Eliot West

Eliot West (eliotwesteditorial.com) is an independent editor specializing in romance and fantasy fiction, including interactive fiction. Their work is informed by a background in literary studies and deep interests in conscious language, gender diversity, human sexuality, consent, and trauma and healing.

Whether editing, teaching, presenting at a conference, or working with a writer one-on-one, Eliot aims to support creators in realizing their particular visions and growing in their craft—and to advocate for readers through a commitment to inclusive language and storytelling.

Eliot has spent their life both studying and celebrating how genres, stories, and sentences work. They hold a PhD in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a focus on literary theory and the novel … but their real education has been in reading queer romance, working with students, and getting their hands dirty in manuscripts as stories grow into themselves.