Sandra Ogle

Sandra Ogle – Editor

18+ years editing fiction for publishers including HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. Love working on fantasy, sci-fi, and romance.

Overview

My editing skills were honed during my time at Penguin in New York as a senior production editor. I ran the copy department for two high-volume imprints that published an esteemed list of titles, including the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. Since my career began, I have accumulated more than eighteen years of experience working for many different publishers, including HarperCollins, Albert Whitman, Sourcebooks, Candlewick, Beacon Press, Amazon, and Kirkus.


Over the years, I have edited and copyedited novels written by a long list of high-caliber authors, including Liane Moriarty, Lauren Oliver, and Jane Smiley, among others. I have also worked one-on-one with first-time and self-published authors, which I find extremely rewarding.


I'd love to help make your novel the best that it can be.


**Currently accepting projects for September and October.**

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Dystopian Fantasy Post-Apocalyptic Time Travel Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • MA, Journalism (New York University)
  • BA, English (The University of Texas at Austin)

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2008 — Present

Edit, copyedit, fact-check, and proofread fiction (and sometimes nonfiction) trade books for both children and adult imprints. Clients have included HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Albert Whitman, Candlewick, Sourcebooks, Beacon Press, Seal Press, and Kirkus. Work one-on-one with authors to improve aspects (structure, dialogue, characterization, tone, etc.) of their fiction manuscripts prior to publication.

Penguin

Sep, 2007 — Oct, 2008 (about 1 year)

Managed and scheduled all freelance copy editors, fact-checkers, and proofreaders for the children’s imprints Grosset and Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan, which publish close to 300 titles per year. Reviewed and evaluated all freelance work. Managed all in-house copyediting and proofreading from manuscripts to proof stages, while adhering to tight editorial and production schedules. Created and maintained all style guides.

Portfolio

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have b... read more
An NPR Best Young Adult Book of 2016Tor.com's Best YA SFF of 2016A Bustle Best Book of 2016 SelectionA Paste Magazine's Best Books of 2016The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...Ale... read more
The Before I Fall movie—based on Lauren Oliver’s beloved first novel and starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley—is opening in theaters in spring 2017.This special enhanced edition of the New York Times bestselling Before I Fall by award-winning au... read more
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Time Is Heartless: The Heartless Series: Book Three

Lahey, Sarah

Cross Over Press

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Kat Girl (Love Chronicles)

Lahey, Sarah

Cross Over Press

Developmental Editing
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Blighted Heart (Primordials of Shadowthorn)

Willis, Jessaca

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Soul of the Crow (Reapers of Veltuur)

Willis, Jessaca

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Camp Kinross

Perry, Holly Louise

An ancient mystery. A modern murder. Sir Augustus Wall, a horribly mutilated veteran of the Great War, has left Europe behind to open an antiquities shop in Cairo. But Europe’s troubles follow him as a priceless inscription is stolen and those who know its sec... read more
In Adam Burch’s thrilling series debut, a young man must choose between violence and peace in a distant world divided between those who thrive in endless sunlight and those who survive in eternal darkness.The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peac... read more
Glow

Megan E. Bryant

When thrift-store aficionado Julie discovers a series of antique paintings with hidden glowing images that are only visible in the dark, she wants to learn more about the artist. In her search, she uncovers a century-old romance and the haunting true story of ... read more
Rafael has dreams. Every chance he gets he plays in the street games trying to build his skills, get noticed by scouts, and―someday―play Major League Baseball. Maya has worries. The bees are dying all over the world, and the company her father works for is res... read more
Life in a 1905 Nevada mining town is not easy for any thirteen-year-old. For Kit Donovan, it seems downright impossible. When her mother dies of a fever, Kit is certain she is to blame. Guilt-ridden, she is determined to honor her promises to her mother―namely... read more
The Six

Mark Alpert

Exchanging their bodies for machines, these teens will defy expectations, brave danger, and defend civilization. They are The Six.Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year it will take his life. Virtual reality gam... read more
Filled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen's multilayered novel will make you question all you think you know about beauty, beastliness, and happily ever after.They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can't believe such foolishness ab... read more
Everybody needs someone who gets their crazyHank Kirby can't catch a break. He doesn't mean to screw up. It just happens. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spelled "prom" in sparklers on Amanda Carlisle... read more
Love is everything but expected.Eden Monro came to California for a summer of sun, sand and celebrities – what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers: a dad she hasn't seen in three years, a stepmonster and ... read more
Of Better Blood

