Griffin Smith

Griffin Smith - Editor

Park City, UT, USA

Book Editor | Fiction Developmental Editor | Copyediting and Proofreading Services.

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Overview


I’m Griffin Smith, an editorial project manager with over 15 years of developmental editing, line editing, and publishing experience.

I have worked as a freelance developmental editor for many book publishers, including Barnes and Noble, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, and Collectors Press, among others.

I specialize in editing fiction (e.g., Crime/Thriller, Science fiction/Fantasy, Dystopian, Action/Adventure, and other genres) as well as creative nonfiction (Memoirs & Biographies).

I offer services in:

Developmental editing
Substantive editing
Manuscript editing
Structural editing
Line editing
Copyediting
Proofreading

I work with first-time writers looking to publish, as well as veteran authors to forge their fiction into magnificent, salable works of art.

I will edit your story completely.

That means I’ll do an editorial assessment, developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

After the editing process, I can help you publish your book. I’ll walk you through the hurdles of cover design, formatting, and self-publishing.

I’ll show you how and personally help you make your story into a hardcover, paperback, and/or Kindle eBook.

Allow me to apply my professional editing experience. I will help you take your story from manuscript to market.

Please leave me a message if you need more information or are looking for a specific service. I’ll work with you to develop an editing plan. Ask as many questions as you like, I’m happy to answer them.

Best,
Griffin Smith
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History

Work experience

Book Editing Services

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

GS Editing believes that craft reigns supreme. Readers want great stories, and writers who can deliver them will have careers that last.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Reclaimer: The Crucible: An apocalyptic military sci-fi epic (Legacy of a Dying World Book 1)

Rodriguez, Waldo, Kornev, Denis, Smith, Griffin, Harty, Audrey

2084: A Dystopian Novel

Daryl V. Riggs

Sam Haskel is an excellent Trusted who aims to improve and set himself apart while in the midst of a society controlled by augmented reality. But after an accident, he realizes that his existence seems to be ignored by the entire world and that he must pick himself up from the very bottom if he is to discover the truth about himself and the “system.”

Sam Haskel is an excellent Trusted who aims to improve and set himself apart while in the midst of a society controlled by augmented reality. But after an accident, he realizes that his existence seems to be ignored by the entire world and that he must pick himself up from the very bottom if he is to discover the truth about himself and the “system.”

Ascension

Glenn Reyes

Death comes to us all.This is an undeniable fact. Yet nobody truly knows what comes after we’ve taken our final breath. Except one man: Avery Helsing.One minute he’s driving, anxious to get home to his family, the next he’s in Katharran, the place where dead souls go before heading off to heaven...or so they say.

Death comes to us all.This is an undeniable fact. Yet nobody truly knows what comes after we’ve taken our final breath. Except one man: Avery Helsing.One minute he’s driving, anxious to get home to his family, the next he’s in Katharran, the place where dead souls go before heading off to heaven...or so they say.

418: I Am a Teapot

Scott, Edgar

Mongoose Bravo: Vietnam: A Time of Reflection Over Events So Long Ago

Timothy McCullough

This project has taken me a lot longer than anticipated. I would guess that I’ve been at it for more than twenty years. It started as a result of wanting to let the mother of a fallen soldier know what happened to her son, as well as where his death took place. She and I had been in contact over the years, during which she asked quite a few questions; so, I began writing it all down. I may hav... read more

This project has taken me a lot longer than anticipated. I would guess that I’ve been at it for more than twenty years. It started as a result of wanting to let the mother of a fallen soldier know what happened to her son, as well as where his death took place. She and I had been in contact over the years, during which she asked quite a few questions; so, I began writing it all down. I may hav... read more

What Preys Within

Gurda, Brett

Angels Of War: And The Last Priest

Glen Lorenzana

Detective Jake Dubois is confronted with one of the greatest cases haunting his city for generations. An old religion, long forgotten by mankind has re-surfaced.Jake is dragged into a mystery where good is at war with evil. The battle takes place in Gomorrah and Sodom, two floating cities connected by one stone bridge left in a world of dark clouds.Jake is pulled into the wicked plans of the f... read more

Detective Jake Dubois is confronted with one of the greatest cases haunting his city for generations. An old religion, long forgotten by mankind has re-surfaced.Jake is dragged into a mystery where good is at war with evil. The battle takes place in Gomorrah and Sodom, two floating cities connected by one stone bridge left in a world of dark clouds.Jake is pulled into the wicked plans of the f... read more

Rivers of Transformation: The Journey of Nine At-Risk Boys on a Twenty-Eight Day Canoe Trip

Jason Sullivan

A 375-mile journey. Nine at-risk boys. An incredible, life-changing adventure. Boys come to Cameron Boys Camp to transform their lives. They come angry, unable to process their feelings and emotions—struggling with addiction. As part of their camp experience, the boys and their counselors take trips to learn, work together, and grow. This is the story of the Ranger group’s trip down three rive... read more

A 375-mile journey. Nine at-risk boys. An incredible, life-changing adventure. Boys come to Cameron Boys Camp to transform their lives. They come angry, unable to process their feelings and emotions—struggling with addiction. As part of their camp experience, the boys and their counselors take trips to learn, work together, and grow. This is the story of the Ranger group’s trip down three rive... read more

Alone: A Michael Falau novel (The Falau Files Book 9)

Mike Gomes

A world class rock climber. The world's greatest vigilante.Who will get off the mountain alive? . Billy Thong has a way of having people die on his guided climbs. But when Michael Falau takes to the mountain with Billy he is in need of proof that the man is a killer. Surviving on the mountain with a killer is hard but surviving alone is impossible. Alone is the ninth book in The Falau Files se... read more

A world class rock climber. The world's greatest vigilante.Who will get off the mountain alive? . Billy Thong has a way of having people die on his guided climbs. But when Michael Falau takes to the mountain with Billy he is in need of proof that the man is a killer. Surviving on the mountain with a killer is hard but surviving alone is impossible. Alone is the ninth book in The Falau Files se... read more

Beyond the Mic

Daniels, Rob, Smith, Griffin

Griffin has 30 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Hubert Bankhead
...And yes, your help has been invaluable.

Hubert Bankhead, June 2022


Nicholas Kay
Working with Griffin was great. He is pretty to-the-point, flexible, and knowledgeable.

Nicholas Kay, October 2021


Marcus Nelson
If you're given the opportunity to work with Mr. Smith - take it! You won't be disappointed. He delivered ahead of schedule, reasonable rate and his suggestive edits with attention to details was spot on.

Marcus Nelson, August 2021


eo bickel
Mr. Smith has been extremely helpful to me in every aspect. I am a non-native English writer and it was my first book, and not only I have used 99% of his changes and suggestions, but also I have learned a lot from him. I'm looking forward to collaborate with him again.

eo bickel, August 2021


Jay LaBarge
Griffin has been an absolute joy to work with. With much patience he has guided this novice author through the labyrinth of today’s complex publishing world. His insights go well beyond coaching me on the craft of refining and polishing my writing, which was no small task. He has also enlightened me on the business aspect of publishing, and helped me establish a brand from ground zero. I highly...
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Jay LaBarge, February 2021

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