Christine Morton

Christine Morton – Editor

I edit adult fiction, sci-fi, YA, and memoirs for non-fiction. I have a Master's in Wring specializing Book Publishing from PSU.


Full-service Book Doctor with a Master’s degree in Writing, specializing in Book Publishing, from Portland State University. I offer developmental editing or line editing, depending on the amount of polish your manuscript needs.

I've had my own book editing business since 2005. No one wants to slog through bad writing. Let's improve your story and get it to market!
Contemporary Fiction Middle Grade Science Fiction
English (US)
  • M.S. in Writing: Book Publishing from Portland State University in 2006.
  • B.A. in English from Ripon College, 1996.

Work experience


Jan, 2005 — Present

Did developmental and line editing on several memoirs, including line editing on the one about the Skinner Family Ranch.

Line edited Day of Reckoning, the second book in the Pathfinder series by the Cheney brothers, and I did developmental editing on early versions of Dread Watch, a YA horror, by Jared Agard. *Dread Watch is to be released by Chicken Scratch Books on September 1, 2021, which is why it is pictured in the Gallery section.

Ooligan Press (Portland State University's student-run press)

Jan, 2004 — Jan, 2005 (about 1 year)

Line edited the second book in Tony Wolk's Out of Time sci-fi series about Abraham Lincoln: Good Friday.

Did developmental editing on a section of Michael Monk's non-fiction book, The Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories of Our Radical Past.

Christine has 1 review





gail S.

gail S.

Apr, 2023

Christine gave me excellent feedback on my middle-grade, fantasy book. She was communicative and enjoyable to work with. I can recommend her for editing books for other authors and will use her again for my next manuscript.
Christine M.
You're the best! Thank you!

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