More Than Just an Editor

At The Story Ninja, two trained editors will help you and your manuscript cross the finish line to publishing. With everything from informative tutorials on how to use Scrivener to a variety of editing services to meet your particular needs, we are here to help you bring your ideas to the world in the form of the written word.

Meet Laura

Laura’s specialties include romance in all its iterations, fantasy, and middle grade and young adult novels.

Meet Randy

Randy specializes in the action and thriller Genres, and with his 30 years military experience, he is also an invaluable resource for ensuring accuracy in novels with a military component.

To find out if our advice can help you write your best book, we offer a sample edit for full-length manuscripts. Request yours today!


Learn about our services, from helping you plot your outline to polishing the pesky grammatical issues that are keeping your manuscript just shy of perfection, and everything in between.


Check out our blog for everything from helpful advice to lists of what we are reading for fun.


You cannot trust your book baby to just anyone! Check out our profile pages and testimonials to learn more about who we are and what you can expect from us.

Featured Author

“…Randy helped me learn to write the right way, and turn what was a mess of a story into something to be proud of. I would gladly put my faith in his editing skills for all my future books.”

K. Pimpinella, Time Ranger Series

Watch New York Bestselling Author Scott Mann, Story Grid CEO Tim Grahl, and Randy Surles discuss using the Story Grid methodology to write Scott’s book, Operation Pineapple Express.

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