So, you need an editor?
Let’s talk a little bit about what that means. Whether you’re looking to be the next big indie publishing success or hoping to pursue the traditional publishing route, an editor with experience across multiple fields can certainly be a huge asset. Much as you wouldn’t scale Mount Everest without a knowledgeable local and a sturdy goat, you don’t want to scale the mountain of publishing without an experienced guide.
But why should you choose me other than the fact that I have a wife and two little kids (with one more on the way) and a wicked fast food habit I need to fund? I understand the strange and exciting publishing world we live in today. I have experience working with large traditional publishers, like Random House, mid-sized publishers like Angry Robot, and with publishers putting out work on computers in their basements. I’ve also worked with hybrid publishers such as Harlequin’s digital-first imprint Carina Press.
I love book stores and e-readers and have published my own work across a multitude of platforms. I respect the author’s vision and want to help bring that vision to full realization. I want to be your partner, not your high school composition teacher crushing your dreams.
I enjoy working with a broad range of projects including short stories, novellas, query letters, synopses, novels, memoirs, and even academic and corporate work. But my main wheelhouse is pop fiction: crime fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction and fantasy. I also love YA in all of those genres as well. I’m always willing to discuss weird and exciting projects though, so send me an email at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can come up with.
Right now I’m scheduling for July and August and tend to schedule about a month out. If you know you’ll be needing an editor plan early! I do enjoy the thrill of taking on rush projects when my schedule allows, so feel free to email me and ask.