Kevin Callahan

Kevin Callahan – Editor

Publishing professional with 20 years of experience (Penguin Random House and HarperCollins Publishers) offering a menu of options.

Overview

I provide a variety of editorial consultation options, from detailed editorial overviews to in-depth line edits. My menu of services allow you to pick and choose which aspects you need guidance on and include discounts for multiple options packaged together.


DISCOUNT: I happily offer a discounted rate to LGBTQ+ writers and for queer-focused projects. Inquire within!


For FICTION I recommend a four phase partnership covering all bases from Initial Read to Detailed Line Edit. As NONFICTION is heavily dependent on subject matter, I will work with you to create a partnership reflective of the topic of your project.


UPDATE: A recent client sold his thriller to HarperCollins Publishers (US/Canada/UK) and to a major publishing house in France. Television rights have been optioned by Kerry Washington's production company.

Services
Non-Fiction
Entertainment LGBTQ Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs True Crime
Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Bachelor's Degree - Fairfield University

Work experience

ABRAMS

Jan, 2022 — Aug, 2023 (over 1 year)

Other Press

Jun, 2017 — Jan, 2023 (over 5 years)

Penguin Random House

Nov, 2015 — May, 2017 (over 1 year)

HarperCollins Publishers

Jan, 2012 — Mar, 2014 (about 2 years)

HarperCollins Publishers

Jun, 2003 — Jan, 2012 (over 8 years)

Portfolio

In this smart, relevant, unputdownable psychological thriller, a woman cop is on the hunt for a killer while battling violent secrets of her own.“My name is Nina Karim. I am a single thirty-one-year-old woman who likes cats, Ryan Reynolds movies, beautiful sun... read more
I'll Never Be Long Gone: A Novel

Greene, Thomas Christopher

Truth Conspiracy

Burdick, Scott

Mafia Madame

Alexa Spagnoli

In The Eighties, Las Vegas was an amazing, glitzy, non-stop human circus fueled by booze, gambling, drugs and sex. This amazing scene is the lush backdrop for the story of an eighteen-year old girl walking into a den of thieves with eyes wide open, but oblivio... read more
When Victorine Laurent joins the chorus of the grand Paris Opera ballet, she expects to become the mistress of a wealthy man; this is how young women without family survive in the decadent City of Light. Yet when the artist Degas introduces her to Edouard Mane... read more
From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1. The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories. To cre... read more
For the celebrity obsessed, Ryan Casey’s pop-culture compendium But You Like Really Dated?! is a must-have collection of hilarious four-color cartoons, comics, and razor sharp caricatures that map out the strange world of celebrity dating, hookups, quickie mar... read more
In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so... read more
A revised and expanded edition of the bestselling parody that includes thirty-pages of new text, photos, and contemporary subjects—a clever and fresh historical chronicle.The Sun is now friends with Earth and 7 other planetsPluto: Not cool.What if Facebook had... read more
In Last Night at the Viper Room, acclaimed author and journalist Gavin Edwards vividly recounts the life and tragic death of acclaimed actor River Phoenix—a teen idol on the fast track to Hollywood royalty who died of a drug overdose in front of West Hollywood... read more

Kevin has 12 reviews

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Kailin Z.

Kailin Z.

Nov, 2023

Absolutely fantastic developmental editor! It's clear they really dove into each page and connected with my characters. They weren't afraid to recommend the tough changes that are helping me push my novel to the next level. Couldn't be happier!
Angie C.

Angie C.

Oct, 2023

This was my second time using Kevin. He is extremely professional and straight forward. I will use him again!! Angie D. Comer
James G.

James G.

May, 2023

Kevin has been extremely helpful through this entire process. His expertise is greatly valued.
James G.

James G.

Feb, 2023

Kevin is great to work with. Open, positive feedback from him. A true professional
James G.

James G.

Oct, 2022

Exceptional publishing professional.

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