About Me

As a former book editor at Hachette’s Grand Central and Penguin’s New American Library, I know exactly what it takes to get your manuscript in shape, no matter where you are in the writing process and no matter where you want to go.

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Services

Developmental Editing

A developmental edit addresses the content and structure of a manuscript. I provide very extensive page by page notes laying out the basic areas in which a manuscript might be improved. My goal is to help an author push their own words out even further while keeping their overall vision intact.

Query Letter & Synopsis Critiques

I have looked at thousands of submissions as an in-house editor and as a first reader for several literary agencies. I can tell you exactly how your query letter, synopsis, and first five pages can be improved.

Phone Consultations

This is your chance to ask someone with real industry experience all of your questions about your writing career and the publishing business, whether you plan to publish traditionally or independently.

Speaking and Leading Workshops

I am available to speak before small and large groups at conferences, workshops, academic classes, and other events on everything from the act of writing to the publication process.

If you have questions about any of these services, please visit the frequently asked questions page or email me directly.

Testimonials

"I’ve learned and improved incredibly under Kristen's tutelage. I can positively say that an investment in her services will take you to the next level and recoup itself quickly in sales.”

—Toby Neal, bestselling author of the Lei Crime Series

2017-03-01T22:42:21+00:00

—Toby Neal, bestselling author of the Lei Crime Series

"I’ve learned and improved incredibly under Kristen's tutelage. I can positively say that an investment in her services will take you to the next level and recoup itself quickly in sales.”
“Kristen Weber brings sophisticated Bix Five editing skills to her clients. Smart, knowledgeable, and insightful, she is excellent at suggesting remedies for problems, not just identifying the problem itself.”

—Paul Levine, author of the bestselling and award-winning Jake Lassiter series

2017-03-01T22:42:48+00:00

—Paul Levine, author of the bestselling and award-winning Jake Lassiter series

“Kristen Weber brings sophisticated Bix Five editing skills to her clients. Smart, knowledgeable, and insightful, she is excellent at suggesting remedies for problems, not just identifying the problem itself.”
"Kristen Weber was wonderful to work with. To other writers I say this: she's on your side. She's experienced and she has people skills, she listens."

—Robert Beattie, author of THE LANGUAGE OF EVIL

2017-03-01T23:03:10+00:00

—Robert Beattie, author of THE LANGUAGE OF EVIL

"Kristen Weber was wonderful to work with. To other writers I say this: she's on your side. She's experienced and she has people skills, she listens."
"Working with Kristen was a fantastic editorial and learning experience, and the investment was offset by the resultant advance–the largest of my career. Best of all, I’m a better writer today because of it.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Pettersson

2017-03-01T22:38:14+00:00

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Pettersson

"Working with Kristen was a fantastic editorial and learning experience, and the investment was offset by the resultant advance–the largest of my career. Best of all, I’m a better writer today because of it.”

Books Edited