Publish with Confidence

Hi! I’m Misha, and I’m glad you found me. As a freelance editor specializing in romance novels and other fiction with romantic elements, I have the pleasure of helping writers polish their words without losing their individual voices. Whether you are a writer just starting your journey or a seasoned author, I want to help you reach your goals.


What I can offer:


Knowledge - I’ve read romance novels for more than 20 years, so I understand and respect the genre. Not all fiction is created equal, and the elements of romance are unique. I’m passionate about the genre and its authors.


Experience - I’m a writer myself, so I understand how it feels to entrust someone else with your work. Your writing is a piece of yourself. I promise to treat your words as if it were my own.


Honesty - I’ll be honest with you every step of the way. If I can’t meet your needs, I will put you in touch with someone who can. It’s important that we both feel we are a good match.

Flexibility - We share the same goal—to make your manuscript the best it can be. Part of working toward achieving that goal is always being willing to listen and discuss any issues that arise.


Transparency - Editing should be a collaborative process, which is why I make all my edits visible and ask before I make any major changes. It’s my job to make decisions based on what is best for the reader. I will never impose my styling preferences without consulting you first.

Ready to discuss making your manuscript shine? Email me at misha@novelwordsediting.com or use this contact form. No matter where you are in the writing process, I’d love to talk with you.

"Misha’s approach comes from an empathic space. She genuinely cares about the editorial process. With her thoughtful finesse, she continues to make my manuscripts better. Her changes and suggestions make such an impact, and I’m grateful for her working by my side."

-Author Melissa L. Goss-Halbert