Analieze Cervantes

Analieze Cervantes – Editor

A freelance editor who specializes in YA/Adult--across a variety of genres. My passion is to help authors get closer to their dreams.

Overview

I am a writer, editor, content creator, and poet who resides in Southern California. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English: Creative Writing and minor in Screenwriting. I am a former Remote Associate Editor at TouchPoint Press and an Associate Agent at The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.


Currently, I am building my list with Rees Literary Agency (keep in mind I cannot represent any of your work as an agent when you hire me to edit). I've been freelance editing for almost 2 years providing various editorial services such as content editing and proofreading to authors opting to go the self-publishing route. However, I've gained experience working for small presses that work extremely hard to publish talented authors.


I love working with authors who have a passion of learning the industry and are hungry to get your book ready. I am also an Editor who cheers you on from the start of our journey until the very end. I love providing indie authors with tools that can help them get their book polished so you choose to self-publish or go the traditional-route.


No matter where you are right now, know that things take time and that things happen for a reason. Don't compare yourself to others, but focus on you--on your goals. Envision that finish line and really soak in the scene. Everyone has a chance to land their dream and to make a difference.


My advice to you: don't give up, ask questions, learn the industry, attend conferences, join support groups and really understand the business in the best you can. There are so many people who are willing to help you.


Your progress is important for me as an Editor and I enjoy keeping in touch with you even after we finish our service. I think it's important for me to establish relationships with authors as well as be a guide if you have any questions about the process. I won't squash your writing voice or your vision because I want to make sure that your voice is heard and your vision is seen.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Mystery & Crime Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Thriller & Suspense Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelor's Degree: Creative Writing
  • Member of AALA

Work experience

The Rees Literary Agency

Jun, 2023 — Present

Seek authors for representation. Edit my client’s manuscripts and send them on submission to editors at Publishing houses.

The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Jul, 2020 — Jun, 2023 (almost 3 years)

Read query submissions, read partials/full manuscripts. Go on author calls and editor calls. Seek authors for representation. Edit my client’s manuscripts and send them on submission to editors at Publishing houses. Respond to emails, give feedback on books that aren’t quite ready yet. Crafting pitches for books I represent as well as look for illustrators for #kidLit

TouchPoint Press

Feb, 2020 — Present

Edit manuscripts and return them to the author in a timely manner. Have discussions with the author to take shorten scenes if necessary. Email them accordingly and do rounds of edits before emailing the final to the Publisher.

Self-employed

Jan, 2020 — Present

I provide editorial services (manuscript critique, developmental editing, line editing, proofreading) to independent authors across many genres. I work with authors and provide them thorough feedback when it comes to their work.

Corvisiero Literary Agency

Jun, 2019 — Jun, 2020 (about 1 year)

As an intern, my duties included reading and assessing queries (pitch, query, synopsis, and writing sample), requesting partial or full manuscripts for my review, declining manuscripts with personalized feedback, reading mentor's client's manuscript and offer editorial feedback. I crafted pitches and created/revised client catalogues. I also did market research on what genres and publishers were currently being contracted. Wrote up reader reports and pitched it to my mentor on why it was a book to pursue/represent. Join author calls, ask questions, and write up Editor sub lists.

Unsolicited Press

Jan, 2018 — Jan, 2020 (about 2 years)

Assisted the Managing Editor with editing novels for publication. Gave notes throughout the document as well as line editing, proofreading, etc.

Pacific Review

Jan, 2017 — Jun, 2017 (5 months)

Edited short stories/poems. Read different stories/poems in different genres. Discussed the importance of editing and storytelling. Networked in group discussions, brainstormed fresh and new ideas. Engaged in critiquing the story line, imagery, rhyming, what works and what didn’t. Assist the professor in organized events and other editors in final proofreading and layout.

Analieze has 5 reviews

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Joseph H.

Joseph H.

Aug, 2022

This was my second collaboration with Analieze, and just as previously, her professionalism exceeded expectations. With the developmental editing work she did for me, she not only gave me ne insights and things to consider in my manuscript, but she also did a stellar proofreading, catching things that I missed after multiple edits. I look forward to working with Analieze again.
Meredith T.

Meredith T.

Jul, 2022

Analieze was extremely helpful and wonderful to work with on my query letter! She is timely, organized, professional, and thoughtful in her input. She gives excellent suggestions and provides input in a well-thought-out manner. Eleven out of ten would recommend!
Jamie D.

Jamie D.

Jul, 2022

Analieze was professional, thoughtful, and kind, and offered good feedback on my submission package and partial manuscript. She helped me identify some pacing issues that I knew were problems but couldn't quite identify so I'm excited to dive in revising.
Peter M.

Peter M.

Nov, 2021

For a debut author, forging a path into the commercial publishing arena requires patience, persistence, and above all the guidance of a professional who knows when to praise and when to offer insights for improvement. For me that is Analieze. When she read my query, synopsis, and first pages, she discovered flaws I was blind to, pointed to certain details that deserved to be pruned, and suggest...
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Joseph H.

Joseph H.

Sep, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Analieze when she provided me with an editorial assessment of my manuscript. She was both professional and warm in her approach, immediately disarming any trepidation I felt about sharing my work with an editor of her level. Not only did she write a thorough assessment of my manuscript, but Analieze also gave me invaluable comments regarding my query letter. ...
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