Caroline Acebo

Caroline Acebo – Editor

10+ years in NYC publishing. Editor of multiple #1 indie bestsellers. Substantive editorial guidance. Friendly, collaborative style.


I started my career as an editor at an indie house specializing in romance, erotic romance, and erotica, and I haven't left the content-for-women sphere since. I've worked for two of the Big Five in New York: HarperCollins (Harlequin) and Hachette (Grand Central Publishing). I've worked as a copy editor, a developmental editor, an acquisitions editor, and a foreign rights agent, but at the heart of all my work lies over a decade's worth of dedication to women's voices, particularly in the indie publishing space.

You can expect substantive but supportive edits and a safe, collaborative space for creative discussion. I'm also able to offer advice on the publishing process and insights into the publishing industry at large. I've worked on both the agency side and on the editorial side of the business, I've presented upcoming titles to sales teams, and I've sold rights at multiple international book fairs. I will help you hone your craft and navigate the publishing industry, from initial concept to final manuscript.


- developmental editing

- line editing/copy editing

- editorial assessments

- beta reads

We can also work together to find a hybrid edit approach that works for you.

Contemporary Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Suspense
English (US)
  • MS in Publishing - Pace University

Work experience

EverAfter Romance

Sep, 2016 — Aug, 2017 (11 months)

- Acquired hybrid romance and women's fiction authors looking for distribution in the traditional brick-and-mortar marketplace

Grand Central Publishing

Jan, 2015 — Sep, 2016 (over 1 year)

- My authors included Piper J. Drake, Kathy Lyons, Amy Jarecki, Jenny Holiday, Parker Swift, and Jacquelyn Benson


May, 2013 — Nov, 2014 (over 1 year)

- Acquired and edited for the following imprints: Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Kimani
- Provided editorial assistance: Harlequin Nonfiction


Jun, 2009 — May, 2013 (almost 4 years)

- Lead editor for Siren-BookStrand’s premier imprints
- Hired, trained, and managed freelancers and in-house editorial and creative staff
- Oversaw the editorial process for all manuscripts


Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Falling for Meadow (Perks & Benefits Book 4)

Stone, Denise

Between the Sheets Publishing

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
The Smoke Hunter

Benson, Jacquelyn

Caroline has 41 reviews





Misty N.

Misty N.

Mar, 2024

Caroline is phenomenal to work with. She is a wonderful communicator and was very responsive to messages and patient with any questions I had for her. She more than met expectations when it came to the editorial assessment letter. I look forward to working more with Caroline moving forward and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering her services.
Jessica M.

Jessica M.

Jan, 2024

It is always a privilege to work with Caroline. Her professionalism and expertise are unmatched.
Ciera V.

Ciera V.

Oct, 2023

I loved working with Caroline. We had several false starts but it made me appreciate working with her more. She was very flexible and understanding of my position. She not only gave me notes that improved my book, but she was willing to teach and advise. I highly recommend Caroline and can't wait to work with her on book 2.
Jessica M.

Jessica M.

Jul, 2023

I am forever grateful for finding Caroline through Reedsy. I have benefited greatly from her high level editing and copy editing services. We have collaborated on four novels, two have been published and the third will be released this fall. I don't know what I would do without Caroline's expertise. She is incredible at her craft and I truly cannot say enough positive things about her. If you ...
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Kelly Josephine C.

Kelly Josephine C.

Jun, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Caroline. As long as she does this, I will continue using her. Not only is she punctual, but her work has made me a better writer.

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