Susan Moger

Teenage polio survivor Rowan Collier is caught in the crossfire of a secret war against "the unfit." It's 1922, and eugenics—the movement dedicated to racial purity and good breeding—has taken hold in America. State laws allow institutions to sterilize minorit... read more
Burn Girl

Mandy Mikulencak

Arlie's face was disfigured by burns when her stepfather's meth lab exploded. After that, Arlie discovered the street smarts and survival skills she needed to shelter her addict mother, since the law and Lloyd, her deranged stepfather, are both looking for the... read more
A kingdom is at war.A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen.A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her.But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sw... read more
Verity Gallant is a lonely little girl who doesn't quite fit in. But when a mysterious stranger hands her an ancient book, everything changes. Suddenly it's up to her to solve the riddle of an ancient pledge and protect her family from the evil Mistress of the... read more
Nicola Berry has only one day left to save the world. Armed with little more than her two closest friends, her annoying brother, her more annoying archrival, and an unusually tall alien named Shimlara, Nicola’s not sure she’s up to the task. She must convince ... read more
The Storm

Virginia Bergin

The thrilling sequel to H2ODEADLY TO THE LAST DROP .Ninety-seven percent of the population is dead. And the killer rain keeps falling. Ruby's not sure she can make it on her own much longer. So when a chance encounter leads her to a camp with the last boy she ... read more
"Swoon worthy! I fell in love with Oliver Perry so fast! This book is feels inducing...I loved every single page!" ―Anna Todd, New York Times bestelling author of the After series"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreak... read more
Jessica Verdi, the author of My Life After Now and The Summer I Wasn't Me, returns with a heartbreaking and poignant novel of grief and guilt that reads like Nicholas Sparks for teens.It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have nev... read more
Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its per... read more
The Summer After You and Me

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? For Lucy, the Jersey Shore isn't just the perfect summer escape, it's home. As a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in during Memorial Day weekend, crowding her costal t... read more
Breaking Sky

Cori McCarthy

"Breaking Sky is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kind of barriers at a Mach 5 pace."―Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need seriesA gritty coming of age tale with tons of action, a fascinating dystopian society, humor... read more
Six Months Later

Natalie Richards

"Recommend it to fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay." ―Library JournalShe Has Everything She Ever Wanted. But Not Her Memory...When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the las... read more
It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it. Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be banished to... read more
To Come and Go Like Magic

Katie Pickard Fawcett

Twelve-year-old Chili Sue Mahoney has never been outside of her small Appalachian town. Mercy Hill, Kentucky, is home, with its meadows full of flowers, nights full of fireflies, grand mountains surrounding her little town. But it's also a place of poverty and... read more
"Redemption and grief, and the love that exists even when people are gone."-The BookbagNot alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead.It's all been building to this moment...After everything Darina has been through, she knows it's time. She m... read more
A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached... read more
What really happened to Anastasia Romanov? Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old ha... read more
Freak Magnet

Andrew Auseon

A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once.Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when they do, sparks fly . . . for Charlie. Gloria, well, she just th... read more

Sandra has 59 reviews

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Devi S.

Devi S.

Apr, 2023

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I've just had the pleasure of working with Sandra for the second time. The first time, the manuscript she helped me with (the first 20 pages of my first novel) led to five full requests from agents. This time, I sent her two short stories and am every but as pleased with her great edit suggestions and attention to detail, not only catching typos and grammar faux-pas, but also redundancies in w...
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Eli J.

Eli J.

Mar, 2021

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Sandra was highly detailed and thorough. Though I expected to get good feedback, what I was sent left me floored: a veritable wealth of knowledge on ways to improve my manuscript. She saw things that I had overlooked and changed the way I see my own work. I cannot recommend her enough and as I continue my own journey know I will be returning to her in the future.
Jessaca W.

Jessaca W.

Nov, 2020

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Sandra just finished editing the first book in my new gothic/dark fantasy series, and her feedback has been PHENOMENAL! Sandra truly takes the time to get to know your characters or care about your story. She keeps her feedback professional and constructive in ways that boost up an author's self-esteem, rather than tear apart our work. This will be my third series that she's worked on, and I co...
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Clarke W.

Clarke W.

Jun, 2024

Sandra was easy and awesome to work with! She reviewed my pages in a timely fashion and I really appreciated all of her feedback. I feel more confident taking this latest MS draft out into the publishing world.
Clarke W.

Clarke W.

Mar, 2024

Sandra's edit and notes on my manuscript were an invaluable step toward making my novel better!

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