Beth Scorzato

Beth Scorzato - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comics and prose editor and proofreader with 10+ years experience specializing in developmental story editing.

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Overview

I'm originally from Connecticut, where I grew up in theater, surrounded by the workings of my mother's costume shop, a local business which started in our basement. I thought I'd be in theater forever, but I fell in love with comics during college at SUNY Purchase, where I earned my BA in Journalism. I continued to study publishing at Pace University, where I earned my MS in Book and Magazine Publishing.

Since then I've worked at Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Papercutz Graphic Novels, and Lion Forge Comics, as well as boutique YA literary development house Paper Lantern Lit (now Glasstown Entertainment), and I am a former partner at GeekChic Promotions. In addition to my private freelance clients, I currently work with Fantoons Animation's publishing line as an editor and consultant, as well as Iron Circus Comics as a print production coordinator.

I moved to Los Angeles from NYC in 2014 and yes, the weather is great. And, after all that, I still work in theater. Since transitioning to full-time entertainment production work in 2018, I have worked as a stage manager, production manager, PA, AD, and prop designer in addition to continuing my proofreading, print production and editorial work.

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Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Magical Realism
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Print Technician/Book Designer

Iron Circus Comics
August, 2019 – Present (about 2 years)

Editor

Fantoons Animation
April, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

Managing Editor

Lion Forge Comics
May, 2016 – February, 2017 (9 months)

Proofreader

DC Comics
February, 2015 – May, 2016 (about 1 year)

Print Coordinator

Papercutz Graphic Novels
November, 2012 – September, 2014 (almost 2 years)

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (over 12 years)

Managing Editor

Paper Lantern Lit
May, 2009 – November, 2012 (over 3 years)

Portfolio (24 selected works)

Being Sloane Jacobs

Morrill, Lauren

Rush: The Making of A Farewell to Kings: The Graphic Novel

Calcano, David, Lee, Lindsay, Riera, Juan, Manero, Ittai, Brown, Terry

Barbie #2: Big Dreams, Best Friends

Kuhn, Sarah, Martinez, Alitha

Ninja Sex Party: The Graphic Novel, Part I: Origins - Dan Avidan & Brian Wecht

Calcano, David, Avidan, Dan, Wecht, Brian, Lee, Lindsay, Manero, Ittai, Riera, Juan

Tío Simón ABC

Calcano, David, Manero, Ittai, Riera, Juan, Díaz, Bettsimar

Punky Brewster Volume 1

Sellner, Joelle, Vamos, Lesley

Saved By The Bell: Freshman Year

Sellner, Joelle, Reed, MK, Flores, Chynna Clugston, Fish, Tim, Flood, Joe

Madballs Vol. 1

McGinty, Brad, Smith, Brian

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 1 (Voltron: Legendary Defender)

Hedrick, Tim, Iverson, Mitch, Digital Art Chefs

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: Pilgrimage

Hedrick, Tim, Iverson, Mitch, Rubine, Lobel, Beni

Voltron: Legendary Defender Vol. 3: Absolution

Iverson, Mitch, Yamashin, Mariko, Rubine, Lobel, Beni, Bennett, Deron

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2

Tynion, James, Stevenson, Noelle, Benjamin, Ryan

Batman '66 Vol. 3

Parker, Jeff, Case, Jonathan, Case, Jonathan

Batman '66 Vol. 4

Parker, Jeff, Case, Richard

Beth has 2 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Kat Gruszka
Beth was incredible in her review. She was able to do so much for my manuscript. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She put so much thought into her review. So happy to work with her.

Kat Gruszka, July 2020


Solomon Staley
This was my first time working with an editor on Reedsy, and I must say that I was very nervous at first. But, Beth’s, professionalism put me at ease and made me feel comfortable in my creative ability. Her input was very valuable, useful and has encouraged me to take creativity to the next level. I hope I’m lucky enough to work with her again.

Solomon Staley, June 2020

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