Freelance Writer and Professional Editing

What Fran can do for you
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on your book manuscript to determine readiness for publication. 
  • Edit your manuscript for publication, providing both content and line edits, depending upon needs.
  • Assist you in writing your book or article utilizing your sources--completed or partially completed manuscript, notes, or interviews. 
Contact Fran to discuss projects, schedules and prices.
About Fran Davis
Fran's professional editorial work includes Twenty Communication Tips for Couples by Doyle Barnett,  The Schwartzbein Principle by Dr. Diana Schwartzbein, and The I Ching: Image Concept and Action by Dr. Christina Bertrand. Read more about Fran's editorial experience
Writer and editor Frances Pettey Davis lives in Summerland, California and is a columnist for Coastal View News. She has written for the Santa Barbara New-Press, the Santa Barbara Independent and the Carpinteria Herald. Her stories, essays and poems regularly appear in magazines and print and online journals. Her literary work has been featured in Calyx, The Chattahoochee Review, The Vincent Brothers Review, Reed Magazine, Passager, Quercus Review, Re(Verb), Askew, Memoir, and the English journal Popshot Magazine, as well as several anthologies. Her travel essays are published in Italy, A Love Story (2005) and Mexico, A Love Story, (2006) published by Seal Press, a division of Avalon Books. Her short story "Especially Babe" was performed at the professional actors' story theater, Speaking of Stories. In 2009, she was a featured poet for Arts in the Community, a TV segment on poetry inspired by Santa Cruz Island. In 2011, she was a featured poet at the Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara Poetry Series. Fran is a winner of the Lamar York prize for nonfiction and a Pushcart prize nominee.