Ronan Sadler

Ronan Sadler – Editor

Formerly an editor at a Big 5 romance imprint, I specialize in romance, fantasy/PNR, LGBTQ content, and sensitivity reading.

Overview

I offer a strengths-based, character-driven editorial approach for romance, SFF, and YA manuscripts that eschews beat sheets and formulae in favour of organic, book-specific growth. Let's bridge the gap between the book you have in your heart and the book as it's appearing on the page.

In my previous role at Harlequin/Carina Press, I did developmental and line edits on a select number of romance titles, with a focus on LGBTQ romance. Prior to that, I interned with several YA agents, doing client editorial work and first read assessments.

I also offer sensitivity reading and cultural competency education for transgender and disability issues. This work is based on my life experience as a disabled trans person, and is bolstered by my academic credentials. With a Master's degree in Critical Disability Studies and three years' experience as a teaching assistant at the undergraduate level, sensitivity reads are a safe place for you to ask questions and learn from an experienced teacher and facilitator.


Services
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Master of Arts

Work experience

Harlequin/Carina Press

Jan, 2020 — Jan, 2022 (about 2 years)

The Bent Agency

Apr, 2017 — Mar, 2018 (11 months)

Self-employed

Mar, 2017 — Present

Pippin Properties

Feb, 2016 — Jan, 2017 (11 months)

Portfolio

Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control.Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope.The only human student at Mather’s School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick... read more
The Love Study

Kris Ripper

What happens when the search for the perfect date goes perfectly wrong?Declan has commitment issues. He’s been an office temp for literally years now, and his friends delight in telling people that he left his last boyfriend at the altar.And that’s all true. B... read more
Her Lady's Honor

Renée Dahlia

The war might be over, but the battle for love has just begun.When Lady Eleanor “Nell” St. George arrives in Wales after serving as a veterinarian in the Great War, she doesn’t come alone. With her is her former captain’s beloved warhorse, which she promised t... read more
The Iron Crown

M.A. Grant

After the last Faerie Civil War, the leaders of the magickal pantheons stripped the shining Seelie Court of its power and tasked the dark Unseelie Court with maintaining the natural balance of the world.Ages later, a twisted intrigue throws the balance of all ... read more
Torn between two worlds, desperate to save one love.The Summer Court is nothing like Sebastian remembers. The oppressed lower classes are drained of their magick, and around every corner political intrigues threaten an already unstable regime. Sebastian’s only... read more

Ronan has 6 reviews

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Caroline K.

Caroline K.

Oct, 2023

I asked Ronan to prepare a sensitivity read for a queer fantasy novel and received extremely helpful and nuanced feedback.
Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Feb, 2023

I was very satisfied with Ronan's work. Thorough, thoughtful, helpful, knowledgeable, timely, also kind, which was appreciated but not required nor common. A good editor for sure, providing insight, examples and concrete suggestions to bring the best out in your book.
Annie M.

Annie M.

Nov, 2022

It has been a pleasure working with Ronan. They offered concrete suggestions for improvement alongside encouraging feedback on what is already working well. I felt like my vision for my book was understood and respected. They communicated clearly throughout the process and answered questions promptly. I'm so glad I made this investment, and I'd definitely work with them again.
Victoria P.

Victoria P.

Jan, 2022

Incredible experience. Ronan was so professional and communicated well. They gave me a wonderful developmental edit that I learned so much from. The edit letter was so good I'll be using it as a reference for future books. When I need another developmental editor in the future, I will absolutely be hiring Ronan again. 100% worth it.
Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Aug, 2021

Ronan's evaluation of my book and subsequent input were invaluable to my writing process. Clear feedback, prompt service, good insight, concrete suggestions.

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