Nicole Fiorica

Nicole Fiorica – Editor

Editor of bestselling and acclaimed books for kids and teens (YA, MG, PB) at Simon and Schuster. Let's collaborate to reach your vision!

Overview

A passion of books is what got me into publishing, but helping authors find their voice and allowing their stories to shine is the real reason I love what I do. As an editor of stories for children and teens, I work on fantasy, contemporary, romance, mystery/thrillers, picture book fiction and nonfiction, and more.


My early years in publishing included internships at Penguin Random House, W. W. Norton, and Macmillan/St. Martin's Press, where I worked across age categories and genres to bring incredible stories out into the world, and it's also during this time that I realized my passion for children's books! I started at Margaret K. McElderry Books at Simon & Schuster in 2017 and never looked back. During this time, I worked with New York Times bestselling authors including Cassandra Clare, Margaret Rogerson, Amanda Foody, and F.T. Lukens, and have edited bestselling titles including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers THE WAY I AM NOW by Amber Smith and NOODLE AND THE NO BONES DAY by Jonathan Graziano and Dan Tavis; and critically acclaimed titles including A CONSUMING FIRE by Laura E. Weymouth, I KILLED ZOE SPANOS by Kit Frick, and A STONE IS A STORY by Leslie Barnard Booth and Marc Martin.


I'd love to help make your story the best it can be, and offer editorial assessments, developmental edits, and query reviews.

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy New Adult Picture Books Romance Social & Family Issues Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Simon & Schuster

May, 2017 — Present

Acquires and edits picture book, middle grade, and YA titles for Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Macmillan

Jan, 2017 — May, 2017 (4 months)

My professional editorial journey began at St. Martin's Press, where I gave editorial feedback, wrote sales copy, and transcribed edits for editors throughout the division on titles including adult romance, literary fiction, and teen fiction.

Penguin Random House

Sep, 2015 — Aug, 2016 (11 months)

I worked at the Crown Publishing Group drafting press releases and creating media mailing lists, working to get our titles (including fantasy and literary fiction, and commercial nonfiction/memoir) into the hands of readers.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Love, Off the Record

Markum, Samantha

One Day This Tree Will Fall

Barnard Booth, Leslie

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Conditions of a Heart

Mangle, Bethany

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
The Voice Upstairs

Weymouth, Laura E.

Developmental Editing
The Reunion

Frick, Kit

Developmental Editing
All the Right Reasons

Mangle, Bethany

Developmental Editing
A Stone Is a Story

Barnard Booth, Leslie

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
A Rush of Wings

Weymouth, Laura E.

Developmental Editing

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Cassidy S.

Cassidy S.

May, 2024

If you're an aspiring author searching for support to take your ideas to the next level, Nicole is the editor for you. I always thought writing was a solitary endeavour, but collaborating with Nicole has made my project better in every way. Having someone to bounce ideas off and work things through with is invaluable, and her experience and expertise have given me a deeper sense of confidence a...
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Raluca S.

Raluca S.

Apr, 2024

I enjoyed very much my collaboration with Nicole. I appreciated her asking additional questions to understand the scope of the work better, and she provided excellent suggestions and new angles that enhanced my work. I reached out to Nicole for further collaboration.
Paris G.

Paris G.

Jan, 2024

My interactions with Nicole have been exceptional. She guided me through the most difficult parts of my manuscript by helping me become more focused. Nicole provided valuable, precise, but not discouraging feedback that helped my revisions come to life. She is very responsive and went above and beyond to answer all of my questions. I feel fortunate to have collaborated with her. I highly recomm...
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Jacqueline D.

Jacqueline D.

Dec, 2023

Nicole went above and beyond my expectations. This was my first ever experience using Reedsy and I can confidently say that Nicole set the bar extremely high for any future interactions I have during my publishing journey. She was timely with her responses and empathetic to any concern I had during our collaboration. Her work was incredibly thorough and her feedback was immaculately delivered w...
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Tara V.

Tara V.

Nov, 2023

Working with Nicole was a great experience. Her expertise and advice had me looking at my manuscript is a whole new light. I was able to flush out the excess while maintaining the story's integrity.

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