Nicolle White

Nicolle White - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Developmental Editor focused on short stories and screenplays for 6 Years. I love working with authors who have a strong vision and message

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I started my career at Firefly Books. For the past 6 years, out of the traditional office, I have been the go-to editor in my network for feedback and editing on writing contest entries. It has been an immense joy to watch their journeys from the first story to the most recent, and hearing about their successes in submitting to contests.

For the past 2 years, I have also been a volunteer editor for The Ripple Foundation's Annual writing contest.

Working with me as a developmental editor, you can expect a Summary Report that goes into detail on areas that could be improved, and questions to consider before diving into the next draft. I also offer a complementary second-look at your revised draft in order to give you some advice on next steps for your work.

I'm hoping to work with your story, not against it. What I want more than anything is for you to keep moving forward!

Some works include:

Screenplays by Rob Fitl and Lee Taylor

Loved Ones
The Twilight Zone
Better Cold
Adults Only

"My partner and I have now worked with Nicolle on several projects. She has quickly become a trusted collaborator, providing both objective and constructive criticism. She has been instrumental in expanding the creative potential of each script she has worked on, as well as ensuring it keeps up with current audience expectations. Her notes always come in a timely and professional manner, and I would fully endorse her as an asset to any team." - Rob Fitl

Short Stories by Misrak Berhe

The K'oda
The Merchant of Houndsy

The Ripple Foundation

The Sheep's Journey by Brynne Storey
Learning to Fly by Olivia Hashem
Through the Mirror by Tvisha Lakhan
The Wonder of Words by Sumal Ashfaq

English (CAN)
English (US)
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Literary Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Short Story


  • Ryerson Certificate, Publishing

Work experience


March, 2020 – Present (almost 3 years)

Provide developmental, line, and copyediting to award-winning screenplay writers.

Act as first-pass editor for youth writing contest, filtering out stories that don't meet requirements, and advocating for top stories. After contest results from the judge's panel, I write to the top 10 with constructive feedback on their stories.

Throughout my work, I strive to encourage authors to keep going by providing constructive suggestions on improvement.


Firefly Books
January, 2015 – April, 2016 (about 1 year)

Managed the editing and production of 16 calendars from photo acquisition to final print.

Edited for americanization of cookbooks and nonfiction, over 120 titles per year.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Weird Butterflies and Moths

Orenstein, Ronald, Marent, Thomas

Wolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon

Grambo, Rebecca, Cox, Daniel

Nicolle has 7 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Keith Ludden
I enjoyed working with Nichole. She gave me useful feedback and helped with punctuation.

Keith Ludden, November 2022

Torrey Hullum
Nicolle could not have been more helpful -- she was extremely clear and detailed in her feedback and responsive in all of our communications.

Torrey Hullum, October 2022

Tom Phillips
Nicolle did a thorough and professional job. Her comments showed she thoroughly understood the screenplay. Her suggestions on plot and characters were helpful, and will be used in a draft revision. I would definitely recommend Nicolle.

Tom Phillips, September 2022

Michele Rollen-Hanson
Nicolle gave me a thorough report. With this information, I'll be able to make dramatic improvements to my short story.

Michele Rollen-Hanson, August 2022

Craig Westmore
Nicolle’s feedback was helpful and fair. She was very encouraging and offered some advice on improving my technique with exercises to try. She reviewed three of my short fiction stories. We discussed the pacing and flow of the first story and she pointed out places where I had distanced the reader. She showed me how to move information around to inject mystery into my second story. For my third...
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Craig Westmore, June 2022

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