Join us this December for amazing giveaways from our incredible 2018 RevPit editors!

Outside of the annual contest, this is the biggest #RevPit giveaway event of the year, so mark your calendars for December 17th–December 21st. #RevPit editors are joining forces over the entire week to give you a chance to win amazing editing prizes! Every day of the week, our editors will be giving away their tailored prizes. You can only win once the entire week, so be sure to scope out the giveaways and revisit this blog post each day to enter to win. We’ll be posting giveaway links on Twitter too!

And you know our RevPit editors will be around all week to give you editing tips for those #NaNoWriMo projects you just finished.

Event Details

  • What: Giveaways!!
  • When: 12/17/2018–12/21/2018
  • Where: On Twitter, using the #RevPit hashtag, and on this blog post.
  • Who: The editors of #RevPit and you!
  • How: Check in each day on Twitter AND here on the blog post to enter to win the daily giveaways. Each day a new Rafflecopter link will go live, and you’ll only have 24 hours to enter!

Featured Editor Giveaways:

Day One (12/17)



Kyra Nelson is a freelance editor, YA author, and linguist. She completed her degree in English Language and Editing from Brigham Young University and is now pursuing a PhD at Northern Arizona University. She is also a recurring character on the WordNerds vlog.

What they’re giving away: ONE PRIZE of:
  • Submission package critique including query letter, synopsis and first 1300 words.
Who it’s for:
  • YA, MG, Adult contemporary and historical fiction.
  • No erotica, please.



Sione Aeschliman (pronounced see-OWN ASH-lemon) is an editor with a Master’s degree in English and over fifteen years of experience providing writers with clear, honest, constructive feedback. Sione is a founding RevPit Editor, member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), and co-host of the Novel Approaches podcast for writers.

What they’re giving away: TWO PRIZES of:
  • Assessment of their novel's first 5 double-spaced pages, up to 1,500 words. Includes in-text comments and tracked changes; a brief edit letter summarizing the feedback; a 1-pass critique of the query letter, brief synopsis, or book blurb up to 500 words; and a 30-min. voice or video conference to discuss the feedback and next steps.
Who it’s for:
  • YA, NA, Adult novels in any genre.
  • Particularly passionate about speculative fiction and work that's a little off-center from the mainstream, such as cross-genre work and work that challenges societal norms and/or the conventions of a genre.

Day Two (12/18)



Carly Hayward is a developmental editor who will help you find your voice and bring your book to light. She is a founding #RevPit editor with 10 years of publishing experience. Editing combines her love of reading, giving advice, and logic puzzles. Carly will be your book’s best friend.

What they’re giving away: TWO PRIZES of:
  • 30 minute phone consultations: Do you need advice on your writing but aren’t ready for an edit? Phone consultations allow you to get the advice of an editor on various manuscript challenges. Topics can run the gamut from plot brainstorming to characterization to publishing next steps.
Who it’s for:
  • Almost all genre fiction: Romance, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and historical fiction. Age groups: Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade.
  • No: Horror or non-fiction



The complete Ravenclaw package, Editor Cassandra earned her BA in English from Rochester College where she now teaches, and her MA in Creative Writing on the Novel track from Newcastle University. She honed her skills for rights reversions and as a guide for self publishing as an agent intern. She can be found drinking tea, taking MMA classes, training for a 5k, and playing with her dogs Mollie and Delacour in Capac, MI.

What they’re giving away: ONE PRIZE of:
  • Two-pass query critique and twenty pages
Who it’s for:
  • Editor Cassandra’s heart lives for YA books. She also enjoys upper middle grade, new adult, and adult crossovers. All subject matters welcome.

Day Three (12/19)



After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. As well as being a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, she is also a junior literary agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency and has worked as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, and a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston. She has written various articles for Writer's Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.

What they’re giving away: FOUR different PRIZES:
  • Query critique
  • Query critique
  • Synopsis critique
  • Synopsis critique
Who it’s for:
  • Upper MG, YA, and Adult
  • historical, fantasy, urban fantasy, contemporary, LGBTQ+, romance
  • Kaitlyn is NOT accepting:
    • Nonfiction, chapter or picture books, novellas, poetry, or short story collections
    • Horror/thriller/suspense/mystery, romantic Suspense
    • Storylines heavily dependent on religious motives/events/themes

Day Four (12/20)



Elizabeth Buege is a freelance book editor from Minnesota. She is a founding editor for Revise and Resub (#RevPit) and provides manuscript critiques and editing services for both querying and indie authors. Elizabeth loves editing because it combines two of her favorite things: getting lost in books and helping people. When she’s not working, you can find her learning languages, gaming with friends, drinking tea, and making tasty messes in the kitchen.

What they’re giving away: TWO PRIZES of:
  • Ten-page edits (up to 2500 words) including critique and line edits.
Who it’s for:
  • Any genre except horror or erotica.



Stephanie Eding began freelance editing three years ago and interned with Entangled Publishing for one year. Stephanie lives in Ohio with her zany husband, two child comedians, and six silly cats. She loves to laugh and quotes movies at inappropriate times. Her first book, UNANCHORED, came out in April.

What they’re giving away: ONE PRIZE of:
  • Query + 1st Chapter Critique
Who it’s for:
  • Open to any age or genre EXCEPT erotica and horror.

Day Five (12/21)



Jeni Chappelle is a freelance editor and cofounding editor of Revise & Resub (#RevPit). She considers herself a hobbit (minus the big, hairy feet) and lives in a tiny town near Charlotte, NC with her family and way too many pets.

What they’re giving away: TWO different PRIZES:
  • $50 worth of editing (this equals a 3000 words of developmental editing OR a query and synopsis edit)
  • One 30-minute consultation call.
Who it’s for:
  • Eclectic tastes, so any genre works.



Katie McCoach is a developmental editor working with traditional and self-published authors. Her motto is, “Let’s create your best story!” She is a founding editor of Revise & Resub (RevPit). With a coffee shop on every corner in Los Angeles, you’ll never find Katie without caffeine.

What they’re giving away: TWO PRIZES of:
  • Query critique + 7 page edit (2500 words max)
Who it’s for:
  • Romance, Memoir, Women’s Fiction, YA/NA (any genre)

See you December 17th!

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