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Why Salt & Sage Books?

Salt & Sage Books

Logo designed by the incomparable Taylor VaLois Allen.

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

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.

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

Welcome to the rising tide.

What our clients say about us

Check out what other people are saying about our services.
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I hired Salt & Sage for a sensitivity read on my current manuscript. The entire process from initial contact to receiving feedback was great. The feedback was very helpful, both with specific details and also referring me to other resources for additional research. I would highly recommend Salt & Sage to all my writing friends. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

- Branwen OShea-Refai

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Kim critiqued the first page of my Upper MG manuscript, and the insight she provided was invaluable. I can only imagine what her expertise would do for an entire manuscript. You cannot go wrong with her editorial services!

- Angela Thomas

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I needed a sensitivity reader STAT and I was so grateful to find Salt & Sage. I was able to find a sensitivity reader who completely fit my needs, and the correspondence was timely and efficient. All my questions up-front were answered, and when I received editorial notes, they were incredibly well thought out and very helpful. I was able to make precise changes, as well as broader strokes, and felt confident turning in my final manuscript.

- Alex Richards

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