Mackenzie Walton

Mackenzie Walton – Editor

Providing developmental edits, editorial assessments, and proofreading for all romance subgenres/heat levels, with 15+ years of experience.


With more than fifteen years as a professional editor under my belt, I bring a vast wealth of experience and knowledge to all my freelance projects. My goal is to polish every book until it shines, while working closely with the author to maintain their authentic vision and voice.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Evansville, I worked for several publishers, including Harris Publications and Samhain Publishing (Romance/Retro Romance lines). In 2016, I began freelance editing for for indie authors and publishers alike. My focus is currently on romance fiction, in all subgenres and at all heat levels.

When not working, I like to read, listen to podcasts, paint my nails, and coddle my cat and stepdog.

Contemporary Romance Historical Romance New Adult Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Suspense
English (US)

Work experience


Mar, 2014 — Present

Providing developmental and line editing services for romance fiction, as well as manuscript evaluations. Clients include indie authors and publishers such as Carina Press, Harlequin, and Sourcebooks.

Samhain Publishing

Jul, 2011 — Feb, 2016 (over 4 years)

Provided developmental and line editing for romance fiction across multiple lines, including Romance and Retro Romance. Authors included Jess Michaels, Jayne Rylon, Karen Erickson (Monica Murphy), and Beth Williamson.

Harris Publications

Oct, 2008 — Jul, 2011 (over 2 years)

Wrote and edited articles for the hair/beauty division. Also served as chief in-house copyeditor for the department.

Ellora's Cave

Jul, 2007 — May, 2008 (11 months)

Provided developmental and line editing for romance fiction across multiple lines and subgenres.

Mackenzie has 1 review





Marisa D.

Marisa D.

Apr, 2024

Mackenzie's work was honest and bright. I highly recommend her!

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