The Self-Editing Academy

Publish your book on your  terms

Get the only step-by-step self-editing system in the world that will help you improve the quality of your writing AND
the quality of your writing life.

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Our motto is

#Rest | #Reflect | #Apply | #Adjust

The Self-Editing Academy helps you unlock your inner editor so you can publish a book that will WOW your readers.
Learn to nip self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome in the bud and make you a better writer. Create a novel you're dying to share with the world—without wanting to hide away in a dark corner because you fear you're not good enough.
what our students say

Krysann Joye

I came to The Self-Editing Academy somewhat nervous and entirely lost regarding next steps with my first ever first draft in hand. I found that Elzevera has laid out a warmly lit path.

Her passion and skill are obvious as she guides you through not only the logistical steps involved in editing your novel, but the emotional hurdles as well.

She "gets it" and imbues courage with her gentle, but authoritative prompts and questions—both inside the modules and outside them as a self-editing coach. Having some guidance allows me to not only trust the process, but to enjoy it as well.

I'm so grateful for The Self-Editing Academy and I am confident that I'll have the best I am able to offer by the end of it.

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See if you like the Academy with a free 7-day trial, then cancel any time with our monthly subscription. 
can you relate?

Your first draft is done 🎉

You partied hard when you typed THE END. You even took a couple of days off from working on your story, because you know that's the right thing to do. But everything inside you is itching to get back to it and get that friggin' book out there!

Now that you've crossed that huge hurdle of actually finishing the initial draft, you can taste the finish line. Receiving a box with your books in it, seeing your cover shine at the local bookstore, getting raving reviews from fans you've never even met. The glorious life of a full-time writer is within your grasp 🤩

So you dive back in motivated and eager to get through those revisions. You read back the first few chapters, and oh. my. god. It needs SO MUCH WORK.

Your heart sinks. You knew it would need work, but this is just too much. What were you even thinking when you wrote this? No one will ever want to read it, and you can already see the one-star reviews coming in after your launch. If anyone even buys your book in the first place 😨

And then you see all these other people on Instagram sharing about their epic book releases, which makes you feel even worse. No way you'll ever reach that point, no matter how much you want to.

Maybe you're just not cut out for this.

Hold it right there.

Let me tell you this: I've worked with bestselling authors who already had multiple successful titles out in the world, and I've seen their first drafts.

It wasn't pretty.

Because you know what? IT WAS THEIR FIRST DRAFT.

That's not supposed to be pretty. And they know that, so they rework it until it makes sense.
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Equip yourself with the tools you need to combat negative thought spirals and overwhelm so you can edit with confidence while--dare we say it?--having fun.
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By now, you're sick and tired of:

  • Feeling like anything you write is fit for the trash. What were you thinking?
  • Seeing everyone else doing so much better than you. How the heck are they done editing already—their writing much be so much better than yours.
  • Never feeling like you're doing enough. If only you could sit down and write all day long like Stephen King, it would change everything.
  • Experiencing pressure to finish your book ASAP. Because what if someone else publishes a similar story before you?
  • Procrastinating forever when you're already behind. No matter how many goals you set, there's always more to do and not enough time to do it in.
give yourself the gift of confidence

Here's what you get with the Self-Editing Academy

Ways to discover and overcome your self-doubt triggers for peace of mind and empowerment
Tips and tricks to create a writing life you love, and a writing process you can stick with without constant
Answers to all your questions, whether it's about how to improve a sentence or how to get your kids from interrupting your writing time

Publishing a book you're proud of is not a far-fetched fantasy

After 10+ years of working with writers of all levels, both published and unpublished, I can say that finding joy and satisfaction in the process is KEY to making it as an author.

There's no clear-cut formula for writing a quality bestseller, and publishing doesn't come with guarantees.

But as long as you're willing to put in the work and show both patience and commitment, your success is inevitable.

If there's something I've learned from the writers I've worked with over the years, it's that mindset is the
make-or-break for any author.
enough is enough

Take back control of your writing life

Stop letting others dictate how you feel about your writing and get on the train that will help you make your writing dreams a reality
Write your awesome label here.

You've already tried so much...

You've applied to Pitch Wars and Author Mentor Match and looked for a million other ways to enter the world of published authors with help—because by now, you know you need a hand.
The conviction that writing this book and getting it out there for countless readers to enjoy and learn from is stronger than ever, but you can't deal with the emotional rollercoaster anymore and are often ready to give up.

Yet there's always that spark inside that keeps you coming back, that has you looking for new ways to show up for your story and make your friends and family proud.
At the same time, the idea of sharing your writing with anyone at all is terrifying.

I hear you. And I get it. That's why I'm here to help.
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Make it happen

How incredible would it be to

  • Defy everyone's expectations and make your partner, your parents and your friends proud relations of a bestselling author
  • Get butterflies in your stomach as you unpack a box of your books
  • Feel in control of the quality of your writing, knowing you're doing everything you can to create a mind-blowing story
  • Get validated for all the time, effort and money you've spent to make your writing dream become reality
  • See your name on the bestseller lists alongside your favorite authors

The journey looks like this

We'll do more than help you improve your writing. We'll help you improve your writing life.

Mindset & Organizational Prep

We show you how to prepare for bouts of self-doubt and what to do when Imposter Syndrome comes knocking, so you won't be thrown off when it happens.

We also help you set up the practical side of things, by covering how to deal with failing to meet goals when life gets in the way.

Big Picture Edits

We share the reasons for diving DEEP into your characters' lives and the world they live in, and show you how to do it.

We also teach you how to have your characters solve plot points—how cool is that?

Line Edits & ProWritingAid

We take you through all the nitty-gritty steps of polishing your writing and strengthening the words on the page.

We give you an in-depth tour of how to use ProWritingAid so you won't have to be afraid of missing any important issues, and show you which elements are best left up to you and your beta readers.

Beta readers, breaks & what's next?

We also cover wifhen and how to use beta readers to take your story to the next level, if and when to hire a professional editor and when to take breaks—and for how long.

How Elzevera's methods have helped Martha:

I’ve had quite a few a-ha! moments when she’s nailed the nebulous bit of something that was wrong with a story. I knew it was there, I just couldn’t figure out what it was. Now that I can see it, I can fix it—and it’s the best feeling in the world!

I have used beta readers and review-for-review services like Scribophile and OWW (Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror), but nothing has come close to helping me hone my stories as much as her feedback.

Elzevera’s been incredibly friendly, helpful, and effective and I am so glad I found her! I am planning to continue using her services (and learning from her posts and videos) and would recommend her to anyone