~ Manuscript evaluation
~ Developmental editing / structural editing
~ Line editing
~ Writing coaching
~ Query letter review
~ Copyediting
~ E-book & print formatting

Revision Workshop, five weeks online, September 24 through October 26
Self-Edit Your Novel, five weeks online, Spring 2019. Sign up to be notified when registration opens.

How to Get Published, Saturday, October 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Query Letter Writing Workshop, Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Publish and Promote Your Book Conference, June 2019. Sign up to be notified when registration opens.

Self-Publish Your Book, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., September 25 through December 11, on the Sarah Lawrence campus in Bronxville, New York
By the end of this course (and just in time for the holidays), you’ll have a published book or everything needed to click “publish” on the date of your choosing.

Interested in a private class or retreat for your writers' group? Use the contact link at the bottom of this page.

About Caitlin

During eleven years at Random House, I acquired and edited upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, suspense, romance, and narrative nonfiction, in addition to advising on trade paperback acquisitions and reading group content. I’ve edited New York Times bestsellers such as The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond, Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper, the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series by Andy McDermott, and David Gibbins's Jack Howard series, as well as RITA Award winners for Best Historical Romance His At Night and Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas, Thriller Award-winning and Edgar Award-nominated suspense novels by Tom Piccirilli, the critically acclaimed literary novel Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner, What Happened to My Sister by Elizabeth Flock, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez, The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton, and Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey.

Recent and forthcoming freelance projects include With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel (acquired by Putnam), Jury Town by Stephen Frey (TV rights purchased by CBS), Biglaw by Lindsay Cameron (acquired by Ankerwycke and optioned by Paramount), Oil and Marble by SG Storey (acquired by Skyhorse), The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating by Carole Radziwill (acquired by Holt), and books by New York Times bestselling indie authors Vi Keeland and Jasinda Wilder, Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson, and USA Today bestselling authors Caroline Fyffe and Lois Greiman.

In addition to freelance editing for independent authors, agents' clients, and publishers, I taught the Novel Writing Master Class at Mediabistro for five years and currently teach at the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute.

Bone Music by Christopher Rice Trespassing by Brandi Reeds, an Amazon Charts bestselling novel of psychological suspense The Body Reader by Anne Frasier, winner of the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Grievance by Christine Bell, a novel of domestic psychological suspense and a 2018 ITW Thriller Award winner for Best Paperback Original When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen: Evoking Emmy limited-series winner Big Little Lies, Whalen’s novel is about a Georgia town ripped apart when an outcast boy kills three cheerleaders in a car accident, bringing secrets and simmering tensions to the surface.—The Hollywood Reporter A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang, historical suspense Walk Into Silence by Susan McBride All the Little Children by Jo Furniss Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin Song of Edmon by Adam Burch The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, followed by The Roses of May and The Summer Children Bleak Harbor by Bryan Gruley: An electric bolt of suspense, packed with twists and surprises. Gruley’s plot races along, powered by characters—big and small—who truly crackle.—Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello Obscura by Joe Hart: This is a genius work of science fiction, brimming with thrills, scares, and most importantly, heart. I devoured this book, and you will too.—Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines Series Crusader One by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson, a Wall Street Journal bestselling military thriller action adventure series Birthday Girl by Matthew Iden The Boardwalk Trust by Avery Duff What She Doesn't Know by Andrew E. Kaufman A Filthy Business by William Lashner Hong Kong Black by Alex Ryan A Gambler's Jury by Victor Methos, a legal thriller Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green: This well-crafted tale builds to an unexpected, chilling ending.—Publishers Weekly Soul Survivor by GM Ford Ally by K Eason, a fantasy novel The Rogue Agent by Daniel Judson Hard Fall by JB Turner The Swing of Things by Linda Keir Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey Savior's Game by Sean Chercover Letters to Zell by Camille Griep Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe, a historical romance Whispers on the Wind by Caroline Fyffe, a prairie romance Wave of Terror by Jon Jefferson Truly Dead by Anne Frasier The Final Trade by Joe Hart Last Dance at the Savoy by Kathryn Leigh Scott The Baller by Vi Keeland Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair Gideon's Rescue by Alan Russell Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner: The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton What Happened to My Sister by Elizabeth Flock The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas Gilded Cages by Ellen Jones The Waiting Room by Laura Markovitch