Cassie Gutman

Cassie Gutman – Editor

Experienced fiction, YA, and children's editor focused on precision, constructive criticism, and lots of Parks and Rec references.

Overview

I'm a professional editor who can help with copyediting, proofreading, or line editing services. I can also provide a reader's report for developmental feedback on your book.

Specialty areas include young adult fiction (the angstier the better); narrative nonfiction for adults or children (including memoirs, biographies, and true crime #ssdgm); and most other commercial genres, including literary fiction, children's fiction, romance, science fiction, and mystery. I hold a bachelor's degree in English with a specialization in literature, and combined with a journalism background, I use my creative writing expertise to provide thoughtful yet precise reviews and edits. I am well versed in Chicago Manual of Style (preferred by most publishing houses), and I can recite the first fifteen lines of the Canterbury Tales in Middle English (#skillz).

With more than six years traditional publishing experience and eight years of project management, I am ready to bring my skills to help you achieve your own publishing and writing goals.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction True Crime
Fiction
Children's Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • 2014 National Pacemaker Award Winner - Best Collegiate Yearbook

Work experience

Sourcebooks

Nov, 2015 — Present

Open Road Integrated Media

Mar, 2015 — Nov, 2015 (8 months)

Portfolio

It Came from the Sky

Sedoti, Chelsea

The Wolf of Cape Fen

Juliana Brandt

Beyond the Bright Sea meets Echo in this story of a young girl who must break a magical bargain before an enchanted wolf steals her sister away.First Frost has touched Cape Fen, and that means Baron Dire has returned. For as long as anyone can remember, Baron ... read more
"Eye-opening biography of Frances Glessner Lee, who brought American medical forensics into the scientific age...genuinely compelling."―Kirkus Reviews "A captivating portrait of a feminist hero and forensic pioneer." ―BooklistThe story of a woman whose ambitio... read more
Shadow Weaver

MarcyKate Connolly

An Amazon Best Book of the Month! ― The Shadow Weaver SeriesFans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour MarcyKate Connolly's Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that's filled with shadows, danger, magic, ... read more
The Lost

Natasha Preston

The queen of YA thrillers is back with another page-turner, and this time, it's a fight to survive.In Piper's hometown, teenagers keep disappearing, and everyone assumes they're just a bunch of runaways. But when yet another person disappears, Piper and her be... read more
Here There Are Monsters

Amelinda Bérubé

The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of sisterhood turned toxic, imaginary monsters brought to life, and secrets that won't stay buried. Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger siste... read more
The Instant New York Times Bestseller!The anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Furyborn! Two queens, separated by thousands of years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will ... read more
Chicana feminisms are living theory deriving value and purpose by affecting social change. Advocating for and demonstrating the importance of an intersectional, multidisciplinary, activist understanding of Chicanas, Intersectional Chicana Feminisms provides a ... read more
Blood Mountain

James Preller

Told in alternating points-of-view, James Preller's powerful middle-grade survival story will have readers on the edge of their seats. Carter and his older sister Grace thought the hike with their dad and their dog would be uneventful. If anything, they figure... read more
"Fans of Goosebumps and the updated Baby-Sitters' Club graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." ―School Library Journal on Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow HandBad dreams take center stage in the third book of this spook... read more
Reverie

Ryan La Sala

"An outstanding debut...[that] will light readers' imaginations on fire."―School Library Journal STARRED Review"A fever nightmare of epically queer proportions."―Mark Oshiro, author of Anger Is a GiftInception meets The Magicians in this wildly imaginative sto... read more
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2019 Written for the 60th anniversary of the blaze that changed American fire laws, The School's on Fire! follows the path of the December 1958 fire that killed 92 kids and 3 teachers at Chicago's Our Lady o... read more
Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a topee, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking the Br... read more
“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder. John August is a master storyteller.” ―Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenFrom acclaimed screenwriter John August, Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon... read more
A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger The Curies’ newly discovered element of... read more

Cassie has 6 reviews

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Brian J.

Brian J.

Nov, 2022

In the 90s they had a poster that they put over the blackboard in public high schools. It read, "What is popular is not always right, what is right is not always popular." I worked with Cassie G. on my memoir that takes place in one of those high schools. So, as you can imagine, there're instances where the duality of being right or being popular is brought to the forefront. In her edits, Cassi...
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Cassie G.
Thank you so much for your kind words, and good luck on your publishing journey!
Norman G.

Norman G.

Oct, 2021

Cassie did a wonderful job with the proofreading, and even pointed out the few inconsistencies I had missed. I'll definitely seek her out for my next project!
Rup D.

Rup D.

Dec, 2020

I just graduated so finances were a bit tight to say the least, Cassie offered her services at nearly half the price of every other editor that I inquired with. She only had a few reviews but they were all 5 stars so I shrugged and figured I'd give her a shot. With the price, I expected general brush strokes about things I could improve on or other broad feedback. Boy was I wrong, the detail C...
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Cassie G.
Thank you so much! It was a delight to work on your project!
Robbie H.

Robbie H.

Oct, 2020

It was my first time using Reedsy, but I was very satisfied with Cassie's work. She gave me some great feedback on how to improve my story.
Sarah E.

Sarah E.

Sep, 2020

Cassie was professional and knew what she was talking about, and took the time to answer all my questions.

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