Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen – Editor

Dedicated full-time and freelance editor, copy editor and proofreader with professional, creative publishing experience in numerous genres.


I am a full-time and freelance book editor with nearly a decade's experience in copy editing, stylistic/technical editing, proofreading, critiquing, and teaching writing. I currently work as a YA/MG editor in New York City. I've also had experience developing composition, rhetorics, and literature textbooks; cookbooks and other illustrated non-fiction titles; and historical fiction. I have a soft spot for YA/Children's Literature and science fiction/fantasy/horror, as well as assisting authors with poetry, short fiction, and other literary magazine submissions. I also perform beta reads, cover copy and reviewing services.

I am pleased to offer prospective clients:
• Expert, punctual service
• Clear and reliable communication between editor and author
• Thorough feedback
• Competitive pricing
• Personalized and flexible project arrangements
• Years of experience in the professional publishing world, writing in academia, literary magazine editing, and freelance editing and proofreading

Please feel free to check out some examples of projects I have worked on in my portfolio. I would love to hear from you if you think you have a project that I can creatively collaborate on or assist with! I am always open to discussing ideas for new projects.
Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Horror Middle Grade Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult
English (US)
  • Massachusetts Teaching License, English 5-12
  • Member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Work experience

Inkyard Press/HarperCollins

Mar, 2021 — May, 2022 (about 1 year)

Penguin Random House

Jan, 2020 — Present

Springer Nature

Sep, 2019 — Mar, 2021 (over 1 year)


Jun, 2019 — Present

Applewood Books

Apr, 2019 — Present

First Second

Oct, 2018 — Present

Freelance copy editing and proofreading of YA projects, comics, and graphic novels.

Publisher's Weekly

Apr, 2018 — Present

Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC

Jan, 2018 — Present

The MIT Press

Nov, 2017 — Sep, 2019 (almost 2 years)

Bedford/St. Martin's | Macmillan

Jan, 2017 — Nov, 2017 (10 months)

Publisher's Weekly

Jan, 2017 — Oct, 2017 (9 months)

Bedford/St. Martins | Macmillan

Mar, 2016 — Dec, 2016 (9 months)

Page Street Publishing Co.

Jan, 2016 — Present


Jun, 2015 — Present

Bedford St. Martin's | Macmillan

Feb, 2015 — Feb, 2016 (about 1 year)

Clarion, Boston University

Aug, 2014 — Sep, 2015 (about 1 year)

University Press of Florida

Sep, 2011 — May, 2012 (8 months)


Don't Go to Sleep

Moore, Bryce

The Daughters of Ys

Anderson, M. T.

Ring of Solomon

Polydoros, Aden


Housman, Ivelisse

Bone Weaver

Polydoros, Aden


Lee, Susan

All Signs Point to Yes

Montgomery, Cam


Wayland, Iona

The Kindred

Dow, Alechia

In Other News

Robbins, Dale

The Underground Moon

Magner, Melissa K.

An introduction to dependent types, demonstrating the most beautiful aspects, one step at a time.A program's type describes its behavior. Dependent types are a first-class part of a language, and are much more powerful than other kinds of types; using just one... read more
An accessible, nontechnical overview of active touch sensing, from sensory receptors in the skin to tactile surfaces on flat screen displays.Haptics, or haptic sensing, refers to the ability to identify and perceive objects through touch. This is active touch,... read more
Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence.This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principle... read more
Get Your Health Back for Good In 30 DaysMillions of Americans have thyroid disorders and don’t even know it. Dr. Becky Campbell, who has years of experience in the field, was one of those people but cured herself using this revolutionary program. What makes th... read more
Riding on the wave of adult coloring that inspired a generation of budding casual artists, Mary Phan’s sketching workshops have had an incredible reception by makers who are lookingfor a new creative outlet. In The Artful Sketch, she shares the exclusive secre... read more
Smoke and Grill Like an Award-Winning Competitive Chef Create complex, authentic southern flavors with smoking secrets from American Grilled champion Staci Jett. Bring competition-worthy dishes right to your table with secret ingredients like Kentucky Bourbon ... read more
After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combi... read more
Delicious Dishes For a Healthy Lifestyle All Week LongSamantha Ferraro’s fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins,... read more
Models for Writers remains a bestseller for millions of students for a reason: its short, accessible readings reflect the length of essays students write in college and the topics that matter most, and its simple yet thorough writing instruction offers the sup... read more
With comprehensive coverage of reading and study skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, and a unique visual approach to learning, Successful College Writing provides in-depth instruction on the skills other composition texts assume students ... read more
From memes to resumes, fairy tales to researched arguments, in a striking full-color visual design, The Bedford Book of Genres invites students to unpack how genres work in order to experiment with their own compositions. After capturing the imagination of ins... read more

Cheryl E. Ball

A brief, accessible text designed to support core writing assignments, streamlining the process of composing multimodally: helping students make decisions about content across a range of modes, forms, and media from words to images to movement. The 2e is reima... read more
The Winter 2017-18 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year's three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter is... read more
The Spring 2017 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue... read more
Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present ― including many new contemporary prize-winners ― The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of cour... read more

Stephanie has 91 reviews





Ana C.

Ana C.

Mar, 2024

Stephanie is always a pleasure to work with! She has a great eye for editing and proofreading!
Ana C.

Ana C.

Jun, 2023

This was my first time working with Stephanie, and I cannot recommend her enough! She was diligent, friendly, and had great expertise in comics! It was an absolute pleasure to introduce my graphic novel series to her and have Stephanie be a part of it! I will hire Stephanie again:)
Stephanie C.
Thank you, Ana, it was a pleasure working with you! Can't wait to hear about your next graphic novel. :)
Conor M.

Conor M.

Mar, 2023

Always a pleasant experience working with Stephanie. She offers so many valuable notes and catches many things I otherwise would have missed. Highest recommendation.
Jesse M.

Jesse M.

Jan, 2023

This is my second time working with Stephanie and I hope it will not be the last. She has a good eye for detail and is extremely friendly and professional. She is very accommodating when it comes to schedules as well because much of our collaboration occurred over the holidays and there were no issues. I also appreciated her humorous reactions to the various story beats of my novel which made ...
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Nate S.

Nate S.

Aug, 2022

Quick and professional

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