Nicole Hall

Nicole Hall – Editor

A copyeditor extraordinaire, I specialize in middle grades fiction, memoirs, and business nonfiction to bring captivating stories to life.

Overview

Hi, I'm Nicole. I’m an editor and writer with half a decade of experience in publishing, and there’s not much I wouldn’t do for a Double Stuf Oreo at the end of a job well done. I have degrees in creative writing (BFA) and English (BA), making me your perfect combo of hawk-eyed grammar guru and storytelling seamstress.

I've worked with dozens of indie authors and publishers alike, including the Big 5, university presses, and niche presses.

The devil is in the details—whether that be punctuation or story consistency. I like to work closely with authors, putting their goals and story ideas first. First, we'll collaborate first at a higher-concept level, and once the story is settled, I get into the nitty gritty of grammar. One of my greatest strengths in copyediting is that I know The Rules, which means I know how to break them, when appropriate. When the ink finally hits the page, it's the author's book I've worked on—not mine—and I want to ensure the end product is not just technically spotless, but something they're proud to have produced.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Middle Grade Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • BFA, Creative Writing
  • BA, English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2021 — Present

Mascot Books

Sep, 2019 — Aug, 2021 (almost 2 years)

Managed production of a high volume of titles across a variety of genres (fiction, nonfiction, cookbook, children’s book, poetry, etc.)
Created and maintained timelines for each book
Edited manuscripts when necessary (all children’s titles)
Proofread titles at PDF and printer proof stages
Coordinated with authors, illustrators, editors, and designers in all aspects of a book’s development from concept to print
Provided comprehensive guidance and feedback to authors throughout production, especially editorial review in the manuscript stage and design guidance for covers

Ambassador International Publishing

May, 2015 — Dec, 2016 (over 1 year)

Portfolio

Proofreading
Proofreading
Dirt Creek: A Novel

Scrivenor, Hayley

Proofreading
Why Not Me?

Todd Simmons

Proofreading
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Via LaVie: and the Friendship Code

Kyle, Scott Galen

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Gather: The Business of Coming Together

Binder, Doug

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Field of Wishes

Mireles, Anneliese

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Divorce Pool

Buckman, Philip

Copy Editing Proofreading
Twincesses

Lala, Tara

Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading

Nicole has 23 reviews

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Eric F.

Eric F.

Jun, 2024

Nicole was great! Would 100% use her again. :)
Edward P.

Edward P.

Jun, 2024

I enjoyed working with Nicole. She found some key timeline errors in my manuscript that I had missed. I feel that she contributed positively to my book and that my story is better as a result.
Austin G.

Austin G.

May, 2024

Nicole’s one sharp editor, let me tell ya. She's got an eagle eye, just like a hawk. Ain't nothin' gets past her. She's always comin' up with mighty fine ideas! When she says she’s gonna meet a deadline, Ya can bet your boots she’s gonna do it. Nicole’s got the heart and soul for this kinda work. If you’re lookin' for an editor who’s top-notch and dependable, Nicole’s your editor. You won’t fi...
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Linda R.

Linda R.

May, 2024

Nicole did a wonderful job proofreading my book. She had amazing attentional to detail (that you would expect from a proofreader), completed the work on time and answered all of my questions. She deserves all the Double Stuf Oreos!
Austin G.

Austin G.

Apr, 2024

I recently had the pleasure of working with an exceptionally talented editor, Nicole Hall, whose expertise in editorial, line, and copy editing was evident from the start. The project was a substantial one, requiring a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of nuanced language, and Nicole delivered flawlessly on both counts. Right off the bat, Nicole's approach was both meticulous and dy...
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