Conor Welter

Conor Welter - Editor

San Francisco, CA, USA

A transplant from Hollywood, I love working w/ writers of all formats to take stories to the next level, particularly in speculative fiction

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Reviews (6)
I spent years reading the best and worst Hollywood had to offer for production companies, movie studios, and television networks. I love working with ambitious writers, offering perspective, insight, and a sounding board. I have a particular preference for genre works, but that is by no means a steadfast rule.

I've also spent many an hour fixing every last misplaced vowel and oxford comma for my dyslexic lawyer of a husband and will gladly do the same for you.


I have a BFA in Film and Television Production as well as an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication both from New York University.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fantasy
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Urban Fantasy
Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
December, 2018 – Present (12 months)

I offer creative editing specializing in genre and speculative fiction across numerous formats.

Assistant to SVP and Director of Drama Programming

Fox Broadcasting Company
March, 2016 – July, 2017 (over 1 year)

At FBC I read dozens of scripts, books, and plays a week assessing them for development and offering notes on scripts for current shows.

Assistant to Head of Television

Original Film
March, 2014 – June, 2015 (over 1 year)

At Original Film I supported the Head of Television in production and development capacities including for the AMC pilot PREACHER, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg which is now in it's second season. I researched and evaluated IP for potential development, and reviewed and provided creative feedback on scripts, cuts, and submissions and generated summaries, coverage, and loglines.

Writer/Producer

Eleven11 Productions
January, 2008 – May, 2010 (over 2 years)

Writer and Producer of the short film A Border Story. Official selection of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Conor has 6 reviews

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Michael Taggart
Conor is my 3rd editor on Misfit Mage. I wanted to make sure everything was perfect before putting out a print version of my book. Even though it had been through 2 previous editors, Conor did a great job finding problems. He even offered suggestions for word changes in a few spots. I would highly recommend him!

Michael Taggart, September 2019


Kendra Johnston
Conor is great and the fact that he's genuinely interested and invested in my novel has prompted me to hire him on for the next round of edits! He's professional in all realms, and was very clear and thorough with his thoughts on how to improve my story. I look forward to future collaboration with my new editor 🤗

Kendra Johnston, June 2019


Louis Marquet
Conor was clear about the goals of an assessment edit and provided a template explaining what would be covered. His final report was in depth and insightful. His suggestions helped in refining plot and character development just too name a few topics covered. I highly recommend him and I'm glad he accepted my request.

Louis Marquet, April 2019


Michelle Castle
Great guy, Iove working with him!

Michelle Castle, February 2019


Benjamin Davis
Conor was professional and well-informed. He was flexible around my peculiarities and offered advice on all counts, as well as seeking out additional information to better handle the task (developmental editing on a chapbook.) Happy to recommend him.

Benjamin Davis, January 2019

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