Nick Sweeney

Nick Sweeney – Editor

Freelance developmental editor, copy editor, and proofreader with expertise in children's and young adult literature.


Having trouble with the plot of your epic fantasy series? Do your characters complement when they should be complimenting? Want a fresh set of eyes to review your manuscript after you've read it a hundred times? That's where I come in.

I'm a freelance writer and editor with a background primarily in literary fiction, non-fiction, and children's trade fiction, though my own reading takes me far beyond both those areas. For the last five years, I worked in the managing editorial department at Bloomsbury Children's Books, editing picture books about dragons getting colds, middle-grade series about lost words and unicorns, and young adult fairy-tale retellings. I hold a bachelor's degree in English with a focus on writing, and my time in the publishing industry has allowed me to work with a litany of publishing houses and literary magazines, such as Boss Fight Books, Publishing Genius, and Atticus Books.

As your developmental editor, I will help bring the best out of the stories you want to tell—those plotlines you've dreamed of, but maybe haven't been able to execute? I'll find them. As your copy editor, I will help make those stories clear and concise. And as your proofreader, I will check to make sure your stories are error-free and ready to be delivered to your eager readers. With experiences in both traditional and independent publishing, I'm ready and excited to use my skills to help you with your publishing goals.

Computers & Internet Writing & Publishing
Fantasy Literary Fiction Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books
English (US)
  • Bachelor's in English, Marist College

Work experience

Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Mar, 2017 — Aug, 2021 (over 4 years)

Boss Fight Books

Jun, 2016 — Present

Bloomsbury USA

Mar, 2016 — Mar, 2017 (about 1 year)

Atticus Books

Feb, 2015 — Feb, 2016 (about 1 year)


First Notes of Spring

Kulekjian, Jessica

After Dark with Roxie Clark

Davis, Brooke Lauren

So Big!

Wohnoutka, Mike

Goodnight, Sleepyville

Hellman, Blake Liliane

Welcome to Morningtown

Hellman, Blake Liliane

Cinderella Is Dead

Bayron, Kalynn

Extraordinary Birds

Stark-McGinnis, Sandy

Your Life Has Been Delayed

Mason, Michelle I.

Nick has 5 reviews





Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Sep, 2022

My go to editor!
Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Aug, 2022

Pennell P.

Pennell P.

Mar, 2022

I had questions about his review that he immediately clarified.
Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Feb, 2022

Nick is very detail oriented and full of ideas! Can’t go wrong with him! He makes each of my manuscripts so much better!!
Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Dec, 2021

Nick will from now on be my go-to editor!!! He is sooo fast, soooo awesome and full of ideas!!

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