Critic, rogue editor for hire, & voice ninja from Karachi, Pakistan.

I'm available as a developmental editor for hire!

I'm happy to work on fiction in English of any length, and although I specialise in speculative and science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction, I am very well versed in YA, crime, thriller, horror and women's fiction as well. I primarily edit fiction but I have experience with non-fiction as well, so please drop me a line if you would like to discuss a non-fiction project. 

I'm the co-editor of multiple anthologies, including The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories, and The Outcast Hours, working with writers across all styles, backgrounds, and genres. I've edited writers including Frances Hardinge, Marina Warner, Sami Shah, Nnedi Okorafor, Monica Byrne, Usman T Malik, Lauren Beukes, Sam Beckbessinger, Dale Halvorsen, Saad Hossain, Indrapramit Das & Kuzhali Manickavel. 

My services will include line notes and an editorial letter. I require that your work be as close to finished as possible.  You can email me at mahvesh at, with any questions. If you'd like to send me your MS, please tell me a little about the work, as well as the wordcount and genre. 

I won't give you a voice, but I will help you find yours.