Former Big Five Editor Helga Schier, Ph.D., is the founder and owner of withpenandpaper.com, an independent editorial services firm. With over 20 years of experience in the (self-) publishing industry, Ms. Schier guides authors through the development and revision process.
Handling a manuscript like a diamond in the rough, Ms. Schier’s editorial work focuses on the refinement of story, character, and stylistic issues, helping writers unlock the potential of their manuscripts.
Her clients are published, self-published, and not-yet-published writers. Ms. Schier has published essayistic works on contemporary English and American fiction, and has translated several screenplays, memoirs, and a novel series. She is also a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences with successful lectures on topics such as Top Ten Mistakes Writers Make, and The Three Secrets to Successful Indie Publishing, and High Readability – What Is It and How Do I Get It?