You’ve poured heart and soul into your novel or screenplay. I know just what that’s like. I’ve been there, too.

I’m Mason McCann Smith. Random House (US), Hamish Hamilton (UK), and Grijalbo Mondadori (Spain) have published my novels — and, like every writer, I’ve received enough rejection slips to wallpaper my living room!

As an editor, I’ve worked with first-time writers and best-selling authors. Let me help you, too — to develop your story, perfect your manuscript, query publishers, or independently publish.

Manuscript critiquing • Developmental editing • Copy-editing
Book design & independent publishing (paperback and e-book)
“Mason was a lifesaver and made a big difference to the book.”
– Naseem Rakha, author of best-seller The Crying Tree
“Mason brought a keen eye and a high level of sensitivity to editing Beyond the Serpent’s Heart.”
– Eric Witchey, Salem, Oregon
“Mason knows his words! Consulting with him on one of his wonderful screenplays was a pleasure!”
– J. R. Gowan, Austin, Texas
Mason McCann Smith, author of historical fiction, suspense novels, and screenplays


Kirkus Reviews: “Serafina churns with a brutal, lyrical physicality…. Thoughtful and passionate.”

March on Magdala

The London Times: “A splendid first novel.”
The El Paso Times: “…a vivid and memorable work of fiction … panoramic and perfectly executed.”

Serafina Cover

For professional screenplay consulting, I recommend J.R. Gowan at