Edgecut Edits

Fiction Editing Services

Why Work With Me?


Need a guide to help you publish a book you can be proud of? I’m a pro at this – and I can help you!


My strong suit is editing manuscripts. Let me turn your words around and make your sentences sing


My years of marketing experience can help you turn your passion project into a selling product

My Services

Line Editing

Don’t let loosey goosey sentences, “purple” prose, or amateurish dialogue put a damper on your story’s intensity and effect. Let’s craft awesome sentences together!

Copy Editing

Don’t let typos and grammatical mistakes ruin a reader’s impression of your work. Everybody needs copy editing, even the very best. Let me polish your manuscript.

Marketing & Publishing

Whether you’re hoping to score a traditional publishing contract or become an indie publisher, marketing is hard. But sometimes all you need to keep going is a good coach. I can help!

About Me

Richard Denoncourt

MFA Author & Line Editor

I’ve spent the past fifteen years writing and publishing my own books. As a student of literature at Colgate University, I decided to make enduring quality my governing principle. My fiction is never “pulp” – it’s character-driven drama sustained by well-written sentences.

Now, I’m sharing this finely honed skill with the world. Click below (or the “About Me” link at the top) to learn more!

My Books


I recently worked with Richard Denoncourt on the editing of my first novel, as well as my query letter. His efforts exceeded all my expectations on both fronts. I was not only extremely pleased with the quality of his work and results, but also the genuine caring he continually demonstrated throughout the process for the success of the book and my growth as an author. Richard was fully invested in the book and in the person, and I am appreciative and grateful for both. If you want a great editor, teacher, and motivator I would strongly recommend Richard. He will undoubtedly exceed your expectations, as he did mine.

Jeffrey F

Author of forthcoming Naturians

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