Victoria Oundjian

Victoria Oundjian - Editor

London, UK

Approachable, experienced and enthusiastic fiction book editor. 10 years publishing experience working for HarperCollins & Hachette.

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Overview

I have over 10 years editorial experience working for commercial publishers, including HarperCollins and Hachette in the UK. I specialise in structural/developmental edits and line editing across fiction genres: romance, historical fiction, action and adventure, crime and thriller, suspense, cozy crime, emotional women's fiction and many more. I want to bring out the best in your story and am open to having an initial video/phone call to discuss the project and make sure we are both on the same page.

I believe that you deserve to work with the best editor for your project and so please don't hesitate to ask me any questions, or let me know the best way to work with you. I hope that together we will achieve your publication dreams.

Testimonial
'Victoria has an amazing sense of structure and eye for detail. Her editorial suggestions helped to grow my writing, while remaining true to the original story. Her feedback was clear, insightful and overwhelmingly positive. Highly recommended.' Gillian Harvey, author of 'Everything is Fine' and 'Perfect on Paper'
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Holiday
Magical Realism
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
September, 2020 – Present (about 1 year)

Commissioning Editor

Orion Fiction
August, 2018 – September, 2020 (about 2 years)

Editor

Avon, HarperCollins UK
May, 2017 – June, 2018 (about 1 year)

Head of HQ Digital

HQ Digital
March, 2015 – May, 2017 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Between You and Me: The bestselling psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming

Lisa Hall

‘A gripping psychological thriller with a level of tension that will leave you breathless.’ – Tracy Book LoverThey say every marriage has its secrets.But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.And sometimes those doors should never be opened…Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurt... read more

‘A gripping psychological thriller with a level of tension that will leave you breathless.’ – Tracy Book LoverThey say every marriage has its secrets.But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.And sometimes those doors should never be opened…Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurt... read more

The Choice: The most gripping and thought-provoking story you'll read this year!

Claire Wade

'A captivating and thought-provoking debut' Heidi SwainImagine a world where...Everything you ate was monitored by the government.Every step you took was counted.Your children were weighed every day at school.Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement.Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime.Imagine if that world was here... What would you do?Toe the line or fight fo... read more

'A captivating and thought-provoking debut' Heidi SwainImagine a world where...Everything you ate was monitored by the government.Every step you took was counted.Your children were weighed every day at school.Neighbours reported on neighbours and no one was safe from judgement.Sugar was illegal, and baking was a crime.Imagine if that world was here... What would you do?Toe the line or fight fo... read more

The Wedding on Mistletoe Island: The perfect feel-good Christmas romance to curl up with this festive season!

Sophie Pembroke

'Christmas and a wedding equals the perfect novel! The more I read it, the more I enjoyed it - this novel was magical.' NetGalley reviewer'full of cosy Christmas feels' NetGalley reviewerWelcome to Mistletoe Island, where dreams can come true... The snow is falling and Fliss's friends have arrived to celebrate her wedding for a week at Holly Cottage. It's the perfect way to kick off her brand-... read more

'Christmas and a wedding equals the perfect novel! The more I read it, the more I enjoyed it - this novel was magical.' NetGalley reviewer'full of cosy Christmas feels' NetGalley reviewerWelcome to Mistletoe Island, where dreams can come true... The snow is falling and Fliss's friends have arrived to celebrate her wedding for a week at Holly Cottage. It's the perfect way to kick off her brand-... read more

A Wartime Christmas: A heartwarming world war two story of friendship, hope and love

Kitty Danton

As war rages, can Christmas joy be found in Covent Garden... 1943, Sukie and Pattie have left Devon to work at the bustling Edwardes Hotel in Covent Garden. With Sukie on reception greeting every new guest and Pattie gathering gossip from below stairs, these country girls quickly feel at home. Then tragedy strikes and Sukie finds herself struggling, but it is her new friends at the hotel that ... read more

As war rages, can Christmas joy be found in Covent Garden... 1943, Sukie and Pattie have left Devon to work at the bustling Edwardes Hotel in Covent Garden. With Sukie on reception greeting every new guest and Pattie gathering gossip from below stairs, these country girls quickly feel at home. Then tragedy strikes and Sukie finds herself struggling, but it is her new friends at the hotel that ... read more

When We Say Goodbye: The most heartwarming story of love, loss and second chances you'll read in 2019

Michelle Vernal

'heart-warming...When We Say Goodbye is an ideal novel to curl up with as the autumn evenings draw in.' NetGalley ReviewCan you love when all seems lost? Ellie Perkins life was right on track until her boyfriend Sam suffers a near-fatal car accident, leaving him in a coma and all their future plans in limbo. Desperately in need of something to fix, Ellie has to find a project and when her gran... read more

'heart-warming...When We Say Goodbye is an ideal novel to curl up with as the autumn evenings draw in.' NetGalley ReviewCan you love when all seems lost? Ellie Perkins life was right on track until her boyfriend Sam suffers a near-fatal car accident, leaving him in a coma and all their future plans in limbo. Desperately in need of something to fix, Ellie has to find a project and when her gran... read more

Victoria has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Malanna Henderson
I am pleased with Victoria overall. I made some assumptions about the collaboration on my own that mislead me. I didn't realize the fee was in pounds instead of dollars, so I didn't understand when the amount paid out was more than I expected. I neglected to ask Victoria about the duration of our collaboration. I didn't realize the date of the final payment was the end of our collaboration. Aft...
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Malanna Henderson, December 2020

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