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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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)
Fiction
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
December, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

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 (10 selected works)

When Colour Became Grey

A C Lorenzen

After her unexpected death, Ameerah is sentenced to several decades as a ghost in a parallel world. At the end of it she will be granted a second chance at her human life, returning to the moment she died and surviving her accident. Her duty is to hunt and kill demons, but this dangerous new world demands more than just years of service. Soon she realizes the demons are not the only ones threa... read more

After her unexpected death, Ameerah is sentenced to several decades as a ghost in a parallel world. At the end of it she will be granted a second chance at her human life, returning to the moment she died and surviving her accident. Her duty is to hunt and kill demons, but this dangerous new world demands more than just years of service. Soon she realizes the demons are not the only ones threa... read more

Misfit Mage: Fledgling God: book 1

Michael Taggart

He went searching for a fresh start. He didn’t expect to find unusual friends, fierce enemies, and primal powers.Jason thought that it was the end of his life after being attacked and hunted by a band of ruthless thugs. Instead, he tapped into the source of creation and emerged from his Death Experience with magical powers. Rescued by a mountain troll and a battle mage, he becomes part of an u... read more

He went searching for a fresh start. He didn’t expect to find unusual friends, fierce enemies, and primal powers.Jason thought that it was the end of his life after being attacked and hunted by a band of ruthless thugs. Instead, he tapped into the source of creation and emerged from his Death Experience with magical powers. Rescued by a mountain troll and a battle mage, he becomes part of an u... read more

Conor has 8 reviews

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Maura DeJaynes
Connor was so great to work with. He didn't sugar coat anything and it really helped me take a hard look at my novel.

Maura DeJaynes, January 2020


Astrid Lorenzen
When I first read Conor's one-page test review of my book to get a feel of how we worked, I knew I had found the right editor. He could correct my sometimes wordy sentences into what I was actually trying to say. It's hard to find someone that will understand the tone and voice you're communicated in your book and be able to edit in the author's voice, but Conor was able to do just that! He gav...
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Astrid Lorenzen, December 2019


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

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