Nicole Burns-Ascue

Nicole Burns-Ascue – Editor

I specialize in copyediting, proofreading, and production editing for titles by NYT, WSJ, and Amazon Charts bestselling authors.


For more than a decade, I have worked in the book publishing industry, guiding debut and bestselling authors through copyedits and proofreads.

My work as a copyeditor and proofreader in fiction has included historical romance and psychological thrillers. In nonfiction, I specialize in travel, art/design, and pop culture.

As an in-house production editor, I verified that copyedits, proofreads, and cold reads for books by NYT, WSJ, and Amazon Charts bestselling authors were of the highest quality and expertly led authors through their manuscript reviews to seamless publications—an experience I’m eager to offer you as well.

Art Biographies & Memoirs Travel
Contemporary Romance Historical Fiction Historical Romance Psychological Thriller Women's Fiction
English (US)

Work experience

Amazon Publishing

Jun, 2018 — Sep, 2022 (over 4 years)

As production editor, I managed copyedits, proofreads, and cold reads, among other deliverables, for NYT, WSJ, and Amazon Charts bestselling authors, ensuring high-quality, on-schedule publication. Categories included contemporary fiction, literary fiction, romance, mysteries and thrillers, and works in translation.

Girl Friday Productions

Feb, 2015 — Dec, 2017 (almost 3 years)

I edited manuscripts and reviewed freelancers' copyedits and proofreads prior to approving text for publication. Categories included travel, translated fiction, memoir, business, and self-help.


Nov, 2014 — Present

I copyedit, proofread, and write for book, marketing, technical, and magazine clients.

becker&mayer! Books (now Quarto)

Sep, 2012 — Nov, 2014 (about 2 years)

I edited and approved nonfiction pop culture and craft books through the dev edit, copyedit, proofread, and proofs stages. Licenses included Peanut, Disney, Star Wars, Mattel, Nickelodeon, and Star Trek.


A Dark Lure

White, Loreth Anne

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The Banty House

Brown, Carolyn

Everything Must Go

Pagán, Camille

Regretting You

Hoover, Colleen

The Big Dark Sky

Koontz, Dean

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