Cassidy Sachs

Cassidy Sachs - Editor

New York, New York, USA

An editor at a Big 5 publisher with experience editing NYT bestsellers, specializing in adult commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction.

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Overview

Hi there! I'm an editor with over seven years industry experience. I specialize in adult narrative nonfiction across a broad array of genres including history, politics, memoir and journalism as well as adult commercial fiction, particularly with a romance and women's fiction bent. I view editing as an exercise in empathy, and love working closely with authors to shape the best possible version of their book, to make sure the story they want to tell, the message they want to deliver, and the empowering perspective they want to share, come through clearly.

I am available to provide structural editorial notes to help at the development stage, a closer line-edit for projects that are further along, and specialize in long form editorial letters that assess your project's strengths and weaknesses and help you plan for the best path forward. I am a thorough and thoughtful editor, eager to bring my expertise to your work!

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Romantic Comedy

Work experience

Editor

Penguin Random House
May, 2017 – Present (almost 6 years)

Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World

Schriock, Stephanie, Reynolds, Christina, Harris, Kamala

Friends from Home

Chamberlain, Lauryn

Out of Love: A Novel

Hayes, Hazel

Cassidy has 18 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

grant robinson
I've used her several times already and she never disappoints.

grant robinson, January 2023


Mark Loughlin
I was brand new to the book writing and all that goes with getting it all the way done. I have learned a lot of new things and also experienced an emotional wave of creation in the proofreading. Wow is all I can say about that. Cassidy Sachs was wonderful, and I can only imagine the depth of her talents. Thank you, Cassidy for that trip around your world. All the Best, Mark Loughlin

Mark Loughlin, November 2022


EJ Wozniak
Very thoughtful and helpful editorial letter. I can tell Cassidy spent the time to read my draft and gave me meaningful feedback to improve upon my story and writing!

EJ Wozniak, October 2022


Dayna Gross
I had a great experience working with Cassidy. Her feedback was truly invaluable and helped me see my manuscript from that very much needed alternative perspective. After working with her you'll receive thorough and thoughtful edits that will help pivot your writing to a more professional and structured standard. I certainly plan on working with her again and would recommend her to anyone seeki...
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Dayna Gross, July 2022


Rhiane Heslop
It was an extremely helpful, pleasant and fun process to work with Cassidy on editing my fiction novel. Her feedback was insightful and expertly delivered. She was very supportive throughout the whole process and very quick to respond to all inquiries. I would highly recommend!

Rhiane Heslop, June 2022

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