Wes Miller

Wes Miller – Editor

Mystery/thriller/horror enthusiast and accomplished Executive Editor with 15 years' experience in the book industry. Keep me turning pages!


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I'm a former Executive Editor with fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry. Most of my career was spent at Hachette Book Group, first at Little, Brown and Company, where I helped launch the mystery/thriller imprint Mulholland Books and acquired and edited many exciting new voices in the genre.

I then moved to Little, Brown’s sister company, Grand Central Publishing, in 2016, where my list expanded to include several bestselling authors. I'm proud to have edited and published Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Stephen Chbosky, Harlan Coben, Brad Meltzer, Ben Mezrich, Jason Schreier, Joe Ide, Kanae Minato, Robin Peguero, Chuck Palahniuk, Kyle Beachy, C. J. Sansom, and many others.

More than a dozen books I edited debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List, six of them at #1, and books on which I've worked received the ALA Alex Award, the Nero Award, the Macavity Award, the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut, and were selected as Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

My favorite kind of manuscript to edit is like many of the novels on which I've worked--rich with mystery and potential, a red herring or two, rabbit holes to get lost within, and plenty of surprises for editor and author both.

Biographies & Memoirs Sports & Outdoors
Espionage Horror Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller
English (US)

Work experience

Grand Central Publishing

Apr, 2016 — Dec, 2022 (over 6 years)

Little, Brown/Mulholland Books

Apr, 2010 — Apr, 2016 (about 6 years)

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

May, 2008 — Apr, 2010 (almost 2 years)

Wes has 5 reviews





Michael M.

Michael M.

Dec, 2023

Wes is an amazing editor and collaborator. He has a deep understanding of how stories work--from plot mechanics and character development to voice and theme as well. He brought a tremendous amount of professional experience, care, and attention to my first manuscript over two rounds of editing, and I can unhesitatingly say that his feedback helped elevate the quality of the work. I look forward...
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John H.

John H.

Nov, 2023

Wes delivered a very thorough edit that will not only help me improve this project but will be very helpful going forward.
Ian M.

Ian M.

Oct, 2023

Wes was very profesional and easy to work with. He worked in a timely manner and his feedback was high quality and easily understood. He helped me identify the issues with my manuscript. He explained why they were an issue and worked with me on how to fix them. I would definitely work with him again.
Camille W.

Camille W.

Jun, 2023

It was a pleasure to work with Wes. He is knowledgeable and professional, and he gave me the perfect suggestions to help me take my writing and plot to the next level.
Crisman S.

Crisman S.

May, 2023

It's not a cliche to say that I found Mr. Miller an absolute joy to work with. He offers a lot of encouragement in the process of honing your work. And his suggestions were spot on to help me improve areas of my novel that I wasn't completely happy with. Highly recommended!

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