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A MIGHTY Team of Professional Book Editors

Everything changes when you find the right editor

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About Our Editors

NY Book Editors is a premiere affiliation of professional editors and copy editors with years of experience in New York City’s major publishing houses. Our editors have worked for Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and prestigious independent publishers.

Their booklists include New York Times Bestsellers and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Pushcart Prize.

However, we realize a stellar track record in traditional publishing isn't enough. A careful vetting process ensures that our editors are also the kind of people you want to work with. They understand the challenges and vulnerabilities of first-time authors, and are passionate about helping you meet your writing goals.

You'll find a professional partner who will provide an edit that is enlightening, instructive, and leaves you with a a renewed focus and insight into your work.

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How We Find Our Book Editors

A rigorous vetting process identifies the best editors.

What Our Authors Say

Dream Editors Make A Difference

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In my early twenties, I struggled to write. I never shared my work or asked anyone for help. I thought Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, and everyone else I admired had achieved dizzying heights on their own. It wasn't until I started working in publishing that I learned that all successful authors had a trusted sherpa with them on their mountain. They had editors. In fact, Hemmingway and Fitzgerald had the same one: Maxwell Perkins.

For someone who has struggled desperately to write, experiencing the guidance of truly great editors, it has a profound effect. Some people are rocked to the core by beautiful music. I come undone when I see a beautiful edit. NYBE became a way to give authors access to the kind of editing that is a fading craft. We strive to deliver edits that are thoughtful, insightful, and make the author feel like they've finally found a like-minded, brilliant mentor, and they’re no longer alone.

Write on,
Natasa

The Core Team

Biographies of our support team and core editors.
Our full team consists of thirty-five editors.

Aaron Schlechter has over a decade of experience working as an editor in publishing houses both large and small, including The Overlook Press and Henry Holt and Company, where he was a Senior Editor. He enjoys editing a variety of both literary and genre fiction, and has been known to be a perfectionist, but only because he can’t help himself! His most recent client is Marie Green, author of The Serpent, The Puma, and The Condor, which won the IPPY, was a Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, and won the National Indie Excellence Award.

Kevin J. Ryan has spent more than twenty-five years editing diverse books for both adults and children, including numerous New York Times fiction and non-fiction best-sellers. He began his career at Simon & Schuster where for several years he ran the Star Trek publishing program, the most successful series in publishing history.

Julia has had the honor of working with some of the greatest writers: Ursula K. Le Guin, Marguerite Henry, R.L. Stine, Roland Smith, Terri Farley, and G. Neri. The books she edited for houses such as Simon & Schuster, Disney, HarperCollins, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have garnered critical and commercial success.

Julia particularly enjoys working with authors who are still in the development stage. There's a thrill in helping writers pull their stories together.

Daniel is a former Editor from Scribner, where he worked in a supportive role on winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award, assisting the Publisher with authors such as Don DeLillo, Anthony Doerr, Rachel Kushner, and Stephen King.

Daniel's critical eye has benefited an extraordinary range of manuscripts. His edits are a marvel to behold across genres.

Over the past decade, Zach has collaborated with bestselling authors, former CEOs, world-renowned speakers, thought leaders, journalists, and first-time authors from a variety of backgrounds. He's a market-savvy alum of McGraw-Hill who focuses solely on prescriptive and narrative non-fiction.

He's as adept at helping first-time authors hone their ideas into compelling, marketable narratives, as he is at refining manuscripts. His recent NYBE book is The Kickass Entrepreneur’s Guide to Investing by Jeff Wiener, which was the number one seller in Amazon.com Business & Money.

Jennifer was previously an editor at Alfred A. Knopf, where she worked on internationally best-selling fiction and nonfiction including works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri, James Salter, and debut novelist Weike Wang. Her roster of best-selling, prize-winning fiction and nonfiction ranges from the work of Cheryl Strayed and Patti Smith to Dave Eggers to shining debut novelist Jana Casale.

Jennifer is the embodiment of kindness and is highly sensitive to authorial intent and voice. She's partial to voice and place-driven fiction. Jennifer is also a yoga and wellness devotee.

Laura spent six years as an editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she worked on a range of wonderful books—from literary fiction to young adult to upmarket women’s fiction, current affairs, memoir, science, and parenting. Notable books include BEA Editor’s Buzz Panel pick Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt and Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet, an Editor’s pick in The New York Times Book Review.

She's sharp and compassionate. When it comes to any worthwhile initiative, Laura is the first one to say, "How can I help?"

Kathy Huck is a Senior Editor from HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and St. Martin’s Press. She has edited numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers, such as You: The Owner’s Manual by Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld, and At the Center of the Storm by former CIA director George Tenet.

Kathy has a way of finding the most efficient route to take an author from their current draft to its highest potential. Every suggestion is deliberate and transformative.

Featured Books

Here are some of the books we've been honored to edit.

