Cynthia Saad

Cynthia Saad – Editor

I am a former editorial assistant at Little, Brown with experience in literary fiction, short stories, narrative nonfiction and thrillers.


I got my start in publishing with simultaneous internships at a boutique literary agency called Ayesha Pande Literary and an international indie publisher called Europa Editions. I then moved on to an editorial position at Little Brown, and Company, where I was lucky enough to work with a wide range of authors, from debut novelists to cult favorites. I have editorial experience with literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, thrillers, and short stories.

I can offer a full-service editing experience, from grand-scheme story edits to line-by-line edits, adjustments, and critiques. Additionally, I'm happy to offer some insider tips on querying agents and finding the right representation. I'd love to give you the guidance you need to get your book published!

2023 NOTE: At this time, I am prioritizing copyediting and proofreading projects, as well as editorial assessments and query letter review projects. My developmental and line editing services are on pause for the moment. Thank you and happy writing!

Biographies & Memoirs
Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • NYU Publishing Institute Graduate Certificate

Work experience


Apr, 2021 — Present


Jun, 2019 — Present

Little, Brown and Company

Jun, 2017 — Jun, 2019 (about 2 years)

Cynthia has 7 reviews





Melanie V.

Melanie V.

Nov, 2020

Cynthia was very professional and most importantly, prompt and concise with her communication. This was very important to me and i enjoyed working with her.
Jiri K.

Jiri K.

Nov, 2020

Apparently I have to write faster to have a chance to work wih Cynthia again. In a few words she is an exceptional professional and I was lucky to have her to work on my book of fiction.
George S.

George S.

Oct, 2020

Once again, Cynthia delivered with outstanding quality, efficacy, and value. Thank you, Cynthia, for making my work better!
George S.

George S.

Aug, 2020

Superb work. Outstanding experience working with Cynthia again.
Keith S.

Keith S.

Jul, 2020

It was a pleasure working with Cynthia. She was very professional and provided many great insights that helped me craft a stronger query. I highly recommend working with her.

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