kylie fitzpatrick

kylie fitzpatrick – Editor

Author, publisher, editor and mentor with Masters and Doctoral degrees in Creative Writing and over 20 years experience in publishing.


As a writer who is also an editor I understand the sensitivity with which writers approach their work, and know from experience the vulnerability that comes with drafting a manuscript. I have worked with hundreds of first-time novelists, memoirists and non-fiction writers across genre, including literary and mainstream, suspense, historical, crime and dystopian. I am fluent in the technical aspects of producing a submission-ready manuscript, and have an instinct for identifying underlying themes. I'm passionate about helping writers to find the story they want or need to tell. Editorial feedback can sometimes feel like having one’s soul critiqued, and I'm as interested in the human and psychological dimensions of writing and storytelling as I am in supporting writers to produce publishable works.

Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Historical Mysteries Literary Fiction Romance Women's Fiction
History Religion & Spirituality
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Professional Writing Academy

Mar, 2019 — Present

I develop and facilitate novel-writing courses for Professional Writing Academy who have partnered with Faber Academy and, currently, Jericho Writers

Archetype Books

Feb, 2020 — Present

I am a founding director at indie publisher Archetype Books, who support authors through the whole publishing process from manuscript development, to editing, design, production, print, and consultation in social media and virtual presence.

Writers & Artists, Bloomsbury publishing

Oct, 2012 — Present

Mentor and manuscript editor, working with fiction and non-fiction authors on unsolicited manuscripts

Bath Spa University

Sep, 2010 — Jun, 2019 (almost 9 years)

Lecturer and tutor on the world-leading Creative Writing degree and Masters programs


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