably illuminating. She provides clarity and direction without sacrificing nuance, and her sharp critical insights always move towards balancing and strengthening the core of the narrative.
— Anna Prendella, Assistant Editor - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Rawles is smart, careful, and considerate. She’s in all my acknowledgments for the last years for a reason, and I strongly recommend her.
— Courtney Milan, New York Times Bestselling Author
Rawles is one of the smartest and most thoughtful readers I’ve known, with a proofreader’s sharp eye for detail and the excellent taste and keen insight of a seasoned fiction editor. I always relish the chance to work with her, and I recommend her services without reservation.
— Paul Starr, Editor - Kodansha Comics
Rawles has a knack for seeing to the heart of a story and unpacking its complexities, its strengths and weaknesses, and is able to communicate that clearly. More than that, she understands the interconnectedness of story and culture—you could not ask for a better critical or insightful reader.
— Somaiya Daud, Mirage, Flatiron Books
I can’t thank Rawles enough for her Sensitivity Reading on my novel manuscript. Not only did she provide me with an incredibly careful, helpful and kind report on how race is represented in the novel[...], but overall she gave me a brilliant general critique on various other problems with the manuscript, too, and was willing to bounce around ideas for fixing plot issues. It all helped me hugely with the next draft. She’s a close, deep reader and I will absolutely contact her again for editorial help!
— Victoria Bell, writer and Certified Professional Editor


Please use the form below to ask any questions you might have or to request a quote. If you're interested in a service, don't forget to include the genre and word count of your manuscript. You can also hire me through Reedsy.