Annie Thacker

Annie Thacker – Editor

Experienced developmental editor, line editor, copy editor, copy writer.


Annie has five years of experience in the publishing world, and has spent the last three with Alfred A. Knopf and Pantheon. She has worked on editorial development for a wide range of serious historical nonfiction, literary fiction, short stories, cookbooks, literary criticism, and poetry. Prior to joining the Knopf editorial team, Annie worked as a reader at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, an intern at The New Press, and attended the Columbia University Publishing Course. She has also completed coursework in copy editing and proofreading at NYU. She has also done freelance writing and editing for business websites and design proposals. At her day job, she has had the honor of working with authors who have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and a host of other awards. She also has experience clearing permissions and as a photo researcher for biographies and serious nonfiction.

Before entering the publishing world. Annie spent many years as a bartender and found that listening to all sorts of stories from all sorts of people helped her grow as an empathetic person, a good listener, and a solid multitasker. In her spare time Annie runs a book club of twelve very smart women, practices yoga, runs slowly, and is an avid reader of current fiction.
Anthologies Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Short Story Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs
English (US)

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Aug, 2012 — Present

Developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, copy writing.

The New Press

Aug, 2010 — Dec, 2010 (4 months)

Read submissions for the editorial team, helped develop and execute marketing plans for forthcoming books, wrote and sent email blasts and social media postings, assisted in the planning of book launches and company events.


Quan Barry’s luminous fiction debut brings us the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country’s reunification, a child gifted with the otherworldly ability to hear the v... read more
A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist “Poetry,” Jane Hirshfield has said, “is language that foments revolutions of being.” In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds and explores some o... read more
This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary... read more
This breathtaking adventure set in the American West of the 1820s is at once a tale of complex friendships, a love story, and a panoramic retelling of a crucial moment in American history. When the young William Wyeth leaves St. Louis for a fur-trapping expedi... read more
An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art—beers included.Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he’s a stay-at-home dad to three young girls), whereas his former ... read more
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first ... read more
A Seattle Times Best Book of the YearIn her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are co... read more

Annie has 2 reviews





Harold A.

Harold A.

Oct, 2017

I enjoyed working with Annie very much. She was very professional and adhered to my deadlines.
Amanda D.

Amanda D.

Aug, 2017

Annie was a joy to work with. She was truly interested in my project, and provided helpful, yet kind critiques. Exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much Annie!!!

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