~ 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

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
Prepare Your Pitch, June 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Prepare Your Pitch, June 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

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.

Trespassing by Brandi Reeds Bone Music by Christopher Rice When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen The Body Reader by Anne Frasier The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison The Roses of May 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 Broken Grace by EC Diskin Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin Crusader One by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson Obscura by Joe Hart Song of Edmon by Adam Burch 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 Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green Soul Survivor by GM Ford Ally by K Eason The Rogue Agent by Daniel Judson Hard Fall by JB Turner The Swing of Things by Linda Keir Savior's Game by Sean Chercover Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey Letters to Zell by Camille Griep Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe Whispers on the Wind by Caroline Fyffe Wave of Terror by Jon Jefferson Truly Dead by Anne Frasier The Final Trade by Joe Hart Jinxed by Kathryn Leigh Scott The Baller by Vi Keeland Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair The Homecoming 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