Ashley Wyrick

Ashley Wyrick - Editor

Windsor, CO, USA

Ashley specializes in YA science fiction, dystopian, and dark fantasy novels. Editor of award winning book, The Soul of Lyskerrys.

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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 a change in the reader. She owns her own editing firm and she thanks authors like you who support small businesses like her own.

Ashley teaches master classes on query letters and speaks on various topics at conferences and critique groups.
Ashley infuses constructive critiques with coaching methods and tools that 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. Be ready for growth as a writer.

Awkward hugger and introvert, Ashley enjoys meeting new authors online where she can write "lol" instead of snort-laughing in person.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Horror
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction

Certifications

  • B.A English

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor

Jolly Fish Press
January, 2016 – March, 2020 (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 – March, 2020 (almost 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

Owner and Chief Editor

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (over 8 years)

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

Portfolio (23 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.

I Am Marked

Eden, E.J.

Wakers: Sayonara Sleep

Hoffman, Michaela, Roots, Johannes Kert

Escape in the Winter

Girgis MD, Linda

The Reaper's Spell

Pereira, Andre

The Great Adventures of Young Saint Nic: Book 2: Spiritual Warriors

Talmadge, Jones, Pettit, Sam, Wyrick, Ashley, Lee, Tenyia

The Great Adventures of Young Saint Nic: Book 1: Legend of Love

Talmadge, Jones, Di Domenico, Claudio, Wyrick, Ashley

Ashley has 62 reviews

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Jones Talmadge
Ashley and her team give good and clear feedback for the writing of this book. Their Developmental Edit was very helpful in focusing the story, getting tension throughout to engage the reader, and develop the characters.

Jones Talmadge, August 2022


David Belcher
My outlet for the covid lockdown was writing. It was the journey not the destination I was after, but I finished somehow. So now what? Ashley took on my novel and I really see the value in the process she lays out. As I get deeper and deeper into reworking my book, I become more and more amazed at her insights. Not only do I feel I’m getting technically better, but I’m also challenged to be muc...
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David Belcher, July 2022


Daniel Slokker
The Copy-Edit I received was cohesive and clear. All things sloppy, wordy, and grammitacally erroneous have been pointed out, and suggestions for amelioration have been made where they needed to be. Overall, my collaboration with Ashley was an examplary one.

Daniel Slokker, July 2022


Lydia Hansen
A great help and very friendly.

Lydia Hansen, June 2022


Daniel Slokker
This was my second time working with Ashley Wyrick. A developmental edit for a different book; one conceived per our last collaboration. And I am thankful for her advices still. The edit's highlights sheds a splendid light upon the things that were droning, convoluted, confusing... and those that were found good and moving. The sidelines were constructive yet succinct in their criticisms and...
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Daniel Slokker, May 2022

Ashley Wyrick
Daan, It is a joy to work with you. Truly. I look forward to seeing your book in the bookstores and maybe in movies too! Ashley

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