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Mr. Dickens and His Carol
By Samantha Silva
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When You Read This
By Mary Adkins
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The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
By James Altucher
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Whiskey & Roses
By Bradley Wright
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The Eighth Day
By Joseph John
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Badass Your Brand
Badass Your Brand
By Pia Silva
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The Tukors Journey
The Tukor's Journey
By Jeannine Kellogg
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The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine
The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine
By Alex Brunkhorst
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The Forgetting Flower
By Karen Hugg
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Looking for Dei
By David A. Willson
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Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity: Your Brain's Superpower
By Philippe Douyon. MD
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Summertime in Murdertown
Summertime In Murdertown
By David Gunn
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If I Had Two Lives
By Abbigail Rosewood
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My Holiday in North Korea
By Wendy E. Simmons
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The Beauty of the Fall
By Rich Marcello
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High Noon In Hollywood
By Warren Adler
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Plan Commit Win
By Patrick Henry
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The Bearer's Burden
By Chad Queen
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Full Circle
Full Circle: A Memoir of Leaning In Too Far and the Journey Back
By Erin Callan Montella
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Hey Harry, Hey Matilda
By Rachel Hulin
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Donn's Hill
By Caryn Larrinaga
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Lies In High Places
By Dana Killon
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An Unfortunate End
By Lisa Zumpano
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Billion Dollar Kibble
Billion Dollar Kibble
By Christie Cooper and Mary Hooks
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The Serpent The Puma and the Condor
The Serpent, The Puma, and the Condor
By Gayle Marie
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Tiger Bravos War
Tiger Bravo's War
By Rick St. John
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Printers Choice
A Printer's Choice
By W. L. Patenaude
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Barney
By Guy Sigley
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The Emily Dilemma
The Emily Dilemma
By Guy Sigley
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No Justice in Jamaica
No Justice In Jamaica
By Dwight Clacken
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The Woods
The Woods
By Christopher F. Viceconte
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The Nexus Mirror
The Nexus Mirror
By N. E. Michael
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Cantique
Cantique
By Joanna Marsh
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The Kickass Entrepreneurs Guide to Investing
The Kickass Entrepreneur's Guide to Investing
By Jeff Wiener
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Living Hell Living Heaven
Living Hell Living Heaven
By Adrian Clarke
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One of Millions
One of Millions: A Journey of Exile from Darfur
By Saadeldin Ibrahim and Netta Beer
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Vacation Rentals for Newbies
Vacation Rentals for Newbies
By Kris Getzie
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The Choice
The Choice: Death Is Just The Beginning
By Slade Combs
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Killing Harry Bones
Killing Harry Bones
By Jonathan Harries
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Careful
careful
By Randy Anderson
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And Whose Life Are You Living Anyway
And Whose Life Are You Living Anyway?
By Angela Kenyatta
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Launch into Home Health Physical Therapy
Launch Into Home Health Physical Therapy
By Peter B. Sims, PT, MS
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Q1 A Survival Guide to Adulting
Q1 A Survival Guide to Adulting
By Bianca Lajara
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Ultimate You
Ultimate You
By Sharon Pearson
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While We Dream
While We Dream
By Mark Le Dain
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Medousa
Medousa
By Michael F. Butchin
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Ulterior Motive
The Ulterior Motive
By Jack Coleston
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Christmastime 1938
Christmastime 1939
By Linda Mahkovec
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No Pictures Please
No Pictures Please: My Unfiltered Story With Epilepsy
By Victoria Conners
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The Obsidian Ascent
The Obsidian Ascent
By Wes Grandmont III
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Anas Way
Ana's Way
By Manuela Draganova
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Bad Keys
Bad Keys
By J. B. Curry
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Operation Enough
Operation Enough: How to Retire Remarkably Early
By Anita Dhake
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Leadership Values
Leadership Values: An Introspection
By Gary F. Appleby
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Dublin in the Rain
Dublin In The Rain
By Andrew Critchley
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Travels with Chesky Rediscovering America
Travels with Chesky: Rediscovering America
By Heather Phelps
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For Daisy A Memoir
For Daisy: A Memoir
By Heather Higdon
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L Immigrant
L'Immigrant
By Geomane Jean-Julien
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The Unveiled
The Unveiled
By M. C. Ray
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The Lady of the Sea
The Lady of the Sea
By Branka Valcic
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Leaves
Leaves: Tales of Development
By Miles Wortman
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Quanology
Quanology: Evolution & You
By John Khoury
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Fullness of Joy
Fullness of Joy
By John Stephenson
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Calaf and Ishmael
Calaf and Ishmael
By Deak Wooten
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The Author is Dead
By Ches Smith
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In This Ground
By Beth Castrodale
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The American Way
The American Way
By Jomo Hendrickson
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Debrief to Win
By Robert "Cujo" Teschner
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Letters to Salthill
Letters to Salthill
By Nicole Wirth
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I'm the One Pushing
By Ivette Garcia Davila
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