Hi there! I'm Claire, and it's nice to meet you.
I'm an editor based in New York City with nine years of experience at publishing houses (Inkyard Press/HarperCollins, Bloomsbury Children's Books), with a particular focus on Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. I want to help you bring your vision for your story to life, whether you're just starting out on your writing journey or are in the midst of your career.
I view the editing process as a conversation and collaboration, and I'm here to offer guidance so your book can reach its highest potential. My editorial assessments and developmental edits are thorough and encouraging, and if you're looking for a final polish, I bring a sharp eye to copyedits and proofreading. I love everything about the editing process, especially when I can use my experience to help make an author's dreams come true.
I'm especially the right fit for:
- YA romance/contemporary, grounded fantasy
- MG contemporary, fantasy, grounded fantasy
I would love the opportunity to work with you—let's chat about how I can fit into your creative process!
"On both the developmental level and the line level, Claire offers incredibly smart, valuable suggestions that help you fully realize your vision in ways you couldn’t have thought of yourself. It can be difficult to trust someone with your words, but I would trust Claire wholeheartedly with anything I write." - Ann Liang, author of If You Could See the Sun
“Claire's feedback always made my books more streamlined, high-stakes, and emotionally resonant. She is not only tremendously fun to work with but also an incredibly talented editor who helped me figure out how to make my books the best they could be.” -Kylie Lee Baker, author of The Keeper of Night and The Scarlet Alchemist
"Claire is one of the staggeringly gifted editors who knows how to help a writer make their book better, in a voice that still feels uniquely them. Her patience, kindness, and willingness to dive deep into a book that needed a lot of work helped me publish something I'm so proud of." - Eric Smith, author of With or Without You and Jagged Little Pill: The Novel
"Claire deeply connects with your work, and offers insightful, straightforward feedback that not only helps you strengthen your voice, but hone your craft. Your story will sparkle and shine with her support." - Alechia Dow, author of The Sound of Stars and A Song of Salvation
"I worked with Claire for several years on a middle grade fantasy trilogy, and her editorial process and communication skills were fantastic, and her notes always elevated my stories. It was an absolute pleasure working with her." - Rex Ogle, author of The Supernatural Society series
Inkyard Press, HarperCollins
Acquired and edited commercial middle grade and young adult novels across genres, with a particular focus on diversity. My titles received starred reviews, have landed on best book of the year lists, have been JLG and Indie Next/Introduce selections, and have been picked up for major book boxes.
Bloomsbury Children's Books
Acquired and edited picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult novels across genres, including: NEVER LOOK BACK by Lilliam Rivera (winner of a Pura Belpré Honor); A TASTE OF MAGIC by J. Elle, and DON'T HATE THE PLAYER by Alexis Nedd.
Assisted the publisher, executive editor, and senior editor on their lists of bestselling and acclaimed authors, including: Renée Watson, Brigid Kemmerer, Danielle Paige, Tonya Bolden, Sara Holland, Emery Lord, Nikki Grimes, Kate Messner, Gillian McDunn, and Kamilla Benko.
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