Hallie S

Hallie S - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Passionate editor with experience editing fiction of all genres, including sci-fi, thriller, and upmarket commercial

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I currently work at a high-profile agency, where I've been lucky enough to work with bestselling authors across genres. As someone who reads queries daily, I'm well-equipped to help craft a polished and eye-catching pitch.

My editing experience covers a range of genres, including contemporary literary fiction, science fiction, thriller, and historical fiction. I've worked with authors on projects at all levels of development, from very early drafts to near-final manuscripts, and I'm experienced at both line-by-line and macro-level developmental editing. I'm adept at identifying patterns and structures to build a stronger narrative, and I'm excited to help you work through everything from untangling a tough plot hole to resolving a character arc.

I take an author-first approach, and my first question will always be "what kind of story do you want to tell?" I'd love to work with you to bring your vision to readers, whatever it may be.
English (US)
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Literary Agents' Assistant

The Book Group
March, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Freelance Editor and Reviser

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
October, 2016 – July, 2019 (over 2 years)

As lead editor for various series of up to eight titles each season, oversaw entire editorial process including revision/rewriting, photo research and selection, copyediting, and initial and final layout stages in InDesign.

Editorial Assistant

Princeton University Press
October, 2016 – May, 2017 (7 months)

Supported Editor-in-Chief/History of Science Editor and Natural History Publisher in list management and other editorial activities.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Mother Code

Stivers, Carole

Friends and Strangers: A novel

Sullivan, J. Courtney

Two Truths and a Lie: A Novel

Moore, Meg Mitchell

If, Then: A Novel

Day, Kate Hope

In the Quick: A Novel

Day, Kate Hope

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