Marissa Graff

Marissa Graff – Editor

Children’s book editor who will guide you in crafting the story you want to tell with a tailor-made revision plan. 9+ years experience.

Overview

Ready to elevate your writing to a masterpiece? Success speaks louder than words, with my clients’ award-winning works being the proof of that. I know what it takes to get you published, and I will get straight to the heart of your manuscript’s problems.


You’ll receive clear and comprehensive diagnoses, questions, and suggestions, ensuring that your work is finished and prepared for submission. You’ll be able to take your manuscript to the next level of excellence with my help. Feedback will be accessible and incisive, but also wonderfully kind and encouraging.


With a record of over 8 years in the industry, I’ve collaborated with some of the most renowned names in my field. I worked as an editor and reader for top-selling literary agent Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary Agency. My talented clients have won prestigious awards such as The Newbery Award. I'm here to facilitate your mission to be published.

Services
Fiction
Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction Magical Realism Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Work experience

Greenhouse Literary Agency

Jan, 2015 — Present

For over nine years, I have read and edited manuscripts for one of the top selling literary agents, Sarah Davies. Not only have I been able to collaborate with her on what makes manuscripts strong, but also in how and why they sell.

Self-employed

Aug, 2020 — Present

I serve as a resident writing coach, and not only do I post craft-based articles, but I also critique giveaways for its followers.

Editorial

Nov, 2018 — Present

I have worked for six years now as a freelance editor with an extremely talented and diverse editor collective to support writers through comprehensive editorial feedback. I do everything possible to give writers both the why in suggesting revisions, but also the how.

Portfolio

Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Higuera, Donna Barba

From Where I Watch You

Grogan, Shannon

I Am Fartacus (MAX)

Mark Maciejewski

It’s jocks vs. nerds as a tween and his cadre of misfits go to hilarious lengths to bring down their enemies in this laugh-out-loud MAX novel.Chub is a short, accidentally bald, middle school outcast with no chance of ever becoming one of the popular kids. Wit... read more

Marissa has 39 reviews

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Emily K.

Emily K.

May, 2024

I have loved working with Marissa so far. She is thorough, kind and an expert in the craft of storytelling. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with her and look forward to continued partnership with her.
Jody J.

Jody J.

Mar, 2024

There aren’t enough stars to give Marissa, she is that amazing! It’s been a privilege to work with her. I don’t have any formal education in creative writing, but Marissa’s expert knowledge, applied directly to my own manuscript, has helped me learn more than I ever dreamed possible. She’s the teacher and coach you always wished you had – uplifting and motivating, while also guiding you to s...
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Knabstruppers O.

Knabstruppers O.

Mar, 2024

I have no hesitation in recommending Marissa. Her dedication and professionalism are five star. She is a great encourager and a lovely person to work with.
Edwin P.

Edwin P.

Mar, 2024

Marissa did an excellent job with her editing of my manuscript. She was very responsive and completed the project on time.
Tom W.

Tom W.

Feb, 2024

I reached out to Marissa for a partial developmental edit (the first act of my book, ~11000 words). We corresponded several days before the first offer, her learning what the goals and direction were for my book and us discussing expectations of the transaction, the deliverables, timeline, etc. Her turnaround time was two weeks and she communicated her progress throughout her work. Marissa's ...
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