I've spent the last decade editing for other traditionally published authors, helping them increase the tension in their stories, flesh out characters, close plot holes, and nail the perfect pacing. I provide each author with a detailed, multi-page edit letter that highlights each manuscript's strengths and weakness, and provides concrete solutions on how to make the story better. I also leave in-document comments and track changes to help authors understand what a reader is thinking and how the characters are registering in the moment.
I specialize in all YA and Middle Grade genres, but my heart belongs to fantasy and contemporary stories. I'm happy to work on full and partial manuscripts, queries, and proposals.
I love to make manuscripts sparkle, but you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what the authors I work with have to say:
"I’ve been fortunate to have Becky as a critique partner for nearly a decade. A successful published author herself, Becky has written both series and stand-alone novels in multiple genres. As such, Becky has a keen eye for plot, character and pacing. Her feedback is spot on—both thoughtful and thorough, and she always asks excellent questions that strengthen and tighten your story from start to finish. I highly recommend Becky as an editor—her editorial eye is one of the best in the business."
-Lynne Matson, author of the NIL series
"Becky has been an amazing source of editorial support to me for over ten years. Her keen eye for world-building, character, plot, and dialogue has made an immeasurable difference in my manuscripts. She is a master of spotting both scene-based and manuscript-wide revision needs. Her professional delivery of feedback, her manner of understanding of an author’s vision, and her encouragement to create the best possible story is exactly what I wish every editor would provide."
-Jessica Lawson, author of The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher
"Becky’s keen eye and attention to detail is what every writer looks for in an editor. She’s positive but straightforward and her suggested edits are invaluable."
-Lindsay Currie, author of Scritch Scratch
"Becky is not only a gifted writer, she's also a skilled editor. Her grasp of story structure and character arcs is invaluable during my revision process, and her notes are constructive and thorough, which is why all of my manuscripts get a dose of Becky's magic. I highly recommend her!"
-Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian
- Bank Street's Best Children Book of the Year
- Associations of Mormon Letters Best Book of the Year
- Nominated for The Whitney Award for Best YA
- Finalist for The Whitney Award for Best YA Novel
- Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations
Simon & Schuster/ Page Street Publishing
Wrote four young adult novels, including the award-winning THE STORYSPINNER (Bank Street's Best Children's Book and an AML for Best YA Novel), THE SKYLIGHTER, STEALING HOME, and FAR FROM NORMAL.
Met tight editing deadlines, including a 50% rewrite in a six-week period.
Created and completed a marketing plan for each book which involved ~100k unique views on Instagram, paid product placement, a multi-city virtual signing tour, multiple book store and conference appearances, content creation, pre-order giveaways, and blog and podcast interviews.
Team Marketing Report
Tracked professional and collegiate sports marketing trends and encapsulated each in easily digestible articles.
Managed reporters, deadlines, layouts, and printing and delivery schedules for a monthly magazine
Interviewed by ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Washington Post and more as an industry expert.
Keynote speaker and panelist at the Baseball Winter Meetings and Sports Marketing Association Conference.
Constructed the annual Fan Cost Index which served as the industry standard for a family of four to attend a game at all MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL arenas.
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