About Me

Hi, I'm Chelsey. I love books and knitting over-sized scarves. 

Hi, I'm Chelsey. I love books and knitting over-sized scarves. 

As an editor based in New York City, I've spent years working on books of all shapes and sizes. Though I began my career editing erotica alongside Amish romance, my list has grown to include authors of all genres and my experience has led me from big New York publishing houses like HarperCollins to smaller, independent presses like Crooked Lane Books. But no matter where I've landed, I've had the opportunity to discover, mentor, and grow authors and their careers along the way. 

I've been lucky enough to work with bestselling authors, debut authors, and to help a handful of debut authors become bestselling authors. I'm comfortable working with many fiction genres, including literary, women's, commercial, and genre--mainly horror, romance, erotica, mystery, suspense, and thrillers. As for nonfiction, I've worked on a variety of memoirs and narrative nonfiction, specifically those projects that deal with gender issues, pop culture, and history. 

The books I've edited have been optioned for film, hit bestseller lists, been reviewed in the New York Times Book Review as well as numerous other trade outlets, and received accolades from professional writing organizations like International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. But more importantly, they've found homes on bookshelves, TBR piles, and all-time-favorite lists. In short, my books are read, loved, and re-read. 

And while I continue to enjoy the business side of publishing, my true joy lies in helping authors refine their narratives and create compelling, commercial stories. My experience means that I have a pretty good idea of what works and can help authors get there--through specific, thoughtful, collaborative feedback. Helping authors achieve their career goals lies as the heart of my work. Whether that means helping you polish an existing manuscript, consulting on proposal development, or discussing future career steps, I'm here to help you.