Ashley Wyrick

Ashley Wyrick - Editor

Windsor, CO, USA

Ashley specializes in YA science fiction, dystopian, and dark fantasy novels. She is contracted to North Star Editions and Jolly Fish Press.

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Overview

Ashley is a certified #booknerdigan who loves anything sci-fi, fantasy, or dystopic. She believes the best books are those that cause change in the reader. She works as an independent contractor, editing fiction books inside the traditional and indie publishing world. She thanks authors like you who support small businesses like her own.

Ashley's praised for being "insightful, responsive" and ""Straight-forward without being snarky." Authors have said, "My book will be stronger as a result" and "...what you have shown me will continue to contribute to everything I write in the future."

Ashley infuses constructive critiques with coaching methods, which will benefit authors in the long run. After working with Ashley, writers will apply the knowledge they gained working with her to future projects and continue to grow in their writing.


Awkward hugger and introvert, Ashley enjoys meeting new authors on social media where she can write "lol" instead of snort-laughing in person.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Horror
Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult

Certifications

  • B.A English

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor

Jolly Fish Press
January, 2016 – Present (about 4 years)

Acquire Manuscripts and scout for talent using general submissions and twitter
Provide developmental edits
Oversee copy edits and proofreads
Liaison between author and design, marketing and formatting teams

Acquisitions Editor

North Star Editions
April, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

Acquire Manuscripts and scout for talent using general submissions and twitter
Provide developmental edits
Oversee copy edits and proofreads
Liaison between author and design, marketing and formatting teams

Managing Editor

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (about 6 years)

Provide developmental edits of manuscripts for indie publishing
Provide copy edits of manuscripts
Provide query and synopsis critiques

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Soul of Lyskerrys (Otherworld Book 2)

Robert Beck

A dreamer doesn't know they are dreaming, but they damned sure know when they are awake.Liam Verren was definitely awake, and the woman he and been dreaming of was still there, outside in the road, waiting.In a city without a soul, where the magic is failing, a ghost walks the streets. If Liam is to help the people he has grown love, he must undertake a perilous journey between worlds and thro... read more

A dreamer doesn't know they are dreaming, but they damned sure know when they are awake.Liam Verren was definitely awake, and the woman he and been dreaming of was still there, outside in the road, waiting.In a city without a soul, where the magic is failing, a ghost walks the streets. If Liam is to help the people he has grown love, he must undertake a perilous journey between worlds and thro... read more

The Red Labyrinth

Meredith Tate

The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalvers' isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze's shadow makes her feel anything but safe. Even without its enchanted deathtraps and illusions, a mysterious killer named Dex lurks in its corridors, terrorizing anyone in his path. But when Zadie's best friend vanishes into the labyrinth-and everyone mysteriously forgets he exists... read more

The massive labyrinth was built to protect Zadie Kalvers' isolated desert town. Unfortunately, living in the maze's shadow makes her feel anything but safe. Even without its enchanted deathtraps and illusions, a mysterious killer named Dex lurks in its corridors, terrorizing anyone in his path. But when Zadie's best friend vanishes into the labyrinth-and everyone mysteriously forgets he exists... read more

The Zanna Function

Daniel Wheatley

When fourteen-year-old Zanna Mayfield gets an acceptance letter from St. Pommeroys School for Gifted Children, she jumps at the chance to put her considerable intellect to good use. But nothing can prepare her for the first day, when she discovers that she is a Scientist one able to see and bend the basic functions of the universe like velocity, gravity, and chemical reactions to her own purpo... read more

When fourteen-year-old Zanna Mayfield gets an acceptance letter from St. Pommeroys School for Gifted Children, she jumps at the chance to put her considerable intellect to good use. But nothing can prepare her for the first day, when she discovers that she is a Scientist one able to see and bend the basic functions of the universe like velocity, gravity, and chemical reactions to her own purpo... read more

