Genevieve Nierman

Genevieve Nierman - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I’m a born and raised New Yorker with over five years of experience in editorial at Little, Brown and Company and Alfred A. Knopf.

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Hi there, thanks for reading! I’ve worked in editorial at both Little, Brown and Company and Alfred A. Knopf, collaborating with authors such as James Patterson, Richard Russo, Amy Cuddy, and Carolina De Robertis. I specialize in both line and conceptual editing, as well as big picture planning. Even if you have just an idea, I’d love to work with you to grow it into a full book. My specialities are women’s fiction and literary fiction, but I’m also passionate about and eager to work on titles having to do with veganism, animal rights, humor, queer fiction and nonfiction, and theater.

I believe in close collaboration between authors and editors and see editing as one long conversation. My style is Socratic—I believe you know your work best and it’s my job to ask questions and challenge you until what you’ve written reflects exactly what you mean to say.

I can’t wait to hear from and work with you!
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


  • Columbia Publishing Course
  • NYU School of Professional Studies: Fundamentals of Copyediting

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Alfred A. Knopf
September, 2018 – April, 2019 (7 months)

Editorial Assistant

Alfred A. Knopf
August, 2016 – August, 2018 (about 2 years)

Editorial Assistant

Little, Brown and Company
January, 2015 – August, 2016 (over 1 year)

James Patterson Brand Marketing Assistantship

Hachette Book Group
August, 2014 – December, 2014 (4 months)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Cantoras: A novel

De Robertis, Carolina

Only Child

Navin, Rhiannon

Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

French, Kelley, French, Thomas

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