Anna Krusinski

Anna Krusinski - Editor

Bloomville, NY, USA

Custom-tailored editing from an award-winning editor and writer with 10+ years of experience in book publishing.

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Overview

With nearly a decade in book publishing as Managing Editor and over 14 years as a professional writer, I offer a unique set of experience from both sides of the editorial desk. I have worked on books covering a wide range of genres including health/wellness, fitness, nutrition, cookbooks, memoirs, and business.

My expertise truly shines when I work with authors to refine their vision and fine-tune their content. With my diverse skill-set, I provide expert guidance at every stage of the process, from drafting an outline and helping flesh out text with developmental edits, to going in with a fine-toothed comb for line edits and the crucial final copyedit.

My work style is professional and personable. I believe in tailoring each project to the author's unique needs, and I take the time to get to know you so I can create a customized experience that's just right for you. I'd love to hear about your project and see how we can work together!


TESTIMONIALS

“Anna is a fantastic editor and a tireless partner in the writing process. She has been invaluable to me from the book proposal stage through to manuscript completion. I credit being picked up by a publishing house to her tireless dedication and pushback on all things relevant, from start to finish. She is a true pleasure to work with.“

—Karissa Stelma, author of It’s Simple: The Politically Incorrect Guide to IVF; Owner of The Simplicity Line; and COO of CCL Compliance


“Anna is a highly skilled and experienced professional. We have worked with her for editing, writing, and project management and she always proves to be a valuable asset to our projects.“

—Robert Murray, President, StyleMatters Publishing Services


It was a pleasure working with Anna. She is professional and responsive. The final product of her edit exceeded my expectation. I am grateful for her work and look forward to working with her in the future.

—Mbiotidem Bassey, Entering the Zone of Success


“Anna is an exceptional editor and manager of a diverse range of projects, from cookbooks, to health books, straight text to heavily illustrated. She is thorough, attentive to detail, and pleasant in all her interactions. I can’t think of a better colleague or project manager than Anna!”

—Dede Cummings, Poet, Journalist, Book Designer, Founder of Green Writers Press


“It’s not easy to write. It’s harder to edit. It’s almost asking too much to have a last-minute, sketchy assignment result in a well-penned, clean copy filed under deadline but this is exactly what Anna can do. I‘ve had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of this relationship for a few years and have come to depend on her more than she knows. An added bonus is she’s incredibly pleasant to work with. Two thumbs up!”

—Joanne Arbogast, Editor, Upstate Life (NY) Magazine

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Career Guides
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Health & Wellbeing
Inspirational
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Awards

  • Independent Publisher Book Award, 2009 for You Can Save the Earth
  • Gold Award Winner: Mom’s Choice Awards, 2018 for Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

• Edit manuscripts, including developmental editing and line editing
• Guide authors in concept development and content outlines
• Draft and edit book proposals and query letters for authors seeking representation and/or publication

Writer

The Daily Star: Upstate Life Magazine
February, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

• Creator and writer of the “Only Natural” quarterly column, focused on natural beauty and skincare
• Conduct interviews and write articles on local events and topics relevant to the Catskill Mountains region
• Assist the magazine editor in developing story ideas and researching potential topics of interest

Managing Editor

Hatherleigh Press
April, 2008 – July, 2017 (about 9 years)

• Worked one-on-one with authors to take their ideas from outline to finished manuscript, while gaining knowledge in topics ranging from psychology, natural medicine, nutrition, and marketing to photography, fitness and exercise, and parenting
• Increased productivity by 300% from 1 title per month to 3-4 titles per month; maintained that production level from 2009-2017 with a staff of two full-time associates
• Actively led completion of all titles, from reviewing proposals, shaping content, and editing manuscripts to proofreading interiors and covers and approving printer proofs
• Assigned and managed all freelancers including copyeditors, fact-checkers, indexers, and designers
• Prepared sales material for upcoming books that were presented to the sales team at Penguin Random House

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Brand Intimacy: A New Paradigm in Marketing

Natarelli, Mario, Plapler, Rina

Combat Fat for Kids: The Complete Plan for Family Fitness, Nutrition, and Health

Villepigue, James, Brielyn, Jo, Fischer M.D., Stuart

Green Town USA: The Handbook for America's Sustainable Future

Fox, Thomas J., Wallach, Daniel, Wilson, Alex, Flach, Andrew

The Improbable Shepherd: More Stories from Sylvia's Farm

Jorrin, Sylvia, Kilmer-Purcell, Joshua

Anna has 14 reviews

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Natasha Mason
Anna was absolutely incredible to work with. She did an excellent job of communicating what she, specifically, would do during the editing process, as well her expectations for me. She responded to my messages promptly and never missed one of our set deadlines. She was able to do both developmental and copy edits, which was incredibly convenient (and I was able to bypass hiring an additional ed...
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Natasha Mason, June 2021

Anna Krusinski
Thank you so much, Natasha. It was such a pleasure working with you! I wish you all the best for the future success of your book. I am sure it will help many other women on their sober journey!

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Marina Brbot
Anna has thus far been professional and lovely to work with. I thank her for her professional inputy.

Marina Brbot, June 2021


Curtis Ball
I dont know if I have ever met a more gentle and patient soul. She definitely knows her stuff! And she injects it in a way that is not condescending or arrogant, but with gentle instruction she guides you to a better result. I will type in her name first and foremost the next time I come looking for an editor. Her initial response to my needs was laid out with what she will do for me 1st, 2nd, ...
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Curtis Ball, May 2021

Anna Krusinski
Thank you so much for your kind words, Curt. It has truly been a pleasure working with you, and it was an honor to help you share your story. I wish you all the best in your future success with you...
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Michael D
Anna was tremendously helpful and answered all of my questions with a high degree of clarity and professionalism. Her feedback was detailed and thorough and provided me with greater direction and certainty regarding my next steps. Her suggestions were invaluable and significantly reduced my uncertainties. She was a pleasure to work with.

Michael D, May 2021

Anna Krusinski
I'm so glad I could be of help, Michael. It was my pleasure! I wish you all the best on your next steps!

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John Doerr
Anna has and continues to walk me through this entire process. She is a great editor, and what I have come to call "book coach." She is easy to work with and a complete professional. This is my first attempt to become a published author and she has done an outstanding job walking the line between ensuring I stayed on track, my point was made, and explaining things so even a dilettante like m...
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John Doerr, April 2021

Anna Krusinski
Thank you so much, John. It has been a true pleasure working on your book with you and helping bring your dream to fruition!

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