Editor's Profile

Julie Tibbott

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Julie Tibbott is a former Senior Editor at Houghton Mifflin Books who has worked in publishing for nearly fifteen years. Books she has edited include edge-of-your seat thrillers such as The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle and The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude; the beautiful, lyrical, dark undersea fantasy Lost Voices by Sarah Porter; several morbid yet hilarious titles by Gina Damico including Croak and Hellhole; the popular Dead Is mystery series by Marlene Perez; atmospheric historical romances such as The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell and The Clearing by Heather Davis; fictionalized accounts of the young lives of famous figures such as The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette by New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Meyer; and multiple volumes of Diane Duane’s long-running Young Wizards series, which began with So You Want to be a Wizard.

Many of Julie's books may be found below, but you can find a longer list here.

Here are a few of her recent testimonials:

Julie is the consummate professional. She came in toward the end of this project (a linked story collection titled TREES RUNNING LIKE GREEN HORSES) and has helped me get a grip on my query letter. Prior to her appearance, I was all over the planet with overdone language, quiveringly underdone verbiage, and just plain baloney. She got the compass leveled out. More than that, she nailed the real message, the central theme of my collection, helped me get it into the best, brightest language. She's terrific, the cat's pajamas. Can't wait to work with her again.

Terry Caszatt, Jan 12, 2020

Insightful, thorough, experienced. Working with Julie will help you improve both your piece and your skills. Highly recommended.
Thank you for all your help, Julie.

Nick Velasquez, Jan 6, 2020

Working on my first novella, I wasn't sure what to expect when I contacted Julie for an editorial assessment. Nevertheless, she went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did she provide an insightful memo that detailed important issues I overlooked, she was much too kind on adding changes to grammar, spelling, and formatting for more than half of my manuscript! Julie is professional, punctual, and delivers work that is worth every penny, and then some. When my novel's ready for the editing grind, I can be sure I'll contact her again!

Diego Ornelas-Tapia, Feb 22, 2020


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