Donna Marie West

Children’s & YA Literature, Fiction, Non-Fiction

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Beta Reading

Available for:

Book-Length Fiction
Creative Non-Fiction
Short Fiction
Web Content


I am an educator, translator, author, and freelance editor. I have loved the written word for as long as I can remember. Since 2004, I have published over 500 fiction and nonfiction stories and articles in a wide variety of Canadian and American magazines, websites, and anthologies. I have co-authored and edited a horseback riding book for children and co-authored a horror-themed collection of short stories and poems. I have authored several novels, although due to the publishers closing, only one (The Mud Man, Manta Press) is currently available. I have edited hundreds of short stories and dozens of novels, some of which have become best sellers and award winners in their categories.

Services Offered

Line/copy editing, proofreading. I love working with new authors and authors hoping to self-publish. My rates are reasonable, and I offer a free sample edit to authors so that we can see if we are a good match.

Special Interests

Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror (even the gory stuff), religious mysteries, young adult fiction (short stories and novels), and children’s/young adult nonfiction. I am an animal lover and an expert on everything related to horses and riding.


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