Lynsey Griswold

Lynsey Griswold – Editor

(She/they.) Over a decade of in-house and freelance editorial work for Big 5 publishers & private clients across genres.

Overview

I'm a publishing professional, period. I have worked in numerous parts of the publishing industry since my early twenties, now a production editor at the biggest publisher in the world. I also write and publish my own work with my company, Oneshi Press, and have had work published across genres and industries.

I've edited everything from academic titles to romance to entrepreneurial inspiration to high fantasy to erotic comics; run my own online magazine; written dozens of articles for prestigious publications; and written a memoir of my own.

I particularly love working on romance, fantasy, and memoir, but the point is: If you can write it, I can help you get it into better shape for publication. And I'd love to!

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries Epic Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Independent Book Publishers Gold Medal Award, 2018
Certifications
  • Certificate in Publishing from City College of the City University of New York

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Sep, 2023 — Present

As a production editor for Berkley, a genre fiction imprint at Penguin Random House, I am responsible for quality control across a wide variety of fiction books in various genres.

Self-employed

Apr, 2017 — Present

Co-founder, editor-in-chief of indie publisher Oneshi Press, specializing in comics, graphic novels, and illustrated novels.

Self-employed

Oct, 2015 — Present

Copy editing and proofreading, development editing, styling, and formatting for private clients.

Penguin Random House

Jul, 2013 — Sep, 2015 (about 2 years)

Copyedited and proofread all materials for book covers as they were created by the copy and art departments, oversaw the process of cataloguing new books with the Library of Congress, handle freelanced copyediting and proofreading of books with freelancers, quality control checked e-books, cold read books.

Penguin Group (USA)

Jun, 2011 — Jul, 2013 (about 2 years)

Oversaw and managed multiple departments’ efforts to produce bound galleys for publicity and marketing use.
Collated, coded, troubleshot, and logged all freelance invoices for Berkley and associated imprints.
Assisted the Executive Managing Editor with meetings, scheduling, routing materials, and other tasks.
Aided Assistant Production Editors and Managing Editors with cover copy, slugs, and other editorial tasks.
Sent all applicable books to the Library of Congress on a monthly basis.

Skadden-Arps Legal Studies Program at City College of New York

Jan, 2011 — May, 2011 (4 months)

Helped pre-law students with their papers for all classes: helped brainstorm, outlined, helped with drafting and editing.
Instructed students with English as a second language in basic grammar and writing techniques.

City College of New York

Aug, 2010 — May, 2011 (9 months)

Tutored City College undergraduate and graduate students on written assignments for many subjects.
Helped address writing issues ranging from grammar to spelling to punctuation to subject-verb and tense agreement to structural and organizational issues.
Worked with a wide range of ESL and learning-disabled students from numerous disciplines.
Counseled students on strategies for organizing outlines, paragraphs, and essays.

WHACK! Magazine

Aug, 2009 — Jul, 2012 (almost 3 years)

Hired, managed, and scheduled all staff writers, oversaw editing, formatting, and publication of all articles.
Wrote articles once a week or more, including op-eds; interviews; and reviews of events, products, and books.
Conducted video, e-mail, and phone interviews with numerous adult entertainment personalities, becoming the “face” of WHACK! Magazine online and at industry events.

Fordham University Press

Aug, 2003 — May, 2005 (over 1 year)

Assisted the editorial director with mailings, internet research, screening manuscripts, and proofing copy.
Kept up good rapport with high-profile scholars, authors, editors of book series, and manuscript readers.
Designed and maintained a database following the status of book projects to streamline the editorial process.

Portfolio

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino returns with his most infamous, most brilliant, most masterful screenplay yet... At the end of the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through ... read more
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The Immortals (Olympus Bound)

Jordanna Max Brodsky

One of The View's Summer Picks, 2017!Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone ... read more
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From the international bestselling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati's enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York Obstetrician Dr. Sophie S... read more
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GLORY NEVER GETS OLD. Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best, the most feared and renowned crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the merc... read more
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Years after negotiating her freedom from service, a reluctant paladin is summoned back to duty during a period of perceived peace. Unbeknownst to Ophiera, a rising power is spreading across Ta... read more
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Fae Series

Armor, Jane

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The Personal Librarian

Benedict, Marie

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The Key of Astrea

Nicholas Marson

Jenny Tripper will die an early death because of a family curse that has already claimed her mother. She lives and works in her aunt’s failing fortune-telling shop, and is haunted every moment... read more
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The Social Graces

