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 6 reviews





Happy H.

Happy H.

Dec, 2023

If you want a competent, encouraging guide to take you through the writing process, look no further.
Perry E.

Perry E.

Nov, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed all the positive feedback and enjoyed working with Bibiana on my project and look forward to future projects, Everything was on time and met all of my expectations.
Brianne R.

Brianne R.

Jun, 2023

Bibiana was fantastic to work with! She was flexible, communicative, and all of her notes were both specific and extremely helpful. In addition to all of that, she's kind and that's more than appreciated in this vulnerable line of work. I highly recommend folks work with her!
Rachael O.

Rachael O.

Jan, 2022

Bibiana did a terrific, high-quality job editing my non fiction book. Her edit’s were thorough and she even hopped on the phone with me to walk me through my questions and agreed to a follow-up edit after my second pass. Thanks so much Bibiana and your eye is so valued for your work!
C.T. M.

C.T. M.

Jan, 2022

Being that this was the first time that I’ve decided to take a project out of the safety of my own abode and into the great unknown, you can probably understand why I was a bit unsure of, well, just about everything – where to go, what to do, of my abilities and my work in general. Writing comes easy (for the most part). It comes easy because it’s all in our control. Everything after that, howe...
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