About Me



I’m Anna Swoyer—dreamer, musician, word warrior, and the face behind Polished Arrow Editing. My dream is to equip other writers so they can find the power in their words.

I can help you if:

You need a second brain.

Whether you don’t know where to begin your project or you’re holding an almost-finished manuscript, I can point you in the right direction. The trick is knowing how to ask questions that uncover your genius.

You need someone to believe in you.

My eyes are trained to spot what makes your writing great. I will work with you to polish those precious words until they shine. Sometimes we, as writers, need tough love about how we can improve our writing. But I’m also determined to give you the encouragement you need to keep writing.

You need to talk through writing rough spots.

You will receive my detailed comments on your edited work to explain why I suggested the changes that I did. If you still have questions, you can contact me by email, phone, or Skype to discuss the editing process in more detail.


I love working with authors to define and refine words for impact. To prove the way editing can strengthen your writing, for a limited time I will edit one chapter (up to 2,500 words) for free – no commitment necessary. I look forward to working with you!


— Anna

“He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.”
— Isaiah 49:2 NIV