Penny Moore

Penny Moore – Editor

I'm an agent at ACM and a part-time freelance editor experienced in breakout fiction across multiple genres and age groups. How can I help?

Overview

I've worked in publishing for 7 years with a successful track record in editing and reviewing middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction. My editorial services focus mainly on strengthening a work at the stage before it's submitted to agents and publishers for consideration. It's my goal to help you develop your manuscript in ways that can include a deep developmental editorial letter addressing topics such as plot/structure, character development, and world building. I'm also able to do short form editorial letters with in text comments on where certain things might need a bit more fleshing out. I'm also able to offer a final pass at a MS with line-edits in track changes to polish the final language so that your work shines (though please note, this is different than copyediting, as I do not offer this service). If you're uncertain of what your manuscript needs, I'd love to have a conversation about what might best serve you at this time.

Over the course of my publishing career as an agent, I've successfully worked with several authors of note in helping them strengthen their work for the purpose of submitting it to publishers. These authors include award winners and bestsellers such as:
Akemi Dawn Bowman - STARFISH, SUMMER BIRD BLUE, HARLEY IN THE SKY, THE INFINTY COURTS
Lyla Lee - THE MINDY KIM CHAPTER BOOK SERIES, I'LL BE THE ONE
Nicki Pau Preto - CROWN OF FEATHERS SERIES
Tracy Deonn - LEGENDBORN
Katie Zhao - THE DRAGON WARRIOR SERIES, HOW WE FALL APART, LAST GAMER STANDING
Sangu Mandanna - KIKI KALIRRA BREAKS A KINGDOM
Waka T. Brown - WHILE I WAS AWAY
Auriane Desombre - I THINK I LOVE YOU

***Please note that my services as a freelance editor are separate from my day job as a literary agent, which means any project that I review or edit as a freelancer I cannot consider for representation, or refer to other agents for representation, as I must avoid any implied "pay for play." My services are strictly to help strengthen your manuscript for the next stage of your publishing journey.***


Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Fantasy Middle Grade Romantic Comedy Science Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • University of Georgia, BA in Linguistics

Work experience

Aevitas Creative Management

Aug, 2018 — Present

- Read and evaluate author queries.
- Edit and strengthen client manuscripts for the purpose of submitting them to publishers.
- Negotiate book deals with publishers on behalf of clients.

Empire Literary

Aug, 2016 — Jul, 2018 (almost 2 years)

- Read and evaluate author queries.
- Edit and strengthen client manuscripts for the purpose of submitting them to publishers.
- Negotiate book deals with publishers on behalf of clients.

FinePrint Literary Management

May, 2014 — Jul, 2016 (about 2 years)

- Read and evaluate author queries.
- Edit and strengthen client manuscripts for the purpose of submitting them to publishers.
- Negotiate book deals with publishers on behalf of clients.

Penny has 1 review

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Morgan H.

Morgan H.

Jul, 2022

Penny is excellent. I had a very specific question regarding my audience, and her answer was well-thought out and supported with a clear rationale. Her justification actually confirmed some suspicions I had all along. She obviously read my work closely, understood my concern, and replied with a thoughtful answer. Penny is a total pro.
Penny M.
Morgan was a fantastic client. Easy to communicate with, open to constructive feedback, and kept the whole transaction running smoothly!

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