Elizabeth Aaron

Elizabeth Aaron – Editor

A publishing professional with over six years of experience, I work across multiple genres of YA and adult commercial fiction

Overview

Hello! I have been working in publishing for over six years, in various parts of the industry. As an Editorial Associate at Book of the Month, I have identified bestsellers, connecting readers to their new favorite books. Working as a scout for KF Literary, I provided guidance to global publishing companies as well as film executives. Both experiences have given me a keen eye for what works in many different genres and writing styles. My understanding of industry trends and standards can help your work reach its fullest potential.


I have worked with manuscripts and writers at every stage of the publishing process, and am always eager to provide guidance. I am, at my core, a problem solver, and am happy to tackle any issue, from big picture story concepts to sentence level minutiae. I am always excited to help writers find the best versions of their stories, and provide any suggestions I can with clarity and excitement.


Praise for Elizabeth:


“I was so delighted with the amount of care Elizabeth took with my manuscript, as well as her enthusiasm. Her ideas have been incredibly helpful as I approach my revisions. She was honest and realistic with me about the problem areas in my manuscript in a way that made me feel empowered to tackle what's next, and a responsive communicator. I fully recommend working with her!” - Ema B.

Services
Fiction
Fantasy Middle Grade Romance Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Book of the Month

Dec, 2022 — Present

Wrote weekly memos on publishing deals, news, and incoming pitches, read approximately four books a week in order to provide tailored feedback and recommendations, tracked data on team performance and created monthly reports on changes and patterns.

KF Literary

Mar, 2018 — Dec, 2022 (almost 5 years)

As a scout I provided coverage for the entire U.S. children's book market to eighteen major international publishers. I Individually managed relationships with international children’s editorial teams and connect them with U.S. agents and publishing houses. I read materials of all genres and formats and gave concise, informed feedback in order to write daily reports on all major upcoming titles, providing intel and context. I supplied specific guidance with our clients tastes and needs in mind. I compiled a weekly deals memo detailing all major U.S. and U.K. transactions.

Laura Dail Literary Agency

Sep, 2017 — Feb, 2018 (6 months)

Provided editorial notes, reports, feedback, and suggestions on manuscripts

Writers House

Sep, 2017 — Feb, 2018 (6 months)

Provided editorial notes, reports, feedback, and suggestions on manuscripts

Portfolio

Jade Fire Gold

Tan, June CL

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Truly Madly Royally

Rigaud, Debbie

Developmental Editing
Sticks & Stones

Cooper, Abby

Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review
Master of One

Jones, Jaida

Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review
Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment
Editorial Assessment

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