Jay M. Peters Editing
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I will make you a better writer.

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I will evaluate your story from macro and micro points of view to tell you if your story works, pinpoint specific problems and recommend fixes that make sense. 

I edit using the Story Grid method, a tool to thoroughly analyze any story. Developed by an editor with 25+ years editing experience, Story Grid brings significant improvement to your writing and inspires your everyday writing work.

Check out the Story Grid website and book to learn more.

Want to chat about how I could help you be a better writer? Fill out my contact form and we can set up a free 30-minute consultation to talk about what you're working on.

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My Mission

I haven't always been an editor.

I have loved stories from the moment I could read. (My Harry Potter books are literally falling apart.) And as a public relations professional, I have years of experience helping and coaching organizations on how to tell stories about their work.

As an editor, I help people write their best stories. 

Services & Pricing


Cost: Free

This is for you if you want to chat about your story, Story Grid or anything about story structure or editing.

Reach out through my contact form and we can get this set up.



Cost: $500 per month

This is for you if you want to turn a story idea into a manuscript or if I've already evaluated your manuscript with the Story Grid Diagnostic (detailed below) and you would like my help more regularly on your next draft.

We'll have weekly 1-hour coaching calls to develop your story and your writing.

Reach out through my contact form so we can schedule a free 30-minute consultation and discuss more.



Cost: $997

This is for you if you have completed a draft manuscript. I'll read it so I can tell you what works and give specific recommendations on how to improve your writing and your next draft.

I'll deliver five things with my Story Grid Diagnostic:

  • A high-level analysis of your entire manuscript through my evaluation of 6 core questions about your draft. 
  • A 1-hour phone consultation to discuss your current draft and recommendations for how to approach the next draft. I will record and share this conversation with you.
  • A Story Grid spreadsheet analysis of the first 5 scenes of your draft.
  • A recommendation letter summarizing all of the above and sharing additional next steps for you to consider for your draft.
  • Additional recommended reading and resources to improve your writing.

Reach out through my contact form so we can schedule a free 30-minute consultation and discuss more.

About Me

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I live in Seattle, Washington, with my girlfriend and our cat. I am a Story Grid-certified editor, a Seattle Marathon finisher and a proud KEXP volunteer, donator and listener.