Savannah Summers

Savannah Summers - Editor

Nashville, TN, USA

With a passion for writing, grammar, and syntax, I aim to upgrade your content to entice new readers and bring them inside your book world.

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Overview

Hi there! I am an editor, proofreader, and resume designer looking to assist authors in bringing their stories to life. With an eye for detail, I can catch even the most minute grammatical error, leaving you free to focus on your characters. I specialize in line editing, copywriting, and proofreading and have experience with publishing companies such as HarperCollins, She Reads Truth, and LifeWay. I pride myself on always being ahead of schedule and thrive on organization, meeting deadlines with excitement and professionalism. Some genres I have worked on include historical, contemporary romance, women's fiction, and Amish. With me as your proofreader, you can take your content from rough draft to polished manuscript and have a project worth showcasing to your colleagues and potential readers.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Associate Editor

HarperCollins
March, 2022 – Present (4 months)

Working alongside the editorial team, I manage project workflow, partner with proofreaders, give feedback on covers and title ideas, and directly assist the publisher.

Fiction Assistant

HarperCollins Christian Publishers
October, 2018 – March, 2022 (over 3 years)

- Assistant to publisher, editorial, and marketing teams for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Fiction imprints
- Editorial skills in mass market titles; design format, grammar and syntax, editorial calendar management, printer deadlines, Library of Congress application, book proposal reviews
- Marketing and publicity support; social media and graphic design, press releases, media partnerships and mailings, galley creation
- Author-facing communication; content development and event planning

Editorial and Marketing Intern

HarperCollins Christian Publishers
June, 2018 – October, 2018 (4 months)

- Chosen from over 1,000 applicants; developed skills in editorial letters, novel and novella proofs, back cover copy writing, titling, and acquisitions
- Marketing projects: Facebook advertising campaign, social media research, email list-building to grow engagement
- Weekly development sessions focused on various imprints and departments, workplace personality tests, and leadership strategies

Editorial Intern

LifeWay Christian Resources
June, 2017 – August, 2017 (2 months)

During June 2017 to August 2017, I worked as one of twenty five chosen out of five hundred applicants to intern at LifeWay's corporate office in downtown Nashville. Serving as the Editorial Intern for the Adult Publishing department, I gained skills in editing, proofreading, event planning, marketing, public speaking, and writing.

My projects for LifeWay include four published works:
- Two devotionals for Journey, a monthly women's magazine
- 500 word piece on faith for a wide audience
- One travel article for Mature Living, a quarterly magazine geared towards senior adults
- Researched for and wrote a piece on Hidden Places to Travel in Your State
- Feature article for HomeLife, a faith and family-based magazine; Interviewed author Jen Wilkin and wrote feature article for January 2018 magazine
- Assisted in editing Priscilla Shirer's Discerning The Voice of God and Beth Moore's The Quest.

Editorial Intern

She Reads Truth
August, 2016 – December, 2016 (4 months)

As the Editorial Intern for She Reads Truth, I became immersed in the process of creating and publishing devotionals and study books, getting the chance to edit content and learn about proofreading skills. I sat in on team meetings with both the Editorial and Creative departments, brainstormed ideas for content, and edited finalized documents for the reading community of She Reads Truth. Other tasks included organizing documents and checking scripture references for books, contributing research and ideas, editing content and writers’ pieces, and working with both departments to finalize products. Over the course of my time interning, my work helped create six books with my name on the masthead.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Orphan's Wish

Dickerson, Melanie

Faithful

Tate, Kim Cash

An Amish Picnic: Four Stories

Clipston, Amy, Irvin, Kelly, Fuller, Kathleen, Chapman, Vannetta

Savannah has 8 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Payton Teeples
Ms. Summers is perhaps one of the best options on the market. Her critiques were thorough, fairly quick, and extremely cheap. I have commissioned her editing for two different projects now. I can't speak for everyone, but developmental editing for one of my books with a length of about 80,000 words cost me $400. I expected good critiques and received great critiques on issues I had not thought ...
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Payton Teeples, May 2022


Payton Teeples
Ms. Summers was professional, quick, and affordable. She was much cheaper than most editors, she covered all my questions, and she exceeded my expectations by analyzing more facets of the story than she strictly needed to. I could see she really cares about making stories the best they can be. I would strongly recommend this editor to anyone for her value and skill.

Payton Teeples, February 2022


Patricia Duran
I can't say enough good things about Savannah! She was my first choice as a developmental editor for my debut young adult novel and I am so grateful that she accepted the job. She is communicative throughout the process, which I found so encouraging as I waited for the edits to be complete. Savannah is a strong believer that at the end of the day the work belongs to the writer. Her feedback is ...
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Patricia Duran, January 2022


Rachel Wells
Savannah is everything I prayed for in an editor. I wanted someone who understood my voice and goals for the book and respected them. She did! I was also hoping for some good solid constructive criticism (I was a little worried about this, as it’s my first time working with an editor.) Well let me just say, I got my feedback letter and there was constructive criticism and it was delivered with...
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Rachel Wells, December 2021


Christopher Carter
I was very thankful for the edits and suggestions Savannah made that helped improve my manuscript.

Christopher Carter, December 2021

Savannah Summers
Hi Christopher! Thanks so much for the review and the opportunity to work together. If there is anything you think I can improve on for future projects, please let me know.

Reply from Savannah Summers

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