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Eliza Kirby

Eliza Kirby - Editor

New York, United States

I'm a detail-oriented editor, specializing in YA and Romance, with experience at a New York–based publishing house and a literary agency.

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Reviews (11)

As an assistant editor at an indie press in New York, I worked with authors like April Daniels, Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon, and USA Today bestseller Madeline Martin. I specialize in Romance and YA, and I have experience editing work from all ends of the spectrum, from unagented debuts to self-published authors to traditionally published veterans. I have a sharp eye for the market and for what makes a book salable. With my proven acquisitions and editorial experience across many commercial fiction genres, I'm ready to help you take your book to the next level.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Literature Paranormal Romance Romance Short Story Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editorial Associate

Leigh Feldman Literary
August, 2017 – Present (10 months)

I work with a literary agent to vet queries, edit client manuscripts, and prepare work for submission to publishers.

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
March, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

I provide editorial services for authors and agents, from large-scale developmental edits to nitty-gritty proofreading.

Assistant Editor

Diversion Books
July, 2014 – May, 2017 (almost 3 years)

I acquired and edited across a range of commercial fiction genres, shepherding each title through the editorial process. I was responsible for developmental and line edits, crafting copy, soliciting blurbs, and liaising with production and publicity on four to ten books in a given season.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Dreadnought: Nemesis - Book One

April Daniels

An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick.“I didn’t know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now.”—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the SkyDanny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest supe... read more

An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick.“I didn’t know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now.”—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the SkyDanny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest supe... read more

Sovereign: Nemesis - Book Two

April Daniels

The highly anticipated sequel to Dreadnought, featuring “the most exciting new superheroes in decades.” (Kirkus, starred review) Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is ... read more

The highly anticipated sequel to Dreadnought, featuring “the most exciting new superheroes in decades.” (Kirkus, starred review) Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is ... read more

Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays

Mike MacDonald, Jilly Gagnon

From The Onion alum writers Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon comes a hilarious choose-your-own-path story to ruin your holiday spirit.“Bah! Humbug! An ideal choice for holiday haters and readers who enjoy David Sedaris’s hysterically funny take, Holidays on Ice.”—Library JournalThis is the year you’re going to do it: you’re going to avoid Christmas completely!...or you were, until your island g... read more

From The Onion alum writers Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon comes a hilarious choose-your-own-path story to ruin your holiday spirit.“Bah! Humbug! An ideal choice for holiday haters and readers who enjoy David Sedaris’s hysterically funny take, Holidays on Ice.”—Library JournalThis is the year you’re going to do it: you’re going to avoid Christmas completely!...or you were, until your island g... read more

The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare

M.G. Buehrlen

Time travel, adventure, and romance come together in the highly anticipated sequel to THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE.Alex Wayfare is back in Base Life. Her 57th life. She's in Chicago searching for Blue, who travels with her whenever she goes back in time. She's never met him in Base Life, but she's hoping he'll remember her in the present, and that he'll want to be with her like he does in the ... read more

Time travel, adventure, and romance come together in the highly anticipated sequel to THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE.Alex Wayfare is back in Base Life. Her 57th life. She's in Chicago searching for Blue, who travels with her whenever she goes back in time. She's never met him in Base Life, but she's hoping he'll remember her in the present, and that he'll want to be with her like he does in the ... read more

Once a Gypsy: The Irish Traveller Series – Book One

Danica Winters

Thrilling and romantic, Once a Gypsy starts a brand new series from award-winning author Danica Winters.“A haunting and fresh voice in paranormal romance. Be prepared for Danica Winters to ensnare you in her dark and seductive world.”—Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series and 2016 Double-Nominated RITA® FinalistEven for a clairvoyant, the future is never a sure thing.Helena has always ... read more

Thrilling and romantic, Once a Gypsy starts a brand new series from award-winning author Danica Winters.“A haunting and fresh voice in paranormal romance. Be prepared for Danica Winters to ensnare you in her dark and seductive world.”—Cecy Robson, author of the Weird Girls series and 2016 Double-Nominated RITA® FinalistEven for a clairvoyant, the future is never a sure thing.Helena has always ... read more

An Enchanted Spring: Mists of Fate - Book Two

Nancy Scanlon

Nancy Scanlon continues the timebending saga she began with The Winter Laird, pulling heroes and villains alike through the portals of time to help save their futures and find their truest loves.A time travel accident has left Aidan MacWilliam, younger brother of a medieval Irish laird, trapped in the future. Though he’s become a successful entrepreneur in the twenty-first century, Aidan still... read more

