THE ARTFUL EDITOR is a book editing agency in Los Angeles, California. We help writers improve and polish their books for publication. Whether you're self-publishing or submitting your novel or nonfiction manuscript to agents and publishers, we'll guide you every step of the way until you get into print. We also edit for publishers, literary agents, businesses, and organizations.

Our editorial team includes developmental editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and book coaches. We've edited in-house or freelanced for New York publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and HarperCollins; university presses; and small presses. Several of us are published authors, and a few of us have worked at literary agencies.

Our table at the AWP Conference & Bookfair in Washington, DC in 2017.

Our table at the AWP Conference & Bookfair in Washington, DC in 2017.

We have specialists in every genre, including literary fiction, thriller & crime, mystery & suspense, horror, science fiction, fantasy, weird tales, historical fiction, women's fiction, romance, short stories, young adult novels, middle grade novels, children's picture books, graphic novels/comics, poetry, creative nonfiction, lyric essays, memoir, self-help, travel, art & film, business & entrepreneurship, science, history, philosophy, religion, cookbooks, and more.

We schedule projects one to three months in advance, so reserve an editor today!

Meet the Founder


Naomi Kim Eagleson

Editorial Director

Naomi is the founder of The Artful Editor and has been editing professionally for over fifteen years. She began her career as an assistant editor at a literary journal, then as a manuscript reviewer for a publishing company. Since launching The Artful Editor in 2010, she and her team have helped hundreds of authors with their manuscripts.

She has an MFA in creative writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA in English literature from the University of Hawai'i. She is the author of Radiant Field, published by Tinfish Press. Her writing has appeared in the anthologies Ms. Aligned: Women Writing about Men and Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America and in such journals as Words without BordersArts & Letters, and MANOA Journal.

Naomi lives with her husband and cat in Santa Monica, California. When she's not editing, she's working on a novel set in Japan and eating a lot of ramen.

Our Authors Have...

Been offered agent representation and/or found a publisher

Become Amazon best-selling authors

Received multiple five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads

Won the IPPY Bronze Award in fiction

Been interviewed on TV news, radio, and podcasts

Had their books reviewed or featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, People Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Daily MailGlamourSF Weekly, and Hollywood Reporter

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