Bethany Robison

Bethany Robison - Editor

Seattle, WA, USA

Former Assistant Editor @ Entangled. I'd love to help with your YA/romance project, especially if it includes magic, history, or sports.

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My experience centers around young adult fiction and romance. So far, I've assisted on two complete trilogies and one duology, tracking consistency in plot, character, voice, and world building between books. I've also evaluated hundreds of query letters with an eye for acquisition and would be happy to help authors perfect their pitches.

When I edit a full manuscript, I make a lot of in-document comments, letting the author know how I think readers will experience and interpret their story. I like to pose a lot of questions in hopes of pushing the author to uncover those little details that transport a reader and deepen the emotional experience. I also like to call out the elements that make an author's voice special, encouraging them to lean into those things for maximum impact.

I've assisted in editing more than fifteen published books and two published novellas, including a USA Today Bestseller, a RITA award finalist, three Amazon bestsellers, and one Kirkus starred review.

If you have concerns about your budget, please talk to me about it. We can work something out.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Romance
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Entangled Publishing
March, 2015 – August, 2018 (over 3 years)

Evaluated query letters and full manuscripts submitted by agents and unagented authors for potential acquisition. For acquired manuscripts, contributed to developmental edits, including notes on story structure, voice, tone, pacing, setting, character development, and plot. Also contributed to line edits, including detailed checks for consistency within the story and voice, limited fact checking, confirming flow of prose, and trimming unneeded words.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

The Sound of Us

Julie Hammerle

Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp.She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program.Except camp has rigid conduct rules—which means her thrilling late-night jam session with the hot, equally geeky drummer can’t happ... read more

Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp.She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program.Except camp has rigid conduct rules—which means her thrilling late-night jam session with the hot, equally geeky drummer can’t happ... read more

Any Boy but You (North Pole, Minnesota)

Julie Hammerle

Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, a... read more

Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, a... read more

Approximately Yours (North Pole, Minnesota)

Julie Hammerle

Danny Garland is so out of Holly’s league. And her family is only back in North Pole, Minnesota, long enough to sell Grandma’s house and say “Merry Christmas.” So telling her basketball-star, too-hot-to-be-real long-time crush that she’d like to kiss him under the mistletoe just isn’t going to happen.And now he’s asked out her cousin, Elda. Elda is a mess at flirting, so when she begs Holly to... read more

Danny Garland is so out of Holly’s league. And her family is only back in North Pole, Minnesota, long enough to sell Grandma’s house and say “Merry Christmas.” So telling her basketball-star, too-hot-to-be-real long-time crush that she’d like to kiss him under the mistletoe just isn’t going to happen.And now he’s asked out her cousin, Elda. Elda is a mess at flirting, so when she begs Holly to... read more

Artificial Sweethearts (North Pole, Minnesota)

Julie Hammerle

It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying pro-track golf student, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer. So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone t... read more

It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying pro-track golf student, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer. So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone t... read more

Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles)

Erica Cameron

In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle.On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya's home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy wh... read more

In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle.On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya's home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy wh... read more

Sea of Strangers (The Ryogan Chronicles)

Erica Cameron

The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal.Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—break... read more

The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal.Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—break... read more

The Importance of Being Scandalous (Tale of Two Sisters)

Kimberly Bell

A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society… None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé. The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield i... read more

A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society… None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé. The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield i... read more

A Scandal By Any Other Name (Tale of Two Sisters)

Kimberly Bell

Julia Bishop has led a very sheltered life. Protected by her family from those who might ridicule her for her secrets, she stays hidden away in the country. But she longs for more, if only for an evening. To kiss a rake in full view of the stable boy. Unchaperoned picnics. Romance. But she knows she’ll never experience any of those things.That is, until a handsome duke with a mysterious past o... read more

Julia Bishop has led a very sheltered life. Protected by her family from those who might ridicule her for her secrets, she stays hidden away in the country. But she longs for more, if only for an evening. To kiss a rake in full view of the stable boy. Unchaperoned picnics. Romance. But she knows she’ll never experience any of those things.That is, until a handsome duke with a mysterious past o... read more

Why I Loathe Sterling Lane

Ingrid Paulson

Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking... read more

Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking... read more

Secrets of Skin and Stone

Wendy Sparrow

Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why.Piper wants to leave Hidden Creek behind. She’s had enough of secrets—the... read more

Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why.Piper wants to leave Hidden Creek behind. She’s had enough of secrets—the... read more

The November Girl

Lydia Kang

LOCUS Magazine: A Best Book of 2017! I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.Hector is running from the violence in... read more

LOCUS Magazine: A Best Book of 2017! I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.Hector is running from the violence in... read more

Toxic

Lydia Kang

Hana isn't supposed to exist. She's grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone—along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she's certain her mother wouldn't leave her there to die. And Hana isn't ready to die yet. She's never really had a chance to live.Fenn is supposed to die. He and a crew of hired mercen... read more

