Bev West

Bev West - Editor

New York City, NY, USA

NYT bestselling developmental editor/ghost with 25+ years in Big 5 Publishing. Focus: thought leadership, business, memoir, true crime

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NY Times Bestselling editor/ghost with 25+ years experience in Big 5 Publishing. Specializing in thought leadership, business, political and celebrity memoir, narrative nonfiction and self help.

Bev’s NYT bestselling series Cinematherapy sold over a half a million copies worldwide, inspired 8 sequels, was translated into 9 languages, and was a TV show in primetime on WE, Women’s Entertainment for 11 years.

Bev’s recent titles include Flip the Script by bestselling sales guru and the James Bond of finance Oren Klaff, (Portfolio), Recovery Hardware by retail pioneer and philanthropist Gina Schaefer, and Mellow Your Money, by unflappable wealth manager/surfer god Mick Heyman.

Past titles include Youth Nation, by trailblazing youth marketer Matt Britton, (Wiley) a #1 Amazon bestseller which was also one of Amazon’s top 5 business books. The Sacred Thread, a memoir by Adrienne Arrieff about her relationship with her surrogate in India, an Amazon bestseller and WeCommerce by communications maven Billee Howard, a #1 Amazon Bestseller, which was chosen as a Forbes top 5 business book.

As a television writer and media producer, Bev wrote and produced projects for major networks, media brands and corporations including Women’s Entertainment, Fast Company Magazine, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Alvarez & Marsal. Bev’s work appears regularly in Forbes and Fortune.

Bev is a smart, insightful, empathetic and exciting collaborator who inspires her clients to reach higher, think bigger, drill down deeper, and look at the lessons of their experience with fresh eyes. Bev’s process will help you to become a better writer and storyteller. She knows how to maximize the talent of her authors, and the commercial potential of a story in ways that get noticed, attract a loyal following, and drive business.

English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sex & Relationships
True Crime

Work experience


January, 1992 – Present (about 31 years)

I create great books that can support an ecosystem, including speeches, workshops, classes and products

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Bev has 7 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jo Worthington
What started out as an edit of my manuscript, has now blossomed into a much better product. This is all thanks to Bev. I was "in the weeds," and had forgotten the many great stories I had pushed aside in my brain. Bev drew these stories out, and now my first book is on it's way, in a much more interesting direction. She has a knack of sparking that fire in your belly to get the right words on a...
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Jo Worthington, January 2023

Evan Dash
Bev is amazing to work with. She has an incredible understanding of what it takes to develop a successful manuscript. She has a no-nonsense way of drawing the story out of my mind in a way that connects with the reader. We will definitely be working together again!

Evan Dash, October 2022

William Aperance
Bev, was very professional and understood my needs. She is a joy to work with and would recommend her to anyone who needs help with their book. She’s tough, but honest with a wealth of knowledge. A

William Aperance, December 2021

Jenny Erickson
Bev is a deep industry expert who is an expert at bringing voices to the market and building brands. Nothing about her service was cookie cutter and I couldn't have imagined a more skilled, knowledgeable, and sage partner to guide me through this journey. Her connections are strong and ideas are unique. Thanks Bev for being an amazing partner!

Jenny Erickson, September 2021

Craig Moreau
Bev is great! She is wonderful at drawing out actionable next steps to get you on your book journey. While doing so is a skill in itself worth hiring Bev, she brings with that skill a deep experience in writing, publishing, and advancing the work of interesting people. If you need someone to talk out an idea or someone to get some words on the page, you can find no better guide.

Craig Moreau, September 2021

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