You wrote a book!

...Now what?

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.

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



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!


Privacy Policy: Listed here.

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!

Submission Packages

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!

Full Manuscripts

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.

Naomi Edits  |  Naomi L. Hughes