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Julie Mianecki

Julie Mianecki - Editor

New York, NY, United States

NY-based editor with five years of experience at a major NY publishing house, specializing in romance, women's fiction, and mystery.

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Reviews (17)

I'm a freelance editor with five years of experience (four as an employee, one freelance) working at a major NY publishing house, where I acquired, edited, and directed the publication of more than 40 novels. I specialize in genre fiction, especially romance, women's fiction, and mystery, and have edited everyone from self-published authors just getting their start to New York Times bestsellers. Notable authors I have edited include USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen, RITA-nominated romance author Alyssa Alexander, and NYT bestselling mystery author Krista Davis.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Penguin Random House
June, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Provide a range of editorial services for both fiction and nonfiction works, including developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting.

Assistant Editor

Penguin Random House
July, 2012 – June, 2016 (almost 4 years)

Acquired and edited a list of 15+ commercial fiction titles per year, while project managing titles on the
Publisher’s list. Conducted market research prior to acquisition and directed book packaging, including copy and cover art, as well as participated in marketing strategy. Notable authors I edited include USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen, RITA-nominated romance author Alyssa Alexander, and NYT bestselling mystery author Krista Davis.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

No Farm, No Foul (Farmer's Daughter Mystery)

Peg Cochran

First in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series set on a picturesque farm in Michigan, where Shelby McDonald runs a popular lifestyle and cooking blog, from the national bestselling author of the Cranberry Cove Mysteries. On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom ... read more

First in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series set on a picturesque farm in Michigan, where Shelby McDonald runs a popular lifestyle and cooking blog, from the national bestselling author of the Cranberry Cove Mysteries. On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom ... read more

Berried Secrets: A Cranberry Cove Mystery

Peg Cochran

It’s cranberry picking time—in an all-new mystery series from the national bestselling author of the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries…When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove—a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan—to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body.It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was depl... read more

It’s cranberry picking time—in an all-new mystery series from the national bestselling author of the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries…When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove—a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan—to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body.It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was depl... read more

The Smuggler Wore Silk (Spy in the Ton series Book 1)

Alyssa Alexander

A thrilling, seductive adventure from award-winning author Alyssa Alexander… After he is betrayed by one of his own, British spy Julian Travers, Earl of Langford, refuses to retire without a fight, vowing to find the traitor. But when the trail leads to his childhood home, Julian is forced to return to a place he swore he’d never see again, and meet a woman who may be his quarry—in more ways t... read more

A thrilling, seductive adventure from award-winning author Alyssa Alexander… After he is betrayed by one of his own, British spy Julian Travers, Earl of Langford, refuses to retire without a fight, vowing to find the traitor. But when the trail leads to his childhood home, Julian is forced to return to a place he swore he’d never see again, and meet a woman who may be his quarry—in more ways t... read more

(Never) Again

Theresa Paolo

Just when she had finally moved on……He moved back.When college freshman Liz Wagner hears her ex's voice for the first time since he moved clear across the freaking country, she does what any respectable girl would do: Dive into the girls' bathroom.Zach Roberts—the Zach Roberts—is back. And he’s everywhere Liz looks—infiltrating her friend group, buddy-buddy with her brother. It’s enough to rui... read more

Just when she had finally moved on……He moved back.When college freshman Liz Wagner hears her ex's voice for the first time since he moved clear across the freaking country, she does what any respectable girl would do: Dive into the girls' bathroom.Zach Roberts—the Zach Roberts—is back. And he’s everywhere Liz looks—infiltrating her friend group, buddy-buddy with her brother. It’s enough to rui... read more

High Heat (Hard Hitters Novel, A)

Linda Morris

The author of Melting the Millionaire’s Heart gives readers a front-row seat to her new Hard Hitters baseball series. First up at bat: a hotshot pitcher and a PR pro battle it out on and off the field…Small-town Indiana tomboy Sarah Dudley grew up living and breathing baseball, since her father owned the minor league Plainview Thrashers. A talented player herself, she idolized her brother’s be... read more

The author of Melting the Millionaire’s Heart gives readers a front-row seat to her new Hard Hitters baseball series. First up at bat: a hotshot pitcher and a PR pro battle it out on and off the field…Small-town Indiana tomboy Sarah Dudley grew up living and breathing baseball, since her father owned the minor league Plainview Thrashers. A talented player herself, she idolized her brother’s be... read more

Return to Me (A Covington Cove Novel)

Kelly Moran

"2015 Must Read Book" USA Today HEA ListWith every beat of the heart comes a memory of what could have been... Ten years ago, Cole Covington was just another rich kid who got everything he wanted--including young and trusting Mia Galdon. Then one night everything changed, and two hearts were shattered. Cole buried his guilt in the military, where love was just part of the past. Now Cole has co... read more

