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Below is simply a list of individuals/companies we have worked with and have confidence in recommending. They are not affiliated with Manta Press in any way.

Editing Services

LEE ALLEN HOWARD has been a professional writer, editor, and publisher for over 35 years. Besides being the editor and publisher at Dark Cloud Press, he's a published writer. With a BA in English and an MA in fiction writing (soon to become an MFA), he can give your manuscript the attention it deserves. Services include story coaching, manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

For more information about full-service dark fiction editing, contact Lee directly.


DARK WREN CREATIVE's goal as an editor is to form a relationship with writers seeking a trusted partner who shares the desire to make the work as good as it can be. They work to understand the writer’s goals and together they evaluate if they can be of any help on their journey to publication.

They have experience writing/editing long and short-form fiction, screenplays, and technical writing.

Their services currently include beta reading, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. While they focus on horror, sci-fi and literary fiction, they are always open to working with mysteries and thrillers.

Please visit the Services page for more information and use the Contact page to reach out directly.


Cover Artists


CREATIVE PARAMITA is a book cover artist and designer offering both pre-made and custom book covers for all genres. We recently worked with Paramita on a new book cover and the experience went very smooth. Paramita went out of their way to tweak the design

to our desires and the result is nothing short of stunning.


To inquire about a book cover design, or just to peruse their collection of pre-mades,

check out their website.

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