ABOUT US

We're the Word Nerds Who Work for You.

Humans, animals, bots—all are welcome at Inkbot Editing. We're serious about providing the very best service, but we don't shy away from having fun in the process!

Molly McCowan

Don't worry, she's not really a robot.


  • Lead Word Nerd, Inkbot Editing®

  • Board Member, Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Founder, Shut Up & Write! Fort Collins

  • Writing Professor, The Great Courses®

  • Member, ACES: The Society for Editing

  • Member, Professional Editors Network


  • Secret weapon: obscure facts about animals, nature, and music

  • Favorite dog breed: Shetland sheepdog

  • Hobbies: fly fishing, birdwatching, crocheting, playing bass

  • Lives in: Fort Collins, Colorado


Molly McCowan
Lead Word Nerd

As an accomplished developmental editor, line editor, copyeditor, book coach, and writing instructor, Molly McCowan helps writers like you take their careers—and their writing skills—to the next level. If you dream of becoming a successful author, even if you’re just starting out, Molly helps you create and publish work you can be proud of.

 

Sought out by The Great Courses® for their course on effective self-editing, Molly has worked with renowned publishers like HarperCollins, Routledge, Psychology Press, Oxford University Press, and Taylor & Francis, as well as for corporations, magazines, universities, and nonprofits.

 

Nowadays, Molly specializes in helping authors make their work the best it can be and navigate the often complicated waters of traditional or self-publishing. She teaches writing and self-editing at industry conferences, writers groups, and writing organizations throughout the U.S., and hosts collaborative critique groups for writers driven to improve.

 

She is also an editorial business consultant who teaches workshops and multi-week courses for organizations like the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing on how to run a successful freelance editing business.

 

Molly is proud to serve on the board of the Editorial Freelancers Association. She's also the founder of the Fort Collins, Colorado, chapter of Shut Up & Write!™, which hosts free writing sprints every week. She is an active supporter of the writing community in Colorado and beyond.

 

Don’t navigate the complicated, confusing world of writing and publishing alone. Contact Molly and her team today!

 


  • Lead Word Nerd, Inkbot Editing®

  • Writing Professor, The Great Courses®

  • Board Member, Editorial Freelancers Association

  • Founder, Shut Up & Write!™ Fort Collins

  • Member, ACES: The Society for Editing

  • Member, National Association of Independent Writers & Editors

  • Member, Association of Independent Publishing Professionals

  • Member, Professional Editors Network


  • Secret weapon: obscure trivia about animals and music

  • Favorite dog breed: Shetland sheepdog

  • Hobbies: fly fishing, birdwatching, crocheting, playing bass

  • Lives in: Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Languages spoken: English, Spanish

As an accomplished developmental editor, copyeditor, book coach, and public speaker, Molly McCowan has helped authors, subject matter experts, storytellers, business owners, and adventurers take their careers—and their writing skills—to the next level. If you dream of becoming a successful writer, even if you’re just starting out, Molly helps you create and publish work you can be proud of.

 

Sought out by The Great Courses™ for their upcoming course on editing your own work, Molly has worked with renowned publishers like HarperCollins, Routledge, Psychology Press, Oxford University Press, and Taylor & Francis. Nowadays, she specializes in helping indie authors make their work the best it can be and navigate the often complicated waters of traditional or self-publishing.

 

Molly is proud to serve as events chair for the Editorial Freelancers Association. She is also the founder of the 480-member Fort Collins chapter of Shut Up & Write!™, which hosts multiple free writing sprints every week. She is an active supporter of the writing community in Northern Colorado and beyond.

 

Don’t navigate the complicated, confusing world of writing and publishing alone. Contact Molly and get the support you need to produce your very best work!

Ready to take the next step?

Whether you're a writer wanting to publish your best work or a fellow editorial business owner wanting to kickstart your business, Molly and her team can help. Click the button that applies to you!

Ready to take the next step?

Whether you're a writer wanting to publish your best work or a fellow editorial business owner wanting to kickstart your biz, Molly and her team can help. Click the button that applies to you!


The Humans

Administrative Ace

Gabrielle Nadig

A writer herself, Gabrielle keeps the wheels turning at Inkbot Editing. From big ideas to the fine details, she's in charge of administrative tasks as well as marketing, public relations, and course design. If you hire us, you'll likely get the opportunity to meet Gabrielle!

  • Lives in: Loveland, CO
  • Favorite drink: coffee, coffee, coffee!
  • Secret weapon: ballerina ninja skills

Proofreading Pro

Shelley Hudson

After copyediting, it's time to get a fresh set of eyes on your document—after all, even the best copyeditor may miss something! That's where Shelley comes in. With 20 years of experience in proofreading and a true eagle eye, she's the absolute best.

  • Lives in: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Favorite dog breed: Boston terrier
  • Secret weapon: surprisingly dirty jokes

Book Cover Captain

Andrew Brown

Andrew designs hundreds of book covers for clients every year—in fact, it's his specialty. Whether you're looking for an illustrated look or a high-impact photo cover, Andrew will make it sing. No matter the genre or format, he always delights authors with his work.

  • Lives in: United Kingdom
  • Favorite drink: tea (with a dash of milk)
  • Secret weapon: political factoids

Graphics Gal

Cia Lindgren

As the former art director of a leading U.S. magazine, Cia brings some serious design chops to the Inkbot Editing team. From infographics and layouts to logos and custom illustrations, she masters all forms of graphic design to match your style and elevate your published materials. If you're self-publishing, you'll likely work with Cia.

  • Lives in: Fort Collins, CO
  • Favorite dog breed: otterhound
  • Secret weapon: speaking Swedish! 

The Animals

Rosie

Rule Enforcement Officer

2014-present

Finley

Mischief Manager

2018-present

Chloe

In memoriam

Chief Chatterbox, 2001-2017

Misty

In memoriam

Copilot, 1998-2014


The Bots

Harry

Admin Bot

Introspecta

Soft Skills Specialist

Instructo Bot

Head of Education

PB-7000

Publishing Pro

Big-Picture Bot

E-DIT Team Member

Little-Picture Bot

E-DIT Team Member

Tiny-Picture Bot

E-DIT Team Member

Writer Bot

Writing Liaison

DV-2000

Style Savant

NF-3000

Nonfiction Bot

F-5000

Fiction Bot

WB-8000

Writer's Block Consultant


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