Connie Panzariello

Connie Panzariello - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I’m a strong editor open to all type of projects with a background in the publishing industry. Love working on query letters.

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Overview

I’m an editor with a background at several literary agencies. I majored in literature, film and theater at Bennington College where I workshopped non-fiction pieces and screenplays. I then went on to do a Producing MFA at Royal Holloway University of London where I specialized in screenplay development.

I then went on to work in the Books division at Abrams Artists Agency and at Janklow & Nesbit Literary Associates. At both agencies I did developmental editing, proofreading, copy editing and reviewed an enormous amount of query letters.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Fiction
Literature
Paranormal Romance
Plays & Screenplays
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • M.A. In Producing Film and Television from Royal Holloway University of London
  • B.A. in Theater, Film and Literature from Bennington College

Work experience

Literary Assistant

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
March, 2017 – October, 2018 (over 1 year)

I worked with best-selling and prominent authors to improve their manuscripts. I did developmental editing and read an enormous number of query letters.

Literary Assistant

Abrams Artists Agency
May, 2016 – March, 2017 (10 months)

I did developmental editing on the manuscripts of several prominent authors. I reviewed query letters and gave feedback on those as well.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Lauren Fern Watt

The epic adventure of a 160-pound English Mastiff and the twentysomething girl who grew up alongside her—“as much a story about growing up as about letting go of things that cannot be changed…and a reminder of the profound healing connection that can exist between humans and the pets they love” (Kirkus Reviews).When Lauren Fern Watt moved to New York after college, she took her 160-pound Engli... read more

The epic adventure of a 160-pound English Mastiff and the twentysomething girl who grew up alongside her—“as much a story about growing up as about letting go of things that cannot be changed…and a reminder of the profound healing connection that can exist between humans and the pets they love” (Kirkus Reviews).When Lauren Fern Watt moved to New York after college, she took her 160-pound Engli... read more

Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving

Michelle Stevens

“A riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success.”—Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called “It”Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her: She’s only eight years old, posing for her mother’s boyfriend, Gary Lundquist—an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later ... read more

“A riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success.”—Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called “It”Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her: She’s only eight years old, posing for her mother’s boyfriend, Gary Lundquist—an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later ... read more

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity

Sally Kohn

“A stunning debut by a truly gifted writer—an eye-opening read for both liberals and conservatives—and it could not come at a better time.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, with Sheryl Sandberg What is the opposite of hate? As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning ... read more

“A stunning debut by a truly gifted writer—an eye-opening read for both liberals and conservatives—and it could not come at a better time.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, with Sheryl Sandberg What is the opposite of hate? As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences and learning ... read more

Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back

Jackie Speier

An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California congresswoman Jackie Speier.Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac. Jackie was shot... read more

An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California congresswoman Jackie Speier.Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac. Jackie was shot... read more

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