Sasha Grossman

Sasha Grossman – Editor

Copy editor and proofreader focused on genre fiction (sci-fi/fantasy, romance/erotica, mysteries/thrillers).

Overview

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader who has been part of the publishing industry for fifteen years. My services include copy editing, proofreading, cold reading, fact-checking, and quality control. The list of clients that I have worked with has ranged from small independent presses to Big 5 houses like Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Hachette Book Group. Regardless of who I am working with and the type of project I am working on, I always put in my best efforts to get great results for my clients.


My initial interest in working on books was piqued at an early age by volunteering as a teen reader for an editor at Penguin from the ages of thirteen through eighteen. That experience led me to want to learn more about publishing, and so while at the University of Minnesota I interned at the indie trade house Milkweed Editions and worked as a student assistant on the production team at the University of Minnesota Press. After graduation I moved to New York and began immersing myself further into the publishing industry. Upon completing the Columbia Publishing Course, I worked as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble while I interned in the production department at Bloomsbury USA.


I then joined Oxford University Press as a member of the editorial department in the academic/trade division and worked on the religion list. At that time I also began to take on freelance projects from other publishers. After three years at OUP I moved on to Penguin Random House to be part of the managing editorial team at the Berkley Publishing Group. At Berkley I worked on all manner of bestselling trade fiction and non-fiction for authors like Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Christine Feehan. From late 2015 to mid-2019 I was self-employed as a full-time freelance editor. I now balance freelance projects with the work that I do as a proofreader for the American Medical Association.

Services
Fiction
Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Columbia Publishing Course
  • BA in English, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2012 — Present

Services include copy editing, proofreading, cold reading, fact-checking, and quality control of texts in preparation for publication.

American Medical Association

Jul, 2019 — Present

Penguin Random House

May, 2013 — Oct, 2015 (over 2 years)

Oxford University Press

Jun, 2012 — May, 2013 (11 months)

Oxford University Press

Jun, 2010 — Jun, 2012 (about 2 years)

Bloomsbury USA

Jan, 2010 — Jun, 2010 (5 months)

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Nov, 2009 — Jun, 2010 (7 months)

University of Minnesota Press

May, 2008 — May, 2009 (about 1 year)

Milkweed Editions

May, 2008 — Sep, 2008 (4 months)

Portfolio

Copy Editing
1720. Escaping the gallows, Anne Bonney, theinfamous pirate queen, sets sail in search of a fabulous treasure said to behiding in a lost city of bones somewhere in the heart of Africa. But wha... read more
Copy Editing
Bounty hunters. Ninjas. Anthropomorphic musk oxen from the moons of Gartosh. Welcome to the gut busting and page turning universe of Duke LaGrange!When bounty hunter Duke LaGrange and his oft ... read more
Proofreading
One Tournament. Zero Rules. Fifteen of the biggest, strongest, and nastiest warriors in the entire universe...and Duke LaGrange. Holy hedgehogs! Everyone's favorite bounty hunting duo is back!... read more
Proofreading
Who knew that all you needed to conquer the cosmos was a magic orb, an ancient shield, and a fancy key? Apparently, maniacal madman and aspiring universal ruler Admiral LePaco did.The entire u... read more
Proofreading
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By Wingéd Chair (A Mark of the Least Novel)

Kendra Merritt

Rolling around in the worst fashion accessory ever…Seventeen-year-old Merry has mucked up another chance to get into the University of Magecraft, so she doesn’t have time to deal with shape-ch... read more
Proofreading
Rogue magic and runaway mice were not what Brynn had in mind for a quiet life running a shop…Everyone seems to have an opinion about what Brynn should be doing with her life. Her father wants ... read more
Proofreading
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Skin Deep (A Mark of the Least Novel)

Kendra Merritt

The only one who can free him is the girl he’s hurt the most. Cursed for a youthful accident which maimed a young woman, Léon Beauregard roams his mountain as a bear, clinging to the scraps of... read more
Proofreading
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Aria at the Opera (A Mark of the Least Short)

Kendra Merritt

The show's not over till the soprano dies...Aria has dreamed of the opera ever since her parents died. Now she has a chance to earn her place on the most famous stage in Namerre. Who cares if ... read more
Proofreading
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Catching Cinders (A Mark of the Least Novel)

Kendra Merritt

Even the weakest flame can become the fiercest blaze.Crippled from a childhood illness, Cindy lives in the kitchen fireplace, ignored by her noble father and his new, perfect family, helping t... read more
Proofreading
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Indigo Girl

Suzanne Kamata

Fifteen-year-old Aiko Cassidy, a bicultural girl with cerebral palsy, grew up in Michigan with her single mother. For as long as she could remember, it was just the two of them. When a new ste... read more
Copy Editing Proofreading
Gavin MacCormack found the one. He fell in love. Hard. Until one night he ran out for some ice cream and came back to an empty dorm room, closets bare and nothing but a quick hand-written note... read more
Copy Editing
Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood's spotlight. While being America's favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars c... read more
Copy Editing
Bianca Easton is the perfect senator’s daughter.Law school? Check.Camera-ready smile? Check.A dull and boring existence? Double check.But that was before. Before she lost her best and only fri... read more
Copy Editing

Sasha has 6 reviews

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Dana F.

Dana F.

Jul, 2023

I continue to love working with Sasha. She has a sharp eye and easy-to-follow editing protocol.
Dana F.

Dana F.

May, 2022

I loved working with Sasha. She is such an excellent reader for my work. She kept my voice while also editing for clarity and coherency. She also answered all my questions and helped me understand the publishing process better. I will definitely contract with her again in the future!
Jay K.

Jay K.

Apr, 2020

This was my fourth book with Sasha providing either copy/line edits and/or proofreading. She is one of the best...speedy, thorough, responsive, and fair. I can't say enough good things about her...and if the series gets a fifth book, I will hire her again! A++++!
Katt P.

Katt P.

Mar, 2020

Sasha was very communicative and open with her requirements for the project. I appreciated that she'd touch base when a time frame couldn't be met and was very flexible with limitations on my availability due to external factors. She didn't shy away from my subject matter (kinky erotica) and helped to smooth out the niggling little issues before publication. I would definitely engage Sasha aga...
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Kendra M.

Kendra M.

Feb, 2019

I really loved working with Sasha. She is extraordinarily prompt and professional and does a fantastic job.

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