Sonny Marr

Sonny Marr – Editor

Editor and pitch writer for fiction and personal memoir. I will shape your manuscript and offer guidance on how to get it published.

Overview

I am a professional Commissioning Editor specialising in fiction and personal memoir. I love working with authors at the start of their career. I will take your manuscript from rough draft to polished manuscript whilst offering support and guidance on how to navigate the publishing industry. I am particularly skilled at helping writers hone their pitch to ensure that literary agents and publishers sit up and take notice.


With 8 years experience in trade publishing, I have edited and published numerous Sunday Times and NYT bestsellers and worked with authors such as Sophie Cousens, Susan Lewis, Kathy Reichs, Pet Shop Boys, Kiersten Modglin and many more!


I am available for copyediting and proofreading, but the most valuable service I offer is in shaping your manuscript to ensure that it reaches its most compelling and commercial potential.


I began my career at a literary agency, and I also work as a Development Producer for podcasts. If you have a great idea for a non-fiction narrative series, or are struggling to decide whether your idea would work better as a podcast or a book, I'm very happy to help.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (UK)

Work experience

Hachette

Jun, 2021 — Present

Penguin Random House

Sep, 2016 — Jun, 2021 (over 4 years)

Sonny has 18 reviews

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Dimitrios A.

Dimitrios A.

Oct, 2023

I am left speechless. A writer without any words. Sonny is truly a gem of an editor! I plan on continue working with her, not only was her sessions and feedback informative, direct with a sense of humor but she understood me and my story based on my true experiences right off the bat. I met with a lot of producers and incredibly happy to have landed on Sonny. This is and will be the beginning o...
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Laurence C.

Laurence C.

Aug, 2023

Sonny's insights and feedback were excellent. Sonny made constructive suggestions via a call and written feedback that helped me to improve my manuscript.
Bryan H.

Bryan H.

Oct, 2022

This is my second time working with Sonny. And I will definitely keep coming back. She's fantastic.
Maiko S.

Maiko S.

Sep, 2022

It's been such a gift to work with Sonny on my women's fiction novel "Olive's Diary: an unputdownable story about hope, loss and second chances". I received two rounds of editing from Sonny, once at the beginning of the editing process and the other toward the end, and in the middle, we also arranged a follow-up meeting to discuss the direction of the book. Every step of working with Sonny has ...
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Mike H.

Mike H.

Sep, 2022

Sonny gave a much appreciated personal touch through virtual face to face meetings before and after the project. She did a good job of highlighting strengths in the project and pushed my work to be as ambitious and sound as possible.

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