Beverly Cooper

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New York, NY, USA

Editor, journalist, literary critic, and story analyst. Have worked for top book publishers, major TV producers. Based in New York City.

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Editor with 30+ years of experience; Oxford University Press and others. Developmental editing is my specialty. Also an experienced story editor, TV and movies: RHI Entertainment, Sonar Entertainment.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Christian
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Travel

Work experience

Story analyst

RHI Entertainment/Sonar Entertainment
January, 2002 – March, 2014 (about 12 years)

Story editor who vetted screenplays for production (thumbs up or down): character development, storyline and plot; marketability. Narrative films, mostly adventure and fantasy titles, some mysteries. Also analyzed novels to see if they'd make a good movie. Movies included Terry Pratchett stories (Hogfather); Merlin's Apprentice; The Shannara Chronicles; The Colour of Magic; Human Trafficking; Earthsea; The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Copywriter

Self-employed
February, 1994 – April, 2001 (about 7 years)

Wrote jacket copy, web copy, and catalogue blurbs for various books: memoirs, history, aviation, etc.

Editor

Oxford University Press
March, 1992 – Present (about 27 years)

First staff editor, then freelance editor for OUP for 26 years. History, theater, dance, and medical titles. Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning authors.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell

Darden Asbury Pyron

Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the Wind

Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell and the Making of Gone With the Wind

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a cultural history)

David Hackett Fischer

This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins.While most people in the United States today have no British... read more

This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins.While most people in the United States today have no British... read more

The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York

Robert Snyder

This entertaining and enlightening book depicts the rise of popular culture in America by brilliantly recapturing the essence and commercial trappings of one of its most vital forms of entertainment? the vaudeville show. Vaudeville was a meeting place, an inclusive form of theatre that flourished especially in New York, where it fostered cultural exchange among the city's ethnic groups. In The... read more

This entertaining and enlightening book depicts the rise of popular culture in America by brilliantly recapturing the essence and commercial trappings of one of its most vital forms of entertainment? the vaudeville show. Vaudeville was a meeting place, an inclusive form of theatre that flourished especially in New York, where it fostered cultural exchange among the city's ethnic groups. In The... read more

Tears before the Rain: An Oral History of the Fall of South Vietnam

Larry Engelmann

CBS camera-man Mike Marriott was on the last plane to escape from Danang before it fell in the spring of 1975. The scene was pure chaos: thousands of panic-stricken Vietnamese storming the airliner, soldiers shooting women and children to get aboard first, refugees being trampled to death. Marriott remembers standing at the door of the aft stairway, which was gaping open as the plane took off.... read more

CBS camera-man Mike Marriott was on the last plane to escape from Danang before it fell in the spring of 1975. The scene was pure chaos: thousands of panic-stricken Vietnamese storming the airliner, soldiers shooting women and children to get aboard first, refugees being trampled to death. Marriott remembers standing at the door of the aft stairway, which was gaping open as the plane took off.... read more

From Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life

Bill Crow

In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen like Dizzy Gillespie, Lennie Tristano, and, of course, Bird ... read more

In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen like Dizzy Gillespie, Lennie Tristano, and, of course, Bird ... read more

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Roman Gerus
Beverly is a thoughtful, experienced professional who truly cares about her clients and their work providing an invaluable detailed critique for the best possible results.

Roman Gerus, April 2019

Beverly Cooper
Thanks so much, Roman. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented writer, and I know you will go far.

Reply from Beverly Cooper

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