Hey there! My name's Ty. I'm an insatiable reader, a keen editor, and good company to have at dinner parties.
I have worked for one of the top literary agencies in the US for nearly a decade, and in that time I've worked on many books, including eighteen New York Times Bestsellers, for just about every major publisher you can think of. I’ve assisted in story-building, outlining and structuring, developmental edits and final copy edits. If you're looking for plotting tips, copyedits, beta reading, or character or theme development, I'm your guy!
I love books (surprise!) and I take anything that comes my way seriously, because there is always an opportunity to make it be the book you want it to be. I have a true passion for all things fiction, but particularly sci-fi and fantasy genres. Some books I love are: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, anything written by Neil Gaiman or David Mitchell, The Magicians series, His Dark Materials, anything Urban Fantasy, and particularly queer contemporary fiction or fiction that has queer characters. But, if your project doesn't fit neatly into those categories, I'm open to anything and everything startling and strange in fiction, so don't hesitate to see if your book might be a good fit! I also have extensive experience with top nonfiction titles.
I really look forward to hearing from you and seeing what I can do to help.
Some words from publishing professionals I’ve worked with:
“Ty has an exceptional sense of the cultural moment, and he engages your book to speak into the reader’s market place. He knows how readers experience new ideas and stories -and he’ll help you like he helped me to find the way into the zeitgeist of our time. First he gets to know you, your vision, and your work, then he identifies the best pathways to tell your story to the world. If you want to reach people and be heard, Ty is your bridge.”
—Dr. Lisa Miller,
New York Times Bestselling author of The Awakened Brain and The Spiritual Child
“Ty is personable, organized, and a loyal supporter of his authors. Because he makes everyone around him feel comfortable and heard, he promotes an environment of honesty. Hard conversations about a book’s development are always easier when Ty is there to listen, strategize, and help.”
Book Publicity Director at Fortier PR
"Ty is an author’s secret weapon. I worked closely with him during the release of my first book, Chatter. Ty patiently and compassionately walked me through every step of the process. No question was too silly, no problem too large. I can’t imagine releasing another book without him. Brilliant, personable and efficient, Ty is the kind of person who will instantly add value to your project and enhance your mood to boot. Working with him was a privilege."
Bestselling author of Chatter
- Copyediting Certification
- Developmental Editing Certification
- Book Marketing Management
- Website Development
Edge of August
I help develop manuscripts on submission. This can involve working with the core idea someone has to develop into a book, and building out from there in terms of themes and structure. Or it can be with a manuscript that has already been written and only needs to be made publisher ready.
I've worked with authors from the very initial seed of an idea all the way to touching up the final manuscript. Often these are long haul projects from inception to manuscript delivery, but there's a ton of variations of what Iv'e done based on what the project has needed.
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