Haley Weaver

Haley Weaver – Editor

Most recently an editor at Grand Central, I have nearly a decade of wide-ranging experience in both fiction and nonfiction at the Big 5s


With about 8 years of editorial experience working for two of the Big 5 publishers (Atria @ Simon & Schuster and Grand Central @ Hachette Book Group), Haley is a meticulous and passionate editor with expertise in a wide range of genres, both fiction and nonfiction. She has current insider knowledge of the considerations that acquisitions editors discuss when deciding which projects to publish, as well as years under her belt working closely with manuscripts to hone them into award-winning, bestselling, and starred-review-receiving hits.

Haley has worked on numerous New York Times bestsellers, including massively successful novels like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, and The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. In fiction, she has primarily focused on psychological suspense, thrillers, and women's fiction, but also has worked in mystery, literary fiction, speculative fiction, and general fiction.

In nonfiction, Haley has had the honor of collaborating on books with celebrities like Billie Eilish, Amber Ruffin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hayley Mills, Robin Roberts, Mike Birbiglia, and Gabe Dunn. With experience in both practical and narrative nonfiction, she has worked on humor, memoir, health & wellness, business, self-help, biography, and essay collections. She has a particular interest in works with a social justice bent, as well as personal finance, untold histories, and LGBTQ+ stories.

In all genres, Haley is especially eager to work with writers of marginalized or traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including disabled, BIPOC/multiethnic, minority faith, queer, polyamorous, or immigrant writers. She is an insatiable and unapologetic nerd as well as a thorough and diligent editor, and if that sounds like the right vibe for you, she would love to help you with your project, whether you are looking for a gut-check from someone with publishing insight on your work-in-progress, refining your manuscript to query agents, or looking to make sure it is polished and ready to self-publish!

Biographies & Memoirs Finance & Accounting LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Contemporary Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
English (US)

Work experience

Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group

Jun, 2019 — Jul, 2022 (about 3 years)

Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

May, 2015 — Jun, 2019 (about 4 years)

Columbia University Press

Jan, 2015 — May, 2015 (4 months)

Overlook Press

Jan, 2015 — May, 2015 (4 months)

The Feminist Press

Sep, 2014 — Dec, 2014 (3 months)

Haley has 10 reviews





Sydney C.

Sydney C.

Mar, 2024

She is truly amazing. Her feedback has taught me so much about my own writing and she transformed my book. I have been querying with her letter and so far I have had TWO full manuscript requests. Work with her. It will teach you a lot and will be worth every penny.
Lauren L.

Lauren L.

Nov, 2023

It was incredible to have Haley's expertise for refining my thriller novel. She was responsive, thoughtful, and thorough at every step. Her editorial letter was packed with insightful feedback, and she even sent it ahead of schedule. She was an amazingly helpful resource in editing my manuscript and understanding the literary landscape as I go through the querying process. Thank you, Haley!
Robert D. M.

Robert D. M.

Nov, 2023

Haley is a triumph and absolutely incredible.
Timofey N.

Timofey N.

Nov, 2023

I'm thrilled to be working with Haley. Her mastery of her craft has been invaluable in guiding me through my initial steps in the writing process. Highly recommend!
Robert D. M.

Robert D. M.

Oct, 2023

This is one of the most thorough and robust reports I've ever had the great pleasure of being given. Will return.

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