Nancy Scanlon continues the timebending saga she began with The Winter Laird, pulling heroes and villains alike through the portals of time to help save their futures and find their truest loves.A time travel accident has left Aidan MacWilliam, younger brother of a medieval Irish laird, trapped in the future. Though he’s become a successful entrepreneur in the twenty-first century, Aidan still... read more

All the Wounds in Shadow: The Healing Edge - Book Two

Anise Eden

For fans of Karen Robards and Shiloh Walker, Anise Eden brings us the mesmerizing sequel to her paranormal romantic suspense novel All the Broken Places."Peopled with engaging characters and filled with intrigue, this book will delight readers of paranormal romance. This series occupies a special place at the top of my favorites list and I can't wait to see what Ms. Eden brings us next."—Rosan... read more

For fans of Karen Robards and Shiloh Walker, Anise Eden brings us the mesmerizing sequel to her paranormal romantic suspense novel All the Broken Places."Peopled with engaging characters and filled with intrigue, this book will delight readers of paranormal romance. This series occupies a special place at the top of my favorites list and I can't wait to see what Ms. Eden brings us next."—Rosan... read more

The Queen: Fae - Book 3

C.J. Abedi

In the stunning conclusion to the Fae trilogy, Caroline and Devilyn fight to preserve their love despite dark forces threatening to tear them apart.“An epic end to a phenomenal series.” ―Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures As Caroline struggles to accept her rightful place as Queen of the Light Fae, her relationship with Devilyn, son of the Dark King, ... read more

In the stunning conclusion to the Fae trilogy, Caroline and Devilyn fight to preserve their love despite dark forces threatening to tear them apart.“An epic end to a phenomenal series.” ―Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures As Caroline struggles to accept her rightful place as Queen of the Light Fae, her relationship with Devilyn, son of the Dark King, ... read more

Once Upon a Summer Night: Mists of Fate - Book Three

Nancy Scanlon

Time, worlds, and hearts collide in this mesmerizing time-travel romance, perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon.Colin O’Rourke is expanding Celtic Connections, his matchmaking business, to the UK and Ireland. However, its success is threatened before it opens its doors when a prominent UK gossip columnist publishes a slanderous article about his company. The columnist agrees to retract her column... read more

Time, worlds, and hearts collide in this mesmerizing time-travel romance, perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon.Colin O’Rourke is expanding Celtic Connections, his matchmaking business, to the UK and Ireland. However, its success is threatened before it opens its doors when a prominent UK gossip columnist publishes a slanderous article about his company. The columnist agrees to retract her column... read more

Always a Wanderer: The Irish Traveller Series - Book Two

Danica Winters

The darkly seductive sequel to Danica Winters’s Once a Gypsy, perfect for fans of Nalini Singh and Karen Marie Moning. “Always a Wanderer is a powerful, inspiring tale that proves not all who wander are lost.”―Sabrina York, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena O’Driscoll and Graham Kelly’s first few months together haven’t been easy. Helena, missing the traditional Traveller ... read more

The darkly seductive sequel to Danica Winters’s Once a Gypsy, perfect for fans of Nalini Singh and Karen Marie Moning. “Always a Wanderer is a powerful, inspiring tale that proves not all who wander are lost.”―Sabrina York, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena O’Driscoll and Graham Kelly’s first few months together haven’t been easy. Helena, missing the traditional Traveller ... read more

Body Parts

Jessica Kapp

Never Let Me Go meets The Island for YA―perfect for fans of Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young. Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha has been protected from the outside world. Her trainers at the center have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family. So she swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, d... read more

Never Let Me Go meets The Island for YA―perfect for fans of Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young. Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha has been protected from the outside world. Her trainers at the center have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family. So she swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, d... read more

The First (Rare Sunshine Book 1)

Dylan S. Perry

1645. Naseby, England. Baroness Margaret Elizabeth De Meaux knows exactly where she fits in the hierarchy of society, of her family, and in her life. However, one thing sets her apart from all those she loves: her visions. They have always shown her wondrous lands, but she accepted long ago they were strictly illusions. Despite the fact that they are pure fantasy, she relies on them to provide... read more

