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Salt and Sage Books.

Changing the World through Story

Salt and Sage Books was built on the idea that you should have a wide range of editors and readers at your fingertips. You'll find editors and readers here who are as committed to your work and your success as you are. We're talented, easy to work with, and we promise to be kind to you and your manuscript.

Why Salt and Sage Books?

Experience bespoke solutions through our diverse range of services, each meticulously crafted to fit your unique needs. Benefit from a dedicated project manager who serves as your constant guide and liaison from inception to completion of your project.

Sensitivity Reading
Expert feedback on lived experience and identity.
Developmental and Line Editing
Deep story feedback from highly experienced editors.
Achieve grammatical perfection with industry professionals.
And much more!
We would love to consult with you on your unique needs.

About Us

We believe that story is magic, kindness is power, and that a rising tide lifts all boats.

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We are a creative community of devoted readers, writers, and editors, hailing from the desert’s sunwashed sage to the coast’s shining seas, and we’ve brought together our diverse skills and experiences in a single welcoming place, to help writers like you.

Sometimes life in the writing world can be competitive, lonely, and discouraging. Feedback can feel scary, and it’s hard when your voice goes unheard. Our company is devoted to changing this for the better.

We chose our name because we wanted to combine sage’s evergreen wisdom with salt’s ability to preserve and affirm the best of what feeds us. Here at Salt and Sage, we will share our expertise to find and develop your story’s best self, in a way that lifts everyone.

If you’re not sure which service is right for your next step forward, no worries! Whether you need a sensitivity reading, a line edit, or deep developmental assistance, you’re in good company with Salt and Sage. Our multiple services will help you take your work to the next level.

Trusted by industry leaders

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I loved working with Salt & Sage for a sensitivity read. Their agency is smooth, cohesive and organized in approach - they were reliable with their responsiveness and turnaround time, and everyone was professional and kind. All communication went through a centralized email, to keep communication streamlined, and that was very well managed by Veronica and Erin. My sensitivity reader, Undrea, was very insightful in her review. She pointed out some useful points to consider about how to enhance representation and strengthen a major plot theme. When I first approached Salt & Sage, I sent them a list of specific concerns, and Undrea addressed each one thoroughly for education and peace of mind. Even in the areas where there were no problems, Undrea explained what the problematic tropes could have been, and how those were specifically avoided. Because of this thorough and specific approach, I didn’t have to worry about the vague anxiety of whether something was offensive or harmful unintentionally. I recommend Salt & Sage to anyone considering a sensitivity read, and Undrea did an amazing job!

Mallory S.

Welcome to the rising tide.

When you choose Salt and Sage, you join a creative community working together to change the world through story.

Request a Consult

Our Process:

  • Complete our Free Consultation Form
  • Connect with Your Project Manager
  • Determine Editorial Needs & Timelines
  • Submit Your Manuscript/Project
  • Eagerly Await Project Delivery
  • Review Feedback and Editorial Summary
  • Voila! Project Accomplished
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Don't just take Our Word for it

Explore firsthand accounts and testimonials to learn about the transformative experiences our clients, much like yourself, have enjoyed while working with us.

Krista & Becca Ritchie

Larissa was so incredibly thorough, which was such a help! We’ve had sensitivity reads before for other books, and this might honestly be the best one. The detailed notes were amazing, and we’re so thankful for all of the edits.


I sent my incomplete novel to have a sensitivity reading and I found the process incredibly helpful. The letter overview gave me good insight of further ways I can expand upon what is already present, recognition for what I have that is already working well, and constructive feedback for where I have made errors. The feedback was thoughtful and articulated excellently on both how to write about his lived experience, and how ideas and concepts will be received more broadly. All my emails were responded to very quickly as well which was very appreciated.

You've already done the hard work of creating a manuscript -
Let us help you take it to the next level