Meet the Team

Heba Elsherief

Heba Elsherief

Heba Elsherief holds an MA in English Literature and a PhD in Language and Literacies from the University of Toronto. A former Islamic high school English teacher, she now teaches university classes in cultural studies and language education.

Neha Patel

Neha Patel

Neha loves playing around with words to weave engaging sentences that tell meaningful tales. As an editor, she insists on using Oxford commas but will allow sentences to end with prepositions. But hey, it’s all about helping writers tell their incredible stories to readers.

Ariane Resnick

Ariane Resnick

Ariane Resnick, CNC is a best selling author and special diet chef who advocates for accessibility and inclusivity in the wellness and nutrition spaces. She has written for outlets such as Food & Wine, HuffPost, Health, and The Hill, and her work has been featured on platforms including Forbes, CBS’ The Doctors, and ABC News.

Carrie Jacks

Carrie Jacks

Carrie loves the entire process of publishing a novel—from developing that brand new, exciting idea to formatting the words to look perfect on the page.She is sometimes intimidated by editing her own words, but she loves to read other writers’ works in progress to help make them the best they can be.

Mandy Ballard

Mandy Ballard

Mandy is a developmental and line editor who has worked with indie and traditional bestsellers alike. Her cozy approach comes through in every edit; if you’re looking for an editor who is 100% on your team, Mandy is the editor for you!

Mandy reads, writes, and does yoga in the cracks between all that drives life on a tiny, wanna-be homestead in Southern Utah. She has a knack for getting to the heart of a manuscript’s needs, drawing on a well-honed approach to character, story, and world development. Whether it’s surface cracks or deep gorges, she’s itching to help you fill them!



© 2024 Salt and Sage Books, LLC. All rights reserved.

Request a Consult