Write your best novel now.

I help authors write great stories.

Story Diagnostics

Substantive Edits

Personalized Book Coaching

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You have reached “The End.” Now what?

You have been writing forever, and your first draft (or maybe your fifth) is complete.
How do you know your story is ready to publish?

Writing Pursuits is here for you, so you don’t have to guess.

My name is Kathrese McKee, and I have the tools, skills, and experience to help you write your best novel now.

Respect for Your Work

You receive respect for your style and your story as we polish your manuscript together using checklists and rubrics and proven techniques.

Personalized Instruction

You receive personalized advice through recorded sessions, in addition to teaching brochures and tools to help you grow your skills.

Up-Front Pricing

You receive a carefully prepared estimate of work and a contract, and you can count on clear communications throughout your project.



Kathrese is knowledgeable and fun to work with. She not only found a plot hole in my suspense novel, but suggested a way to solve it. I appreciated her dedication to my story. She definitely improved it, and she’ll improve yours, too.
Mary L. Hamilton


I’ve worked with Kathrese on three projects. Each time she amazed me with her ability to strengthen my prose, catch details I’ve missed, and enhance the impact of my stories while staying true to their heart. She’s also incredibly organized and thorough, so I can rest easy knowing my manuscripts are in such great hands. I would recommend her to any author who wants to produce a high-quality reader experience.
Kaylin Lee
The Destined Series


Kathrese is professional and thorough. She brings her experience to help you make your story better. She explains the reasoning behind her edits so that you grow in your writing craft. I recommend her work! 
Tricia Mingerink
Beyond the Tales

I have been editing fiction professionally since 2014 in the following genres: urban and paranormal fantasy, fairytale retellings, dystopian and military science fiction, women’s fiction, and contemporary and historical romance.

In the beginning, I received training through TheChristianPen.com; more recently, I became a Certified Three Story Editor for TheAuthorLife.com with training from J. Thorn.

In addition, I host the Writing Pursuits podcast and YouTube channel and teach workshops on writing craft. I am also the author of speculative fiction novels, short stories, and flash fiction.

Some services are billed at an hourly rate; some are billed as a flat fee. Check the Services page for the best information.

Let’s get acquainted. Download some resources and sign up for my weekly newsletter. Then schedule a free consultation call.

I look forward to hearing from you!