Sasha Grossman

Sasha Grossman – Editor

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


I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader who has been part of the publishing industry for over a decade. 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.
Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (US)
  • Columbia Publishing Course
  • BA in English, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Work experience


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)


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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 his humanity. Too bad it’s not working. Every day he loses a little... read more
A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths.Nnedi Okorafor was never suppos... read more
The desire that exploded in Mastered continues its conflagration in Dominated—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. To save her, he had to betray her... In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in o... read more
New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder presents the second novel starring the mysterious Madame X. My name is Madame X. My life is not my own. But it could be... Everything Madame X has ever known is contained within the four walls of the penthouse o... read more
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 her to go on grand adventures while her best friend believes that a ... read more
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-changing creatures bent on stealing memories from the people of Woodsh... read more
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 universe is on the brink of disaster as the race to find the componen... read more
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! Nova Texas' favorite son, Duke LaGrange, and his silent swordsman s... read more
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Return to Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world with this New York Times bestseller, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy…Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are uniq... read more
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Lilith S.

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Indigo Girl

Suzanne K.

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An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries.In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena Lo... read more
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The author of the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series is back with more Southern charm and beguiling mystery as Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel must find a killer in a room full of librarians... Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic ... read more
Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up more Lone Star justice in this spicy mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole.It's fiesta time in Broken Boot, Texas, and tourists are pouring into town faster than free be... read more
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LEGEND HAS IT is the fifth novel in a series which gives a new twist to the Prince Charming tale. The first four novels are Charming, Daring, Fearless & In Shining Armor.

Melissa L.

Wrongfully accused of murder, Dr. Catherine Bennett is destined to hang... unless she can disappear.With the untamed territory of Colorado as her most likely refuge, she packs her physician's kit and heads West. But even with a new life and name, a female doct... read more
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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 saying, I'm sorry. Those two words taught Gavin the meaning of hear... read more
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 certainly wasn't one of them. But when she thinks about walking away ... read more
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 friend in a tragic accident. Before she found that friend's unfinished ... read more
*Book of the Month Club Selection *Indie Next Pick “Hugely entertaining… The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight. Though Ms. Jacobs’s writing has echoes of Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West and J.D. Salinger, her terrific book displays in abundance a... read more

Sasha has 5 reviews





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.
Jay K.

Jay K.

Sep, 2018

For her experience, talent, and professionalism, Sasha could charge 5x what she does! The value is undeniable. It was a pleasure working with her and my three novels are better off after her thorough proofreading. She is also very flexible and had to make some timing changes to accommodate a few unplanned delays on my end...which I can't thank her enough! Overall, A+/5 stars/two thumbs up/1...
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