You wrote a book!

...Now what?

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.

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Naomi Edits

My specialties

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, & fun characters. Tragic or super-spooky stuff isn't for me, though.



I adore quirk, high concepts, & impossible romances. No scary, tragic, or 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 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!



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!

Submission Packages

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.

Full Manuscripts

Souped-Up Beta Reads & Reader Reports


Need to get eyes on your story? I offer Souped-Up Beta Reads, 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.

Naomi Edits  |  Naomi L. Hughes