Becky Wallace

Becky Wallace – Editor

Award-winning author of four YA novels and editor with 12+ years of experience in traditional publishing.


If you're looking for editorial assessments, developmental editing, or copyediting help, you've come to the right place!

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

Chick Lit Contemporary Fiction Epic Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Romance Urban Fantasy Young Adult
English (US)
  • 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

Work experience

Simon & Schuster/ Page Street Publishing

May, 2013 — Sep, 2021 (over 8 years)

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

Feb, 2003 — Feb, 2008 (about 5 years)

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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Becky has 39 reviews





Silas S.

Silas S.

Nov, 2023

Absolutely Incredible. She worked through my entire book, and gave me genuine, great feedback over areas I didn't even consider. I'm so glad I chose her for my editor, no regrets.
Robert S.

Robert S.

Nov, 2023

Becky is a professional, kind, honest, and thorough development and copy editor. Her thought process and ability to provide research, examples, instructions, and teachable moments exceeded my expectations. I have a tremendous respect for her thoughts and insights and will only push my novel series to the next level. If you get the opportunity to work with Becky, I highly recommend it.
Tara G.

Tara G.

Oct, 2023

Becky is an absolute genius! I initially chose her as my editor because she really got to the point of the story. She knew how to be direct and not beat around the bush with corrections or suggestions. Not only did she point out the problems within the story, but she provides solutions that don't overwhelm the author. She is precise in her corrections and offers explanations for each edit made....
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Amanda B.

Amanda B.

Sep, 2023

Becky has been a delight to work with! Her notes on my novel were thorough, and her advice incredibly valuable. She is responsive, receptive, thoughtful, and encouraging. She was dedicated to helping me make my vision shine. I have learned things from this collaboration that I'm excited to have on hand for my next project!
Andrew J.

Andrew J.

Sep, 2023

Becky's editing has been insightful and constructive, and she is timely, helpful, and professional in her communications.

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