Scott Colby

Scott Colby – Editor

Developmental and copy editor specializing in speculative fiction. I love helping writers bring their imaginative worlds to life!

Overview

After spending my twenties on various freelance editing tasks, I latched on with sci-fi/fantasy publisher Outland Entertainment a few years ago, first as lead editor for their Pileaus property, and then as their Senior Editor. Since then, I've been involved with developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading a wide variety of novels, novellas, comic books, and TTRPG material.


As an author myself, I understand the value of supportive, positive feedback. Nobody likes dealing with a giant list of everything they did wrong! I approach every editing task with excitement and curiosity, and I make extra sure to call out what's working and what's making me smile. This is a team effort, and I'm here to make your work the best it can be!

Services
Fiction
Dystopian Epic Fantasy Horror Post-Apocalyptic Short Story Space Opera Urban Fantasy Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)

Work experience

Outland Entertainment

Jul, 2021 — Present

As senior editor, I manage a variety of fiction projects including novels, anthologies, and comics. I coordinate a manuscript's movement through all phases of writing, editing, and design. I am involved in development editing, copy editing, and galley proofing. I also write blog posts and contribute to website content as necessary.

Portfolio

Crooked Hills

Bunn, Cullen

Outland Entertainment

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Swords in the Shadows

Oliveri, Mike

Outland Entertainment

Copy Editing
Raze: Mother, Maiden, Crone

Bunn, Cullen

Outland Entertainment

Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Shadowmancy

Franks, Jason

Developmental Editing
Bloody Waters

Franks, Jason

Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
Quiver: Tamsyn Webb

Fischer, Jason

Developmental Editing
The Risen

Vogel, D. W.

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing

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