Paige Duke

Editor

Paige was extraordinarily helpful, supportive, and did a fantastic job.

J. C. Ahern

Author of Pawn

About Paige


Paige Duke is an editor with Standout Books. She fell in love with stories at an early age in the pages of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and A Wrinkle in Time and watching sci-fi shows with her dad. These days, some of her favorite authors are Louise Penny, Sue Miller, Rainbow Rowell, and Daniel Handler. 

 

Paige fell into editing by way of a summer publishing internship. After seven years in corporate editing, while freelancing on the side, she transitioned to working with indie authors and publishers full time, and she’s never looked back. To Paige, editing still feels like a dream job—developing stories, polishing prose, and helping authors reach their goals. Her favorite part of this work is experiencing the power of the written word to entertain, inform, and even change the world.


When she’s not working, Paige enjoys traveling, listening to podcasts, taking her kids to the park, and watching The Office.


Some of the projects Paige has worked on for Standout Books include:

Client Feedback


Here’s how Paige’s clients describe working with her:

My editor was Paige Duke and she was absolutely brilliant, she made thousands of revisions, double checked all references (including bible references) and made other really good changes and suggestions. Paige delivered on time and really went the extra mile with the service she provided, I will definitely use Paige and Standout Books services in the future. Trust me as a fellow writer, Paige and the team are worth every penny.

Clint Scott

Author of Under the Sugar Tree

Paige was a truly professional editor with microscopic eyes. She finished within the time projected and maintained effective communication throughout the process. I feel 100% more confident in the quality of my manuscript after her review. Also, the staff at Standout Books has been most helpful. They answered my numerous questions completely and honestly. I highly recommend Standout Books and Paige to any indie writers seeking help with their manuscript.

Nancy Austin

My experience with Standout Books was superb. My editor, Paige, was tremendously helpful in making my manuscript much better. I'll certainly return to this service for my next editing work.

Michael

Author

I was very pleased with the professionalism that Standout Books offered. I used their editing services for my book. My editor, Paige, provided me with quality feedback in a very timely manner … that really meant a lot to me.

Olumide Oyekan

My editor with Standout Books, Paige, was extraordinarily helpful, supportive, and did a fantastic job. My book came back highly polished, with comments about the content that helped me fill plot holes and suggestions to make it an overall stronger book. Worth every penny and every second I waited to get it back!

J. C. Ahern

Author of Pawn

[Paige] thoroughly scanned my work, ironing out all my grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors, again before the due date. [She] treated my manuscript with respect and worked to my schedule. Great investment, highly professional service! I couldn’t be happier! : )

Milan Bakrania

Articles By Paige


Paige is a regular contributor to the Standout Books blog, here are a few of her most popular articles. You can read the rest here.

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