Victoria Curran

Victoria Curran - Editor

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Award-winning editor & writer, 14 years at Harlequin. Want readers to have all the feels? I specialize in romance & women's fiction.

Request a quote
Verified identity

Overview

Reviews (5)
I'm an editor and writer with extensive experience in books & magazines. After 14 years at Harlequin, most recently as Senior Editor (specializing in clean romances, holiday and sexy reads!), I believe good editing is about recognizing patterns–intentional and unintentional–and helping to convey the clearest, strongest story possible. I can't wait to knock the cats off my keyboard and dig into a substantive revision or line edit so get in touch!
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Fantasy
Holiday
Humor & Comedy
Inspirational
Romance
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Certificate of Magazine Publishing, Ryerson
  • English degree, York University

Awards

  • 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

Work experience

Senior Editor

Harlequin
October, 2011 – August, 2017 (almost 6 years)

Editor

Harlequin
October, 2003 – October, 2011 (about 8 years)

Portfolio (17 selected works)

She's Far From Hollywood (The Lowery Women)

Jo McNally

"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…all because some deranged stalker wants her dead. That grumpy farmer next door isn't enough to chase her back to Malibu, even with his dar... 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…all because some deranged stalker wants her dead. That grumpy farmer next door isn't enough to chase her back to Malibu, even with his dar... read more

A Not-So-Perfect Past

Beth Andrews

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 the man to fix the damage.And Nina isn't the only one who thinks Dillon's the perfect man for the job: her two kids have taken a shine to ... 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 the man to fix the damage.And Nina isn't the only one who thinks Dillon's the perfect man for the job: her two kids have taken a shine to ... read more

Scout's Honor (The Bakers of Baseball)

Stephanie Doyle

The game has always come first Jayson LeBec couldn't be the champion Scout Baker needed when he walked away without her years ago. But seeing her grief over the death of her father—the legendary baseball coach they both idolized—Jayson's now ready to step up to the plate. On the fast track to tanking her career and her reputation, Scout's in trouble. And while she'll agree to ex-sex with Jayso... read more

The game has always come first Jayson LeBec couldn't be the champion Scout Baker needed when he walked away without her years ago. But seeing her grief over the death of her father—the legendary baseball coach they both idolized—Jayson's now ready to step up to the plate. On the fast track to tanking her career and her reputation, Scout's in trouble. And while she'll agree to ex-sex with Jayso... read more

Betting on the Rookie (The Bakers of Baseball)

Stephanie Doyle

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 rookie with talent for the record books, Evan's got everything it takes. And, sure, Evan can win on the field, but winning over Samantha ... 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 rookie with talent for the record books, Evan's got everything it takes. And, sure, Evan can win on the field, but winning over Samantha ... read more

What the Librarian Did

Karina Bliss

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 who gave new meaning to the phrase "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll." Devin, the guy who somehow becomes wedged between her and the past sh... 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 who gave new meaning to the phrase "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll." Devin, the guy who somehow becomes wedged between her and the past sh... read more

The Promise of Rain (From Kenya, with Love Book 1)

Rula Sinara

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, Anna knows he'll never leave…without his daughter. Furious doesn't begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him... read more

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, Anna knows he'll never leave…without his daughter. Furious doesn't begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him... read more

End Day (Deathlands)

James Axler

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 land more foreign than any they've encountered. After unwittingly slipping through a time hole, the group lands in twentieth-century New... 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 land more foreign than any they've encountered. After unwittingly slipping through a time hole, the group lands in twentieth-century New... read more

A Mother's Claim

Janice Kay Johnson

A Mother's Claim by Janice Kay Johnson released on Dec 01, 2016 is available now for purchase.

A Mother's Claim by Janice Kay Johnson released on Dec 01, 2016 is available now for purchase.

A Roof Over Their Heads (A True North Hero)

M. K. Stelmack

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 everything he needs. That includes a roof over his head, four walls and running water! If not for the absentee landlady’s cranky recluse ... read more

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 everything he needs. That includes a roof over his head, four walls and running water! If not for the absentee landlady’s cranky recluse ... read more

The Brother Returns (Home on the Ranch)

Jeannie Watt

The Brother Returns by Jeannie Watt released on Feb 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.

