Sarah Kolb-Williams

Editor, editorial consultant, and serial comma enthusiast from the Twin Cities. Proud member of the Professional Editor’s Network (PEN) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

I work with indie authors who believe in their books and understand the importance of professional quality. While I focus primarily on science fiction, I’m open to any manuscript with a compelling story or fascinating topic.

Contact me at sarah@kolbwilliams.com.

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My Story

In second grade, I decided to become a professional reader.

When that didn’t seem realistic, I decided to try my hand at ballerina, Ninja Turtle, and hall monitor. None of them quite caught my fancy the way professional reader did, so I kept looking.

In high school, I was a meal preparer, factory worker, and entertainer. I like food, and I like building things with my hands, but I much preferred the entertainment gig. They let you stash books in the dressing room.

In college, I stumbled upon a class called Intro to Editing during my biannual sweep through the course list to fill up my English Lit major I still didn’t know what to do with. Suddenly, I knew what to do with it.

The adult in me realized I’d finally found a way to make a living doing something I loved, and the second-grader in me realized I could finally make my childhood dreams a reality. I even managed to keep myself from inadvertently roundhouse-kicking anyone in the face in my excitement. (There may have been an excitable plié or two.)

These days, I spend my time working with indie authors to produce quality books that stand up to their traditionally published competition. I believe in the power and potential of independent publishing, and nothing makes me happier than helping authors discover that potential in their own books.

I’m keeping my mask, though. Never know when it might come in handy.