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Laura Shin

Laura Shin - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

I am an experienced developmental and substantive editor of commercial fiction and narrative non-fiction.

Overview

After graduating from what was then Canada's only publishing program, I began at Harlequin Enterprises as an Assistant Editor. I worked for almost every line the company published—ranging from its sweet romance to its sexiest line to its women's fiction, fantasy, and mystery imprints—and rose in the ranks to become a Senior Editor. More than twenty books I edited were nominated for the RWA's RITAs. In 2008, I joined Penguin Books (Canada) as its first commercial fiction editor. I decided to pursue a second career as a Registered Acupuncturist in 2009 and began to freelance from that point as it allowed me to continue working at the two careers I loved best. Since that time I've edited for publishers and directly with authors.

I am known as a collaborative and Socratic editor, working with authors to develop the stories they want to tell. It is my greatest pleasure to help shape and polish a manuscript.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing

Work experience

Content Editor

self-employed

April, 2009 – Present (over 7 years)

Senior Editor, Commercial Fiction

Penguin Books (Canada)

February, 2008 – April, 2009 (about 1 year)

Senior Editor

Harlequin Enterprises

June, 1990 – July, 2007 (about 17 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Firestorm Forever: A Dragonfire Novel (Volume 11)

Deborah Cooke

This flame will burn for all time…Three key firestorms mark the culmination of the Dragon’s Tail Wars, pitting the dragon shifters known as the Pyr against the evil Slayers. The Slayers have struck a blow against mankind, in bringing a pestilence from the ancient world, which is spreading like wildfire through the human world. Sloane Forbes, the Apothecary of the Pyr, knows it is his duty to f... read more

This flame will burn for all time…Three key firestorms mark the culmination of the Dragon’s Tail Wars, pitting the dragon shifters known as the Pyr against the evil Slayers. The Slayers have struck a blow against mankind, in bringing a pestilence from the ancient world, which is spreading like wildfire through the human world. Sloane Forbes, the Apothecary of the Pyr, knows it is his duty to f... read more

A Desperate Fortune

Susanna Kearsley

"Fascinating and immersive... I love a novel that deals with the many ways in which people keep their secrets."―Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of OutlanderBeloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.For nearly three ... read more

"Fascinating and immersive... I love a novel that deals with the many ways in which people keep their secrets."―Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of OutlanderBeloved New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley delivers a riveting novel that deftly intertwines the tales of two women, divided by centuries and forever changed by a clash of love and fate.For nearly three ... read more

The Crusader's Bride (The Champions of Saint Euphemia Book 1)

Claire Delacroix

Gaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love. Gaston has had his fill of war and the Latin Kingdoms when he learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France. He accepts one last quest for the Templars, the order he has served for fifteen years, and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he now has ... read more

Gaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love. Gaston has had his fill of war and the Latin Kingdoms when he learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France. He accepts one last quest for the Templars, the order he has served for fifteen years, and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he now has ... read more

Happily Never After (Signature Spotlight)

Kathleen O'Brien

Members of the wedding party are starting to die.No one could believe that Thomas Beckham was the kind of man to leave a woman at the altar, but he couldn't marry his bride-to-be. Not after what he'd seen her do. His only choice was to leave and never look back--and to keep to himself everything he'd witnessed.After the wedding-that-wasn't, everyone, including Kelly Ralston, went on to other t... read more

Members of the wedding party are starting to die.No one could believe that Thomas Beckham was the kind of man to leave a woman at the altar, but he couldn't marry his bride-to-be. Not after what he'd seen her do. His only choice was to leave and never look back--and to keep to himself everything he'd witnessed.After the wedding-that-wasn't, everyone, including Kelly Ralston, went on to other t... read more

Snowbound

Janice Kay Johnson

When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars that may never heal.John Fallon never imagined he'd be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage charges. But when his sol... read more

When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars that may never heal.John Fallon never imagined he'd be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage charges. But when his sol... read more

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