Sarah Smeaton

Sarah Smeaton - Editor Tick

Lincoln, United Kingdom

A former Senior Editor at Bonnier, I'm now a freelance editor with experience in a wide variety of genres. Specialist in romance fiction.

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Literature is my passion. A former Senior Editor, I'm now a freelance editor who has worked across most genres during my career from thrillers and YA to historical and paranormal, with romance being my specialism.

Having over 5 years’ editorial experience for the likes of Bonnier Publishing and several best-selling authors, I am able to work quickly and efficiently to help authors make their novels be the best they can be.

You are the driver – I’m just helping you read the map. I believe one of the most important factors in the editing process is the relationship between editor and author, which is why I can honestly say I’ve never left a project without the author being 100% happy.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
LGBTQ
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
September, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

As a freelance editor, I offer a variety of services depending on what the author requires. The services
I offer include manuscript reviews/editorial assessments, full content editing, copy editing and proofreading.

Senior Editor

Totally Entwined Group (Bonnier Publishing)
June, 2012 – September, 2016 (over 4 years)

As senior editor for the Totally Entwined Group (Bonnier Publishing), I was responsible for signing off manuscripts before publication and editing the manuscripts of our top-tier authors. I also assessed new submissions, attended book fairs and worked closely with the Marketing/PR team to ensure the success of our manuscripts.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Rasputin's Kiss (Investigating Love Book 1)

L.M. Somerton

FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR L.M. SOMERTONThis is the first book in this amazing new series that I can guarantee you will love. It was told with such a flare ~ MM Good Book ReviewsLoveable characters, hot sex, sensual touching, kinky BDSM and a suspenseful story…Not Disappointed ~ 3 Chicks After DarkBook one in the Investigating Love series What if the last thing you felt was the kiss... read more

FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR L.M. SOMERTONThis is the first book in this amazing new series that I can guarantee you will love. It was told with such a flare ~ MM Good Book ReviewsLoveable characters, hot sex, sensual touching, kinky BDSM and a suspenseful story…Not Disappointed ~ 3 Chicks After DarkBook one in the Investigating Love series What if the last thing you felt was the kiss... read more

Initiation (Master Class Book 1)

Sierra Cartwright

FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIERRA CARTWRIGHTBook one in The Master Class series - The new and expanded versionWhen wannabe sub Jennifer Berklee calls him Master and begs him to flog her, PI Logan Powell knows all his military training won’t be enough to keep his jaded heart safe.Private investigator Logan Powell does the women of the world a favor by avoiding emotional entangleme... read more

FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIERRA CARTWRIGHTBook one in The Master Class series - The new and expanded versionWhen wannabe sub Jennifer Berklee calls him Master and begs him to flog her, PI Logan Powell knows all his military training won’t be enough to keep his jaded heart safe.Private investigator Logan Powell does the women of the world a favor by avoiding emotional entangleme... read more

Needing (Voices Book 1)

Sarah Masters

FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR SARAH MASTERS‘I really, really loved the chemistry between Oliver and Langham’ ~ The Blogger GirlsBook one in the Voices series.Getting calls from the dead in the middle of the night isn't Oliver's idea of fun...Oliver gets calls from the dead, imploring him to help them find their killers. He's heard them since he was a child and now assists the police in their investi... read more

FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR SARAH MASTERS‘I really, really loved the chemistry between Oliver and Langham’ ~ The Blogger GirlsBook one in the Voices series.Getting calls from the dead in the middle of the night isn't Oliver's idea of fun...Oliver gets calls from the dead, imploring him to help them find their killers. He's heard them since he was a child and now assists the police in their investi... read more

The Ultimatum: Volume 1 (Dominion)

Katy Swann

Once a submissive, always a submissive, right? Maybe she needs a little reminder. Frankie Hamilton is stunned when her husband, Jake, gives her an ultimatum-either she goes with him to a country hotel for the weekend or he'll leave her. In an attempt to save her troubled marriage she agrees to go. But Dominion is no ordinary hotel. During the week it's an upmarket conference center, but at wee... read more

