Damola Ifaturoti

Damola Ifaturoti - Editor

Princeton, NJ, USA

My professional experience has covered all aspects of the book production cycle from origination through editorial to print production.

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I am a consummate book publishing professional with a track record of over three decades of experience in the industry. I have worked with leading publishing companies as well as served on an independent freelance basis and I am also currently running an independent small press while bringing to fruition the production of a wide variety of titles covering various subject matter and genres including scholarly, self development, educational, personal and institutional biographies, literary works, adult fiction, drama and poetry.

I am well equipped to help authors in successfully navigating through the various aspects of the book production cycle ranging from content editing, through text layout and formatting to indexing and print production.
English (UK)
English (US)
African American Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Literary Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Finance & Accounting
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience


March, 2004 – Present (almost 19 years)

Served with leading book publishing companies in key editorial and administrative positions for over three decades.

Senior Editor/Editorial Coordinator

Africa Word Press/The Red Sea Press
January, 1999 – March, 2015 (about 16 years)

My general duties involved all aspects of the companies' publishing operations, providing hands-on management of a portfolio of an average of 120 new titles published annually. Official responsibilities included coordinating and monitoring the entire production cycle of book projects from development of proposals for new publications through to print production. Particular duties included in-house reviewing of manuscripts for publication and liaising with members of the academia to arrange external peer reviews processes, drafting and issuance of publishing contracts for authors, overseeing the general editorial process and managing a team of freelance editorial and prepress production service providers (copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, formatters, graphic artists, illustrators, cover designers, etc.) and generally overseeing production schedules to facilitate the timely completion of book projects. Other promotional and administrative duties included preparation and management of web site and social media content and varied publicity materials, liaising with the U.S. Library of Congress to provide data and information on new projects and filing for cataloging-in-publication (CIP) data for all new publications, participating in promotional programs and events, conferences, workshops, and exhibitions among which were National Book Expos, annual conferences of subject associations including the African Studies Association (ASA) and the African Literature Association (ALA).

Portfolio (17 selected works)

The Activist

Ojaide, Tanure

Ife, Cradle of the Yoruba

Ademakinwa, J. A.

Behind the Mask

Demuren, Dare

Best Served Cold

Akinkunmi, Akintunde


Akinkugbe, Nimi

Operation A-Men

Yire, Henri

The Duet An Anthology of Poems

Mabogunje, Toki, Mabogunje, Damola

Damola has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Segun Odetola
I greatly recommend Mr. Ifaturoti to anyone looking to have their manuscript edited professionally.

Segun Odetola, October 2022

Damola Ifaturoti
I am greatly honored to have had the opportunity of working with Mr. Segun Odetola on his project. His writing skills and style are highly commendable, and I trust he will go far in his literary en...
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