Alex Lubertozzi

Alex Lubertozzi - Editor

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a freelance editor and writer, providing a full range of editorial services to authors and publishers for both fiction and nonfiction.

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Overview

I've worked as an editor and writer for more than 20 years. I was an acquiring editor at Sourcebooks from 2000 to 2003, where I comanaged the trade line of nonfiction and fiction books and headed the MediaFusion imprint. Since then, I've worked as a freelancer, providing a full range of editing, writing, and design services on a wide range of fiction and nonfiction for both author and publisher clients.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction

Awards

  • Winner of the 2001 Book of the Year Award by Foreword Magazine for Pop Culture for "The Complete War of the Worlds"

Work experience

Publisher

Top Five Books
March, 2008 – Present (almost 14 years)

Top Five Books is a micro publisher that publishes a small number of fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as a bestselling line of illustrated classics (in ebook and print editions). I serve as the acquiring editor, copyeditor, designer, and publisher of all titles released under the Top Five Books imprint.

Freelance Editor/Writer

Self-employed
July, 2003 – Present (over 18 years)

Provide a suite of editorial and design/production services to authors and publishers. Manuscript assessment/review, developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading, as well as book design and page layout/production.

Editorial Manager

Sourcebooks
May, 2000 – July, 2003 (about 3 years)

Acquiring editor; comanaged the trade line of nonfiction and fiction and headed the MediaFusion imprint. Books edited/acquired include: The Trials of Lenny Bruce (history/biography), Poetry Speaks (compilation), The Second City (humor/biography), Siberia Bound (travel memoir), The Way We Played the Game (sports/history), Aidan's Way (disability memoir), My Fellow Americans (history), President Kennedy Has Been Shot (history/media), and The Diamond Conspiracy (fiction/thriller). Also coauthored The Complete War of the Worlds (pop culture/history) and World War II on the Air (history).

Portfolio (22 selected works)

The Raven's Seal

Baltakmens, Andrei

A Hangman for Ghosts

Baltakmens, Andrei

The Trials of Lenny Bruce (Enhanced)

Ronald K. L. Collins, David M. Skover

“The book is indispensable.” —Booklist“Detailed, objective, and valuable.” —Kirkus Reviews“Generating a gamut of emotions, the entire package is an important documentation of a revolution in American culture.” —Publishers Weekly10th Anniversary Edition—Includes a New Preface by the AuthorsWhen it first came out in 2002, The Trials of Lenny Bruce quickly established itself as the definitive wor... read more

“The book is indispensable.” —Booklist“Detailed, objective, and valuable.” —Kirkus Reviews“Generating a gamut of emotions, the entire package is an important documentation of a revolution in American culture.” —Publishers Weekly10th Anniversary Edition—Includes a New Preface by the AuthorsWhen it first came out in 2002, The Trials of Lenny Bruce quickly established itself as the definitive wor... read more

First Things First: A Modern Coursebook on Free Speech Fundamentals

Collins, Ronald K L, Creeley, Will, Hudson, Jr David L

The Complete War of The Worlds

Brian Holmsten, Alex Lubertozzi

President Kennedy Has Been Shot

Newseum, Bennett, Trost

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