Once a submissive, always a submissive, right? Maybe she needs a little reminder. Frankie Hamilton is stunned when her husband, Jake, gives her an ultimatum-either she goes with him to a country hotel for the weekend or he'll leave her. In an attempt to save her troubled marriage she agrees to go. But Dominion is no ordinary hotel. During the week it's an upmarket conference center, but at wee... read more

Gabriel’s Angel

Caroline MacCallum

When destiny gets it wrong, a lifetime of true love hangs in the balance.Gabriel Black doesn’t want to believe he’s been dumped, but when the texts, calls and sweetly scented letters from his long-distance girlfriend, Elle Cassidy, suddenly stop, what else can he think?Just as well his family is starting a new life away from the rat race, which means he can find out what’s going on face to fac... read more

When destiny gets it wrong, a lifetime of true love hangs in the balance.Gabriel Black doesn’t want to believe he’s been dumped, but when the texts, calls and sweetly scented letters from his long-distance girlfriend, Elle Cassidy, suddenly stop, what else can he think?Just as well his family is starting a new life away from the rat race, which means he can find out what’s going on face to fac... read more

Lady in Waiting

Lady Victoria Hervey

Something Shattered

Bailey Bradford

Something Shattered by Bailey BradfordWhen something inside him is shattered by an act of violence, Caleb Tomas doesn’t think he can ever be whole again.Police Officer Jesse Martin has lived in the small town of El Jardin, New Mexico, for a decade, but he’s never seen anything like the mysterious man who moves in in the middle of the night. The house across the street from Jesse’s trailer is n... read more

Something Shattered by Bailey BradfordWhen something inside him is shattered by an act of violence, Caleb Tomas doesn’t think he can ever be whole again.Police Officer Jesse Martin has lived in the small town of El Jardin, New Mexico, for a decade, but he’s never seen anything like the mysterious man who moves in in the middle of the night. The house across the street from Jesse’s trailer is n... read more

It was a Thursday

Carol Lynne

Fistful of Lies (What's his Passion?)

Helena Maeve

If you wanted to, how would you kill your lover? Freshly sacked from his professorship, Reuben could do without a month-long holiday on his boyfriend's private island. But he may as well enjoy the perks while they last. As soon as details of his dismissal surface, he's sure to wind up alone with his murder mystery fixation. Born with a silver spoon firmly between his teeth, Leif Claeson is no ... read more

If you wanted to, how would you kill your lover? Freshly sacked from his professorship, Reuben could do without a month-long holiday on his boyfriend's private island. But he may as well enjoy the perks while they last. As soon as details of his dismissal surface, he's sure to wind up alone with his murder mystery fixation. Born with a silver spoon firmly between his teeth, Leif Claeson is no ... read more

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Kiana Hornbuckle

Sarah's feedback was a huge help and exactly what I needed to take my book where I want it to be.

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Kiana Hornbuckle, July 2018


Ashley Pearce

Sarah has been a pleasure to work with providing me with very clear and constructive editorial advice. I will definitely be working with her on future projects.

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Ashley Pearce, July 2018


Caz Cherrry

I have used a few editors now and Sarah is by far the best. She is a very thorough and professional editor who gave constructive feedback and good suggestions on how I could improve my story. She helped me achieve a much better version of my book than I started with and my writing has improved as a result of working with her. I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah to anyone.

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Caz Cherrry, May 2018


Chris Monö

Working with Sarah was a sincere pleasure. She’s a true professional, easy to work with and extremely competent. Her superb comments and eye for details made it clear she’d taken her time with my manuscript. I’m thrilled to have worked with Sarah and look forward to doing so again with the next book in the series.

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Chris Monö, May 2018


Steve Griffin

Sarah was excellent in understanding my needs and tailoring her service to my requirements and budget. She communicated frequently and clearly throughout our project and I felt very comfortable working with her. Sarah's edits were just what I needed as an inexperienced author. She highlighted inconsistencies and other flaws in my manuscript that still needed work, while completing necessary sm...

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Steve Griffin, March 2018

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