Savannah Thorne: Freelance Editor


"She has a keen eye for language, and a strong red pencil for the unnecessary."
 - William Bernhardt                                        

"I am very well-pleased...My only regret is that I did not find you earlier in the process. It would have been even more influential and beneficial to the final product."
- Ed Fanning                                             

"My manuscript has completely changed, and it's all thanks to the edits."
-Susy Smith                                             

"I am so enjoying the process. Thank you for teaching me!"
-Lee Adams                                              

"My manuscript is becoming completely richer, thanks to the thoughtful editing."
-Jeremy Cunkle                                               

"Since editing, agents have shown interest in my plot and characters." -Isiah Basye

About Me

I received my B.A. from the University of Iowa where I studied in the Writers' Workshop under several of poetry's great voices. I also hold two cum laude Master's degrees. My poetry has appeared in over thirty literary journals, including Potpourri, The Wisconsin Review, The Potomac Review, Border Crossing, Rhino, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Lyric, Parabola, Little Patuxent Review, The Atlanta Review, and Yemassee. I placed as runner-up for the Missouri Review's Editor's Prize and the Casey Shay Poet's Prize.

My editorial experience and personal interests include literary fiction, history, memoir, horror and thrillers. I have been a guest lecturer with the writing program at Rose State University in Oklahoma, where I discussed poetry, publishing, and historical research. I have also served as VP in charge of programming for the Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. and have given presentations at the Edmond Writers' Group.

My historical novels are represented by the Linda Chester Literary Agency.


  • Full developmental edits and line edits
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Corrections, suggestions, explanations