"2015 Must Read Book" USA Today HEA ListWith every beat of the heart comes a memory of what could have been... Ten years ago, Cole Covington was just another rich kid who got everything he wanted--including young and trusting Mia Galdon. Then one night everything changed, and two hearts were shattered. Cole buried his guilt in the military, where love was just part of the past. Now Cole has co... read more

All the Difference

Leah Ferguson

New Year’s Eve. A time for resolutions. A chance to make a change. And for thirty-year-old Molly Sullivan, a night that will transform her life forever…All it takes is one word—yes or no—to decide Molly’s future. As the clock counts down to midnight and the ball slowly begins to drop, Molly’s picture-perfect boyfriend gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. She knows she should say ye... read more

New Year’s Eve. A time for resolutions. A chance to make a change. And for thirty-year-old Molly Sullivan, a night that will transform her life forever…All it takes is one word—yes or no—to decide Molly’s future. As the clock counts down to midnight and the ball slowly begins to drop, Molly’s picture-perfect boyfriend gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. She knows she should say ye... read more

Regency Makeover Part I (A Regency Makeover Novella)

Darcie Wilde

Even wallflowers find a way to bloom... They were dismissed as hopeless—girls too plain, too shy, too gauche to stand any chance in the ruthless competition of the London season. But Helene Fitzgerald, Madelene Valmeyer, and Adele Endicott have no intention of remaining wallflowers. Aided by the notorious novelist, Deborah Sewell, they form the Wallflower Pact and set out to find true love for... read more

Even wallflowers find a way to bloom... They were dismissed as hopeless—girls too plain, too shy, too gauche to stand any chance in the ruthless competition of the London season. But Helene Fitzgerald, Madelene Valmeyer, and Adele Endicott have no intention of remaining wallflowers. Aided by the notorious novelist, Deborah Sewell, they form the Wallflower Pact and set out to find true love for... read more

Hometown Hero: A Sullivan Lake Romance (A Lake Sullivan Romance)

Cate Cameron

In the new Lake Sullivan romance from the author of Just a Summer Fling, a young woman’s homecoming becomes an invitation to rediscover her past, reinvent her future, and redefine the meaning of family, forgiveness, and love.Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return. But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life... read more

In the new Lake Sullivan romance from the author of Just a Summer Fling, a young woman’s homecoming becomes an invitation to rediscover her past, reinvent her future, and redefine the meaning of family, forgiveness, and love.Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return. But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life... read more

A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mystery, A)

Darcie Wilde

Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she k... read more

Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she k... read more

Blown Away (Kite Shop Mystery, A)

Clover Tate

In the all-new Kite Shop Mystery series set in the beachside community of Rock Point, Oregon, kite shop owner Emmy Adler gets swept up in a murder investigation.Emmy is finally living her dream. She’s moved to the coastal town of Rock Point, Oregon, and is starting a kite business. Strings Attached features her own unique designs, inspired by everything from Picasso to Matisse’s colorful cutou... read more

In the all-new Kite Shop Mystery series set in the beachside community of Rock Point, Oregon, kite shop owner Emmy Adler gets swept up in a murder investigation.Emmy is finally living her dream. She’s moved to the coastal town of Rock Point, Oregon, and is starting a kite business. Strings Attached features her own unique designs, inspired by everything from Picasso to Matisse’s colorful cutou... read more

Another Woman's Daughter

Fiona Sussman

Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong… Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she’s all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support h... read more

Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong… Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she’s all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support h... read more

Take the Monkey and Run (A Call of the Wilde Mystery Book 4)

Laura Morrigan

Grace Wilde must use her psychic abilities to track down a pesky primate in the latest Call of the Wilde Mystery. Grace Wilde is excited to head to New Orleans for her first “real” case as an animal telepath. She intends to help a woman find her missing sister, but when she attempts to communicate with her client’s cat, Coco, Grace gets distracted by the presence of a much wilder animal. Coco ... read more

Grace Wilde must use her psychic abilities to track down a pesky primate in the latest Call of the Wilde Mystery. Grace Wilde is excited to head to New Orleans for her first “real” case as an animal telepath. She intends to help a woman find her missing sister, but when she attempts to communicate with her client’s cat, Coco, Grace gets distracted by the presence of a much wilder animal. Coco ... read more

A Lady's Guide to Ruin: A Birch Hall Romance

Kathleen Kimmel

Deception leads to passion in this regency romance debut starring a reluctant earl and the beautiful thief who has stolen his heart—first in the Birch Hall romance series. A thief and a fugitive from the mental hospital where she was falsely committed, Joan Price is now on the run from her former partners in crime. But luck must be on her side—just when it seems all is doomed, she runs straigh... read more