1645. Naseby, England. Baroness Margaret Elizabeth De Meaux knows exactly where she fits in the hierarchy of society, of her family, and in her life. However, one thing sets her apart from all those she loves: her visions. They have always shown her wondrous lands, but she accepted long ago they were strictly illusions. Despite the fact that they are pure fantasy, she relies on them to provide... read more

Highland Ruse: Mercenary Maidens - Book Two (The Mercenary Maidens Series)

Madeline Martin

USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers the much-anticipated second in the Mercenary Maidens series, which thrills like only a stellar Scottish Romance can. “A solid thread of teamwork and family, provided by the strong supporting cast of Ariana’s fellow spies underlies the romance…creating a community that will surely thrive as the series continues.” ―Publishers Weekly on Highla... read more

USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers the much-anticipated second in the Mercenary Maidens series, which thrills like only a stellar Scottish Romance can. “A solid thread of teamwork and family, provided by the strong supporting cast of Ariana’s fellow spies underlies the romance…creating a community that will surely thrive as the series continues.” ―Publishers Weekly on Highla... read more

Highland Spy: Mercenary Maidens - Book One (The Mercenary Maidens Series)

Madeline Martin

USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers a captivating novel of passion and intrigue... Connor Grant is in search of a lady. Not a bride, but a woman to become a skillful and seductive spy in the service of King James. In addition to being the King’s personal assassin, Connor heads a group of female spies who aid him in his work, women with nothing left to lose. Ariana Fitzroy is ... read more

USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers a captivating novel of passion and intrigue... Connor Grant is in search of a lady. Not a bride, but a woman to become a skillful and seductive spy in the service of King James. In addition to being the King’s personal assassin, Connor heads a group of female spies who aid him in his work, women with nothing left to lose. Ariana Fitzroy is ... read more

Booke of the Hidden

Jeri Westerson

“Westerson creates an utterly believable history of witches, demons, and magic for her claustrophobic New England village including a heroine with enough spark, smarts, and stubbornness to keep both the bad guys and the deliciously dangerous love-interest on their toes.” ―Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker series To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves acro... read more

“Westerson creates an utterly believable history of witches, demons, and magic for her claustrophobic New England village including a heroine with enough spark, smarts, and stubbornness to keep both the bad guys and the deliciously dangerous love-interest on their toes.” ―Kat Richardson, author of the Greywalker series To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves acro... read more

All the Light There Is: The Healing Edge - Book Three

Anise Eden

The highly anticipated finale to the Healing Edge series that began with All The Broken Places, recipient of the Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2016 Reviewer’s Choice AwardPsychotherapist Cate Duncan is done with danger. Her training at the MacGregor Group’s parapsychology clinic has brought one crisis after another. So when Skeet, her research colleague, offers Cate and her boss-turned-boyfriend ... read more

The highly anticipated finale to the Healing Edge series that began with All The Broken Places, recipient of the Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2016 Reviewer’s Choice AwardPsychotherapist Cate Duncan is done with danger. Her training at the MacGregor Group’s parapsychology clinic has brought one crisis after another. So when Skeet, her research colleague, offers Cate and her boss-turned-boyfriend ... read more

Into the Void

Amanda Frame

There is a place just out of reach: an exact mirror of our world, but desolate, crumbling, and devoid of human life. The Void. Most people will never learn of its presence, even though it touches them more than they will ever know. But a few will become forever tangled in its existence. When John gets trapped in the Void, it doesn't take him long to discover the true horror of the realm. As he... read more

There is a place just out of reach: an exact mirror of our world, but desolate, crumbling, and devoid of human life. The Void. Most people will never learn of its presence, even though it touches them more than they will ever know. But a few will become forever tangled in its existence. When John gets trapped in the Void, it doesn't take him long to discover the true horror of the realm. As he... read more

Patriots: Book One

Will Kane Thompson

Whether they admit it or not, or even realize it, their whole lives have been altered by the events of September 11th, 2001, when they were just kids.They came to this paradise of a college campus to find freedom, themselves, their future, sex, love, fun, God, intellectual discovery, their creative core ... but instead find their world being torn apart again by political divisiveness, extremis... read more

Whether they admit it or not, or even realize it, their whole lives have been altered by the events of September 11th, 2001, when they were just kids.They came to this paradise of a college campus to find freedom, themselves, their future, sex, love, fun, God, intellectual discovery, their creative core ... but instead find their world being torn apart again by political divisiveness, extremis... read more

