About Yellow Bird

We are a team of authors, editors, and writing coaches based in Austin, Texas. With more than 100 years of combined freelance experience between us, we formed Yellow Bird to pool our expertise and offer a range of professional editorial services for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books.

Editorial Services

Our editors and writing coaches offer a range of services for aspiring authors, including manuscript critiques, content editing, developmental editing, query letter critiques, and more. We also offer private ongoing instruction for writers as well as college essay coaching for high school students.


"I am a better writer because of Sara Kocek. She didn’t just fix what was weak; she explained why, teaching me through her edits. Although I was at first unsure about spending money on what might be a pipe dream, I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again, for the return surpassed the investment."

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