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You write the crime.

Let a pro clean it up.

Stacked Books

We take the mystery out of editing

Kill Your Darlings is a boutique editing firm owned by longtime professional editor and published author Lisa Mathews. Whether you’re an experienced author or just beginning your writing journey, traditional or indie, we’ll help make your manuscript the best that it can be. We work with authors of all genres, with a specialization in mystery, thriller, suspense.


Investigate our services

Kill Your Darlings offers a full range of editing services at affordable prices, from manuscript critiques to developmental editing, line and copyediting, proofreading, agent/publisher submissions, website and promotional content editing, and author coaching. We also provide a comprehensive editorial package. If you’re still not sure what type of editing you need after checking out our service descriptions, just drop us a note through the contact page form. We’d love to hear from you!

Two Pens on Notebook

“Lisa Mathews is the best editor
I’ve ever had, bar none.”

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