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Working on your book

is my form of magic

Whether you have a manuscript in fantasy, speculative fiction, historical fiction, YA, or other genre, I am here to help.


What I can do


From developmental editing to copyediting to proofreading, editing is by far my favorite book-related professional activity. Give me a manuscript and track-changes, and I’m happy as a clam. Not sure what you need? Don’t worry! I can help you determine what’s best for you and your work.

My interests have always been centered on art and literature, so it’s no surprise that designing book interiors and covers brings me incredible (and geeky) joy. If your manuscript is past the editing stages (or if you need a last-minute edit in the design stage) and you want to discuss a design concept from cover to cover, just say the magic word!

I am obsessively organized (in a good way) and love to manage differing deadlines and follow a schedule from beginning to end. Not sure where to begin in your journey to publish your manuscript? From strategic marketing to author relations, I am here to help and ensure all of your boxes are checked.


Testimonials

“Bailey has that crucial mix required for all editors and project managers: a healthy respect for deadlines and the flexibility to adapt when things don’t go according to plan, attention to editorial detail and minding the overall project workflow. She balances both the level of detail and frequency in communication between all parties of a project, so everybody knows who, what, where, and when.”

—Robyn Crummer-Olson, Publisher, Ooligan Press

“Inspiration, enthusiasm, support. Those are words that come to mind when I reflect on working with Bailey Potter. Bailey was the original project manager for my novel. Above all I was impressed with her ability to pinpoint areas in the manuscript that could be stronger. Her suggestions inspired me to improve it in ways I hadn’t thought of. She was also able to streamline feedback from many editors so I could revise much more effectively. Bailey is an excellent communicator, and from the start, she was very enthusiastic about my novel. In addition to all of this, she created some amazing designs for the cover. Bailey is a truly talented freelance editor, project manager, and designer, and I would recommend her to anyone!”

—Kristin Burchell, author of Court of Venom

“Look as hard as you want—you will not find a better project manager than Bailey. She worked conscientiously for the better part of a year leading up to the launch of my novel, Finding the Vein, and I’m certain that her work was a major factor in its success. She was equal parts kind, considerate…and relentless! She has next-level organizational abilities, but also great people skills. She arranged a fabulous virtual launch, elicited interview and workshop opportunities, and tirelessly performed a lot of invisible-to-me work to get my book in front of the right people. And it was all fun and drama-free (for me, anyway.) She is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

—Jennifer Hanlon Wilde, author of Finding the Vein

“Bailey has a strong design sensibility coupled with an acute eye for detail and attention to audience. She has the ability to engage in all aspects of publishing coupled with thorough and considered design that makes her work stand out. She works well in a collaborative environment and would be an asset to any team.”

—Kelley Dodd, Freelance Graphic & Book Designer

‘Ridiculously enthusiastic about books and publishing’ is what comes to mind when I think about Bailey Potter. I hired her as an intern in Summer 2020, and she executed great work during her time with Overcup. In addition to creating engaging and vibrant social media images and posts, she provided thoughtful insight when reviewing and researching title acquisitions. Bailey also conducted research in numerous areas to help inform and drive our sales efforts.”

—Rachel Bell, Co-founder, Overcup Press

Don’t know where to begin?

That’s okay! Take a look around and get to know me and my style. View my services page or feel free to just email me! I’d be happy discuss the best next steps for you and your manuscript.