At DCS we build better books. We offer writing and editorial services for clients at every stage of their careers. We work in nonfiction and fiction, across genres such as romance, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, children’s literature, and young adult.
Whether it’s developing your story, editing your book, sprucing up your author page, or writing pitch-perfect blurbs and ad copy, let us bring your story to life.
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A fantastic experience. She really cared about my project.
DCS was referred to me by a friend and fellow writer. There was a sense that Lauren cared about her projects. Other similar services seemed mechanical, like something Grammarly could provide for me. Working on my novel with Lauren was fantastic. Her suggestions were well thought out and informed, which was impressive since my subject matter required a fair amount of fact-checking. Lauren made the whole process a pleasant experience. I've already recommended her/DCS to others!
Goes above and beyond
Lauren is an amazing editor. Not only does she find grammar and usage errors in your work, but she really seeks to understand the story as a whole and make it one cohesive and engaging reading experience. My editor is professional, timely, considerate and just a great person to work with. This is above and beyond the excellent editing service she provides for each one of my stories.
The perfect balance between style and editing.
My favorite part of Daisycakes is how well they preserve my voice. They manage to find the perfect balance between style and editing, helping to preserve the true author voice. Lauren is knowledgeable, fast, and helps you see the story in ways you didn't think of before.
Invaluable feedback made me a repeat customer.
This is my first time working with an editor. I was a little nervous as first, but Lauren made the process easy and fun. Her grammar game is strong! She is very professional. I felt very well taken care of and her feedback was invaluable. I can now look at my book and be truly happy with the finished product. I am now a repeat customer!
Helps me craft the best story possible
Daisycakes Creative consistently goes above and beyond to help me craft the best story possible. More than just grammar and syntax, Lauren Dee is an expert at helping you pull a story apart and get at the bones. All the projects we've worked on have been fundamentally better stories due to her input.
One of the best editors I’ve worked with!
One of the best editors I’ve worked with. Lauren Dee provides excellent service!
A good reputation. Meticulous work.
My experience was really good. You're very meticulous and even found a change of POV that I hadn't intended! I also really appreciated all your comments and suggestions. I would definitely recommend DCS.
A great experience!
I highly recommend Daisycakes Creative Services! Lauren is very kind, knowledgeable, and professional. She also works fast, yet diligently. She explains many of her edits, so you won't make the same mistakes over and over again. She had great suggestions. I plan on working with her in the future!
A great experience and I can’t recommend DCS enough!
I worked with Lauren on the editing of my novel, THE PACK (2010 Amazon Breakthrough novel Award). It was a great experience and I can't recommend Daisycakes enough. It was highly professional.
A Pitch-Perfect blurb — subtle but powerful
Daisycakes Creative Services added power and impact to my blurb. It's definitely catching people's attention!
Helping me become a better writer
What makes Lauren stand out are the detailed explanations she includes along with her edits. I appreciate the effort she puts, not only into polishing the manuscript, but [into] helping me become a better writer.
Put the perfect polish on my words
Lauren did a fantastic job editing my book. She’s very easy to work with and helped me put a perfect polish on my words. She’s a consummate professional and really treats her clients well.”
A permanent member of my editing team!
I can’t recommend Daisycakes Creative highly enough to any author looking for editing and/or proofreading … You not only get reliability, great service, and marvelous results, but also the satisfaction of knowing you’ve found a permanent member of your publishing team.”
Made indie publishing so much easier!
Working with Lauren as my editor made indie publishing for the first time so much easier. I could tell from the corrections that my book had been read by a professional and that gave me tremendous confidence. I’m planning on having her as my editor for every book I write from now on.
Contact us today!
We specialize in building relationships with clients and helping them polish their work, whether they are new to publishing or veterans.
Let us help bring the magic in your work to life.
BUILDING BETTER BOOKS
From short stories to sprawling epics, from book videos/trailers to ad copy, we can help.
All editing types are one round. All edits are based on current editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary unless otherwise stated.
A grammatical edit that corrects typographical errors, misspelled words, and missing punctuation. $0.0053/word
An in-depth, grammatical edit that fixes issues with characters, plot, POV (point of view), repeated or misused words, dialogue, sentence structure and verb tense, among others.
An in-depth, non-grammatical edit that focuses on major elements that can make or break a project. $0.010/word
Need a professional touch to polish your blurb or customize one for your project? We can help. We offer:
- CUSTOMIZED BLURBS $40
- AD COPY (suitable for book trailers, author pages, sales pages,etc.) Ask about this fee.
Take advantage of our services.
- COMPLIMENTARY SAMPLE EDIT: We are happy to provide a free sample edit of up to 1,000 words. For best results, submitted work should contain both narration and dialogue. $0
- COMPLIMENTARY FOLLOW-UP REVIEW: We are happy to answer basic questions (related to your project) that are submitted up to four calendar days after receipt of your final edits. $0 All follow-up questions must be submitted in ONE email to assist us in providing a timely reply.
- ADDITIONAL REVIEW/CONSULTATION: Sometimes you have additional questions about your edits that may require more in-depth answers or analysis. For those questions, there is a flat fee. All questions for review/analysis must be submitted in ONE email to assist us in providing a timely reply. $50 Due to current work scheduling, this option may not always be available.
- MAYDAY! SERVICE: Did a deadline sneak up on you? No problem. Mayday! Service offers the return of your edited work in fifteen or fewer days. Available for proofreading and copy editing of books 35k words and under. Not available for content editing. $40
- ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Need a service not listed? Ask us about it! We may be able to accommodate you.
- Book 1 of Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles #1. Per author's site: "One of Time magazine's 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time." **Note: Cover shown is current cover; I edited the version of this book with the previous cover.**
- Austen in Space series
“Meet the Team”
Founder, Lead Editor & Writer
Lauren Dee is an editor and writer who specializes in building lifelong partnerships with authors. She has a degree in English with a focus on creative writing. She has been in the business over a decade, working with publishing houses as well as private clients.
Her clients span the globe, from Australia to the United States of America, and include award-winning authors, New York Times’ and USA Today bestselling authors, publishing houses, and indie writers.
The Scoobies provide administrative support and proofreading services. On the weekends, they enjoy reading and solving mysteries.