Meet the Editors

Erin Olds

Erin Olds

Erin (she/her) is an experienced developmental and line editor with two secret skills: decreasing word count while retaining voice, and figuring out the one thing that needs to shift in order to make a story truly excellent. She loves working with beginner writers on craft and with experienced authors on in-depth skills like objective correlatives, theme, misbeliefs, and character arcs. Read More

Prefers
Fantasy  Historical  Middle Grade  YA  Magical Realism  Cozy  Paranormal  Mystery 
Avoids
Slasher Horror 
Katie

Katie

Katie’s greatest dream is to have one of her quotes said at the beginning of a Criminal Minds episode. So far, her writing has reached the readers of Maudlin House & Scribble Literary, among others. She has worked as a creative writing teacher for Young Authors Workshop LLC, a writing intern for Psych2Go Magazine, and a literary agent intern for Creative Media Agency Inc. Read More

Prefers
Young Adult  Thriller  Mystery  Literary  Romcom 
Avoids
 
Tova Seltzer

Tova Seltzer

Tova Seltzer is an editor, fiction writer, and poet. She holds a B.A. in creative writing from American University in Washington, D.C., and is a 2020 graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. The great love of her life is working with stories in development and figuring out what they want and need to be the greatest they can be. Read More

Prefers
Romcom  Middle Grade  Young Adult  Low Fantasy 
Avoids
Horror  Detailed medical stories 
Kim VanderHorst

Kim VanderHorst

Kim is an experienced and kind developmental editor—maybe because she’s a mom, or maybe because she’s Canadian. But she has a knack

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Prefers
Fantasy  Contemporary  Romance  Science Fiction  Mystery  Dystopian  Horror  Humor  Dark  Quirky  Middle Grade  Picture Books  Young Adult  Adult  Romcom 
Avoids
 
Ravi Teixeira

Ravi Teixeira

Ravi Teixeira is a Cape Verdean American and transgender cartoonist, editor, sensitivity reader extraordinaire!

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Prefers
horror  historical  fantasy and romance  also  graphic novels 
Avoids
Gory violence  Non-consensual sexual content 
April Jones

April Jones

April Jones has read, written, or edited her way through dozens of fictional worlds. When she’s not working as a teacher or freelance editor, she spends her time pretending to practice Korean by binge watching Korean dramas. She received her bachelors in English and her M.F.A. in creative writing.

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Prefers
Fantasy  YA fantasy  regency romance  mythology-based stories  magical realism  paranormal romance  travel-based stories 
Avoids
Erotica 
Mandy Ballard

Mandy Ballard

Mandy (she/her) is a skilled developmental, line editor, and book coach who has worked with both traditional and indie bestsellers, taught at multiple writing conferences, and has a soft spot for beginning writers. 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! Read More

Prefers
YA contemporary  YA Speculative  YA Fantasy  YA Sci-Fi  Dystopian  Magical Realism  Alternate History  Post-Apocalyptic  Steampunk  Contemporary Romance  Paranormal Romance  Romcom  Middle Grade  Adult  Literary  Women's Fiction  Inspirational Non-Fiction  Personal Development 
Avoids
Slasher horror  Erotica  Regency Romance 


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