Margaret Milan Wright

Margaret Milan Wright - Editor

Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

Developmental Editor specializing in Y/A and middle grade with experience at Penguin Young Readers Group and Simon and Schuster Children's.

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I’m a developmental editor with 17 years of experience. I began my career at Penguin’s cutting-edge young adult and middle grade imprint, Razorbill. In addition to editing novels in a variety of genres, I developed plots and helped to create original concepts for series. During my time at Aladdin, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, I edited a variety of mass market middle grade books including the bestselling New Nancy Drew series, Hardy Boys Adventures, and Childhood of Famous Americans series.

Since 2015, I have been working as a freelance developmental editor specializing in young adult, middle grade, and picture books. I provide each of my clients with a letter extensively detailing my feedback on the structure, clarity, and tone of their work with suggestions for revision as well as line by line edits and notes within the manuscript using tracked changes. I also offer line editing on revised manuscripts with a focus on syntax, style, and tone.
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Coming of Age
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance Developmental Editor

January, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Relapse: A Love Story

Hunter, Robert

Hawk's Flight

Holtman, Ronald

Pretty Little Devils

Holder, Nancy

Margaret has 9 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

leonard ONeill
Considerate and timely in her approach Enjoyed her review.

leonard ONeill, February 2021

Rachel A
Very thorough and helpful feedback. Margaret went above and beyond to help, and pointed out even the tiniest changes I can make to improve my manuscript. Highly recommend!

Rachel A, December 2020

Tricia Starkenburg
It was a pleasure working with Margaret! She finished ahead of scheduled and communicated well through the project. Her insights and comments were spot-on, and her suggestions were invaluable. She exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Margaret to review your YA novel query and first ten pages!

Tricia Starkenburg, November 2020

Baldwin Saer
Great experience. Very happy.

Baldwin Saer, September 2020

Brooke Beasley
Margaret was great to work with right from the start. She provided quick, thorough responses and made me feel very comfortable throughout the process.

Brooke Beasley, September 2020

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