Mary Auxier

artful editor


Mary Auxier loves all things YA and kidlit, and even went so far as to get a PhD in Victorian children's literature. After spending some time teaching at the university level, she switched to editing, and has never looked back! She's been freelance editing for over ten years, and has worked on NYT best-selling novels, personal passion projects meant to share with family, and everything in between. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and three spunky little girls.


  • manuscript critique

  • developmental editing

  • line editing

  • copyediting

  • fact checking and research


young adult & middle grade fiction

selected projects

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