Sara Kendrick

Sara Kendrick – Editor

Frmr HarperCollins Sr. Editor specializing in self-help and business non-fiction developmental and copy edits. 1 NYT, 8 WSJ bestsellers.

Overview

I have edited over 65 nonfiction books at HarperCollins, with one New York Times bestseller and eight Wall Street Journal bestsellers. My specialties are self-help, narrative nonfiction, and business books.


Working Style: My focus in developmental edits is ensuring that the story, structure, and framework are solid. I have traditionally worked with a complete manuscript, but I have also worked chapter by chapter.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • 1 New York Times Bestseller
  • 8 Wall Street Journal Bestsellers

Work experience

HarperCollins

Oct, 2018 — Feb, 2023 (over 4 years)

I was responsible for working with authors and ghostwriters to edit and publish their books. I also oversaw the entire book process from acquisition through publication.

Portfolio

Human Cloud

Mottola, Matthew

Sara has 9 reviews

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Marvin S.

Marvin S.

Apr, 2024

Sara was very knowledgeable, and I not only got feedback on my manuscript like I'd hoped, but I picked up industry knowledge besides that will help me navigate the marketplace.
Kevin S.

Kevin S.

Feb, 2024

Sara is fantastic! She's a true professional and provided very solid developmental editing that will greatly improve the book. Sara is not the type to just give you the minimal required effort. I felt heard, and it was apparent that she was invested in helping the book reach its potential and serve its audience in the best way possible. I really look forward to working with her again.
April A.

April A.

Feb, 2024

Honestly, I thought this was going to be a great opportunity. However, she failed to respond after getting her last payment and finish the project. Said she would redo edit and then decided not to. Be careful about doing video calls with her. Make sure you keep everything documented in Reedsy.
Sara K.
I had so much hope for our partnership and went above and beyond, but April proved to be extremely dishonest and unreasonable, which began as soon as she demanded a refund for an edit she had never...
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kristine J.

kristine J.

Nov, 2023

Sara, is the editor you want to work with. She is encouraging but not fluffy. She is kind and forthright. She told me sections that, in her opinion, did not belong in my book, for example. Her experience with a major publishing house allows her to have a finger on the pulse of what is current, acceptable, and needed for a nonfiction trade book. She communicated about any timetable changes and ...
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Sara K.
I loved working on your book. You have such a great story and so much wisdom and professional experience helping people overcome trauma and the shame that is associated with it. I can't wait to see...
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Michael Z.

Michael Z.

Oct, 2023

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I recently had the pleasure of working with Sara Kendrick for the editing of my book, and I can't recommend her services highly enough. Right from the get-go, Sara demonstrated a profound understanding of non-fiction tone ad has a keen eye for detail. Her editorial suggestions were thoughtful, constructive, and absolutely invaluable in elevating the quality of my manuscript. Not only did...
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Sara K.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly enjoyed working on your book. I learned so much about the challenges and choices doctors have to make early in their careers. Good luck in the rest of...
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