Carla Baku

Carla Baku - Editor

Experienced copy editor and proofreader with a particular passion for fiction. You unearthed the gem--I'm here to help your work shine!

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Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association

Eight years assistant editor for Narrative Magazine.
Adjunct professor of English. Experienced author, published both traditionally and independently: novels, short stories, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
Newspaper copy-editor.
Beta reader for writers of fiction, non-fiction, and academic prose.

BA in English/Creative Writing from Stanford University.
MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College.

I have a special place in my heart for indie authors–I love helping hardworking authors meet their writing goals. I look forward to helping you create a book that’s truly reader-ready!

English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)


  • BA in English/Creative Writing, Stanford University
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Warren Wilson College

Work experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

February, 2015 – Present (about 6 years)

Freelance writer and editor. Author of both traditionally and independently published poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and novels. Editing services now offered include manuscript copy editing and proofreading.

Adjunct Professor of English

College of the Redwoods
August, 2012 – September, 2014 (about 2 years)

Teaching college-level writing, academic research, and literary criticism.

Assistant Editor

Narrative Magazine
October, 2007 – June, 2015 (over 7 years)

Assistant editor for the magazine, assessing short fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir and novel-length manuscripts.


The Eureka Reporter
November, 2004 – May, 2007 (over 2 years)

Full-time copy editor on a daily paper. Editing reporters’ articles for style, grammar, spelling, fact-checking, general content.

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