Take Your Writing to the Next Level!

Meet Betsy Mitchell, Editor


 My passion is working with authors who want to bring their writing to the next level. My goal is to partner my 35 years of New York publishing experience with your writing goals.

As an author myself, I am keenly aware of the importance of ensuring you get the right fit with your editor. I look forward to hearing from you and creating a working relationship you can trust.

"Betsy is the kind of professional editor no author should be without."

Peter F. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Star and The Reality Dysfunction

Here are just a few of the hundreds of books I have edited.

"Betsy Mitchell is hands-down the best editor I've ever had."

Elizabeth Moon, author of the Vatta's War series

A few of the authors I have been privileged to work with:

Terry Brooks

Timothy Zahn

Peter F. Hamilton

Naomi Novik

Let's Work Together

Whether you are a writer or an agent, I look forward to working with you.

  • Send me a brief description of your material and the kind of help you’re looking for.
  • After review, I will ask you to send in the first 50 pages of your manuscript.
  • I will look over your sample manuscript at no charge to determine whether we are a good fit.
  • I will send you an estimate for the project and suggest one of the following approaches:

Structural Editing

This service provides an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the material, focusing on major issues such as pacing, characterization, story structure, and narrative focus.

Line Editing

This service includes copy editing to correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as strengthening the work on a line-by-line basis

I look forward to working with you!

Betsy Mitchell, Author

Being an author makes me even more aware of the importance of the author/editor relationship. My book, Journey to the Bottomless Pit: The Story of Stephen Bishop and Mammoth Cave, the fictionalized biography of a young African American who became known worldwide for his exploration of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, in the early 1800s. The book was nominated for several state library awards and was named a New York Public Library Best Book for Kids. 

Betsy Mitchell, Author

Being an author makes me even more aware of the importance of the author/editor relationship. My book, Journey to the Bottomless Pit: The Story of Stephen Bishop and Mammoth Cave, the fictionalized biography of a young African American who became known worldwide for his exploration of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, in the early 1800s. The book was nominated for several state library awards and was named a New York Public Library Best Book for Kids. 

I look forward to working with you!