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Sarah Chauncey

Nanaimo, BC V9R 3V3


If you're writing narrative nonfiction or memoir, I can help you take your writing to the next level. Over the past 25 years, I’ve built a storytelling toolkit that includes techniques from literary nonfiction, journalism, theatre, long and short fiction, screenwriting for television and film, and digital media. I’ve written for organizations from MTV Networks to NASA, and I’ve worked with manuscripts on topics from Buddhist psychiatry to the role of human networks in enterprise agility. I can help you shape your story in a way that engages your readers’ hearts and minds and inspires them to action (or non-action, if that’s your preference). My specialty is deep-dive substantive editing that provides you with a writing handbook tailored to your needs.


Editorial Skills

  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Plain language
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Writing


  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Brochures
  • E-books
  • Newsletters
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Animals
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Ecology and environment
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and spirituality