The Brother Returns by Jeannie Watt released on Feb 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.

His Secret Past (Single Father)

Ellen Hartman

His Secret Past by Ellen Hartman released on May 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.

His Secret Past by Ellen Hartman released on May 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.

The Husband School (Willing to Wed Book 1)

Kristine Rolofson

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 runaway, she's been enlisted to transform scruffy bachelor cowboys into husband material for a reality dating show. Including her ex-boyfrien... 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 runaway, she's been enlisted to transform scruffy bachelor cowboys into husband material for a reality dating show. Including her ex-boyfrien... read more

The Trouble with Mistletoe

Jennifer Snow

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 late nights working at a high-powered acquisitions firm, lunches at trendy New York restaurants and jet-set vacations on the slopes.So h... 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 late nights working at a high-powered acquisitions firm, lunches at trendy New York restaurants and jet-set vacations on the slopes.So h... read more

Winter Wedding Bells: The Kiss\The Wish\The Promise

Karen Rock, Kristine Rolofson, Jennifer Snow

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 bestselling author Kristine Rolofson and award-winners Karen Rock and Jennifer Snow. The Kiss: A bride runs into her ex…and takes the ult... 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 bestselling author Kristine Rolofson and award-winners Karen Rock and Jennifer Snow. The Kiss: A bride runs into her ex…and takes the ult... read more

Safe Harbor (Ladera by the Sea)

Marie Ferrarella

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. Why this angel has taken him in, nursed him and trusted him, he can't fathom. But it has been the best few weeks he's ever known. For t... 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. Why this angel has taken him in, nursed him and trusted him, he can't fathom. But it has been the best few weeks he's ever known. For t... read more

Married by Mistake

Abby Gaines

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 isn't prepared for the news that their "fake" wedding is legal and binding.While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family ... 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 isn't prepared for the news that their "fake" wedding is legal and binding.While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family ... read more

Return to Pelican Inn (Love by Design Book 1)

Dana Mentink

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 business, and her future, depend on winning the Great Escapes Magazine design contest that lured them back to the town where some of her... read more

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 business, and her future, depend on winning the Great Escapes Magazine design contest that lured them back to the town where some of her... read more

Victoria has 5 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Katy Metz
Victoria was a joy to work with and I am so glad I selected her as an editor for my project. The feedback she offered was invaluable in further developing my work and it helped me feel more confident in my writing! She also answered my questions in a timely manner and delivered edits as promised. I would love the opportunity to work with her again and will be forever greatful for her expertise...
Read more

Katy Metz, August 2019


Julianne Daniel
I absolutely loved working with Victoria. The overall experience was fantastic and I truly learned a lot from her edits. She will be my go to editor moving forward. I am now confident that my book can be published. I really can't thank her enough.

Julianne Daniel, May 2019


Leanne Stanfield
I loved working with Victoria! Her comments were helpful and to the point but always kind which, as a novice writer, I greatly appreciated. She met the deadlines we set out (and was even finished editing earlier then we agreed) and was professional (and lovely) in all our discussions. I learned a ton from her notes and highly recommend working with her. Thanks again, Victoria. I greatly apprec...
Read more

Leanne Stanfield, March 2019


Shawna Lynn Brooks
Victoria was so easy to work with, and she does a fantastic job. She is very professional, delivers on time, and her comments were incredibly helpful. My book is much better for her efforts. Highly recommend!

Shawna Lynn Brooks, February 2019


Karen Evers
I found myself in the difficult position of having two versions of my latest novel and in need of professional guidance. I discovered Victoria through Reedsy and we 'clicked' immediately. Her considerable industry experience and expertise shone through her editorial assessment and she was able to pinpoint exactly what needed to be done and how to do it. The insight and clarity she gave me was i...
Read more

Karen Evers, December 2018

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Laura Gerrard

Former Commissioning Editor at Orion, interested in commercial fiction, reading group, crime, thriller, women's fiction & more

Hannah Todd

A publishing professional with 5 years experience in the industry, with a passion for helping authors achieve their goals.

London, UK

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy