Bibiana Snyder

Bibiana Snyder – Editor

Highly detailed freelance editor with 9 years of professional publishing experience in fiction and nonfiction. I'd love to read your work!


I'm a freelance editor and proofreader with nine years of experience working in publishing, with the last seven years at one of the big five publishers in New York City, Macmillan Publishers. I was trained at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism specifically in book publishing. Additionally, I've edited a variety of manuscripts across all genres including mystery/thriller, sci-fi, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, self-help, and more. I am an expert in the Chicago Manual of Style and can adapt quickly to any preferred style.

Examples of books I've proofread and provided editorial support for include, but are not limited to:

- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Instant New York Times bestseller)

- The Complete Book of Astrology by Ada Aubin & June Rifkin

- David Rosenfelt novels

- While You Were Out by award-winning journalist Meg Kissinger

- Dominus by Steven Saylor (New York Times bestselling author)

- Running Out of Road by Daniel Friedman (Nominated for an Edgar Award)

- Float Plan by Trish Dollar (A Must-Read for Good Morning America, Oprah Magazine, Buzzfeed, and more)

- Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler (A Publishers Weekly Book of the Week)

*I also have experience editing and proofing graphic novels, indexing, and more.

Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Themes & Motifs Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
English (US)
  • Columbia Publishing Course
  • Bachelor's Degree in English with Distinction in the Major at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Work experience

Macmillan Publishers

Sep, 2017 — Present

Macmillan Publishers

Sep, 2017 — Apr, 2019 (over 1 year)

University of Wisconsin Press

Jan, 2017 — May, 2017 (4 months)

University of Wisconsin Press

May, 2016 — Jan, 2017 (8 months)


A Comedy of Terrors

Lindsey Davis

"Melds scrupulous research, arch banter, caustic characters, and strong plotting...Flavia Albia is delightful, trickster-y company to spend time with." -- New York Times Book ReviewIn Rome, 89 A.D., poisonings, murders, and a bloody gang war of retribution bre... read more
Drive-Thru Dreams

Adam Chandler

“This is a book to savor, especially if you’re a fast-food fan.”—Bookpage"This fun, argumentative, and frequently surprising pop history of American fast food will thrill and educate food lovers of all speeds."—Publishers WeeklyMost any honest person can own u... read more
Cape May

Chip Cheek

Septembre 1957.Henry et Effie passent leur lune de miel à Cape May, dans le New Jersey. Hors saison, la petite station balnéaire n’offre guère de distractions – si ce n’est la découverte du plaisir –, et le jeune couple ne tarde pas à s’ennuyer. Leur rencontre... read more
Make Up Break Up, the sparkling and heartfelt romantic comedy debut from Lily MenonLove, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings...these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the “Google Translate for failing relationship... read more

Steven Saylor

Following his international bestsellers Roma and Empire, Steven Saylor's Dominus continues his saga of the greatest, most storied empire in history from the eternal city at the very center of it all.A.D. 165: The empire of Rome has reached its pinnacle. Univer... read more
Float Plan

Doller, Trish

Bibiana has 11 reviews





Philip B.

Philip B.

Jun, 2024

Bibiana had her work cut out with me! I doubt she will encounter a more disjointed manuscript than what I handed her, but she did an amazing job working with me and dealing with my dyslexia and other issues that made it difficult. Funny thing about having a professional editor review your work, you (speaking for myself anyway) learn a lot about yourself and I noticed the many times she had to...
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Andreea B.

Andreea B.

May, 2024

Bibiana is competent, thorough, and kind. She delivers both an editorial assessment and a careful edit at the same time. One of the stories I worked on with her was accepted for publication two weeks later. I recommend her enthusiastically.
Victoria R.

Victoria R.

Apr, 2024

Bibiana has truly been so incredible from staying fair with her prices to being open to getting to know the people she works with. I definitely will be recommending and working with her with future books!
Antoinette M.

Antoinette M.

Apr, 2024

It has been a blessing working with Bibiana thus far. She has often communicated with me in a timely and professional manner. During the editing process, Bibiana gave great editing feedback and a lot of great suggestions. I would highly recommend using Bibiana's editing skills, if you have a need for a professional/proofreader.
Bibiana S.
Thank you for the kind review, Antionette! Lovely working with you.


Mar, 2024

Bibiana has been an absolute rockstar! She goes above and beyond and delivers exceptional work. It's been a pleasure having her in my corner and guiding me through every step of the process, and I look forward to continuing our relationship in the near future. 10/10!

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