~ Manuscript evaluation
~ Developmental / structural editing
~ Line editing
~ Writing coach / Book coach
~ Query letter review
~ Copy editing
~ E-book & print formatting

Self-Edit Your Novel, five weeks online, beginning February 26, 2018

Query Letter Writing Workshop, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
How to Get Published, Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Query Letter Writing Workshop, Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Publish & Promote Your Book Conference, Saturday, June 23, 2018
Preparing Your Pitch, 2018 dates to come

Certificate in Book Publishing, Sarah Lawrence College, six weeks, beginning June 5, 2018

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), Biglaw by Lindsay Cameron (acquired by Ankerwycke and optioned to 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 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, where I am co-director of the Certificate in Book Publishing program.

When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen The Body Reader by Anne Frasier The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang Walk Into Silence by Susan McBride All the Little Children by Jo Furniss The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello The Jekyll Revelation by Robert Masello A Filthy Business by William Lashner Hong Kong Black by Alex Ryan Broken Grace by EC Diskin Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin War Shadows by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson Song of Edmon by Adam Burch The Baller by Vi Keeland The Winter Over by Matthew Iden The Ridge by John Rector The Temporary Agent by Daniel Judson The Rogue Agent by Daniel Judson Savior's Game by Sean Chercover Bone Music by Christopher Rice Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey The Roses of May by Dot Hutchison An Invisible Client by Victor Methos Enemy by K Eason Cold Black Earth by Sam Reaves The Book of James by Ellen Green Hard Way by JB Turner Letters to Zell by Camille Griep Whispers on the Wind by Caroline Fyffe The Homecoming by Alan Russell St. Nick by Alan Russell Truly Dead by Anne Frasier The Final Trade by Joe Hart The Night Is Deep by Joe Hart Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair Jinxed by Kathryn Leigh Scott The Fourth Figure by Pieter Aspe Gilded Cages by Ellen Jones The Waiting Room by Laura Markovitch 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 The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen