You wrote a book!
Now it's time to make it awesome, and I can help. It's my job 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.
"She's full of valuable writing insight...I can't recommend working with her enough!"
-Tomi Adeyemi, CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE (NYT bestseller, film rights pre-empted by Fox)
"I'll be blunt. Naomi Hughes is the editor of your dreams."
-Brenda Rufener, WHERE I LIVE (HarperCollins 2018)
"Simply put, Naomi Hughes is an excellent editor."
-Wade White, THE ADVENTURER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL ESCAPES & sequel (Little, Brown 2016/2017)
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.
About editor Naomi Hughes: In my five years as a full-time freelance editor, I've had the honor of working on many fantastic projects, including NYT bestselling books and BEA honor books (check out my testimonials page!) and have also served as a mentor in many writing contests, such as Pitch Wars. I've also worked as an assistant editor at the successful mid-size publishing company Entangled, and have a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. Plus I'm a writer myself! My debut YA sci-fi thriller Afterimage was praised by Kirkus and School Library Journal, and my next book, Refraction, will come out in Nov 2019.
Common Story Issues: Curious about what sort of problems I find most often in manuscripts? Check out my list of common issues!
Books I've worked on
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 know why, this is the option for you. Update: this service is not currently being offered, sorry!
Help for your story as a whole
Need to get eyes on your story? I'm currently offering edit letters, Full Manuscript Critiques, and line edits!
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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