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Catherine Rankovic

Catherine Rankovic - Editor

Saint Louis, MO

Deeply experienced editor of novels, novellas, biographies, and memoirs. Expedited service is available.

Overview

I'm a deeply experienced professional editor of book-length novels, novellas, and nonfiction, and a mentor to new authors; my clients have 22 books in print. Excellent references. I don't simply edit; I teach you how to write like a pro. M.F.A., Washington University; M.A. Syracuse University, B.A., Marquette University; author of five books. Professional editor since 2000; member of St. Louis Writers Guild and St. Louis Publishers Association. I have an extensive network I can use for your benefit.

Services
Fiction
Christian Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy LGBTQ Literature Poetry Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Religion & Spirituality

Awards

  • Missouri Biennial Award in essay writing
  • Academy of American Poets Award
  • Midwest Center for the Book, first place in annual poetry competition
  • Third-year Fellowship, Washington University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program

Work experience

Faculty, Online MFA Program

Lindenwood University

February, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

I teach graduate-level creative-writing workshops to adults in the Lindenwood University online Master of Fine Arts in Writing program.

Chief Editor

BookEval.com

December, 1999 – Present (almost 17 years)

Manuscript editing and author mentoring. My clients have published 22 books, two of them bestsellers. I also help first-time authors with queries, cover letters, and finding publishers. Expedited service is available. I have excellent references and a huge network I can use for your benefit.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Fierce Consent

Catherine Rankovic

Book by Rankovic, Catherine

Book by Rankovic, Catherine

Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis

Catherine Rankovic

In Meet Me:Writers in St. Louis author Catherine Rankovic invites us into the intimate space of the personal interview with thirteen well-known writers who were living and working in St. Louis or visiting the city in the service of their art. Included in this collection are interviews with Carl Phillips, Kathleen Finneran, Gerald Early, Don Finkel, and Ntozake Shange, to name a few. Rankovic c... read more

In Meet Me:Writers in St. Louis author Catherine Rankovic invites us into the intimate space of the personal interview with thirteen well-known writers who were living and working in St. Louis or visiting the city in the service of their art. Included in this collection are interviews with Carl Phillips, Kathleen Finneran, Gerald Early, Don Finkel, and Ntozake Shange, to name a few. Rankovic c... read more

Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, Obsessions

Susan K. Caba, Jane Holwerda, Cathy Luh, Holly Silva, Karen Hammer, Susan Caba, Catherine Rankovic, Patti Jackson Smith, Laurie Vincent

Guilty Pleasures is a hilarious collection of 21 essays recounting the irresistibility of (among others): o Therapy and Antidepressantso Milking Parents for Casho Marrying Moneyo How to Prepare for and Secure the Perfect Daytime Napo TVo Having AffairsEight Midwestern women also satirize their on-and-off addictions to food, eBay, toenail polish, gossiping, buying beads, and baby talk. Take the... read more

Guilty Pleasures is a hilarious collection of 21 essays recounting the irresistibility of (among others): o Therapy and Antidepressantso Milking Parents for Casho Marrying Moneyo How to Prepare for and Secure the Perfect Daytime Napo TVo Having AffairsEight Midwestern women also satirize their on-and-off addictions to food, eBay, toenail polish, gossiping, buying beads, and baby talk. Take the... read more

Island Universe: Essays and Entertainments

Catherine Rankovic

From 30 years of published work, this selection includes the landmark essays “Death by Poetry,” and “Prisoner of War,” the notorious “Seinfeld Sucks” review, interviews with Star Trek stars William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, and commentary on cultural phenomena such as Lawrence Welk, Newt Gingrich, feminism, poetry, Wigstock, war, self-help, Elvis Presley, and My So-Called Life.

From 30 years of published work, this selection includes the landmark essays “Death by Poetry,” and “Prisoner of War,” the notorious “Seinfeld Sucks” review, interviews with Star Trek stars William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, and commentary on cultural phenomena such as Lawrence Welk, Newt Gingrich, feminism, poetry, Wigstock, war, self-help, Elvis Presley, and My So-Called Life.

Hide and Sex: Poems

Catherine Rankovic

The female gazes on the male body and soul in these bold, comic poems about relationships and sex. Discreet pocket- sized chapbook of 14 poems includes "Micropenis" ("we worked with it insofar/and with energy and compensatory strategies/already in his repertoire") "Stand By: Your Man," "Five Lies" ("I'm not bleeding very much today"), and "Licking the Knife." Designed and hand-pressed by Firec... read more

The female gazes on the male body and soul in these bold, comic poems about relationships and sex. Discreet pocket- sized chapbook of 14 poems includes "Micropenis" ("we worked with it insofar/and with energy and compensatory strategies/already in his repertoire") "Stand By: Your Man," "Five Lies" ("I'm not bleeding very much today"), and "Licking the Knife." Designed and hand-pressed by Firec... read more

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