How to Create Your Editing Game Plan and Fast-Track Your Book: 3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid

After this class, you will be able to identify the:

  • 4 stages of editing that will transform your manuscript from pretty good to exceptional
  • Types of editors and their roles, so you can choose the perfect fit for your needs 
  • Average costs of publishing a book, helping you plan your budget effectively


You'll also walk away knowing:

  • Why hiring an editor too early can be a costly mistake
  • The differences between high-level and low-level edits so that you can aim high  
  • The basics of the editing framework I've taught to hundreds of authors, empowering them to produce polished works


 Meet Stacy


Hey there! I'm Stacy Juba. I teach authors how to simplify the editing process and fit their writing goals into a busy life.

I had my first book published when I was a teenager in the early 1990s and haven't stopped writing since. I've written books about amateur sleuths, theme park princesses, teen hockey players, and teen psychics.

Once I became a freelance editor, I realized that other authors were making the same mistakes I once made. Over and over again, I'd see the same problems occur in the manuscripts of beginner, intermediate, and even advanced authors. That led to me creating online courses for writers, including my signature program, Book Editing Blueprint.

I hope you'll join me inside this free masterclass. Let's make editing simple.


Ready to get some clarity and direction on your next steps? Snag your free seat for this juicy workshop.


Here's what students have said about my editing courses:

“Stacy’s class has been invaluable! There were things I already knew, but she offered a few new ways to look at those things. It was like a fresh set of eyes that I was privy to! Of course, there was a wealth of new information and resources that exceeded my expectations. I do  not regret the investment and plan to use it for every book I write.

Before I took the course, my editing was disjointed—like throwing all my know-how at a wall and seeing what sticks. I love a good map. The lessons were great, but that checklist! After writing I can get frazzled, and it’s like having my pre-frazzled brain’s plan.” 

Sydney Patton



“Writing is hard. It’s a slog towards the goal of finally being able to write ‘The End.’ But it’s not the end. No one writes a perfect first draft, and sometimes staring at the pile of words is incredibly daunting. How am I supposed to mold this into a cohesive story, with twists, complex characters, and a compelling plot?

You need a roadmap. No, you need a Blueprint. Learning what to tackle first is half the battle. Stacy lays out everything you need to know about how to self-edit, because we all want to hold a polished novel in our hands. Editing is incredibly intimidating, especially if you’re new at it. Having a guide and a toolkit makes it feel possible.”

Lena Johnson


“I loved your course. I was constantly second-guessing myself when I did edits on the first book, but after your courses and quizzes, it gave me so much more confidence in my editing skills!” 

Ashley Kubasek