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

Workshops & Events

Novel Writing Master Class, five weeks online, beginning July 12, 2021 ~ WAITLIST ONLY
Novel Writing Master Class, five weeks online, beginning September 27, 2021
Novel Writing Master Class, five weeks online, beginning November 8, 2021

ThrillerFest Virtual ConsultFest, July 7, 2021
Query Letter Writing Workshop, online, December 5 & 6, 2021
Publish and Promote Your Book Conference, 2022 dates tk
Prepare Your Pitch Workshop, 2022 dates tk

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

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), 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.

The Hallows by Victor Methos, winner of the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction A Gambler's Jury by Victor Methos, a legal thriller, 2019 Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel The Body Reader by Anne Frasier, winner of the 2017 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 Crimson Lake Road by Victor Methos Lies We Bury by Elle Marr The Missing Sister by Elle Marr 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 All the Little Children by Jo Furniss Black Nowhere by Reece Hirsch Into the Sound by Cara Reinard 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 The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith Wolf Point by Ian K. Smith Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang, historical fiction, historical mystery 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 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 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 An American Duchess by Caroline Fyffe, a Victorian romance Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe, a Western historical romance Constance by Matthew FitzSimmons 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 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 Gilded Cages by Ellen Jones The Waiting Room by Laura Markovitch