Deception leads to passion in this regency romance debut starring a reluctant earl and the beautiful thief who has stolen his heart—first in the Birch Hall romance series. A thief and a fugitive from the mental hospital where she was falsely committed, Joan Price is now on the run from her former partners in crime. But luck must be on her side—just when it seems all is doomed, she runs straigh... read more

Seams Like Murder (A Crochet Mystery)

Betty Hechtman

The national bestselling author of Knot Guilty is back, as Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers get a dangerous lesson on crafty criminals... Knitting and crocheting books are selling like crazy at the bookstore where Molly works, so to keep the customers coming, she sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is t... read more

The national bestselling author of Knot Guilty is back, as Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers get a dangerous lesson on crafty criminals... Knitting and crocheting books are selling like crazy at the bookstore where Molly works, so to keep the customers coming, she sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is t... read more

Death at First Sight (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)

Lena Gregory

FIRST IN A VISIONARY NEW MYSTERY SERIES. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that something’s not right on Bay Island... Since she left her psychiatric practice in New York City to open up a psychic shop in her hometown on Bay Island, Cass Donovan has given her fair share of readings to conflicted customers. But what she sees in Ellie Callahan’s future doesn’t bode well. When Ellie’s mother,... read more

FIRST IN A VISIONARY NEW MYSTERY SERIES. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that something’s not right on Bay Island... Since she left her psychiatric practice in New York City to open up a psychic shop in her hometown on Bay Island, Cass Donovan has given her fair share of readings to conflicted customers. But what she sees in Ellie Callahan’s future doesn’t bode well. When Ellie’s mother,... read more

The Diva Serves High Tea (A Domestic Diva Mystery)

Krista Davis

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss serves up a new mystery steeped in murder... When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it’s conveniently loca... read more

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss serves up a new mystery steeped in murder... When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it’s conveniently loca... read more

Rookie Move (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel)

Sarina Bowen

The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series. In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, ... read more

The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series. In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, ... read more

(Never) Again

Theresa Paolo

Just when she had finally moved on……He moved back.When college freshman Liz Wagner hears her ex's voice for the first time since he moved clear across the freaking country, she does what any respectable girl would do: Dive into the girls' bathroom.Zach Roberts—the Zach Roberts—is back. And he’s everywhere Liz looks—infiltrating her friend group, buddy-buddy with her brother. It’s enough to rui... read more

Just when she had finally moved on……He moved back.When college freshman Liz Wagner hears her ex's voice for the first time since he moved clear across the freaking country, she does what any respectable girl would do: Dive into the girls' bathroom.Zach Roberts—the Zach Roberts—is back. And he’s everywhere Liz looks—infiltrating her friend group, buddy-buddy with her brother. It’s enough to rui... read more

Inescapable (Men of Mercy Novel, A)

Joss Wood

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! Best friends Kai, Sawyer, and Axl worked hard to make Caswallawn Security the booming success that it is. As for love, marriage, and commitment, those are way down on their priority list... Kai Manning is unhappy that Caswallawn is making Mercy, Virginia, its permanent headquarters—he doesn’t understand this quaint, crazy town, and he doesn’t want to settle down, period.... read more

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! Best friends Kai, Sawyer, and Axl worked hard to make Caswallawn Security the booming success that it is. As for love, marriage, and commitment, those are way down on their priority list... Kai Manning is unhappy that Caswallawn is making Mercy, Virginia, its permanent headquarters—he doesn’t understand this quaint, crazy town, and he doesn’t want to settle down, period.... read more

Julie has 17 reviews

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Colleen McHugh

Julie was professional, insightful, and extremely helpful in her feedback. She improved the flow of the manuscript and gave good notes on parts that needed further development. She was kind enough to answer some additional questions I had as well. I look forward to working with Julie again in the future!

, November 2017


Catherine Dershem

This was the first time Julie edited one of my books, and I have to say she did a great job. She also saved the day when I was unexpectedly sent out of the country for work and delivered the manuscript late. Julie Rocks!!!

, October 2017


Evy Journey

Julie is easy to work with. I self-edited a few times before I sent my manuscript but she caught several mistakes I missed. My novel now reads better.

, October 2017


Joanna Alderson

Julie was great to work with. The Editorial Review was very thorough, and she answered all my questions quickly and expertly. Look forward to working with her again.

, September 2017


Karen Wakefield

Julie is amazing! She got my manuscript back to me earlier than the deadline. It had many helpful and insightful comments and suggestions. It was wonderful working with her.

, August 2017

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