Rosen, Renée

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One Step Behind

North, Lauren

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Courage, My Love

Beck, Kristin

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Children of Dune

Herbert, Frank

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Rendaraia is a realm where nature, magic, and civilization have long lived in harmony. Its five Great Nations stood for centuries as strongholds of culture, magic, science, and military streng... read more
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Lost Sunrise

Garrett McCorkle

Broken and disillusioned about life, Joe Martinson convinced himself he was content to just get through each day. He carves out a quiet, uncomplicated life, working as a photographer for the c... read more
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MAKE THE MONEY YOU WANT TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU DESIREAre you anxious about taking your kids to daycare so that you can go work? Are you worried that your kids will not get the attention and care... read more
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Book Four in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All TimeMillennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides... read more
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The Passengers

John Marrs

You’re riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, “You are going to die.” Just as self-d... read more
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A young fleet officer and a Marine must stand together to defend their neighbors and their colony in this return to the powerful and action-packed Genesis Fleet saga from New York Times bestse... read more
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MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH --Library Journal*Starred Review: "A gripping and entertaining mystery" --Library Journal"Penetrating insights" --Kirkus Reviews"Sure to delight old fans and garner n... read more
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After being transported to a strange alternate Earth, Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have learned desperate times call for desperate measures, in the return to the New York Times be... read more
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The searing conclusion of the thrilling epic fantasy trilogy that saw a young girl trained by an arcane order of nuns grow into the fiercest of warriors...They came against her as a child. Now... read more
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How to Love and Accept Yourself Just the Way You Are (in bed).At almost forty, Jupiter left a fifteen-year marriage. Being single for a while sounded great . . . until she discovered that she ... read more
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History is wrong! The bubonic plague, smallpox, and many other diseases aren’t what we think they were. It’s something far worse!An evil Russian billionaire seeking immortality steals an ancie... read more
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Rehab For One-Hit Wonders

George Traikovich

Waking up in rehab was guitarist Rick Paulsen's latest career setback, not his last. But when a beautiful ghost from his past shows up at the same island treatment center, he's pulled back int... read more
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Stephen R. Donaldson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, returns to the world of his Great God’s War fantasy epic as two kingdoms— united by force—prep... read more
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The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te... read more
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"The first in an unmissable series, Priest of Bones is a fresh and compelling take on grimdark fantasy. Mashing together soldiers, gangsters, magic and war into a heady mix that is a hulking b... read more
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In a world of blood and magic, a powerful epic fantasy begins...AN EMPEROR’S DAUGHTER WHO WILL NOT BE DENIEDJust before her sixteenth birthday, Princess Katerina is refused her rightful place ... read more
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A stunning story about how power works in the modern age - the book the New York Times called "one helluva page-turner" and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as "riveting...an astonishing ... read more
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An exciting new book in the series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles--from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.Elizabeth Miles knows that honesty is not ... read more
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The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consu... read more
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From respected journalist, professor, and founder of the Writer's Symposium by the Sea, a book that demystifies the art and science of interviewing, in the vein of On Writing Well or How to Re... read more
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The crew of a WWII destroyer face their greatest challenge yet as they try to survive in a strange new world in the next thrilling book in the New York Times bestselling series.Commander Matt ... read more
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The first in a brand new dark and gritty epic fantasy series, where a crime boss comes home from the war only to find that his businesses have been stolen from him.It's a dangerous thing, to c... read more
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When I Saw You

Laura Branchflower

Abandoned by her father at twelve and her husband thirteen years later, Lia Merrick is damaged but resolved not to be a victim. A single mother forced to return to the workplace, she is confid... read more
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A Sense of Belonging

Laura Branchflower

Casey Jansen is celebrating her twenty-first birthday when she catches a glimpse of the older man she's been secretly obsessing over since passing him on a running trail. When her sister ident... read more
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“Part coming-of-age story, part recovery memoir, and part exposé of a rotten, money-drenched Wall Street culture” (Salon), Sam Polk’s unflinching account chronicles his fight to overcome the g... read more
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Fan-favorite urban fantasista Ree Reyes and her crew of Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture—take on their biggest foes yet in this fourth book of the Geekomanc... read more
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When readers of dark romance and unbridled desire want to be satisfied, they turn to #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and her “powerful and highly erotic” (Fresh Fiction) Breed ... read more
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For fans of Ender’s Game, Red Rising, and The Hunger Games comes an explosive, epic science fiction debut... Cities vanished, gone in flashes of world-shattering destruction. An alien race had... read more
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A witty, urbane, and sometimes shocking debut novel, set in a hallowed New York museum, in which a co-worker's disappearance and a mysterious map change a life foreverStella Krakus, a curator ... read more
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"A remarkably assured fantasy debut that mixes of the inventiveness of China Miéville with the fast paced heroics of David Gemmell.”—Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Legi... read more
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The Suicide Motor Club

