Hi! I AM Cassie Armstrong
Writing Coach and Editor.
Good books, and good writing, come from a lot of hard work. They also come from working
with an editor who understands the writer’s purpose and message. The kind of editor who helps writers polish their prose to meet their audiences’ needs. The kind of editor who helps the author solve their problems.
I’m Cassie Armstrong, owner of MorningStar Editing LLC, a writing coach, and an editor. I’m that kind of editor. I have more than sixteen years of editing experience, and I’ve edited two award winning trade books. Working with words is my passion! I love helping authors find the right words to tell their stories. I also like helping children’s authors as a writing coach. Let’s talk about your story and how I can help you.
Hi! I’m Cassie Armstrong. Thanks for stopping by. I’m the owner and operator of MorningStar Editing. I’m also a word nerd and proud of it. My love of words and good writing goes back to my childhood when I discovered Jules Verne and stayed up all night reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
My love of words continued in college where I majored in English and received my Bachelor of Arts in literature. It expanded in grad school where I majored in English with an emphasis in folklore and received a Master of Arts in English. I loved exploring how words were used by different cultures in their folktales, jokes, rhymes, songs, riddles, and even cooking. My master’s thesis allowed me to explore a new form of folklore—officelore. I had a blast exploring how offiicelore used visual and written jokes in a new foklore genre.
I’ve been playing with words my entire professional career. First as a teacher with more than twenty years experience teaching students from two years old to eighty-years-young and then as an editor. I may have come to the editing party late and through the back door, but I’m glad I did. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do. Editing gives me the opportunity to do two things I love—working with words and helping authors, and publishers and packagers, achieve their dreams.
“Cassie was extremely responsive and communicated openly about what our mutual expectations should be and what she is able to provide in both her editing and coaching services. Her editing was professional, timely, and at a fair price. But her coaching is what I am most excited about and where our relationship is growing. Cassie recommended that I begin by sending out my manuscript to beta readers and try to schedule some school visits. This is something I had not considered at this stage in my writing, but the feedback I am getting has already been very beneficial. Last week I had my first classroom visit at her suggestion and it was a great experience!
“Cassie also recommended that I set up a website and social media as soon as possible. I am currently working on my website and email set up, and I’ve already had a mini photo session with a photographer friend so that I have a few images to start with on my social media pages. Cassie is helping me figure out which social media outlets would be most beneficial for my audience, specifically my genre and the age group of my readers.
“I very much appreciate that Cassie is direct in her suggestions and detail oriented, as this is how I learn best. She is teaching me so much about how to attract and engage with my readers, and there is no way I would have made this much progress so quickly without her guidance. I am very excited about continuing to work with Cassie as I develop not only as a writer, but as I establish my business as an author. I would highly recommend her, especially for new writers who need guidance in this profession.”