- Edit fiction or nonfiction, including first novels and memoirs
- Ghostwrite authors’ fiction and nonfiction manuscripts
- Edit nonfiction proposals
- Assist with the writing and revision of query letters and synopses to agents and publishers
I have done everything you can think of: rewritten openings, restructured novels, dramatized scenes, written scenes, increased suspense and fleshed out characters. I have more than twenty years experience editing the work of both successful authors and aspiring writers. In addition to editing for more than twenty years, I have been teaching writing to college students, short story writers and non fiction authors. Presently, I teach at Montclair State University in New Jersey and The Fiction Center in New York City.
Why I’m different…
Ghost writing can be very expensive. Some ghostwriters charge $60,000 dollars or more for a manuscript.
- I understand that most people have limited budgets so I charge for my services by the hour. This enables me to charge a reasonable fee.
- I document the time I spend on your project. (You can be confident that I’m an honest and reliable professional.)
- I’m happy to work out a schedule of payment that fits your budget
Please contact me with any questions. I’m very easy to talk with and will respond very quickly.
I have more than twenty years experience editing the work of both successful and aspiring writers. In addition to editing, for more than twenty years, I have been teaching writing to college students, short story writers, nonfiction authors and novelists both in the classroom and online.
Why I’m different…
- My fees are very reasonable.
- I’m extremely quick and will get your manuscript back to you within two weeks.
- E-mail exchanges and phone conversations are free.
—Bonnie Friedman. author of Writing Past Dark (Harper Collins) and The Thief of Happiness (Beacon)
“Sasha Troyan is an extraordinarily perceptive editor. A gifted novelist and musician, she has an eye for the overall arc of a novel as well as an ear for its sentence-by-sentence cadence. In my personal development as a writer, there has been no more trusted mentor and guide than Sasha Troyan.”
—Tess Callahan, author of April and Oliver (Grand Central Publishing)
"Sasha Troyan is a whip smart editor. She has a keen eye for detail and a real sense of what makes a novel work."
—Naomi Rand, author of The One That Got Away
"Sasha Troyan is a wonderful, patient, kind and judicious editor who helped us with the final draft of our novel, Amon’s Horn. Sasha immediately grasped what we intended to achieve; an exciting story that revolves around neuroscience. Sasha not only helped us edit the novel, but she also helped us develop the characters and the plot. For our next novel, we will start working with Sasha even before we begin the actual writing. Thank you, Sasha, for the great writing adventure we had with you!"
—Christine and Pierre Magistretti, authors of Amon’s Horn
"Sasha Troyan is a superb editor who edits with a novelist's keen eye for detail and intuitive sense of structure. Sasha also has a knack for determining what a manuscript -- any manuscript -- needs, and for coming up with solutions to seemingly intractable problems. She saved my first novel from becoming too unwieldy while honoring my sense of what needed to remain. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I'm rushing to finish my second novel so that I can send it her way!"
—Julie Abbruscato, author of Memory Palace
"While writing my third novel, I called on Sasha to edit it. I knew I had the characters, the voice, and the conflict, but she saw where it needed the most direction: plot and scene. Sasha guided me on where the novel would be much more compelling with less ruminating on the part of the protagonist and more doing. She would show me where to slow down the action, where I should consider cutting. One of my biggest concerns had been voice and character, and she gave me the stamp of approval on those—which was major in getting me to go ahead and rewrite. I finished the novel this summer, and it is much more character and plot–driven; in other words, it is a real novel now, thanks to her brilliant insights, and I am proud of the finished product!"
—Susan Saiter Sullivan, author of U in the Hamptons
"I approached Sasha Troyan with a complicated novel that had become unmanageable. She, with precision, kindness and speed, deconstructed the parts so I could see them clearly. With her notes in hand like knots on a rope, and provocative, challenging questions to ponder, she helped me discern order in what had become chaos. Thank you, Sasha."
Eliza Walton, author of The Therapist’s Friend