Trisha Tobias

Trisha Tobias - Editor

YA multi-genre editor. Previous internship experience with literary agents and independent publishers. Associate Editor for FORESHADOW.

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Overview

Hi! My name is Trisha, and I'm a YA editor with multi-genre experience.

The heart of my editing philosophy is this: You are the expert on your novel.

My goal as your editor is to help bring your work to its highest potential. And that’s a collaborative effort. You’ve already put boundless energy into your manuscript. When I take on a new project, it becomes my turn to put my skills toward enhancing the novel as a whole. And while you can always expect honesty from me during the editing process, you can also anticipate a supportive relationship, meant to teach and encourage.

That said, you might not agree with every suggestion I make. And that’s perfectly okay! Remember: you are the expert. I will never speak over you, and you should never feel bullied. At the end of the day, you decide what changes you make to your manuscript. My aim isn’t to stifle your voice or crush your vision beyond recognition.

In short: I’m here to create beautiful fiction with you.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • BA Media and Communications Studies, Fordham University

Work experience

Associate Fiction Editor

FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology
February, 2018 – Present (9 months)

FORESHADOW is a new online platform headed by YA authors Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan. FORESHADOW is committed to finding and sharing fresh YA short stories that are freely available for anyone with an internet connection to read. I read short story submissions for potential publication, edit chosen stories, and also compile feedback from the editors-in-chief and/or fiction editors throughout the process.

YA Editorial Intern

Page Street Publishing
January, 2018 – Present (10 months)

I regularly read queries and manuscripts for potential publication, complete reader reports analyzing the work and its marketability, and provide editorial feedback on contracted work.

Assistant Editor

Pen Name Publishing
November, 2016 – March, 2018 (over 1 year)

I was Assistant Editor at Pen Name Publishing, a boutique micropublisher. I also interned at PNP for several months, learning best editorial practices and how to be both helpful and supportive to the authors I worked with. Additionally, I participated in the acquisition process.

Developmental Editor

Self-employed
August, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

I prepare detailed manuscript evaluations and sensitivity reads for YA and NA fiction authors and provide in-line commentary to assist manuscript development.

Copy and Line Editor

S&B Manuscript Editing and Critique
July, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

I am a copy and line editor at S and B Manuscript Editing and Critique. I know when a sentence lacks clarity and flow, and if your manuscript isn’t conveying the right tone or hitting with enough emotion, I’ll find the weak spots. Trust me.

Editorial Intern

McIntosh & Otis
January, 2015 – May, 2015 (4 months)

I interned at literary agency McIntosh and Otis (Children’s Department working with YA, MG, and picture books), writing reader’s reports, evaluating submissions for potential representation, and, of course, writing kind rejection letters.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles

J.M. Sullivan

#AlwaysProtectYourQueen**Readers' Favorite Five Star Review Recipient**Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath ... read more

#AlwaysProtectYourQueen**Readers' Favorite Five Star Review Recipient**Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath ... read more

Chasing Eveline

Leslie Hauser

Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite... read more

Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite... read more

Something Beautiful

Amanda Gernentz Hanson

Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old. By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia—Cord, to Declan—is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold. Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront. Cordelia seems to have her mental health under ... read more

Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old. By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia—Cord, to Declan—is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold. Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront. Cordelia seems to have her mental health under ... read more

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