Welcome Home

Eric Smith

Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres. The full list of ... read more

Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres. The full list of ... read more

David: Book 3 (The Unseen)

Johnny Worthen

Eleanor survives, it is what she does. But at what cost? After learning her past and seeing the terrible and tragic history of her kind, Eleanor must conclude she is toxic, a cause of pain and destruction. For everyone’s own good, she will disappear forever. But first, one last visit to Jamesford. Eleanor returns to find the little Wyoming town mourning for its lost child. The unremarkable gir... read more

Eleanor survives, it is what she does. But at what cost? After learning her past and seeing the terrible and tragic history of her kind, Eleanor must conclude she is toxic, a cause of pain and destruction. For everyone’s own good, she will disappear forever. But first, one last visit to Jamesford. Eleanor returns to find the little Wyoming town mourning for its lost child. The unremarkable gir... read more

Seeking Mansfield

Kate Watson

"If you love heartfelt, emotional, romantic, witty stories ... you will love Watson's debut. It was beyond swoon worthy!" - Kasie West, author of By Your Side and Lucky in LoveSixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' ... read more

"If you love heartfelt, emotional, romantic, witty stories ... you will love Watson's debut. It was beyond swoon worthy!" - Kasie West, author of By Your Side and Lucky in LoveSixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' ... read more

Fatal Green (Dimensions in Death Book 3)

The Brothers Washburn

In a desolate mining town, deep in the Mojave Desert, the struggle continues against unearthly predators straying across dimensional boundaries. At the forefront of the skirmish, teens Camm and Cal, have seen their feelings for each other deepen in spite of misguided efforts by federal agents to keep them apart. Cal has been arrested and the manhunt for Camm is expanding. Hoping to protect Cam... read more

In a desolate mining town, deep in the Mojave Desert, the struggle continues against unearthly predators straying across dimensional boundaries. At the forefront of the skirmish, teens Camm and Cal, have seen their feelings for each other deepen in spite of misguided efforts by federal agents to keep them apart. Cal has been arrested and the manhunt for Camm is expanding. Hoping to protect Cam... read more

Twelve and A Half Hearts

Ian Cahill

She is perfect. She is beautiful. She has a secret. Follow Sue Anderson and the relationships she forms along the way from high school valedictorian through her thirties as she attempts to overcome a devastating discovery. Hear her story through the eyes of those that cross her path. They share in her joys and pains as she pushes and pulls them in and out of her life.

She is perfect. She is beautiful. She has a secret. Follow Sue Anderson and the relationships she forms along the way from high school valedictorian through her thirties as she attempts to overcome a devastating discovery. Hear her story through the eyes of those that cross her path. They share in her joys and pains as she pushes and pulls them in and out of her life.

Ashley has 22 reviews

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Leah Chalmers
Ashley has just done a developmental edit on book 2 of a series for a client of mine. She manages to not pull the punches but be kind and positive at the same time which is really vital for a newer author. I am very happy with her work.

Leah Chalmers, January 2020


Susan Walborn
Ashley gave me so much feedback that allowed me to make positive changes to my manuscript and I am very grateful for her work. She always responded to my questions in a timely and thorough manner and was a great person to bounce ideas off of!

Susan Walborn, January 2020


Grant Rose
Ashley went above and beyond the editorial assessment I requested, taking into account the stage of my project and providing some detailed line-level developmental suggestions in addition to the high-level feedback. I thought her comments were very insightful, and pointed out a number of issues that my critique group had missed. She was also diligent in following up after the assessment to make...
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Grant Rose, December 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thanks, Grant! I can't wait to see what's next!

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Scott Meaders
Fantastic to work with!

Scott Meaders, December 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thanks Scott!

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Hope B
Ashley was so insightful and her edits to my query letter made all the difference. I definitely look forward to working with her again in the future!!

Hope B, November 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thanks for the kind review, Hope! I wish you the best of luck in querying!

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