Allie Troyanos

Allie Troyanos – Editor

Nonfiction book editor with 9 years of professional experience in trade and academic publishing


I've had a diverse career in publishing in both academic and trade—editing everything from medical textbooks to vegan cookbooks. In this everchanging field, I'm passionate about supporting authors in shaping their book projects. I'm currently Senior Editor for Literature at Palgrave Macmillan where I commission monographs, reference works, and textbooks, and particularly enjoy publishing literary biography. I also have experience editing and acquiring prescriptive nonfiction.

From shaping your ideas to polishing your prose, I'll work to see your vision for your book realized. I can help clarify the unique selling points for your book and make the book description as informative, clear, and attention-grabbing as possible. I'll assess the positioning of your book to ensure it reaches the widest possible audience. I'll provide detailed feedback on your book's structure, argument, narrative, and style. I aim to make sure your writing is impactful, clear, concise, and print-ready.
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences
English (US)

Work experience

Springer Nature

Sep, 2016 — Present

Acquire monographs, textbooks, and reference works in Literature for Palgrave Macmillan


Jul, 2016 — Sep, 2016 (2 months)

Proofread testbanks, inputted corrections, tracked errata, and performed quality assurance checks for Literature middle grade and high school textbooks.

Apex Covantage

Jun, 2016 — Sep, 2016 (3 months)

Copyedited monographs for clients including Taylor and Francis Group

Checked manuscripts for consistency, readability, grammar, and style

Queried authors using Track Changes and integrated author responses to queries

The Experiment

Apr, 2015 — Apr, 2016 (about 1 year)

Edited and acquired prescriptive nonfiction for an independent publisher

Taylor and Francis

Jul, 2011 — Mar, 2015 (over 3 years)

Edited bestselling textbooks in biology

Kirkus Indie

Jun, 2011 — Apr, 2015 (almost 4 years)

Reviewed self-published books in the subject areas of fiction, memoir, and mystery and

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