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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Overview

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 (over 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 (12 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 11 reviews

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John Wells
Conor as a great eye! He has a good understanding of your voice, and adds to it! I would recommend him.

John Wells, July 2020


Gayla Goehl
Connor is the person you want to edit and review your project!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I had my project read by several other people (who get paid to read) and he caught so many little, potentially embarrassing things they all missed. Super Professional! Laser eyes! Totally am hiring again!! Gayla Goehl Author

Gayla Goehl, February 2020


Erik Meyers
Conor was an excellent copeditor for my novel. I kept me updated on progress and provided a lot of really helpful advice. I'd definitely work with him again!

Erik Meyers, February 2020


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

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