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Services for writers

Looking for a freelance editor? Book cover designer? Writer's coach? You've come to the right place!

Members of NCW who provide services for writers. NCW provides this list as a resource for the writing community.

This is an open list. As an organization, we do not provide specific recommendations.

Nick Armstrong

Nick Armstrong of WTF Marketing specializes in creative marketing strategy. Whether you're trying to raise funds for your next great novel, grow a following and stay connected to your core fans, or looking for a creative way to break into a new audience, Nick can help you create and execute a plan to be profitable from the moment you publish.

Nick's team also helps to manage the creation and distribution of audiobooks and audio dramas (for fictional works) at an affordable price through his production company, Giant Gnome Productions.

Nick is also the organizer of Fort Collins Startup Week and Fort Collins Comic Con. Both feature live events and podcasts interviewing local entrepreneurs, authors, creators, etc. Please reach out to Nick to schedule an appearance, talk, or interview.


Susan Bruck

Susan Bruck is an experienced indexer and editor. She provides back-of-the-book or embedded indexes for non-fiction books (or fiction, if you want!). Her specialty is legal indexing, but she has indexed books with a diverse variety of topics. Susan also loves editing and proofreading--books or shorter pieces. She's committed to helping authors bring their work into the world and helping their ideas shine. She brings her warmth and intuition, as well as her expertise, to her work. Clients find her easy to work with, prompt, and accurate.

You can learn more about her services at or check out her writing and artwork on her blog, You can email Susan at


JS Burton

I believe language is our shared human superpower and that even the best writers benefit from working with a perceptive editor. After earning my MFA from CSU in 2009, I’ve contributed developmental, line, and copy editing to the many stories, essays, novels, memoirs, and children’s books my writers group members have published. I love to see a writer holding their just-published book in their hands and knowing I helped make that happen! How can I help you? Wherever you are on your writing journey, I look forward to hearing from you and helping you take the next step.


Kayla Hjelmstad

Kayla Hjelmstad is a freelance web designer and developer, and the founder of SheCode Designs. She works mainly with WordPress websites and provides website design, website development, website hosting, plugin creation, and website maintenance, as well as other services. Her web development services range from basic Wordpress set up to completely custom websites designed exactly how you want them to look. Kayla has a degree in Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines and is hoping to help writers be seen on the internet through creating them stunning websites and improving their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so that their website shows up on Google. She can be reached at or at  

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Mary Huey Leleiwi

I believe in the creative process that begins with an inspired thought hastily scribbled on a napkin—a spark that ignites the process. The work starts, and through many rewrites and revisions, one day—the world gets to read it!

Every success I celebrated over twenty years as an employee, I attribute to my writing. I could not have accomplished this without honed proofreading and copyediting skills.  An eagle-eyed perfectionist, I am passionate about helping writers present their best words to the world.

Are you writing a manuscript, your first book, the next book, crafting a corporate message, or sharing your passions on your website? Lock arms with me to get your best words out to the world; people are waiting to experience you!  Learn more at


Molly McCowan

As an accomplished developmental editor, copyeditor, book coach, and public speaker, Molly McCowan has helped authors take their careers—and their writing skills—to the next level.

Sought out by The Great CoursesĀ® for their upcoming course on self-editing for writers, Molly has worked with renowned publishers like HarperCollins, Routledge, Oxford University Press, and Taylor & Francis, as well as independent authors, to take manuscripts from idea to published book.

Molly is a board member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the founder of Shut Up & Write!™ Fort Collins and NoCo Professional Editors & Writers Roundtable.

You don’t have to navigate the complicated world of writing and publishing alone. Visit today to get the support and high-quality services you need to produce your very best work!


Bonnie McKnight

As an editor and writing coach, I provide a full range of editorial services, from writing coaching and content editing to proofreading. I specialize in genre fiction; children’s, middle grade, and young adult fiction; and historical fiction and non-fiction. Visit my website, Lady Knight Editing, or email me at for more information. Read my blog for writing tips, book analysis, and random history facts!


Erin Walton

I am professional writer and editor with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, an MA in Psychology, and extensive experience writing and editing. As a professional editor, I provide the following services: copyediting/proofreading, content editing, developmental editing, and beta reading. I am passionate about all aspects of the creative process and apply best practices in polishing manuscripts/documents for publication or professional purposes. For more information, please see my website: Please email me if you interested in learning more about my editing services. My email address is as follows:


Shelley Widhalm

Shelley Widhalm of Shell’s Ink Services provides content and line editing and proofreading for fiction and nonfiction writers. She works with literary, genre and contemporary novels, short story collections and nonfiction books, such as textbooks, self-help guides and memoirs. She brings more than 20 years of writing and editing experience to help writers prepare their manuscripts for traditional and self-publishing and to get the attention they deserve. Check out her free guide, 50 Tips for First-Time Authors, by sending an email to with “Editing” in the subject line.


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