Allison Lynn

Allison Lynn - Editor

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Longtime editor and novelist with a passion for helping new writers bring their fiction to the next level.

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Fiction is my thing: writing it, reading it, and editing it.

On the writing front, I'm the author of two novels, one published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster and the other by Little A/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I've also reviewed books for The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Sun-Times, and People magazine. I hold an MFA from New York University and currently teach Fiction Writing in the graduate program at Butler University.

As for my editing services, I offer detailed developmental and line edits for projects of all lengths, and I excel at helping writers find the hearts of their stories and making those hearts shine. I'll work with you to discover your book's ideal structure and to ensure the book's voice is strong and consistent on the page. My specialty is literary fiction, but that's a genre I define broadly. In my experience, literary fiction can include character-centered speculative and sci-fi works alongside more traditional novels and stories in the realism mode.

With my thoughtful and easy-to-apply editorial advice, I provide clients with takeaways that not only bring their current projects closer to publication, but that give them a leg up with all of their future projects, as well.
English (US)
Literary Fiction


  • Radcliffe/Columbia Publishing Course
  • MFA in Fiction from NYU

Work experience


September, 2010 – Present (over 11 years)

As a freelance editor and writer, I've worked on projects for major corporations including Scholastic, Pearson Education, and The Verizon Innovative Learning foundation. I've also ghostwritten a book for a major medical professional and helped writers of all ages and experience levels hone their fiction.

Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing/Fiction

MFA Program, Butler University
January, 2011 – Present (almost 11 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Exiles

Lynn, Allison

Talk Show

Clarke, Jaime

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