Decide To Hope (The Hope Series) (Volume 1)

June A. Converse

An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?For 950 days, Kathleen Conners has struggled with that choice. Behind a scarf and sunglasses, she hides from the world, from herself, from The Event, from any future with anyone.After receiving a box of letters from his deceased mother, Matt Nelson is shoved from his predictable, c... read more

An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?For 950 days, Kathleen Conners has struggled with that choice. Behind a scarf and sunglasses, she hides from the world, from herself, from The Event, from any future with anyone.After receiving a box of letters from his deceased mother, Matt Nelson is shoved from his predictable, c... read more

Kiss Her Goodbye: Thriller/Romance with a shocking twist

Kirsten Mitchell

They took her son. Four years later, they came back for MORE.Mia Floyd's grief of losing her son is so painful, she doesn't know if she has lost her mind. Was she involved in the disappearance of her own son? Because the signs are saying she may have been. More important, can her old flame, Therapist, Dr. Lawson, help her lay her demons to rest and help her find out the truth about what happen... read more

They took her son. Four years later, they came back for MORE.Mia Floyd's grief of losing her son is so painful, she doesn't know if she has lost her mind. Was she involved in the disappearance of her own son? Because the signs are saying she may have been. More important, can her old flame, Therapist, Dr. Lawson, help her lay her demons to rest and help her find out the truth about what happen... read more

With Love in Sight (The Twice Shy Series)

Christina Britton

A witty Regency Romance from 2017 Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Winner Christina Britton, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare. An aging spinster at twenty-six, all Imogen Duncan sees ahead of her is a life of servitude to her overbearing mother. Her London Season has passed and her desperate shyness and reserved demeanor have destroyed any chance for a match. As her youn... read more

A witty Regency Romance from 2017 Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Winner Christina Britton, perfect for fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare. An aging spinster at twenty-six, all Imogen Duncan sees ahead of her is a life of servitude to her overbearing mother. Her London Season has passed and her desperate shyness and reserved demeanor have destroyed any chance for a match. As her youn... read more

The Dread Goddess: Book of Icons - Volume Two

Jillian Kuhlmann

The stunning sequel to The Hidden Icon, perfect for readers of Bradley Beaulieu and NK Jemisin.“Lyrical and luminous—a great read.” —Laura Bickle, author of The Hallowed Ones and The Outside on The Hidden IconIn the rival kingdoms of Ambar and Aleyn, gods walk among mortals in the form of human icons, carrying out their whims and waging untold chaos. Having decimated the city of Jhosch, Aleyni... read more

The stunning sequel to The Hidden Icon, perfect for readers of Bradley Beaulieu and NK Jemisin.“Lyrical and luminous—a great read.” —Laura Bickle, author of The Hallowed Ones and The Outside on The Hidden IconIn the rival kingdoms of Ambar and Aleyn, gods walk among mortals in the form of human icons, carrying out their whims and waging untold chaos. Having decimated the city of Jhosch, Aleyni... read more

Eliza has 11 reviews

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Todd Biron

Great work!

, May 2018


Shelley Lerea

My experience working with Eliza was very positive and I highly recommend her. I am a fairly new writer and my work needed a lot of edits. Eliza paid great attention to detail and found several inconsistencies in my work. She clearly explained to me the why behind her edits, making it easier for me to understand and make adjustments. She is hard working, and definitely is gifted in editing wo...

, May 2018


JB Greenfield

This my first experience with Reedsy and Eliza is by far the best copy-editor I have used to date in my career. She is very thorough and precise in spotting errors and flaws in the text. I strongly recommend her !!!!!!

, May 2018


Kirsten Mitchell

I had a great experience working with Eliza. She was extremely thorough and meticulous. She did exactly the job she proposed she would do and completed it on schedule. When I received back my manuscript it was obvious she had put a lot of work into getting every word, sentence, paragraph, and chapter into tip-top shape. Not one word was left un-evaluated. She also offered me valuable advice reg...

, March 2018


june converse

This book took every ounce of courage I had to complete. Eliza's calm demeanor and her excellent comments (in development and in proofreading) helped me immensely to stay focused and get it done. She answered even the most naive questions with grace and patience. My story is better because of her. And, when -- if -- I get part 2 completed, she'll be my first and only choice for editing.

, February 2018

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