Ashley Gebert

Ashley Gebert - Editor

American Fork, Utah, USA

I'm a publishing-house editor, and I teach at writing conferences every year. I've edited over 50 published books. Will yours be next?

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Overview

I am an editor at Covenant Communications and have worked in various positions within the editorial department there since 2015. I've edited over fifty traditionally published books, the genres of which include suspense, romance, historical romance, and inspirational nonfiction. I graduated from BYU with a major in English and a minor in editing. While at BYU, I served on the editorial staff of four student magazines. I love all things story and am the founder and president of a local writing critique group. I am often crafting my own stories, dabbling in everything from fantasy to suspense to historical romance. I also love to learn and am currently pursuing a master's degree in data science.

I have edited in a variety of genres, but the genres I am most experienced in are historical romance, contemporary romance, and mystery/suspense. I specialize in substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Since I manage the submissions desk at Covenant Communications, I also review hundreds of query letters every year, and I would be happy to review yours as well before you send it off to the agent or publisher at the top of your list. In working with authors, I know transparency and communication are key.
Before starting a project, I like to establish expectations and have a clear understanding of the project. When you send a project to me, you can expect clear comments and tracked changes so that you can review all the changes and suggestions I make. When I finish an edit, I'll send you two versions of the manuscript in Word documents. One with all the changes shown and one with all the changes accepted. For proofreads, if the manuscript is in a PDF, I'll make suggested changes using the highlight and comment tool. Of course, if you need me to edit in a different format, I can make adjustments. My main goal is to help you make your story the best it can be!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
Mystery & Crime

Certifications

  • BA in English and Editing

Awards

  • Honorable Mention in 2017 LDSPMA Praiseworthy Awards

Work experience

Editor

Covenant Communications
September, 2015 – Present (about 7 years)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

A Proper Scoundrel

Hatch, Esther

Dark Seas

Borrowman, Jerry

Cowboy PI

Poulson, Clair M.

Love Sidelined

Odekirk, Tiffany

Summerhaven

Odekirk, Tiffany

The Cost of Secrets

Tyson Abaroa, Jason Tatom, Shadow Mountain

Entangled

Black, Stephanie, Poulson, Clair M., Luke, Gregg

Where Her Heart Lies

Frank, Carolyn Twede

Disruption

Poulson, Clair M.

To Marry an Earl

Thornell, Karen

Heart of the Frontier: A Western Romance Collection

Larsen, Brittany, Johnson, Jen Geigle, Hansen, Jennie, Frank, Carolyn Twede

Ashley has 2 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality

Alyssa Kanengeiser
Working with Ashley was a dream! Exactly what I hoped for in quality and value. Highly recommend.

Alyssa Kanengeiser, November 2022


Janelle Beard
Ashley was punctual and professional. This is my first time writing children's books, and it seemed daunting for me. Ashley's feedback was so welcomed and spot on. This will make me a better writer. I highly recommend Ashley!

Janelle Beard, May 2022

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