Ashley Wyrick

Ashley Wyrick - Editor Tick

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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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
Children's - Middle Grade
Dystopian
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • B.A English

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor

Jolly Fish Press
January, 2016 – Present (over 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

Acquisitions Editor

North Star Editions
April, 2017 – Present (about 2 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 (over 5 years)

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

Portfolio (8 selected works)

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

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

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.

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Evan Conway
I don't even know where to begin: from my inquiry I knew Ashley got what my WIP was about on a fundamental level. I was at a point where I needed that elevation and to say Ashley delivered is an understatement. Suddenly I know how to not only improve my project, but how to improve my own writing. I cannot recommend her abilities enough and guarantee you will get everything want and more from ...
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Evan Conway, May 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thank you, Evan! You were awesome too. Thanks for all your enthusiasm and kindness. I can't wait to see the next version!

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Steph Birch
Ashley was brilliant. What more can I say. I thoroughly recommend her to anyone.

Steph Birch, April 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thanks, Steph! The pleasure is mine!

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Ricardo Montoya
Excellent editorial (critique) to assist for the written story development.

Ricardo Montoya, April 2019


Chelsea Chin
I enjoyed working with Ashley, she is very professional, extreme quick to response to all my questions. Thanks Ashley!

Chelsea Chin, April 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thank you for being awesome and easy to get ahold of! Best of luck to you and your wolves!!

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Mari Ann Caudill
Ashley went above and beyond directing me on the right path to bring my manuscript into a novel. I would work with Ashley on future projects.

Mari Ann Caudill, March 2019

Ashley Wyrick
Thanks for the kind words Mari Ann. I can't wait for round 2, and in the meantime, best of luck!

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