Edit My Novel was founded by Cara Lockwood, an established and successful writer who has made a career writing fiction. A Penn grad, she currently lives and works near Chicago, Illinois. She's published more than thirty novels, including I Do (But I Don't), which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain. Her novels have been translated into five languages and are sold all over the world. She's been a book editor for fifteen years.
She landed her first book deal at age 29 with Simon and Schuster. Since then, her work has been published by MTV Books, St. Martin's Press, and Harlequin. She was a finalist for the Gayle Wilson award of Excellence in young adult fiction from the Romance Writers of America. She has been reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, The Library Journal, YM magazine, Lucky Magazine, Chicago Magazine, the Boston Herald, American Cheerleader and The Romantic Times, among many others.
Not sure whether to self-publish your book or try pitching it to traditional publishers? Cara has years of experience doing both and can help you decide which route is best for you.
Her editing has given many new authors the confidence to pursue their dreams of becoming a published writer, some of whom have gone on to be signed with agents and hit bestseller lists themselves.
Cara Lockwood is uniquely qualified to to be your book editor. Not only has she made a career out of publishing and novel editing, but she also understands the writer's perspective.
She can lend her experience in developing ideas, overcoming writer's block and developing strategies to help finish and polish your work. She has years of expertise in editing and crafting the perfect voice for a novel, developing characters and sharpening dialogue.