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Graphic & Web Design | Writing, Editing & Proofreading Services

for writers + authors

Alex Benkast

Hi, I'm Sarah

Also known by my pen name Alex Benkast. I’m an indie author, book coach, freelance designer, and creator of Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. Go ahead and take a look around.


Words and Design are my passion.

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Graphic Design & Branding

Social media posts, presentations, flyers, book covers? I’ve got you covered. Although I have Photoshop experience, I mainly work in Canva these days.

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Web Design

Need a WordPress website or want to refresh your blog? I’ve designed websites for over 17 years.

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Content Creation & Editing

Need help writing blog posts or newsletters? I’m an indie author of 4 novels and have been a blogger for two decades. I’m also great at spotting typos. My family nicknamed me “Quality Control.”

Specialty Services

Video Editing


I’m also open to designing and editing simple book trailers and educational videos. Head over to my video portfolio to see some of my projects.

Beneath Your Beautiful by Alex Benkast IG Promo Posts


I’m currently offering both one-on-one sessions and a course called Write Your First Draft: A 12-Week Challenge over at

Alex Benkast


As a native German and fluent English speaker, I can translate your website, interviews, YouTube videos, and other documents.


My latest designs

Latest Branded Pinterest Pins

My latest book writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting projects 

Book Cover of Lumiana - Rebels Like Us Book 1 by Alex Benkast

Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Formatting

Book Cover of Beneath Your Beautiful - Rebels Like Us Book 4 by Alex Benkast

Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Formatting

Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner Book Cover

Editing, Proofreading

Pas De Deux: A Christmas Short by Lynn Turner

Formatting, Proofreading

Some of my most popular blog posts and newsletters

What My Clients Say

Testimonials & Endorsements


Working with Alex — was an extraordinary opportunity. What would have taken months — only took a few days.

Leah Hall
Social Media Brand Strategist

I’ve had a great connection with Sarah right from the start. She really listens to what you have to say and explains concepts clearly and with enthusiasm.

Sammy Day
Poet + Former Director of IT @ CTC

Sarah is a great editor and proofreader, and always first on my list whenever I have a text that needs polishing.

Marisa Montaño
Account Manager & Sales Consultant
Bohemian Desk


12-Week Package: $750 USD
(or 3 monthly payments of $300 USD)
Rolling basis: USD $1/minute

Starts at USD $30.

Starts at USD $30/hour.
Full book: starts at USD $250.

Starts at USD $30 (package includes different sizes for different platforms).

Starts at USD $60/hour.

Book Trailers: starts at USD $30.

German-English/English-German translations: Starts at USD $30/hour.

Email me here.