Dani Segelbaum

Dani Segelbaum - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Literary agent and former editor of non-fiction, with over five years of experience in publishing. Interested in fiction and non-fiction!

Request a quote
Verified identity


Hi, my name is Dani!

I’m an agent, editor, project manager, and creator. I love to help authors create beautiful, entertaining, and creative projects that excite a broad audience. My goal is to work with authors from diverse backgrounds to tell stories that are important to them.

I've been a voracious reader for as long as I can remember. I began my publishing career as an editorial assistant at HarperCollins Publishers, focusing primarily on highly designed non-fiction titles . I currently work at a literary agency, managing debut, established, and bestselling authors through the editorial process, and assisting clients to achieve their best work.

I love narrative non-fiction, popular culture, fashion, lifestyle, feminism, memoir, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, politics, and cookbooks.

I'd like to help you tell your story. My services include query letter review, book proposal writing and design, developmental editing, editorial assessment, and more! I look forward to hearing from you.


*To avoid a conflict of interest, I cannot agent projects I have edited via Reedsy. Thanks for understanding.

English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Literary Assistant

New Leaf Literary & Media
January, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

• Edit manuscripts for submission, write pitch letters, prepare
submission lists, and submit titles to editors
• Project-manage debut, established, and bestselling authors
through the editorial process

Editorial Assistant

HarperCollins Publishers
July, 2016 – January, 2019 (over 2 years)

• Acquired, project-managed, and edited nonfiction titles
• Managed communications with authors across all departments
including marketing, publicity, sales, and editorial
• Copyedited, proofread, and restructured manuscripts
• Collaborated with marketing and publicity departments to
craft all marketing materials, publicity plans, and press

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Sara Berman's Closet

Kalman, Maira, Kalman, Alex

Delia Suits Up

Aksel, Amanda

Realm Breaker

Aveyard, Victoria

It Came from the Sky

Sedoti, Chelsea

Some Other Now

Everett, Sarah

The Forest of Stars

Kassner, Heather, Ptica, Iz

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Marissa Graff

Children's book editor who has worked with a top literary agent for 6+ years to make middle grade and young adult stories shine and sell.

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Amanda Manns

Independent press cofounder, experienced editor, insightful reader. Edits literary and genre fiction at all stages of development.

Charlottesville, VA, USA

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy