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If you’re looking for book editors in New Orleans, below we’ve featured 8 of the best editors from across the city.
Adrienne Rosado is a literary agent with Stonesong Press and a freelance editor who also has ghostwriting experience. Her extensive experience (over 15 years) in publishing makes her an excellent choice for anyone looking for a book editor based in New Orleans. Previously, Adrienne has also worked as a literary director for Leibo Management.
Adrienne has experience in a wide range of genres, including middle grade and young adult fiction, history, business non-fiction, and classic fiction genres like mystery and thriller. Specifically, Adrienne’s editing services include developmental editing, copy editing, query letter review, and editorial assessments. Adrienne has worked on such titles as Zoraida Córdova’s Labyrinth Lost, Lola StVil’s Girls Like Me, Adam Selzer’s H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil, and Steve Schafer’s The Border, to name a few. Request a quote here.
Katie Weaver is an extremely experienced editor with previous work experience at Oxford University Press, where she was an assistant editor specializing in books relating to politics and international relations. Currently, she is an assistant director in public policy at Tulane University, and also works as a freelance editor with almost a decade of experience.
Katie’s book editing specialty is in the social sciences and political non-fiction, but she is more than happy to venture into other genres. Specifically, she offers developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, and query letter review services. Her previous work includes Vincent W. Lloyd’s Black Natural Law, Nolan McCarty’s Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know, C. Danielle Vinson’s Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power, and many more. Request a quote here.
Sasha Tropp loves words and can help you sculpt yours into something beautiful. Whether you’re looking for an editor of fictional short stories or a non-fiction book, Sasha has the skills to ensure your final product is as polished as possible. Sasha has previously worked in publishing in NYC as a book editor, as well as a Digital Editor for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, and now works as a freelance editor.
Sasha’s experience ranges from everything from acquiring manuscripts to collaborating with authors to prepare their work for publication. Sasha is passionate about all projects – she’ll show just as much enthusiasm for your cookbook as she will for your short story or novel. Sasha worked with John Waters on Make Trouble, Richard Louv on Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, and also assisted Jaquira Diaz in the publication of Ordinary Girls. Request a quote here.
K.J. Wetherholt is the publisher and executive editor at MIPJ, as well as Humanitas Media Publishing. She specializes in editing works covering international relations, humanitarian affairs, and journalistic pieces. K.J.’s editorial services include helping non-fiction authors develop their stories and compile their research or helping fiction authors polish their manuscripts for publication. She’s more than happy to take your work from a first notion or idea right through to a finished product.
K.J. Wetherholt’s editorial portfolio includes Red Shuttleworth’s High Plains Fandango and Ghosts & Birthdays, and Ciara Shuttleworth’s 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On the Road. For more details, request a quote from K.J. Wetherholt.
Mikaela Grantham is a book editor based in New Orleans and also the author of HARDCORE (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2021). Mikaela’s editing experience is primarily in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and she is also the chief editor and founder of a small publishing company that she began in 2014.
Mikaela loves working with authors who aren’t afraid to push boundaries, and several of the books she has edited and published have received outstanding accolades and even won awards. Mikaela has also worked as an associate editor for the highly acclaimed New Orleans Review. She has formed collaborative relationships with numerous authors, including Christopher Schaberg, Ian Bogost, Mark Yakich, and more. Request a quote here.
Jan Miles is a professional editor with over ten years of professional experience. Based in New Orleans, Jan worked in the editing industry for many years before branching out as a freelancer in 2017. Her services include copy editing, developmental editing, proofreading, and editorial assessments.
Jan offers editorial services for both fiction and non-fiction works. Her specialties include picture books, middle-grade books, and African American Fiction, as well as the non-fiction genres of political science and current affairs. Her editing work includes LeAnn Rimes’ Jag, Jazz Nolan’s Girlfriends: The Novel, and numerous other titles. Request a quote here.
Richard Read is a New Orleans-based editor who loves to help authors find their voices. He’s also a published author and designer with over two decades of industry experience. Richard’s editing specialty is graduate theses and seminar papers, though he also has experience in editing fictional books and stage plays.
In addition, Richard has vast technical writing experience and offers editing services for annual reports, press releases, grant applications, and even resumes. Richard’s services include proofreading, editorial assessments, copy editing, query letter review, and developmental editing. Richard works across a variety of genres, and is also an adjunct professor of arts administration at the University of New Orleans. Request a quote from Richard Read here.
Cara Becker is a freelance book editor based in New Orleans with extensive experience. In 2016, Cara completed the Columbia Publishing Course (Oxford) and began working as a freelance editor. She has worked with authors and clients in numerous genres and fields, including fictional works, academic publications, non-fiction writing, and more.
Cara specializes in editing fiction novels in the detective and thriller genres and has an excellent ability to identify story inconsistencies and plot holes. Cara prides herself on clear editing, exceptional attention to detail, and consistently meeting deadlines. Whether you’re looking for a proofreader, or someone to help with copy editing, developmental editing, or to provide an editorial assessment, Cara Becker can help. Cara’s portfolio includes Saint Clair Street (The Pocketwatch Series Book 1) by Mossy Stone. Request a quote here.