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Editors: Lara Willard | Kyra Nelson | Elizabeth Buege | Kaleigh Walter

Lara Willard

editor-lara Hailing from the arid highlands of Colorado, I graduated from the University of Northwestern–St. Paul summa cum laude in Interdisciplinary Studies (Literature, Writing, Editing, and Design). I love genre benders, graphic novels, coffee table books, and smart, geeky fiction. If assigning a genre for your novel was like shoving an octopus into a pair of pants, I’ll probably like it. My favorite books have an immersive story, a compelling or funny voice, or drool-worthy illustrations. read more

Note: I am very selective with Nonfiction and will only edit NF that is or will be illustrated with artwork or photographs.

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See below for examples of the kinds of stories I enjoy within these genres and subjects.

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contact(at)larawillard.com
@LaraEdits
My Site
My Blog
Pinterest

  • MS Critiques
  • Coaching
  • Line Editing
  • Query/Synopsis Editing
  • Copyediting
BOOKS

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, The Dreamer Vol 1–3 by Lora Innes, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

MOVIES

(500) Days of SummerCasablancaThe Princess BrideThe Young VictoriaSlumdog Millionaire

TV

Agent Carter, CastleChuckSherlockVeronica Mars For kids: Odd Squad, PJ Masks, Inside Out
(See more of my favorites on Pinterest.)

Kyra Nelson

editor-kyra I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a degree in English language and minors in English and editing. Since then, I’ve interned for literary agent Amy Jameson, completed an MA program in linguistics at BYU, and started a PhD program at Northern Arizona University. I’ve never struggled with owning too many books, but have struggled with owning too few bookshelves.read more

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See below for examples of the kinds of stories I enjoy within these genres and subjects.

Senior Editor MS-editors-fictionMS-editors-young-adultMS-editors-middle-gradeMS-editors-picture-books
thoughtsfromtheagent
desk(at)gmail.com
@KyraMNelson
My Site

  • Developmental Editing
  • MS Critiques
  • Line Editing
  • Query/Synopsis Editing
BOOKS

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, Blackmore by Julianne Donaldson, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass, Legend by Marie Lu

MOVIES

Inception, The Orphanage, Penelope, Tangled

TV

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Phineas and Ferb

Elizabeth Buege

editor-elizabeth I like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens well enough, but if you ask me about my favorite things, I’ll probably mention beautiful words, magical stories, and the scent of fresh paper. I have a B.A. in English but blame the true breadth of my reading experience on a lifelong diet of science fiction, fantasy, and historical novels mixed with a healthy side of memoir, religious fiction, and biography. Length, genre, and age category rarely scare me off; the two things I look for when sitting down to read or edit are believable characters and an engaging story. read more

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See below for examples of the kinds of stories I enjoy within these genres and subjects.

Associate Editor MS-editors-nonfictionMS-editors-fictionMS-editors-adultMS-editors-young-adultMS-editors-middle-grade
contact(at)elizabethbuege.com

My Site

  • Developmental Editing
  • MS Critiques
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
BOOKS

Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley, Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl by N.D. Wilson, basically anything by Orson Scott CardThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

MOVIES

The Prince of Egypt, Joss Whedon’s
Much Ado About NothingThat Thing You DoHero, The Lord of the Rings trilogy

TV

Babylon 5Stargate SG-1 and AtlantisAgatha Christie’s PoirotFirefly, and Star Trek in its various forms

Kaleigh Walter

editor-kaleigh Reader, writer, and Academy Award enthusiast, I enjoy staying indoors, the occasional sunshine-filled afternoon, and dreaming about Paris (the city…not the socialite). Some of my closest friends live in the pages of fiction. But don’t worry, I have friends IRL, too. We eat food together and laugh over glasses of red wine. read more

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See below for examples of the kinds of stories I enjoy within these genres and subjects.

Associate Editor MS-editors-nonfictionMS-editors-fictionMS-editors-adultMS-editors-new-adultMS-editors-young-adultMS-editors-middle-grade
kaleighwalter2(at)gmail.com

  • Developmental Editing
  • MS Critiques
  • Copyediting
BOOKS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Atonement by Ian McEwan

MOVIES

Pride & PrejudiceThe King’s SpeechSlumdog MillionaireYou’ve Got Mail, The Goonies

TV

Once Upon a TimeDownton AbbeyFriendsGame of ThronesParenthood

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