Sarah Liu

Sarah Liu – Editor

Editing sci-fi and fantasy since 2012. Previous work includes Marvel Untold and School of X titles. A sucker for folklore and mythology.

Overview

I started editing in 2012 with a couple of indie authors I had been fangirling over. Since then, I have steadily built my career through continuing education and expanding my client base through word of mouth. Now, I hold a master's degree, a postgraduate certificate in editing, and memberships in several professional organizations, and I am fortunate to count publishers such as Asmodee Entertainment and Penguin Young Readers among my clients.


I believe that the best editor is a fan first. The editor must be able to *hear* your voice before they can help you make it shine. This is why my editing looks different for each and every author I meet. Sometimes I can be harsh. Sometimes I am a teacher. Sometimes I am a collaborator. Sometimes I'm goofy and throw memes in the queries. I work on the books that I do because I love them, and I always feel honored to be a part of their production process. I care for each and every book I help bring into the world.

Services
Fiction
Dystopian Epic Fantasy Military Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Space Opera Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • SUNY Brockport English Departmental Graduate Scholar Award

Work experience

Pikko's House

Nov, 2017 — Present

I work on proofreading and line editing projects as needed, as a subcontractor under Pikko's House.

Self-employed

Oct, 2012 — Present

This is the home of my business as a freelance fiction editor. I offer all levels of editing services, including developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I work with individual self-publishing authors, as well as packagers and traditional presses such as Relay Publications, Aconyte Books, and Penguin Young Readers.

The Wild Rose Press

Jun, 2021 — Dec, 2022 (over 1 year)

Responsible for acquisitions and walking books through the entire production process.

Parasite Publications

May, 2012 — Nov, 2017 (over 5 years)

Developmental and Line Editor

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THE OVERWHELMINGLY POPULAR #1 BESTSELLER!!!****ONE OF THE HIGHEST-RATED SCIENCE FICTION THRILLERS ON AMAZON!!***For lovers of sci-fi thrillers, alien invasion stories, space opera, and sprawli... read more
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THE AMAZING NEW VOLUME IN THE #1 BESTSELLING LEGEND OF ZERO SERIES!!!PARASITE PUBLICATIONS ~ Character Sci-FiIn this apocalyptic addition to the #1 Bestselling Legend of ZERO series, the PlanO... read more
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SEQUEL TO THE #1 BESTSELLER FORGING ZERO!!!It's been 53 turns after the legendary Commander Zero graduated as a Congie warrior. Joe, now a battle hardened veteran, has spent his life surviving... read more
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The Society

Sol, Jonathan

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The Suicide Tree

Shayla Raquel

A washed-up hacker. Two hated scientists. And offbeat alter personalities.Knox Kevel receives the job of a lifetime when a mysterious man gets his charges dropped for cybercrime and hires him ... read more
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Following the events in the spirit woods, Cha Ming and his friends make a complete recovery. But not everyone is the same, and more trouble is on the horizon.Guided by destiny, Cha Ming and Hu... read more
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Du Cha Ming was a normal person. Going with the flow, never making any real decisions. But then as Cha Ming begins to question his place in the universe, a fateful encounter gives him another ... read more
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The Badlings

Ksenia Anske

Of all of the naughty, mischievous, disrespectful, and downright horrible things that children can be, a badling is perhaps one of the worst. Badlings abandon books without finishing them, lea... read more
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SOMETHING WANTONWelcome back to the World of Weird. My name is Ember Blaylock. You can think of me as your supernatural tour guide.Three months ago, I was just your average, ordinary, ghost-se... read more
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SOMETHING WICKED:Welcome back to the World of Weird! I’m Ember Blaylock, and I’ll be your guide through this treacherous—sometimes downright deadly—world I call my own. Because if you thought ... read more
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SOMETHING WITCHY:My name is Ember Blaylock. Welcome to the World of Weird—better known as my life.It wasn’t always like this. I was once a normal high school senior, just filling out college a... read more
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On a rainy September morning 16-year-old Ailen Bright flees her abusive father by jumping off the Seattle Aurora Bridge. Instead of a true death, in the water she finds several silver-skinned ... read more
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Sarah has 12 reviews

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David F.

David F.

Apr, 2024

Sarah has been a thoughtful, professional, and conscientious collaborator, playing a crucial role in bringing my lengthy novel to completion. I am full of praise and gratitude for her work, which is often overlooked and underappreciated in the writing community. Not only did Sarah meticulously identify errors, but she also pinpointed significant narrative issues that might have otherwise gone u...
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Ingrid M.

Ingrid M.

Apr, 2024

Sarah is wonderful to work with. This is my second book with her, and I will use her for the third for sure. Her comments are very helpful and the attention to detail is amazing. It's amazing how easy it is to miss your own mistakes, and she does not miss them :-)
Kieran M.

Kieran M.

Mar, 2024

Sarah's work was fantastic. Really in-depth and providing much great insight for my work, including aspects I hadn't considered before. Alongside this, Sarah was great with communication throughout, even when needing a little more time to finish my work. I will definitely be working with Sarah again.
Jordan F.

Jordan F.

Feb, 2024

Better responsiveness would've been welcome, but otherwise, fantastic proofread! I appreciate that Sarah sees the potential in my novel and that she is already a fan of my writing style.
Kevin C.

Kevin C.

Feb, 2024

Sarah is the second editor I have used for my novels, and her analysis exceeded my expectations. her editor's letter was detailed with specific advice including a section on character analysis. Her guidance on my writing style, with specific external references, has led to a major improvement in my handling of psychic distance in my stories. In the commented text of my novel, her comments are w...
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