Hana isn't supposed to exist. She's grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone—along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she's certain her mother wouldn't leave her there to die. And Hana isn't ready to die yet. She's never really had a chance to live.Fenn is supposed to die. He and a crew of hired mercen... read more

Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium)

Tonya Kuper

Worst. Road Trip. Ever.Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren't fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can... read more

Worst. Road Trip. Ever.Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren't fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can... read more

War of Storms (The Ryogan Chronicles Book 3)

Erica Cameron

The immortal mages have risen, and they're out for blood.Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya's squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.But how can her squad of ten s... read more

The immortal mages have risen, and they're out for blood.Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya's squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.But how can her squad of ten s... read more

Knocked-Up Cinderella

Julie Hammerle

I’m a walking contradiction.School principal who liberally drops the F bomb.Fiercely independent yet willing to auction myself off for charity.Serial monogamist who’s down for a no-strings one-night stand.Except now I’ve gone from one-working-ovary to co-parent in the time it took a stick to turn blue.F. Bomb.Ian Donovan may be a richer-than-hell venture capitalist, but he’s no Prince Charming... read more

I’m a walking contradiction.School principal who liberally drops the F bomb.Fiercely independent yet willing to auction myself off for charity.Serial monogamist who’s down for a no-strings one-night stand.Except now I’ve gone from one-working-ovary to co-parent in the time it took a stick to turn blue.F. Bomb.Ian Donovan may be a richer-than-hell venture capitalist, but he’s no Prince Charming... read more

The Talon & the Blade (Grace Bloods Book 3)

Jasmine Silvera

Azrael’s Black Blade meets his match… Over two hundred years, Gregor Schwarz earned his brutal notoriety. As the necromancer Azrael’s pitiless enforcer, few—living or dead—dare to cross him. But when he’s sent to Los Angeles to satisfy one of his boss’s debts, Gregor encounters a powerful and intriguing woman who is utterly unimpressed by his fearsome reputation. … in the Nightfeather’s Talons... read more

Azrael’s Black Blade meets his match… Over two hundred years, Gregor Schwarz earned his brutal notoriety. As the necromancer Azrael’s pitiless enforcer, few—living or dead—dare to cross him. But when he’s sent to Los Angeles to satisfy one of his boss’s debts, Gregor encounters a powerful and intriguing woman who is utterly unimpressed by his fearsome reputation. … in the Nightfeather’s Talons... read more

To My Muse, With Love: A Novel

Alicia Crofton

Nora Miller, an aspiring writer, struggles to come up with a book idea. Inspiration strikes when she meets Kellen Atwood, the mysterious coffee shop guy who saves her from disaster one minute and vanishes the next.Years later, Nora’s published book, Coffee, My Love, is adapted for the big screen. She meets the charming producer, Jack Crawford, who sweeps her off her feet. Her dreams were comin... read more

Nora Miller, an aspiring writer, struggles to come up with a book idea. Inspiration strikes when she meets Kellen Atwood, the mysterious coffee shop guy who saves her from disaster one minute and vanishes the next.Years later, Nora’s published book, Coffee, My Love, is adapted for the big screen. She meets the charming producer, Jack Crawford, who sweeps her off her feet. Her dreams were comin... read more

Bethany has 11 reviews

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Alicia Crofton
Bethany has been amazing to work with. I only hesitated to write a review because I want to keep her all to myself. :) :) She brought thoughtful ideas and suggestions that pushed me to improve my book overall. She also highlighted the parts that worked well, which is helpful for me to understand what I should keep doing.

Alicia Crofton, August 2019


Emily Schneider
Bethany was so great to work with! She went out of her way to make her editing services fit my budgetary needs and still gave me fantastic feedback that will help take my story to the next level. She was always quick to respond and answer my questions and her level of professionalism was phenomenal. I was so impressed by the feedback I received, and the quality of it, and I could really tell sh...
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Emily Schneider, July 2019


Megan Fuentes
Bethany is a gem. A gem, I tell you! She is beyond professional, knows her story structure, asks guiding questions that get you exactly where your manuscript needs to go, and is overall a pleasure to work with. I can't wait until I get the chance to work with her again!

Megan Fuentes, June 2019


Jolee McManus
This was my first time hiring a professional editor and Bethany exceeded my expectations! Her prices were reasonable, her response time was quick, and her comments and evaluation were thorough, thoughtful, and empathetic. She was not harsh, but she told the truth! I would highly recommend Bethany to anyone looking to get a new, informed, professional perspective on their manuscript.

Jolee McManus, June 2019


Cailyn Brown
Bethany is incredibly professional and insightful. She gives many detailed notes, has clever insights, and is kind/easygoing/positive while still being able to give spot on constructive criticism. She's helped me grow as a professional while also letting me know what I'm doing well. I highly recommend her.

Cailyn Brown, May 2019

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