More than writing goes into a book, so to help you poor writer we offer you a listing of local purveyors of editing, covers, publishing, reviews, marketing, and all the rest.


Services offered are not connected to Whatcom Writers and Publishers. 

Whatcom Writers


Leslie Copeland and Serena Copeland launched Copeland Edits, an editing service with quicker turnaround times and lower prices designed for the indie writer / publisher budget. We have a full range of services detailed on our web page: and we can be reached on FB under "Copeland Edits". Our phone number is (360) 670-7854. Ready to publish that book? Let us help you get it done! Contact us today! 

Mandy’s Media makes media manageable. Help with websites, social media, marketing, brand strategy and design for authors. Limited space available for new clients and projects. Contact Amanda Hagarty at

Heather Lea at HLcreatives offers writing courses and cover-to-cover editing services, including book design. Beginners to experts welcome. Please visit 


Virginia Herrick is the proprietor of Kestrel's Way Editorial Services, providing a full complement of editorial services for book manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction: Developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing for complete manuscripts. For more information, see

Copyediting, proofreading, and book formatting: I’ll make sure your online reviews focus on the quality of your writing instead of formatting, spelling, or grammatical errors.
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Private Manuscript Consultations

Working on a short story? A residency application? A novel? Local author Becky Mandelbaum offers one-on-one manuscript consultations with pricing by the page. If interested, email with a short description of your project. For more details visit