Welcome to the Darling Axe

Novel Development and Editing Services

About the Darling Axe

We are professional editors as well as award-winning writers. We understand the intense effort and emotional investment you have poured into your work. It's our job to help you realize your vision and take your manuscript to the next level. 

The Darling Axe is an open-minded, forward-thinking group. Our editors are interested in literary as well as genre fiction. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that your manuscript will be handled with respect.

Questions? Inquiries? We'd love to hear from you.

Editors@DarlingAxe.com

Services

We offer narrative development and editing services for every stage of your manuscript's journey to publication.

The Forge – Narrative Assessment

THE FORGE: NARRATIVE ASSESSMENT

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THE FOUNDRY: DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

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THE WORKSHOP: LINE EDITING

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THE STUDIO: PROOFREADING

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THE EXHIBIT: QUERY CRITIQUE

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THE CROW'S NEST: HOOK ASSESSMENT

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Testimonials

I don’t know what I would do without Michelle’s keen and insightful feedback. Michelle both offers support and asks the tough questions that will push you to make your manuscript better.

Tara Gilboy, Author of Unwritten

I have had the pleasure of working with both Michelle and David. No matter the genre, they approached each novel with complete focus. Every comment and suggestion they provided improved my manuscripts, from the big picture to the finest detail of word choice.

Nikki Vogel, Author of Tamalinn Found

It’s daunting to transition from poetry to fiction, and I was grateful to have David’s careful editorial voice soothing me through the anxiety of first readership.

K.I. Press, Author of Types of Canadian Women