Natalie Morrill

Natalie Morrill – Editor

I'm an editor, writer and post-secondary educator keen to work with authors of narrative works. | Novelist with HarperCollins Canada


I'm an editor keen to work with authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction. I'm especially enthusiastic about character-driven and innovative works from a variety of genres. Offering substantive editorial feedback for authors honing their plot, pacing and character development is what I'm most excited about, though I'm also very happy to offer copy editing and proofreading services.

I'm an award-winning author published through HarperCollins Canada and Canadian literary journals. I edit fiction for the American literary magazine Dappled Things, and I teach creative and professional writing at a large polytechnic college. I've edited work and mentored writers in a variety of contexts, from universities, to community support groups, to publishing houses.

I adore the craft of writing, and I know firsthand what difference an excellent editor can make. Seeing other writers reach their "Aha!" moment with a text is the next-best thing to experiencing it with my own writing – and sometimes I wonder if it isn't even more fun.

I'd love to hear about what you're working on. Get in touch!
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction
English (CAN) English (US)
  • HarperCollins Canada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction
  • Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Fiction
  • Shortlisted for VINE Award for Canadian Jewish Literature (Fiction)
  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing

Work experience

Algonquin College

Apr, 2017 — Present

I teach courses in creative writing and editing to students in the Professional Writing program at Algonquin College's School of Media and Design. I'm responsible for developing course materials, lecturing, generating assignments and marking all student work. All courses are supported through the Brightspace platform (D2L), which I manage for each class.

Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)

Apr, 2015 — Dec, 2016 (over 1 year)

In association with Open Minds Quarterly journal and NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action, I offered mentorship and guided writing workshops to northern Ontario writers who have lived experience of mental illness.

Booming Ground, UBC Creative Writing

May, 2014 — Oct, 2016 (over 2 years)

I provided six-month online writing mentorship services for writers of novels, short stories and memoir through

Dappled Things Magazine

Aug, 2013 — Present

I'm the Fiction Editor at this American journal of faith and the arts. In collaboration with the Managing Editor, Editor-in-chief, and Associate Editors, I select works of fiction to be included in the journal, as well as working with authors to polish work for publication and soliciting new work as needed. I also assist with proofreading, promotions and fundraising initiatives.

University of British Columbia

Apr, 2013 — Aug, 2013 (4 months)

I solicited submissions for an anthology of work by UBC Creative Writing alumni, published by McClelland & Stewart; liaised among UBC faculty, potential contributors, and various copyright holders; edited and copyedited anthology submissions as these were received.


A breathtaking novel about the ties that bind mothers and daughters together and the secrets that tear them apart.Veena, Mala and Nandini are three very different women with something in common. Out of love, each bears a secret that will haunt her life—and tha... read more
In 1946, the poet Earle Birney, then an English professor at the University of British Columbia, broke new ground by establishing a single course within the English department, one for the writer “naked in academe.” He went on to found the UBC Creative Writing... read more
Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal.In the years between the two world wars, Josef Tobak build... read more

Natalie has 11 reviews





Kylie M.

Kylie M.

May, 2023

I had a great time working with Natalie. Not only was she professional, she had many insightful about what I could improve on. I really appreciated all her hard work.
Natalie M.
Thank you, Kylie! It was great getting to read your novel & work with you on it. I'm excited to hear about your progress with it & where it takes you next.
Scott S.

Scott S.

Apr, 2023

It was great to work with Natalie. She had very well thought through creative insights and advice that helped me improve my manuscript. She gave both detailed and bigger picture opportunity suggestions to strength the story. Thanks again Natalie!
Natalie M.
Scott, thanks so much for this kind review! It was a pleasure working with you again, & it's clear how much work you've put into the project. Wishing you all the best with it!
Sean M.

Sean M.

Jul, 2022

Natalie's notes on my manuscript were insightful and just what I needed to identify some lagging issues. She was thoughtful and supportive in her critique, and offered great advice for taking this project forward. I also appreciated her responsiveness and clear communication throughout the whole experience. Very professional.
Natalie M.
Sean, thanks so much for this kind review! It was a pleasure reading your novel, & I look forward to seeing what you do with it. You are a writer to watch!
Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Oct, 2021

The whole experience was enjoyable and informative. Thanks so much.
Natalie M.
Thanks so much, Jennifer! It was great reading your story & talking with you about it. Excited to see what you do with it!
Scott S.

Scott S.

Oct, 2021

I enjoyed working with Natalie, and she gave me great feedback to improve my book. She was quick to answer questions and highlighted the best opportunities to strengthen the story.
Natalie M.
Scott, thanks so much for this kind review! It was great working on your book with you, & I can't wait to see what you do with it. Happy writing!

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