Sarah Lane


“Whenever there’s a critical need to get my message right (from a marketing or educational perspective), I turn to Sarah. Sarah is able to turn my trash words into sentences that are works of art, in ways that I honestly haven’t found anyone else able to do since my English teachers in school. My non-profit’s marketing is now at a substantially more professional level, which has helped us in numerous ways, from recruiting volunteers to partnering with other orgs to fundraising. I know she can do the same for any other company or group out there. Hire her!”

—Loren Bast, Executive Director of Bainbridge Prepares

During my career, I’ve worked in house and as a freelancer editing textbooks and business materials, managing projects, writing more than 2,000 journalistic articles and essays, developing curriculum and training materials, and ghostwriting.

Numerous writers I edited for requested me on subsequent editions of their books. My educational publishing clients include Glencoe/McGraw-Hill; The Mountaineers Books; NTC/Contemporary Publishing; Scott, Foresman and Company; and The Wright Group. My business clients include Ernst & Young, The Spencer Foundation, Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, The Washington Health Foundation, and Columbia College Chicago. I have coached and provided editing for a range of successful writers including Julie Hall (The Narcissist in Your Life and A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids), Trevor Sybertz (The Student Superconnector), Dr. Vicki Sharp (Computer Education for Teachers), and Marlowe Benn (Passing Fancies and Relative Fortunes).

When working with an author, I make sure to listen carefully to the specifics of the project before proceeding. Then I aim to provide exactly the level of edit requested. I edit first with an eye toward clarity, which encompasses grammar, structure, and transitions. I also make sure the tone is consistent and the writing is engaging.

Degrees: M.A. Fine Arts, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA • B.A. English, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.

“As a fledging author overwhelmed by the need to establish an online presence, I needed serious help. Hiring Inkshed was the smartest move I could have made. Sarah Lane understood my situation perfectly. She prepared a clear and manageable plan for how to proceed, and she cheerfully worked by my side to teach me not only how to navigate the mysterious ways of websites and social media, but why it matters. I learned strategy and larger goals, not merely the procedural mechanics involved. Both thumbs way up for Sarah and Inkshed!”

—Marlowe Benn, author of Relative Fortunes and Passing Fancies

“I hired Sarah for a blog post project and she exceeded my expectations. Not only did she deliver what I asked for within the time frame allowed but she put her own special touch to the post that showed how creative and skilled she is.”

—Troy S.

“Sarah was extremely helpful in the setup of my business. She saved me tons of time and answered all of my questions quickly. I highly recommend her services.”

—R. Miller, Miller Speech-Language Pathology


Bainbridge Island, WA

Cell phone: 206-321-4588


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Years in the field: 30
Years freelancing: 25


Sarah Lane