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Coaching & Editing

Deborah Helps Bring Your Words to Life

Deborah helps writers make their fiction and non-fiction manuscripts stronger. She provides line editing, content development, revising strategies, and overall manuscript critique. She’s a creativity catalyst and offers writers coaching and encouragement. 


Along with Mary-Lane Kamberg, Deborah co-facilitates the Kansas City Writers Group, a critiquing community for writers with works- in-progress. For more information about the group, visit

​​Satisfied Clients Respond

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Deborah Shouse. I can’t say enough about the wonderful job she did editing, restructuring, and strengthening the chapters of my book. Her input and guidance helped improve the manuscript immensely.I appreciate the encouragement she provided every step of the way. Her sensitivity, diligence, energy, intelligence, and creativity made working with her a joy.” 

     — Thomas M. Bloch, Board President, University Academy. Author of Many Happy Returns


"Deborah Shouse did wonders.  Not only did she line edit the manuscript superbly, she also helped us pare down its length and showed us how to avoid novice mistakes. Deborah gave us an MFA in creative writing.  And she did it with humor and insight and lots of encouragement.”

     — Jeffrey Falt and Oyungerel Tsedevdamb, author of Shadow of the Red Star, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


 “Over the last years I have depended on Deborah for her expertise in writing and editing and especially for her knowledge on how to approach complicated writing projects. I trust her thoroughly and recommend her wholeheartedly.”

     — Pola Firestone, BookWorks Publishing Marketing Consulting


"Deborah Shouse is the consummate professional. She is oh-so competent and completely ethical. I  strongly recommend her at every turn."

     — Mark  "Tenacious" Towers, author and founder of Speak Out Seminars

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