Sarah Currin

Collaborative Editor

Sarah is an editor and freelance publishing professional who is honored to work in Portland, Oregon, on the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Cowlitz bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes living along the Columbia River.

There’s nearly nothing more magical to Sarah than the power of words, and much of their life has been spent in the pursuit of sharing that magic with others. Whether by forging friendships over a fantasy series, carefully choosing books for their Little Free Library to inspire readers in the neighborhood, or helping all kinds of authors polish and perfect their writing, they love connecting with people about the stories we tell.

 
A technical editor by trade, Sarah is a graduate of Portland State University with their master’s degree in writing and book publishing. They were the editorial manager for Ooligan Press, the program’s student-run publisher, as well as the co-manager of Write to Publish, its annual publishing conference. They are also a publishing educator teaching book editing at Portland State University. Sarah has had the pleasure of being the publisher’s assistant at Timber Press and working at the legendary Powell’s City of Books, as well as Hawthorne Books, Tin House Magazine, and Sparkplug Comic Books. Their editing experience is broad and includes projects ranging from highly technical reports and articles, business- and IT-focused nonfiction, news articles, and blog posts to memoirs, thrillers, essay collections, and literary fiction. When they’re not wordsmithing, they like to collect comics, video chat with friends, and play music in their band.

Sarah’s Services

coaching
developmental editing
line editing
proofreading

Genres

general nonfiction
memoir
literary, young adult, and genre fiction
comics and graphic novels