Cynthia Saad

Cynthia Saad - Editor

New York, NY, USA

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

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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 experience with literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, thrillers, and short stories.

I 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!

NOTE: At this time, I am prioritizing copyediting and proofreading projects as well as editorial assessments. My developmental and line editing services are on pause for the moment. Thank you and happy writing!
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense


  • NYU Publishing Institute Graduate Certificate

Work experience

Account Manager

April, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Marketing Consultant

Motiva International
June, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

Freelance Editor

June, 2019 – Present (over 3 years)

Editorial Assistant

Little, Brown and Company
June, 2017 – June, 2019 (about 2 years)

The Vexations

Horrocks, Caitlin

The Dependents

Dion, Katharine

This Is Not a Love Song

Mathews, Brendan

You Were Made for This

Sacks, Michelle

The Revolution of Marina M.

Janet Fitch, Yelena Shmulenson, Hachette Audio

The Liar

Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet

Cynthia has 7 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Melanie Verdell
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.

Melanie Verdell, November 2020

Jiri Klobouk
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.

Jiri Klobouk, November 2020

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

George Saad, October 2020

George Saad
Superb work. Outstanding experience working with Cynthia again.

George Saad, August 2020

Keith Strigaro
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.

Keith Strigaro, July 2020

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