for writers

If you write about unconventional and edgy topics in your non-fiction

or if you write erotic fiction


you’re looking for an editor

but you’re afraid they won’t understand you and your work…


Check out my Editing Services below!


copyediting and proofreading

This is for you if you are ready to hit send/publish on your book/story/article but need someone with a fresh pair of eyes to give it a once-over before you do.

I will give your writing a final polish so you can feel confident about sending it out into the world!

I offer copyediting and proofreading for your text/manuscript to check things like spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, and flow.

All edits shared as Word doc tracked changes.


developmental editing and coaching

If your writing feels edgy, you feel passionate about it but also sometimes vulnerable and hesitant, I can help you.

We’ll work together to help you show up and step out as the author you truly want to be.

I will be sensitive to your work and to your needs. I’ll help you get your thoughts in order and to write in a way that feels authentic and compelling.

I specialise in non-fiction (e.g. self-help books, memoirs, magazine and blog articles) and erotic fiction!

How it works...

We start with a conversation so you can tell me a bit about you and your writing. Then, together, we work out what you need and how to help you achieve that.

I’ll give you a no-obligation price quote and you decide if you want to proceed.

I want to give you the best service I possibly can to help you achieve your writing ambitions and goals!

Let’s talk about what you need.


Kind words from writers...

Anna is amazing to work with! Her calm and gentle encouragement, excellent suggestions, and continued support have helped me improve my writing skills considerably. She gets me thinking outside the square and coming up with new ideas and ways of looking at my writing. And you know that, when she’s an absolutely incredible published writer herself, she knows her stuff. I thoroughly recommend her for any writing and editing help you need.

Allyssa Carlton

Tea and Biscuits

Anna has an unusual gift of holding space for the most potent writing to come through. She is a visionary, a gentle yet powerful holder of community, and has been such an inspiration and guide for me to explore the edges of my writing practice.

Jo Gifford

IG: @thejogifford

Having seen Anna’s writing, I felt safe in sharing my tentative steps in writing erotica. Anna’s style of editing and support is gentle and encouraging, and she helped me shape my words into something wonderful that I am proud of. I would highly recommend Anna as a writing coach and editor, she takes the time to understand what it is you are trying to express, which is so important.

Anna Mould

I would recommend Anna’s services unreservedly. Kind, patient and supportive, yet with the ability to see the big picture in editing, and laser-like in detail/ proofreading. It’s been a joy working with Anna, and following our collaboration, I feel more confident as a writer. What more could one ask for?

Bear Phillips

At first, it was a little confronting to have my words edited, but Anna helped me tighten my writing without losing my tone of voice. I very much appreciate her gentle but direct communication. Her edits gave me new clarity and confidence that will benefit my future writing too!

Trine Lehmann Hansen

Anna’s feedback on my writing has been wonderful; a mix of technical suggestions to help iron out some of the kinks I was struggling with, and reassuring encouragement that gave me the confidence boost I needed. It has been very much a collaborative process, with Anna ultimately deferring to me as the author on any final decisions, though I’ve been very grateful for her guidance and questions that allowed me to unearth my own answers. Highly recommended and I will definitely be looking to work with Anna again in the future.


Let’s talk about what you need.

Why choose me?

Anna Sansom, PhD

Anna Sansom, PhD

  • I’m part of the LGBTQIA+ community, open-minded, and sex-positive.
  • I’m gentle, caring, and compassionate and want you to feel good about yourself and your writing.
  • I love the craft of writing and helping others to share their ideas and passions through the written word.
  • I’ve written everything from a PhD thesis and academic papers to memoir and erotic fiction, and I wrote the Sex/Life column for DIVA Magazine for two years.
  • I’ve taught erotic writing classes and workshops, and coached beginners and more experienced writers.
  • My previous editing and coaching work has included therapy workbooks, memoirs, self-help books, personal essays, and erotic fiction. Would you like to add yours to that list?

Let’s talk about what you need.