Brooks Becker

Brooks Becker – Editor

Proofreader and copyeditor with experience at St. Martin's Press and Penguin Random House. I love modern memoirs about wild adventures.


Since completing the NYU copyediting course, I have proofed and copyedited fiction and non-fiction titles for St. Martin's Press and Random House, as well as more than 100 self-published titles. I strive to make books readable and grammatically correct while maintaining the author's voice. While my specialties are memoir and women's fiction, I am seeking opportunities to edit books of any genre. I only offer copyediting and proofreading at this time.
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Entertainment Inspirational Psychology Travel
Humor & Comedy Romance Women's Fiction
English (US)
  • NYU Fundamentals of Copyediting and Proofreading for Books
  • BA in English and Journalism
  • MA in French

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Feb, 2018 — Present

St. Martin's Press

Apr, 2017 — Present

City of New York

Jan, 2016 — Aug, 2017 (over 1 year)

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin

Aug, 2013 — Jan, 2014 (5 months)

Editorial intern at literary agency

Morningside Translations

Nov, 2012 — Mar, 2014 (over 1 year)


Aug, 2010 — Aug, 2011 (about 1 year)

Time Inc.

Jan, 2008 — Jun, 2008 (5 months)

Atlanta magazine

Dec, 2007 — Jan, 2008 (about 1 month)

Atlanta magazine

Aug, 2007 — Dec, 2007 (4 months)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils the gripping chronicle of a young woman discovering a passion for justice and of the unsung heroes she encounters on her quest to fight the good fight. The daugh... read more
In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood.In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to ... read more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Danielle Steel tells the uplifting story of an ordinary woman embracing an extraordinary adventure, and the daring choice that transforms her world. Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City,... read more
A literary treasure of over one hundred unpublished letters from National Book Award-winning author Flannery O'Connor and her circle of extraordinary friends. Flannery O'Connor is a master of 20th-century American fiction, joining, since her untimely death in ... read more
The Wall Street Journal: "Engrossing...[Dychtwald]writes with an infectious energy."The Washington Post: "Enlightening...we learn that Chinese millennials, unlike their jaded American counterparts, are still dreamers and strivers, and have faith that they can ... read more
"This is history told the old-fashioned way. The book is only as long as it needs to be, the adroit narrative full of heroes (Smith, Roosevelt, big-city Democratic bosses) and villains (William Randolph Hearst, William Jennings Bryan, the Ku Klux Klan). The sc... read more
One of Bustle's "17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018" • One of The Revelator's "16 New Environmental Books for June" • One of Equinox's "5 Books High Performers Should Read in June" • One of Foodtank's "18 Books Making a Splash This Summer" • One ... read more
“Sister” Jane Arnold returns in a colorful mystery featuring four-legged sleuths—and the breathtaking thrill of the chase—from the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Like a Fox. As winter deepens over the Blue Ridge Mountains, even the threat of snowst... read more
Two divorced parents. Their daughter. Their new partners. A family holiday...of sorts. What could possibly go wrong?Meet The Adults.Claire and Matt are no longer together but decide that what's best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a "normal" family Chri... read more
The powerful story of a friendship between two men—one Sikh and one skinhead—that resulted in an outpouring of love and a mission to fight against hate.One Sikh. One former Skinhead. Together, an unusual friendship emerged out of a desire to make a difference.... read more
The New York Times bestselling author of Reality-Based Leadership rejects the current fad of "engaging" employees and the emotional drama of "meeting their needs"--returning leadership to leaders and productivity to businesses.For years now, leaders in almost ... read more
"A unique window into human behavior and development." —Steven PinkerThe riveting story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth and improbably reunited as adults, a dream case for exploring nature and nurture.Accidental Brothers tells the unique stor... read more
"In the grand tradition of Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires (2009)... an engaging look into a fascinating subculture of millions." —Booklist"Breezy...How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars ably if uncritically chronicles the short history of a young compa... read more
The definitive memoir of one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East.In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel's history—Ehud Barak—set himsel... read more

Brooks has 185 reviews





Brock G.

Brock G.

Sep, 2023

Brooks was great... communicative, responsive and helpful. Definitely hire her!
Maureen W.

Maureen W.

Sep, 2023

Kind of hard to put into words. She’s everything I would have dreamed of in an editor. She’s knowledgeable, caring, and prompt with a phenomenal eye for detail. Always there for me. Makes me feel good. Takes my hand through the process. That’s nice.
Claire A.

Claire A.

Aug, 2023

This is my third project with Brooks, and as ever, she's a consummate professional, and such a warm, helpful person to work with. I'm grateful!
Georgette T.

Georgette T.

Aug, 2023

I HIGHLY recommend Brooks! She is thorough, patient, and professional. Her years of editorial experience and impressive resume shine through in her line-by-line editing. Thank you, Brooks, for bringing my memoir to the next level.
Tami N.

Tami N.

Aug, 2023

I hope to work with her again on my next book. Great feedback and lots of it. Thorough editor. Responsive and timely turnaround.

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