Our Editors

Jaime Dill

Availability: Open to inquiries, earliest booking available for coaching is now MAY. Earliest booking available for developmental editing is JUNE 2021. Inquire and book your spot at jd.polishandpitch@gmail.com

As cliche as it may sound, I can’t remember when I first fell in love with editing. Even at an early age, I was stimulated by any opportunity to help my fellow classmates with paper reviews and writing ideas.

I naturally gravitated toward English and Lit Research and Criticism during my college years, and the winding trail lead me here to freelancing. I enjoy the freedom I have to support writers as they are, whether that be someone with a non-traditional niche, or someone who’s just beginning and needs an extra boost of help. Or someone going all in with self pub. I get to tailor my work to their needs, and there is little work to be found that allows such freedom of creativity.

My taste in books varies to a degree that is a bit bizarre. My copy of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars is so covered in margin scribbles and sticky notes that it’s barely readable at this point. But I also LOVE Philippa Gregory’s historical fiction, and my beautiful tome of Robert Burns poetry perpetually rests on my nightstand.

Present editorial mood: I’m eager to work on more contemporary fiction, particularly in the upper YA or adult range. I’m also dying for an unconventional project that blends Lit Fic with poetry or some other artistic device. My enthusiasm is off the charts for projects with a thematic depth that inspires readers to consider the context of our world.

Works I do NOT edit: Horror, western, military (simply not qualified), religious non-fiction, erotica, anime or graphic novels (please see Coral, she loves them!), political pieces, stories that reinforce or praise triggering issues, and anything with intentional racism.

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Coral Rivera

Availability: Open to inquiries. Inquire at cr.polishandpitch@gmail.com

Coral Rivera

I started writing at a young age, during an insufferably hot summer in Puerto Rico. I wrote about magic and intelligent heroines, and I realized it was what I was meant for in life. I’ve worked many different jobs, but writing seemed to always lurk in the background as an aid to everyday strife.

I grew up in Orlando, Florida, surrounded by palm trees and fairy tales. I currently reside in Central Oklahoma with my husband, daughter, three cats, and more Disney memorabilia than I know what to do with.

I help students during the day, then create at night (when I’m not catching up on sleep/DVR). I’m a proud Puerto-Rican who very much belongs in Slytherin House. You can find my works and learn more about me at: http://www.coralrivera.wixsite.com/coralr .

* Favorite Book(s): 

Stardust, Neil Gaiman
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion
The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
Bird by Bird, Anne LaMott

* Favorite Graphic Novels: 

Spider-Man: Blue
Spider-Man Reign
Marvel 1602
Identity Crisis
Catwoman: When In Rome
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite

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Matthew Wainwright

Availability: Currently taking referrals only. Inquire at mw.polishandpitch@gmail.com

My first novel was a sequel to Disney’s ‘Aladdin’, written naively at the age of ten. Since then, I have written sci-fi, fantasy, and historical novels for younger readers. My first formally published book is with editorial and currently due to release in 2020.

Where most writers seem to dread coming up with snappy pitches and concise synopses, I love it! Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sitting down with a fresh manuscript and a clean sheet of paper, and beginning the journey of finding out who these characters are and how they can best be presented to the world. I’ve been consulting with Polish & Pitch since it was founded, heading up query critique events and developing synopsis guideline literature. My vision is to help writers cultivate a love for pitching by teaching them how to recognise its editorial and marketing value.

Living in Greenwich, London, my heart lies with my native British literature: Malorie Blackman, Philip Pullman, David Almond, and Terry Pratchett, to name a few.

If you’re struggling with a synopsis or perplexed by pitches, drop me a line. I’m always happy to chat with fellow writers!