For almost twenty years, beginning as an editor at HarperOne Publishers and continuing as a freelancer, Julia Roller has edited fiction and nonfiction books for many best-selling authors.
Julia offers an intensive overall macroedit focusing on themes, organization, voice, and flow. She charges a flat rate per manuscript, depending on factors such as the length of the manuscript and the desired turnaround time.
Many an author has praised his or her editor as truly the best, the most accomplished, and the most brilliant. But the honest-to-God truth is that it would be insulting to attempt a description of my editor, Julia Roller, with any such adjectives. Her abilities and skills far transcend the praise that these mere descriptions could offer. She has earned my deepest admiration for tightening the storyline, endowing each word with purpose, and polishing every letter of this book with an unparalleled passion and endurance. The thousand wonders she performed have breathed this book into reality.
Julia Roller took my manuscript and with sensitive and thoughtful editorial skill elevated it to a much higher level. Her organizational insights are remarkable! By rearranging chapters the book became a much more coherent narrative. Writing is hard work, but Julia’s professionalism and encouragement gave me confidence that my efforts were not in vain.
Above all, to Julia Roller, an exceptionally fine editor and ‘coach’, who helped me in many ways; whatever the quality of this novel, it is much better than it would have been without her.
Julia was an amazing editor to work with. She took the time to completely engross herself in my stories so we could have in-depth conversations about how the characters and themes were working throughout. Julia was extremely professional and gave expert revisions on my work. I valued her feedback tremendously because she understood what I was trying to say and helped me find my voice. I would recommend her for any genre as she has a great ability to find what each author is trying to accomplish.
Mark C. Hull
Julia’s edit of my upcoming book gave me a confidence in it that I hadn’t had before. Her attention to detail, creative suggestions and almost omniscient grasp of the material not only made the book better, it also made me a better writer. A terrific and talented professional.
Please contact Julia by email for more information.