Annette Christie

Annette Christie – Editor

Author (Little, Brown, Audible) with 7+ years in publishing. Clear, incisive feedback for romance, women's fiction, thrillers, YA and more.

Overview

"Annette has been giving me feedback on my writing for years now, and her sharp insights always make my stories better. She has a great eye for pacing and tension, character development, and line edits, and approaches feedback in a way that is both encouraging and constructive. Reading her edit letters always gets me excited to dive into revisions!" - Jenny L. Howe, author of The Make-Up Test and On the Plus Side

"Annette is extremely insightful and generous with her knowledge. Her suggestions made my plot and prose stronger, which led to me catching the attention of several Big 5 editors. With years of experience mentoring new authors, Annette knows her stuff." - Sonia Hartl, author of Heartbreak For Hire and The Lost Girls

"Annette honed in on the core problems in my query with laser-sharp editing and lots of kindness! Her suggestions elevated my query from "okay" to brilliant, and I feel so much more confident about bringing my work in front of agents. I highly recommend Annette for all of your writing needs!" - Alexandria Green, querying adult thriller writer


About Me:

For over six years, I’ve been editing and critiquing books, most of which have gone onto be published, several that were nominated for prestigious awards, such as the International Thriller Writers Best Young Adult Novel and the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and powerhouse editors.

During the course of my publishing career, I’ve:

· collaborated with Alloy Entertainment (You, Everything Everything, Gossip Girl)

· been a Pitch Wars mentor to talented writers and helped them launch their careers

· written and narrated an audiobook with Audible Originals

· published novels with Little, Brown.


How do you know I’m the right editor for you?

I've helped writers climb their way out of messy first drafts. I've assisted those who may have forgotten to include stakes and plot amongst their moody prose and witty banter. I've even helped already phenomenal artists build upon what they've started but can't seem to finish.


I’ve accumulated knowledge and skills from years of working with talented authors, editors, and agents, and I would love to share that knowledge with you! Whether you struggle with voice, hitting those plot points, dialogue, setting, improving pacing, or fleshing out characters through their backstory, I've got you.


What can you expect?

I offer various packages, including query and synopsis critiques, developmental and line edits, and brainstorming sessions. I will take care with your words and look at them with a sharp editorial eye—but also with the heart of a lifelong reader. I am a firm believer that it's just as valuable to know what you’re doing right as what you need to improve on. Whether you’re pursuing a career as an indie, traditionally published, or hybrid author, I can help.





Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Middle Grade Romance Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Certifications
  • Traditionally Published Author
  • Pitch Wars Mentor

Work experience

Little, Brown

May, 2020 — Present

Author of the Women's Fiction/Romance novels, THE REHEARSALS and FOR TWICE IN MY LIFE (with more to come!).

Audible Originals

Jun, 2019 — Sep, 2020 (over 1 year)

Author and narrator for the YA romcom audiobook, LOVE LESSONS.

Alloy Entertainment

May, 2018 — Feb, 2023 (almost 5 years)

IP author and collaborator for traditionally published books.

Portfolio

Editorial Assessment
Editorial Assessment
Beyond Any Experience

Terpstra, Anne E.

Developmental Editing
Well Met

DeLuca, Jen

Editorial Assessment
Editorial Assessment
The Ex Talk

Solomon, Rachel Lynn

Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing
Editorial Assessment
Editorial Assessment
Editorial Assessment
The Sister Split

Desombre, Auriane

Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing
Throwaway Girls

Contos, Andrea

Developmental Editing
Tell Me No Lies

Contos, Andrea

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Jackal: A Novel

Adams, Erin E.

Developmental Editing
Love Lessons

Annette Christie

Developmental Editing
For Twice In My Life

Christie, Annette

Developmental Editing
The Rehearsals

Christie, Annette

Developmental Editing

Annette has 11 reviews

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Janie G.

Janie G.

May, 2024

Annette has excellent insight. She made improvements to my query letter that were above and beyond my expectations. She is professional, responsive and supportive. I will definitely reach out to her in the future for editing services.
Annette C.
Thanks, Janie! You were wonderful to work with! Best of luck with querying:)
Sylvia M.

Sylvia M.

Apr, 2024

Annette provided me with great feedback on my first draft and suggested other books in the same genre for me to have a look at. She is very responsive, helpful, on time, and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to hire her again in the future on any new writing projects.
Annette C.
Thanks so much for your review, Sylvia! I had a wonderful time working with you!
Rachel P.

Rachel P.

Apr, 2024

I loved working with Annette. She provided an editorial assessment for my contemporary romance and was insightful, kind, honest and wicked smart. She knows the industry and how difficult it is to be a querying writer so she helped me hone in on what I need to make my manuscript more marketable as well as making it a better story. I highly recommend her and would work with her again.
Annette C.
Thank you, Rachel!! I’d love to work with you in the future too. Wishing you lots of success!
Tanvier P.

Tanvier P.

Mar, 2024

Annette was the first developmental editor I've worked with, and I hit the jackpot. I loved her feedback, including her notes as a reader engaging with the content. :) She was a gem and helped keep me on track with pacing and fleshing out the ending. It was wonderful working with her, and I look forward to collaborating on future projects!
Annette C.
It was a true joy to work with you, Tanvier! I’m so excited to watch your career grow!
Casey B.

Casey B.

Feb, 2024

I'm a first-time author, and Annette has been so incredibly helpful to me as I am working towards publishing my first book. The price was reasonable—better than anyone else I queried for the project—and she started the work right away. Her edits were detailed and specific, and she was available to answer questions after the work was completed. After working with Annette, I now feel like I have ...
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Annette C.
Thank you so much for your review, Casey! I have loved working with you on this brilliant project!

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