Savannah G.

Savannah G. – Editor

With 5+ years of experience and a passion for story, I aim to help your words shine and create an engaging experience for your readers.

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 developmental editing, copy editing, 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 YA. With me as your editor, you can take your content from rough draft to polished manuscript and have a project worth showcasing to your colleagues and potential readers.

Services
Fiction
Christian Fiction Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Historical Fiction Historical Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

HarperCollins

Mar, 2022 — Present

Working alongside the editorial team, I manage twenty-one authors and shepherd their books from Word document to finished product, partner with proofreaders, give feedback on covers and title ideas, and directly assist the publisher.

HarperCollins

Oct, 2018 — Mar, 2022 (over 3 years)

- Assistant to publisher, editorial, and marketing teams for two 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

HarperCollins

Jun, 2018 — Oct, 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

LifeWay Christian Resources

Jun, 2017 — Aug, 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.

She Reads Truth

Aug, 2016 — Dec, 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

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A Clearer Sky

Bailey, Krystal

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Proofreading
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Venture Below

Wright, Taylor Ann

Proofreading
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Run to Him (He Redeems)

Wade, Hattie

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
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Aurora in the Dark (Seasons of Aurora Book 1)

Bevis, Sara Liane

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading
The Orphan's Wish

Dickerson, Melanie

Savannah has 18 reviews

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Reine T.

Reine T.

Jun, 2024

Savannah is a joy to work with and very responsive to queries and specific questions I had for review. She did a developmental edit for me with an editorial letter that both encouraged and gave me specific plot and character edits to work on. I’ll recommend Savannah to anyone else and will be seeking her advice again!
Haley A.

Haley A.

Apr, 2024

I loved working with Savannah! She was so flexible through the whole process, kept in touch as promised and scheduled, and was very diligent in her editing! It was exactly what I needed and wanted! I will definitely have her edit future work and would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Truly wonderful job!
David H.

David H.

Feb, 2024

She did the job very professionally and with a personal touch. Thank you very much!
Martinique G.

Martinique G.

Nov, 2023

Savannah was great to work with. She finished working on my draft much earlier than I expected, and her edits were helpful.
Ifeoma I.

Ifeoma I.

Oct, 2023

Savannah was very thoughtful to work within my budget. She also delivered on time which I really appreciated.

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