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Ronan Sadler, M.A.
I'm a developmental and line editor; I offer compassionately critical evaluation and editing of young adult, new adult, romance, memoir, and speculative fiction manuscripts.
I work with authors at all stages of their careers, but I'm particularly skilled at helping first time authors get their books out into the world. Whether it's a multi-year passion project manuscript or a roughly sketched outline and a dream, I guide authors through the process of bringing their first novel to completion.
My editing style is highly collaborative and holistic. I strive to be in conversation with the manuscript and the author, to guide and nudge, and to challenge where necessary. I offer a particular sensitivity to the social context we bring to our writing, and I use that to help authors refine their stories and express their truths.
In addition to freelancing, I'm also an editorial reader at a New York based literary agency, where I focus on young adult fiction. I'm familiar with the intricacies of the traditional publishing industry, as well as the demands of the independent and self-publishing markets.
I have a Master's degree in Critical Disability Studies and a B.A. (H) in English and Philosophy. My scholarly work was published in the collected volume Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities (UNP 2017), and I have received grants and scholarships for my research. In addition to fiction and memoir, I also edit academic work in the social sciences and humanities.
- Consulting and manuscript evaluation
- Developmental or project editing
- Research and fact-checking
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Academic papers and essays
- Books, children's and young adult
- Books, general
- Books, self-help
- Books, self-published
- Fiction, mystery
- Theses and dissertations
- Trade non-fiction
- Gender studies
- Health and medicine, general
- Humanities, general
- Leisure, general
- Psychology and mental health
- Social sciences
- Society, general