Carolyn Murnick

Carolyn Murnick - Ghostwriter Tick

New York, NY, USA

Author, experienced magazine editor, developmental editor, ghostwriter, book proposal expert.

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Overview

There's both skill and artistry involved in writing a salable book proposal, and I will help you find your voice and craft a story that makes readers -- and publishers -- take notice. I'm a magazine editor with over a decade of experience and a big-five published author with a passion for storytelling. I'll help you take your story to the next level, from the proposal stage all the way to completed manuscript.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Literature
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
True Crime

Awards

  • Emerging Writer Fellow, Aspen Institute

Work experience

Author

Simon & Schuster
August, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Author of The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder, recommended by NPR, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Entertainment Weekly, and named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed and The New York Post.

Senior Editor

New York Magazine
February, 2008 – Present (about 11 years)

I'm an editor for both print and web specializing in culture, restaurants, travel, and events. I have edited, assigned, and written content for our award-winning verticals including Vulture, The Cut, Grub Street, and I've overseen numerous pop-up blogs on topics ranging from Paris to Sex and Relationships.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder

Carolyn Murnick

Recommended by NPR, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, New York Post, and Bustle A gripping memoir of friendship with a tragic twist—two childhood best friends diverge as young adults, one woman is brutally murdered and the other is determined to uncover the truth about her wild and seductive friend.As girls growing up in rural New Jersey in the late 1980s, Ashley and... read more

Recommended by NPR, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, New York Post, and Bustle A gripping memoir of friendship with a tragic twist—two childhood best friends diverge as young adults, one woman is brutally murdered and the other is determined to uncover the truth about her wild and seductive friend.As girls growing up in rural New Jersey in the late 1980s, Ashley and... read more

Before and After: Stories from New York (Vol. 1) (Mr. Beller's Neighborhood)

Thomas Beller

True stories about New York before and after September 11―written by the people for whom the city is the stage set for their lives. Some of the voices to be found in its pages are those of well known writers―Michael Cunningham, Jeannette Winterson, Phillip Lopate, Luc Sante, Megan Daum, Sam Lipsyte, Thomas Beller―and many more are from people who may not even consider themselves writers, but w... read more

True stories about New York before and after September 11―written by the people for whom the city is the stage set for their lives. Some of the voices to be found in its pages are those of well known writers―Michael Cunningham, Jeannette Winterson, Phillip Lopate, Luc Sante, Megan Daum, Sam Lipsyte, Thomas Beller―and many more are from people who may not even consider themselves writers, but w... read more

Lost and Found: Stories from New York (Mr. Beller's Neighborhood)

True stories from the Naked City―a tour of the subterranean psyche of New York. Acclaimed fiction writer Thomas Beller culls a new volume of essays, vignettes, and tales of the city from the literary Web site Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, one of the premier venues for the urban sketch on the Internet. Lost and Found, Volume II of the series, is a mosaic of voices, drawing on the diverse experienc... read more

True stories from the Naked City―a tour of the subterranean psyche of New York. Acclaimed fiction writer Thomas Beller culls a new volume of essays, vignettes, and tales of the city from the literary Web site Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, one of the premier venues for the urban sketch on the Internet. Lost and Found, Volume II of the series, is a mosaic of voices, drawing on the diverse experienc... read more

A Day in the Life of the American Woman: How We See Ourselves

Sharon J. Wohlmuth, Carol Saline, Dawn Sheggeby

Fifty of the world's most talented photographers spend a full day recording key moments in the lives of a wide diversity of American women--their daily lives, challenges, joys and accomplishments, and roles in the workplace, family, and community--in a remarkable assortment of photographs, accompanied by essay-length personal profiles, narrative captions, and extended quotes. 150,000 first pri... read more

Fifty of the world's most talented photographers spend a full day recording key moments in the lives of a wide diversity of American women--their daily lives, challenges, joys and accomplishments, and roles in the workplace, family, and community--in a remarkable assortment of photographs, accompanied by essay-length personal profiles, narrative captions, and extended quotes. 150,000 first pri... read more

New York Magazine

This magazine is edited for those interested in critical examination of news, style, contemporary ideas and trends. It regularly deals with politics, business, literature, the fine arts, entertainment, home furnishings, food, wine and fashion.

This magazine is edited for those interested in critical examination of news, style, contemporary ideas and trends. It regularly deals with politics, business, literature, the fine arts, entertainment, home furnishings, food, wine and fashion.

Food & Wine

The world of food is huge, and Food & Wine magazine covers it thoroughly. From tasty gourmet recipes you can make at home to the best food lover's destinations, from handy tools that belong in every kitchen to a rundown of the world's most exciting new liquors and wines, Food & Wine Magazine brings you exciting and useful articles and features. Each issue includes several long features and reg... read more

The world of food is huge, and Food & Wine magazine covers it thoroughly. From tasty gourmet recipes you can make at home to the best food lover's destinations, from handy tools that belong in every kitchen to a rundown of the world's most exciting new liquors and wines, Food & Wine Magazine brings you exciting and useful articles and features. Each issue includes several long features and reg... read more

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