Griffin Smith

Griffin Smith – Editor

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


I’m 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

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.

Griffin S.
Action & Adventure Dystopian Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Biographies & Memoirs History
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2012 — Present

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


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 ... 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, ... 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 a... read more
What Preys Within

Gurda, Brett

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... read more

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 s... read more
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 hi... read more
Beyond the Mic

Daniels, Rob

Griffin has 30 reviews





Hubert B.

Hubert B.

Jun, 2022

...And yes, your help has been invaluable.
Nicholas K.

Nicholas K.

Oct, 2021

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

Marcus N.

Aug, 2021

If you're given the opportunity to work with Mr. S. - 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.
eo B.

eo B.

Aug, 2021

Mr. S. 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.
Jay L.

Jay L.

Feb, 2021

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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