Nora Rawn

Nora Rawn – Editor

I've worked in publishing for almost twenty years, and I adore editing practical non-fiction. Let me be your book doula!


I am passionate about helping support an author's vision come to life. I especially love editing non-fiction, and advice and self-help in every genre is my specialty--a sample book I worked on was "Breaking Up and Bouncing Back" by Samantha Burns. Some favorite reads in the genre for me are "Loving What Is" by Byron Katie, "When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chodron, "Calling In the One" by Katherine Woodward Thomas, and "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel van der Kolk, among many others. I'm into tarot and the more woo-woo side of things also. Practical, empathetic, helpful, relatable books are my delight!

I love working on helping an author's voice come through and guiding them in the process of edits! Both line edits and developmental edits are my forte, and I will be your biggest cheerleader--while constantly deploying the dreaded compliment sandwich, which I simply can't wrest myself away from. I try to support a writer's vision and be their pep talk-giver, while noting places that the reader might be benefitted by clarifying or adjusting content.

Come to me with relationships books, personal finance projects, health and wellness advice, and self-care focused titles of all stripes.
Career Guides Humanities & Social Sciences Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
English (US)
  • NYU SCPS Certificate in Publishing

Work experience

Lonely Planet

Jan, 2018 — Nov, 2019 (almost 2 years)

Created coffee table books on travel and lifestyle for Lonely Planet, commissioning and editing all entries and overseeeing planning from beginning to end.

Dover Publications / Ixia Press

May, 2016 — Dec, 2017 (over 1 year)

Oversaw the creation of a new wellness nonfiction imprint for frontlist at Dover Press, acquiring and editing all titles.

Scouting agency

Feb, 2010 — Jun, 2012 (over 2 years)

Evaluated novels and non-fiction proposals and manuscripts on submission across the industry, both commercial and literary/serious.

Nora has 3 reviews





Karree-Lyn G.

Karree-Lyn G.

Sep, 2022

I am totally new to the process of editing and self publishing. I am so glad I found Nora and she agreed to give me a line by line developmental feedback. This has been an exciting learning experience. The process has allowed me to take myself more seriously as I move from writer to author. A worthwhile investment.
Aba S.

Aba S.

Jul, 2022

Great Energy. Easy to work with. Encourages you as a writer which is very helpful through the ups and downs of the writing process
Heather C.

Heather C.

Jan, 2022

Nora's editorial assessment was very professional. And helpful.

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