You wrote a book!
Now it's time to make it awesome, and I can help. I'm freelance editor Naomi Hughes, and it's my passion to help you figure out how to make your story into the best possible version of itself--and to help you grow as a writer in the process.
"For writers needing a sharp eye to review their query or pages, I strongly recommend working with Naomi."
-Missy Shelton Belote, INCONCEIVABLE (Curiosity Quills, 2015)
"Naomi's insights on my query letter were nothing short of fabulous!"
-Kendra Young, agented MG writer
"Not only has she made my novel better, she has helped me become a better writer."
-Amy Moellering, MG writer
Every editor has specialties: the genres we love,
the types of stories we know best.
Here are mine!
For small stuff (queries, synopses, etc.), I can work with any audience or genre except horror or erotica.
Yay for kidlit! I love fantasy, sci-fi, adventures, & fun. Tragic or super-spooky stuff isn't for me, though.
YOUNG ADULT STORIES
I adore twisty plots, quirk, high concepts, & impossible romances. No dark or super-violent stories please!
I love heroines with agency & a sense of humor! I'm okay with category-style heat levels but no erotica, please.
Client Good News
Client Good News
About me: In addition to being a freelance editor, I'm also an intern for Entangled Publishing and have served as a mentor/judge in many writing contests (including Pitch Madness, Query Kombat, and the infamous Pitch Wars) over the past few years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and work toward a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies. I'm also an agented writer myself--if you want to find out more about my fun middle-grade stories, you can check out my author page here!
Pitch Wars: Although my schedule won't allow me to mentor for Pitch Wars this year, you can check out my posts from years past over at my wishlist page! And if you write middle-grade, I highly recommend subbing to my amazing critique partner and former mentee, Casey Lyall.
What can I help you with?
Does your query need to be whipped into shape? Are you trying to trim your synopsis down to that mythical single page? Need help figuring out where to start with revisions on your full manuscript? Check out my services!
Critiques for your query + first 10 pages
If you're getting rejections at the query level & want to figure out why, this is the option for you.
Help for your story as a whole
Need to get eyes on your story? I offer full manuscript critiques, reader reports, and R&R specials.
Queries, Synopses & Pitches
Help for the really tough stuff
Includes brainstorming options, where I help you build a shiny new query or Twitter pitch from scratch.
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