I offer developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting services for novels and short stories, specializing in crime fiction, particularly traditional and cozy stories. I can proofread for you too.


Editing has been my full-time job for six years. In my spare time--as you can see from the rest of this website--I write crime short stories, and I'm proud to say I've garnered a few awards (the Agatha, Macavity, and Silver Falchion awards) as well as 27 national crime-writing award nominations (including the Anthony and the Derringer). My writing experience, as well as my previous work as an attorney and as a newspaper reporter, informs the work I do for my editing clients. For more information, please email me using my gmail address. Put goffmanediting before the @ symbol.



Barb Goffman
Mystery Writer