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 2 years)

Passion and inspiration for great storytelling. I offer creative editing specializing in genre and speculative fiction across numerous formats and media.

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 (14 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 14 reviews

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Tim Murphy
Exceptional professionalism, highly skilled analysis. Conor was articulate in his response and included the critical breakdown I required to go forward with my project. I would highly recommend Conor.

Tim Murphy, January 2021


Levi Jacobs
Conor took my book to the next level. As something I'd already rewritten, rewritten and revised several times (including with an earlier full professional edit), I asked for a developmental edit more as a formality than expecting much depth. Turns out there were lots of depths to explore! I'd asked for a tight deadline and he didn't quite meet it--though he got me something to work on by the d...
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Levi Jacobs, December 2020


Sheila English
Great notes and feedback. I took a lot of his suggestions and feel it made the book better.

Sheila English, October 2020


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

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