Please note: as of April 2017, I will no longer be accepting new clients


Few things bring me greater joy than a good story, well told. I also love helping an author hone their prose so that their good story achieves its promise, and is truly well told.

To see if my editorial style is a fit for you, please check out any of the Writership podcast episodes 1 - 63

To obtain a quote for services, contact me via email at alyssa(at) with

a) your project's genre,

b) length,

c) whether or not it's complete (with an expected completion date if it's not), and

d) a 5 - 10 page sample from the book. 

I'll get back to you promptly with a quote for services and the next available date on the editorial calendar. Please note that I am generally booking two to three months out. I look forward to working with you!


The reason I keep going back to Alyssa for copy editing is simple: her keen eye takes my work to the next level. She's able to identify minor tweaks that result in tremendous improvements, and where others might merely point out errors, she offers helpful suggestions. When I send my work her way, I can relax, knowing I'm in good hands.

—H. Claire Taylor, author of A Single's Guide to Texas Roadways

Alyssa's command of the English language is unprecedented. Not only does she work extremely quickly, she is also very thorough in her editing. The edits, proofs, and overall feedback I received from her changed my entire direction of writing for the better. Seriously, if you're looking to hire an honest, hard-working editor that seems to care more about your manuscript than even you do, look no further, Alyssa Archer is the answer!
Zach Smith, Funded Today, LLC

Working with Alyssa Archer as an editor is one of the best decisions you can make for your career as a writer. She is thorough, creative, diligent, and tough as nails. She is relentless about making your manuscript the best that it can be. I hate writing such high praise because I fear she'll be too busy for me to hire again in the future; she's that good.
Caryn Rose, author of the novels A Whole New Ballgame and B-Sides and Broken Hearts, and the non-fiction book Raise Your Hand: Adventures of an American Springsteen Fan in Europe

Alyssa Archer is a dream editor. She demonstrated great respect for my writing and at the same time gave feedback and suggestions that nearly doubled the quality of both my story and language. I will definitely work with her again.
Scott Wiser, author of Vanishing Ink



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