Erin Roll

Erin Roll – Editor

Freelance copy editor and proofreader


Hi! My name is Erin. I am a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader based in Montclair, NJ. I live on the top floor of a haunted house, I function on copious quantities of caffeine, and I'd like to work with you to make your book be the best it can be.

I moved into freelance editing after working extensively as a journalist. I am open to working on either fiction or nonfiction. My book editing clients to date have included Penguin Random House, Aptara, and Quarto. Some of the projects I have worked on include Charity Morgan's Unbelievably Vegan (Clarkson Potter), Cat and Nat's Mom Secrets by Natalie Telfer and Catherine Belknap (Rodale), and Outside Nowhere by Adam Borba (Little, Brown Young Readers).
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Humanities & Social Sciences
Middle Grade Young Adult
English (US)
  • New Jersey Press Association - 25 awards
  • Book Manuscript Editing Certification - NYU School of Professional Studies
  • Editing Children's and YA Cross Culture Certification - NYU School of Professional Studies

Work experience


Apr, 2021 — Present

I provide editing and proofreading services for book publishers.

Clients to date include Penguin Random House, Quarto, Aptara, and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

North Jersey Media Group

Mar, 2014 — Nov, 2016 (over 2 years)

I assembled and proofread the religion and obituary sections for four small weekly newspapers in northern New Jersey: Glen Ridge Voice, Bloomfield Life, Belleville Times, and Nutley Sun.

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