Book Editing Services

for publishers, agents' clients, indie authors,
& writers seeking a literary agent

Manuscript evaluation
Developmental editing / structural editing
Line editing
Writing coaching
Query letter review
Self-publishing project management

Contact Caitlin for rates & to discuss your manuscript.

Workshops & Events


Novel Writing Master Class, ten weeks online, beginning September 18
**Save 10% with code GETSTHEWORM10 when you register by August 16.**


Query Letter Writing Workshop, online, spring 2025
Self-Publish Your Book, online, 2024 dates tk
Publish and Promote Your Book Conference, 2024 dates tk
Prepare Your Pitch Workshop, 2024 dates tk

Interested in a private class or retreat for your writers' group? Contact Caitlin.

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 Her Name Is Knight by Yasmin Angoe (TV series adaptation by Endeavor Content and Ink Factory), 8-Bit Christmas by Kevin Jakubowski (now a film starring Neil Patrick Harris), The Lilac House by Barbara Josselsohn (acquired by Bookouture), 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 Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

Or Else by Joe Hart, 2023 Edgar Award winner for Best Paperback Original, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Where They Lie The Hallows by Victor Methos, winner of the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction Constance by Matthew FitzSimmons, a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award nominee A Gambler's Jury by Victor Methos, a legal thriller, 2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel Grievance by Christine Bell, a novel of domestic psychological suspense and a 2018 ITW Thriller Award winner for Best Paperback Original The Body Reader by Anne Frasier, winner of the 2017 ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Crimson Lake Road by Victor Methos Strangers We Know by Elle Marr The Missing Sister by Elle Marr Into the Sound by Cara Reinard All the Little Children by Jo Furniss Broken Grace by E.C. Diskin 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 They Come at Knight by Yasmin Angoe, contemporary spy thriller: One blistering action scene after another.—The New York Times The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding by Lydia Kang The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, followed by The Roses of May and The Summer Children Hunt Them Down by Simon Gervais The Last Protector by Simon Gervais Blood Victory by Christopher Rice Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green: This well-crafted tale builds to an unexpected, chilling ending.—Publishers Weekly Heavy on the Dead by GM Ford Black Nowhere by Reece Hirsch The Final Trade by Joe Hart Tier One by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson, a Wall Street Journal bestselling military thriller action adventure series Sons of Valor by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson The Three Mrs. Wrights by Linda Keir Hard Target by JB Turner Walk Into Silence by Susan McBride Birthday Girl by Matthew Iden Ally by K Eason, a fantasy novel The Rogue Agent by Daniel Judson The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello The Darkest Flower by Kristin Wright Don't Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell Tell Me the Truth by Matthew Farrell Written in Fire by Marcus Sakey Savior's Game by Sean Chercover Hong Kong Black by Alex Ryan Trespassing by Brandi Reeds, an Amazon Charts bestselling novel of psychological suspense Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe, a Western historical romance 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 Wave of Terror by Jon Jefferson Truly Dead by Anne Frasier Song of Edmon by Adam Burch Letters to Zell by Camille Griep What She Doesn't Know by Andrew E. Kaufman L.A. Woman by Alan Russell September Girl by Kathryn Leigh Scott A Filthy Business by William Lashner Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair The Baller by Vi Keeland Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Stories by Lauren Willig, Adriana Trigiani, Jo Beverley, Syrie James, Stephanie Barron, Brenna Aubrey, and more Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner: This spectacular novel manages to be many things at once: an exploration of race and difference; a viscerally tragic love story; a sweeping, authoritative portrait of late 19th century Midwestern life; a poignant inquiry into the burdens and hardships of women; and a clever reimagining of Puccini’s opera.—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad 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, a Victorian historical romance Gilded Cages by Ellen Jones The Waiting Room by Laura Markovitch