Hilary Turner

Hilary Turner – Editor

I'm a cozy mystery and fantasy editor with 5 years of real-world experience at Penguin under the Berkley Prime Crime and Ace imprints.


I am a copy editor and proofreader with a decade of experience in the field. I have worked as an editor at publishers ranging from Penguin to Wiley and adore editing cozy mysteries and fantasy titles, my special areas of expertise. Not only do I enjoy using my analytical brain to copyedit and proofread, I also genuinely love to read these titles. Currently reading: The Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge.

What you can expect: A keen eye to grammar, any plot holes, lapsed tenses, and any inconsistencies that may present themselves throughout your manuscript. You can also expect kind, diplomatic queries: No brusqueness from me! I will always tell you the truth but know how to avoid being harsh. Authors work hard and deserve to be treated with dignity.

Cozy Mysteries Fantasy Science Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences Technology
English (US)

Work experience


Feb, 2012 — Jul, 2015 (over 3 years)

Edited academic humanities titles.


Jul, 2003 — May, 2005 (almost 2 years)


Jul, 2001 — Jun, 2003 (almost 2 years)

Managed and edited the Berkley Prime Crime and Ace imprints at Penguin.


Sep, 1999 — Jun, 2000 (9 months)

Hilary has 1 review





Jill W.

Jill W.

Sep, 2023

Hilary was a pleasure to work with. She was excited about the project, was flexible when needed, and was incredibly communicative throughout. I'll use her on the next one!

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