Death and Syntax helps writers bring stories to life, and keeps them on deadline. We specialize in crime, mystery, horror and other genres in which no character is safe.



Bring us your novels, novellas, short stories and ebooks.
Through collaborative editing, we will polish your story for publication or total submission. Prices vary, depending on whether you prefer a light touch or to be put through the ringer.

Testimonials Made at Gunpoint

“Nick has an outstanding eye for compelling narrative and developmental editing. He knows how to get rid of the fat and highlight the bones of a story, never losing sight of the elements that draw readers. He’s able to bring out the details that make for a fully developed character while still keeping a story’s pace at an exciting clip. I’ve depended on his invaluable judgment time after time, and know I can always look to Nick for rock-solid advice.
-Ann Collette, Rees Literary Agency