My name is Elisabeth Kauffman. I started Writing Refinery so that I can share my love of stories with my clients and their readers. My mission is to help authors craft the strongest story possible to share with the world. Your writing and your vision are important. Let me help you make your art, tell your story, find your voice.

More about me

Here’s a little bit more about me: I earned a degree in English Literature from Asbury University in Kentucky. After college, I spent some time working in a communications department for the University of California, Davis, where I contributed to alumni publications and correspondence. While there, I learned a great deal about editing and crafting the perfect sentence. I’ve also worked with two publishing companies and a literary agency, learning everything I could about the rapidly changing publishing industry. As I stared into the giant slush pile I realized what I wanted most: to help authors achieve their dreams of being published. Thus Writing Refinery was born.

What I edit

I specialize in YA, Fantasy, and Romance novel editing, but don’t hesitate to contact me if you have another genre of manuscript. The basic elements of all stories are the same. I can give you insights into your writing that you may not have realized you needed.