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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.

Overview

Reviews (6)

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 (5 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 (10 months)

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 (16 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

Eliza has 6 reviews

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Nova Flynn

Eliza has given me valuable comments and guidance which has helped focus the story and making the plot more believable. Also, Eliza has put a lot of time into improving my English... All much appreciated. Many thanks.

, December 2017


june converse

Eliza helped me bring my character's to life -- her comments focused my story and identified the places where I took too much liberty with reality or with reader expectation. Because of Eliza, I believe my book has moved from adequate to excellent. I am hoping to work with her again on this project and other projects I have planned.

, November 2017


Leela Berry

Eliza was WONDERFUL to have for my very first book/novel. She didn’t hold back thoughts and advice. I learned quite a bit from her. Her patience was great too. We had a good amount of bumps on the road with timeframe but she made it happened. I hope to work with her again!

, September 2017


Bronwyn Mulrooney

It was such a pleasure working with Eliza. She is thorough, efficient, helpful with her suggestions of where and how copy can be improved, and very professional. She took the time to read the first book in the series beforehand, as this was the second book, ensuring that she understood the full scope and context of the manuscript before she began editing. Her pricing is very competitive, and ...

, September 2017


Anthony Miner

A great tool for a new authors with little resources and time as myself.

, August 2017

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