Analieze Cervantes

Analieze Cervantes - Editor

Menifee, CA, USA

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

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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 currently a Remote Associate Editor at TouchPoint Press and an Associate Agent at The Harvey Klinger 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.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree: Creative Writing
  • Member of AALA

Work experience

Associate Agent

The Harvey Klinger Literary Agency
July, 2020 – Present (about 1 year)

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

Associate Editor

TouchPoint Press
February, 2020 – Present (over 1 year)

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.

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2020 – Present (over 1 year)

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.

Intern

Corvisiero Literary Agency
June, 2019 – June, 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.

Assistant Editor

Unsolicited Press
January, 2018 – January, 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.

Associate Editor Intern

Pacific Review
January, 2017 – June, 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.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Allegheny Front

Kile, Laurel

Forgotten Star

Weldon, Colin

Ain't Long Fore Day

Sallis, James

A Winter Night

Parrish, Anne Leigh

Feral Boy Meets Girl

Jablonsky, William

Slip Soul: A novel

Garcia, Taylor

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Joseph Hereth
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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Joseph Hereth, September 2021

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