Cortni Merritt

SRD Editing Services

Cortni Merritt is an experienced freelance writer and editor since 2010, working with businesses and authors of self-published and traditionally published fiction and nonfiction books. She holds an MA in English literature from Florida State University, a graduate certificate in publishing and editing from FSU, a BA in English literature from the Univerity of Central Florida, and a BS in psychology from Colorado State University.

Cortni founded SRD Editing Services in Orlando, Florida, in 2018. She has contracted with Elite Editing/Elite Authors to provide white label editing services for a number of publishers since 2022. She has been a developmental editor with New Degree Press, an SEO content writer and editor for more than 50 business websites, an English composition instructor, and is currently a writing tutor with a private, nonprofit university in Central Florida.

Cortni offers developmental editing, line editing, academic editing, proofreading, and more services in the following genres:


  • Short Stories (any)
  • Romance & Erotica
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Women’s Literature
  • Literary Fiction
  • African American Literature
  • Horror & Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Children’s Literature


  • Memoir & Biography
  • Self-help & Psychology
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Spirituality (non-Christian)
  • Philosophy & Political Commentary
  • Children’s Nonfiction


  • Psychology, sociology, & social sciences
  • Nursing, biology, & medical sciences
  • Composition, literature, & rhetoric
  • Education

Beta reading, sensitivity reading, back cover copy, and other services are also available!


Business phone: 4072700874

Years in the field: 10
Years freelancing: 12


Cortni Merritt