Victoria Curran

Victoria Curran – Editor

Award-winning editor, 14 years at Harlequin. Want all the feels? I specialize in developmental edits, contemporary and paranormal romance.


I'm an editor and writer with extensive experience in books & magazines. Formerly a senior editor at Harlequin (action/adventure, dystopian, fantasy, clean romances and sexy reads!), I believe good editing is about recognizing patterns–intentional and unintentional–and helping to focus the highest-impact page-turner of a story possible. Can't wait to knock the cats off my keyboard and dig into an edit!
Action & Adventure Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Post-Apocalyptic Romantic Comedy Women's Fiction
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
  • Holt Medallion Award of Merit for Best Book: Editor, The Promise of Rain by Rula Sinara
  • Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and Golden Quill Award: Acquisitions Editor, Wish Me Tomorrow, Karen Rock
  • Best Contemporary Series Romance, RITA award: Editor, A Not So Perfect Past by Beth Andrews
  • Best Long Contemporary, Colorado Romance Writers: Editor, No Place Like Home by Margaret Watson
  • Australia's Romantic Book of the Year (long) and Clendon Readers' Choice Award: Editor, Mr. Imperfect by Karina Bliss
  • Golden Quill Award: Editor, His Hometown Girl by Margaret Watson
  • Certificate of Magazine Publishing, Toronto Metropolitan U (formerly Ryerson)
  • BA: English, min. Social Studies/Creative Writing, York U
  • Robert McKee’s Story Seminar
  • Screenwriters’ Summit (Syd Field, John Truby, Linda Seger, Michael Hauge)

Work experience


Aug, 2017 — Present

It's such a rewarding experience to work directly with authors on the books that are dear to their hearts, from contemporary romance to dystopian zombie adventures, and a whole lot in between.


Oct, 2011 — Aug, 2017 (almost 6 years)

Managed a phenomenal editorial staff of eight, working with a team of art directors and marketing, to publish more than 90 new books a year, print and digital.
*Books included contemporary romance, action/adventure and post-apocalyptic dystopian (Gold Eagle imprint).
*Launch senior editor of Harlequin Heartwarming, all the romance, none of the sex!


Oct, 2003 — Oct, 2011 (about 8 years)

Acquired, mentored and edited new and existing authors for Harlequin Superromance, contemporary romance; guest editor for Love Inspired, inspirational romance.



Michelle M.

Fast-paced and historically accurate, Nefertiti is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history.Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the ru... read more
Save Me

Stacey K.

From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a captivating romance set in the exclusive world of the Phoenix club, where sizzling fantasies become reality...Reporter Hazel Rose has a new assignment: locate the masked man in the photograph taken at th... read more
TIME WARPED Ryan Cawdor and his six companions struggle to survive postnuclear America, a grim new world where hope for the future is lost amid the devastation. APOCALYPSE REDUX In pursuit of a hardened enemy—Magus—Ryan and the companions find themselves in a ... read more

Swanson, D.

A Mother's Claim by Janice Kay Johnson released on Dec 01, 2016 is available now for purchase.
He wants to take her child out of Africa… The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya's Serengeti is Anna Bekker's life's work. And it's the last place she thought she'd run into Dr. Jackson Harper. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa... read more
Is Rachel Robinson the only one on campus who doesn't know who Devin Freedman is? No big deal except that the bad-boy rock star gets a kick out of Rachel's refusal to worship at his feet. And that seems to have provoked his undivided attention. Devin, the guy ... read more
They've both got their eye on the prize Sports agent Samantha Baker needs an epic comeback after the disaster that destroyed her career. Just one client, and she'll prove she can do this thing again. And that one client has to be Evan Tanner. A late-blooming r... read more
Nina Carlson knows all about Dillon Ward. Knows he served time in prison. Knows nobody put out the welcome mat when he moved to Serenity Springs. But that doesn't stop her from renting him a place to live. And when someone crashes into her bakery, he's just th... read more
"You and me are a bad idea, Hollywood." She's a former beauty queen, former reality TV star and the former wife of a former Sexiest Man Alive. And now Bree Mathews has been forced into hiding on this godforsaken farm in the middle of Nowhere, North Carolina…al... read more
Gypsy Bride

Mackie, L.


Smith, T.

Heart of Cole

Burrows, K.

Charlie Tree

Recio, G.


Metz, K.

Her design scheme didn't include him! Struggling interior designer Rosa Franco and her twin brother, Cy, are bent on transforming the timeworn Pelican Inn into the jewel of the California coast, even if it kills them. And it will kill Rosa if they fail. Their ... read more
Do not adjust your set. That really was Casey Greene being jilted by her fiancé on live TV! And that really was Memphis's most eligible bachelor who stepped in to marry her instead.Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He... read more
If he stays, she's in danger. But if he leaves… All Mike Ryan can tell her is his name. Revealing any more to this beautiful stranger would put her in danger. And he's not willing to jeopardize Stevi Roman's—or her family's—safety any more than he already has.... read more
But guests are expecting a Christmas Eve wedding…! What could be more romantic than a Christmas wedding at a ski lodge in Lake Placid? Well, if there actually was a wedding, for one thing! Three stories about getting love right over the holidays by USA TODAY b... read more
You can't say no to a mistletoe kiss, no matter who's under it!Since leaving Brookhollow and her fiancé, Luke Dawson, twelve years earlier, Victoria Mason hasn't looked back. She's traded the small-town dream of marriage, kids and family Christmas dinners for ... read more
Turning bachelors into Casanovas, one cowboy at a time Meg Ripley may run the local diner, but she has never been one to get involved in the small-town craziness of Willing, Montana. Now suddenly she's entangled in it? In addition to harboring a pregnant runaw... read more
His Secret Past by Ellen Hartman released on May 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.
The Brother Returns by Jeannie Watt released on Feb 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.
She can’t have the man she loves…if it means losing her child!Alexi Docker’s a widow trying to adopt the child she and her husband had taken in. Except her new rental home turns out to be a disaster reno…and she, now single, has to prove she can give the boy e... read more

Victoria has 26 reviews





Marian G.

Marian G.

May, 2023

Victoria went above and beyond working on my manuscript. All her suggestions have improved the script and eased my thoughts about certain aspects of the story. Thank you, Victoria! I hope we can work together again.
Giulia G.

Giulia G.

May, 2023

I honestly can't recommend Victoria's line editing services enough. I handed her over a manuscript filled with convoluted writing, sentences burrowed from my mother tongue and an insane amount of head-shoulder actions. And with those 95k words Victoria performed a miracle. Truly. She returned ~17k comments and corrections including tips to fix my writing vices and suggestions to develop a bet...
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Monica C.

Monica C.

Jan, 2023

Victoria is wonderful to work with! She is responsive, kind and very engaged in her work. Her developmental edit is exactly what I needed to think deeply about my book in order to reshape and polish it into its very best version. Thanks so much, Victoria!
Dustin B.

Dustin B.

Dec, 2022

Victoria is very constructive on her suggestions. I certainly got what I paid for.
Kate L.

Kate L.

Oct, 2022

yeah again Victoria did a really granular edit on my book that has made it a much stronger story. Thank you!