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 her life has been spent in the pursuit of sharing that magic with others. Whether by forging friendships over the love of a fantasy series, carefully choosing books for her Little Free Library to delight and inspire readers in the neighborhood, or helping all kinds of authors polish and perfect their writing, she loves connecting with people about the stories we tell and the ways we communicate. 

Sarah is a technical editor and a graduate of Portland State University with her master’s degree in writing and book publishing. She was the editorial manager for Ooligan Press, the program’s student-run publisher, as well as the co-director of Write to Publish, its annual publishing conference. Sarah also 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. Her editing experience is broad and includes projects ranging from highly technical reports and articles, business- and IT-focused nonfiction, and regional news articles to memoirs, thrillers, and literary fiction. When she’s not wordsmithing, she likes to collect comics, explore new places, and sing in her local LGBTQ choir.

Sarah’s Services

coaching
developmental editing
line editing
proofreading

Genres

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