Michelle Olson

Michelle Olson – Editor

Acclaimed and passionate literary editor of romance, fantasy, and suspense--and lover of the Oxford comma--with over 10 years of experience.

Overview

Looking to elevate your manuscript to its fullest potential? Look no further. As a seasoned book editor, I bring a dynamic blend of precision, creativity, and passion to every project. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to preserving your unique voice, I strive to transform your manuscript into a polished masterpiece that captivates readers. With years of experience in the publishing industry--indie, small house, and NY--I offer expert guidance. Collaborative, communicative, and dedicated to exceeding expectations, I'm here to bring your vision to life. Let's embark on this transformative journey together. Just sit at the keyboard and let your imagination bleed. I'll help clean up afterward.


TESTIMONIALS:

"I’m pretty sure I’d be lost without Chelle. From a blurb to a tagline to copyedits, I trust her fully and completely with helping to make my work shine. It’s obvious from her professionalism, passion, and dedication to her work that she loves what she does, and that’s why I adore working with her. I can’t recommend her enough!" ~USA Today Bestselling Author Stacey Kennedy


"Chelle is a lifesaver. I had been floundering before I met her, going from editor to editor until I found the person who fit my words. She not only is an amazing and professional editor, she truly understands the author's voice and dives in wholeheartedly to make the book shine. She works tirelessly to ensure we meet our deadlines--even when she sometimes doesn't get a heads-up--and is pure talent. I don't know where my books would be without her determination to ensure my novels are as perfect as they could be." ~New York Times Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan


"I've had several works edited by Chelle and have to say her attention to detail is excellent. She is professional, thorough and yet skilled at not changing the voice of an author, merely improving it." ~ New York Times Bestselling Author Eve Langlais


"One of the things I learned in this business is that you have to have great people on your team - and Chelle is certainly that. She's done copy edits, blurbs, and bibles for me. There's no one else I'd trust with so much. She's honest, dependable, professional, and goes above and beyond. Chelle is truly one of a kind." ~New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Grant


Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance New Adult Paranormal Romance Psychological Thriller Romantic Fantasy Romantic Suspense Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • New York Times bestselling author
  • USA Today bestselling author
  • Publisher's Weekly Booklife Editor's Pick
  • Robinson Prize Nominee
Certifications
  • Copy Editing

Work experience

The Blue Box Press

Nov, 2022 — Present

As Executive Editor, I do hybrid content, line, and copy editing and proofreading for their vast library of authors. I also manage the editorial team members for large projects, write back cover and ad copy, assist with project management, and do quality assurance work.

St. Martin's Press

Feb, 2014 — Present

As a freelance copy editor and proofreader for St. Martin’s Press, I edit paranormal, contemporary, historical, and military romance manuscripts.

Self-employed

Jun, 2013 — Present

As a copy editor and proofreader, I have worked with more than 90 return clients since I started the company. I have edited and proofed works of fiction and non-fiction in the forms of novels, novellas, serials, short stories, and entire series in various genres. I also create back cover and ad copy for several of my clients.

Portfolio

From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash Series Book 1)

Armentrout, Jennifer L.

Blue Box Press

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire Book 1)

Armentrout, Jennifer L.

Blue Box Press

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Flame: A Dark Kings Novel

Grant, Donna

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Copy Editing
Fragile Sanctuary (Sparrow Falls Book 1)

Cowles, Catherine

PageSmith LLC, The

Copy Editing
Fashion Jungle

Ireland, Kathy

Copy Editing
Paris Secrets

Renae, Michele

Copy Editing
The Boyfriend Blog

Grayson, K.L.

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
The Fashion Orphans

Meyers, Randy Susan

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
The Hero (The Sons of Texas Book 1)

Grant, Donna

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Copy Editing
The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Heart of Texas Book 1)

Grant, Donna

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Copy Editing

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