Vi La Bianca

Vi La Bianca – Editor

After ten years of editing books and supporting authors, I know what publishers (and readers!) are looking for. Let's make your book shine!


I've helped over 200 authors publish their books across multiple genres. I specialize in developmental and line editing for non-fiction and memoir alongside 1-on-1 coaching support calls.

Anthologies LGBTQ Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (US)
  • Master of Science in Book Publishing

Work experience

Scribe Media

Apr, 2021 — May, 2023 (about 2 years)

During my time at Scribe, I helped non-fiction and memoir authors navigate the publishing journey from manuscript submission to best-selling launch day, while supporting our internal ghostwriting and editing staff to get create the best books possible.


Jan, 2017 — Present

As someone who has been “behind the curtain” for the last ten years, I am your guy on the inside of the publishing industry. My goal is to get you motivated, inspired, and confident enough to jump into the competitive world of publishing.

First Page Sage

May, 2016 — Mar, 2021 (almost 5 years)

As one of the senior editors at First Page Sage, I was responsible for copyediting and proofreading B2B and B2C educational and marketing content for a variety of successful businesses and entrepreneurs.

Transatlantic Literary Agency

Jan, 2016 — Jun, 2016 (5 months)

As part of my fieldwork while pursuing my masters, I worked as an assistant to an agent at Transatlantic. I edited manuscripts and recommended acquisition of projects, completed market research, and wrote developmental notes to authors on behalf of the agent I worked for.

Portland Review Literary Journal

Oct, 2015 — Oct, 2016 (about 1 year)

My job at the Portland Review was to collaborate on the editorial board to compile our quarterly issues. I offered editorial feedback on short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by international authors, and proofread all ARCs in preparation for publication.

Ooligan Press

Sep, 2015 — Jun, 2017 (over 1 year)

During my time at Ooligan, I received and evaluated queries and manuscript proposals, pitched new titles to the press, and created profit and loss statements for each book. My favorite part of the job was offering developmental edits and handling communications with authors.

Simon & Schuster UK

Jan, 2014 — Apr, 2014 (3 months)

It was at Simon & Schuster that I truly discovered my love of editing manuscripts. I read hundreds of submissions and wrote reports for other editors, attended board meetings, and got unfiltered insight into what makes a manuscript exciting to a publisher. I also corrected proofs, reviewed cover copy, and assisted in the compilation of a short story anthology.


It’s been a year since the Big One—the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake—devastated Portland, and while Meryem Zarfati’s injuries have healed and her neighborhood is rebuilding, her mother is still missing. Refusing to give up hope, Meryem continues to searc... read more
Ocean in My Ears

Meagan Macvie

Meri Miller lives in Soldotna, Alaska. Never heard of it? That's because in Slowdotna the most riveting activities for a teenager are salmon fishing and grabbing a Big Gulp at the local 7-Eleven. More than anything, Meri wants to hop in her VW Bug and head som... read more
Feminist icon CALYX Press has dedicated forty years to publishing the work of women writers, amplifying diverse voices, and creating a dynamic and inclusive literary space. Memories Flow in Our Veins commemorates the CALYX legacy and their contribution to the ... read more
At the Waterline

Brian K. Friesen

One windy night on the Willamette River, a young man with romantic notions of a sailing life crashes his boat into a railroad bridge, nearly killing his wife. Divorced, ashamed, and haunted by the tragedy, Chad tries to leave the river and its memories behind,... read more
It’s 1960. In a small logging town called Calamus that’s about as far in the middle of nowhere as you can get, Wade Curren, star of the high school baseball and football teams, is content living out his role of local hero, holding court in the corner booth of ... read more
Sleeping in My Jeans

Connie King Leonard

Sixteen-year-old Mattie Rollins has it all figured out. She'll ace her advanced high school courses, earn a college scholarship, and create a new life for herself and her family. There's no time for distractions—no friends, no fun, and especially no boys. But ... read more
Three Sides Water

Peter Donahue

In Three Sides Water, award-winning author Peter Donahue portrays the lives of three young people who seek meaning in an often violent, insensible world. Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula, Donahue’s characters take extr... read more
50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests provides hikers the chance to explore and experience the ever-changing environments of these forests through the studied eyes of the Sierra Club. This updated edition contains current trail information, path ... read more
Portland Review celebrates its 60th year with the release of the Winter 2016 issue. Produced by the graduate students in Portland State University's creative writing and publishing programs, the Winter 2016 issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwo... read more
Portland Review celebrates its 60th year with the release of the Spring 2016 issue. Produced by the graduate students in Portland State University's creative writing and publishing programs, the journal features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork by writ... read more

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Armando H.

Armando H.

Oct, 2019

As a beginning Author (me) I have to say Vi La Bianca give me honest and helpful tips on my writing, helping me hash out the developmental aspects of my manuscript. Taking her feedback I was better able to get a better idea of how to properly structure and write a story. I just wanted to say thank you and I hope, you're doing well.

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