Nikki Busch

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Nikki Busch is a co-founder of the AIPP. She is a freelance editor, published poet, occasional fiction writer, and at one point was a songwriter and lead singer of a punk band.
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Nikki Busch Editing
Copy Editing, Copy Writing, Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Manuscript Critique, Proofreading
Line editing, copy editing/copyediting, substantive editing, developmental editing, book doctoring, manuscript critique, proofreading, copywriting, and writing and editing book blurbs
Romance, Paranormal, Horror, YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, New Adult, LGBT, Dystopian, Romance Erotica, Suspense, Women's Fiction
English (US)

Nikki Busch is an experienced professional editor with extensive experience working with self-published authors and small publishing houses in multiple genres: romance, YA/NA, fantasy, horror, science fiction, LGBTQ+, suspense, action/adventure, erotica, memoir, and self-help. She also edits and writes back cover book copy. Her significant copywriting experience brings an added level of marketing skill to every book blurb she works on.

Nikki has edited 250+ books. Many of them have become best sellers; several are award winners or finalists. Her services include line editing, copyediting, developmental editing, structural editing, substantive editing, content editing, manuscript critiques, proofreading, creative brainstorming, and back cover book copywriting and editing.

She received her BA in English from Rutgers University and was awarded a graduate-level certificate in copyediting from the University of California-San Diego with an A average. She has also completed advanced coursework in developmental editing through the Author-Editor Clinic and Editorial Freelancers Association and in fiction writing through Gotham Writers’ Workshop. In addition to co-founding the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP), Nikki is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Golden Crown Literary Society and a vetted partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

Throughout Nikki's thirty-year career, she has held jobs in journalism, advertising, book marketing, and publishing. Born and raised in an apartment building in the Bronx, Nikki currently lives in northwestern New Jersey and is still getting used to living among cows, farms, and turkey vultures.