Christopher Buehlman

“Rising horror star”* Christopher Buehlman, author of The Lesser Dead, returns with a chilling and thrilling tale of dark evil lurking on the lonely, open road... Bram Stoker, quoting the ball... read more
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A ruthless criminal unleashes his most feral desires in this Leopard novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre ... read more
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Keep Me Posted

Lisa Beazley

Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel. Sisters Cassi... read more
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Harmony: A Novel

Carolyn Parkhurst

"[A] provocative page-turner." —People“In Parkhurst’s deft treatment, Harmony becomes a story of our time. . . Parkhurst cements herself as a writer capable of astonishing humanity and exquisi... read more
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Carolyn Hart—New York Times bestselling author of Ghost to the Rescue—returns with a new Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel in which one woman shatters the glass ceiling...with a little help from beyond.... read more
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The “unparalleled romantic adventure”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as a new dawn begins for the Psy-Changeling world… A staggering transformation has put the ... read more
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Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—... read more
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An NPR Best Book of 2016USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down… With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfo... read more
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The New York Times bestselling author, WWE champion, international rock star, and over-the-top media personality returns with a hilarious memoir of his adventures in the worlds of pro wrestlin... read more
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The author of The Union Street Bakery and At the Corner of King Street returns to Alexandria, Virginia, with a heartfelt tale of reconnection.Rae McDonald was fifteen when a car accident took ... read more
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From the author of One Foot in the Grape—a new full-bodied Cypress Cove mystery that is certain to delight, even if one wine lover is about to expire…Penny Lively loves running her family’s wi... read more
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The New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series continues as librarian Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel must clear a friend when the evidence is stacked against her… IS MELBA TOAST? M... read more
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"A full throttle, sand-in-your-eyes, no holds barred ride through a Mad Max-style wasteland." - Delilah S. Dawson on BiteClementine is a bounty hunter in a world gone mad. Bound and gagged in ... read more
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Powerful CEO Staci Kay has been working like crazy for so long that she's forgotten what it means to play. After her company's launch of an important new shoe line, a sizzling encounter with a... read more
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Blood Call

Lilith Saintcrow

A brand new thriller with a supernatural twist from New York Times bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow.Anna Caldwell has spent the last few days in a blur. She's seen her brother's dead body, ... read more
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From the author of the “sweet, airy novel” (Publishers Weekly) The Color of Tea comes a resonant new book about a woman starting over following the tragic loss of her fiancé.Frankie is a runaw... read more
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A People Magazine Pick * US Weekly “Must” Pick Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Good Housekeeping * USA TODAY * Cosmopolitan * PopSugar * Working Mother * Bustle * Goodreads From t... read more
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal... Control. Precision. Family. These are the ... read more
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Lynsey has 28 reviews

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Dylan W.

Dylan W.

Apr, 2024

Lynsey isn't just a fantastic editor, she's a fantastic person. Honest, professional, and genuinely a delight to work with. I could not recommend her enough.
Lynsey G.
I could say the same of Dylan! He is communicative, professional, and a true delight. Thank you so much, Dylan.
Anastasiya S.

Anastasiya S.

Mar, 2024

Lynsey did an amazing job (developmental edit) on manuscript! Would highly recommend! Thank you
Lynsey G.
Thank you, Anastasiya! You were such a joy to work with!
Kaighla W.

Kaighla W.

Mar, 2023

Lynsey was such a pleasure to work with. She was flexible, communicative, and truly enthusiastic about my book. Her feedback was so helpful in the process of getting my book ready for readers. She caught so many disrepancies and issues that I would never have found otherwise, close as I was to the project. There were a few errors that she missed here and there, but overall, I am very satisfied ...
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Victoria C.

Victoria C.

Feb, 2023

Lynsey was fantastic to work with! She caught all the sneaky errors, was great at communicating, and she not only provided a thorough copy edit, but gave succinct feedback and answered all of my questions (even if they weren't totally relevant to the job!). Can't wait to work with her again on book 2 :)
Michelle C.

Michelle C.

Nov, 2022

Lynsey completed the edits and provided a completed copy with edits.

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