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Daniel Burgess

Daniel Burgess - Editor

Brooklyn, NY, United States

A freelance editor with experience working for a big five publisher on a broad range of literary and historical fiction as well as memoir

Overview

Reviews (3)

Previously an assistant editor at Scribner, where he contributed to numerous New York Times bestsellers, Daniel Burgess currently works as an editorial consultant out of New York City. He specializes in editing literary fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, and personal memoir. In addition to the freedom that freelancing gives him to advise writers closely, Daniel especially loves helping first-time authors to develop the structure and voice of their manuscripts.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Poetry Short Story Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Music

Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate, Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature, New York University

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Scribner
April, 2013 – June, 2014 (about 1 year)

-Acquired forthcoming memoirs from New York Times contributor Sam Polk and New School professor Nora Krug
-Edited and represented for the company a select list of authors including poet David Lehman (The Best American Poetry series), journalist Nell Lake (The Caregivers), novelist Richard C. Morais (The Hundred-Foot Journey), and novelist Brad Smith (Crow’s Landing, Shoot the Dog)
-Liaised between Production team and the Publisher’s authors including Stephen King (11/22/63, Doctor Sleep), National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon (Far from the Tree), and National Book Award nominee Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers)

Editorial Assistant

Scribner
May, 2011 – March, 2013 (almost 2 years)

-Liaised between Production team and the Editor-in-Chief’s authors including PEN/Saul Bellow Award winner Don DeLillo (The Angel Esmeralda), Booker Prize nominee Colm Toibin (Nora Webster, The Testament of Mary), and National Book Award nominee Jayne Anne Phillips (Quiet Dell)
-Evaluated and responded to submissions; wrote flap copy and sales points for book promotion

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Shoot the Dog (Virgil Cain Mysteries)

Brad Smith

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Best American Poetry 2013 (The Best American Poetry series)

David Lehman

Edited this year by beloved and inventive poet Denise Duhamel, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns.Over the last twenty-five years, the Best American Poetry series has become an annual rite of autumn, eagerly awaited and hotly debated: “an essential purchase” (The Washington Post). This year, guest editor Denise Duhamel brings her wit and enthusiasm and her co... read more

Edited this year by beloved and inventive poet Denise Duhamel, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns.Over the last twenty-five years, the Best American Poetry series has become an annual rite of autumn, eagerly awaited and hotly debated: “an essential purchase” (The Washington Post). This year, guest editor Denise Duhamel brings her wit and enthusiasm and her co... read more

New and Selected Poems

David Lehman

A major collection of poems from one of our most accomplished poets, the prominent man of letters behind The Best American Poetry series.Drawing from a wealth of material produced over the course of more than forty years, David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems displays the remarkable range of his poetic genius. A gathering of stunning new poems, prose poems, and translations from modern French ... read more

A major collection of poems from one of our most accomplished poets, the prominent man of letters behind The Best American Poetry series.Drawing from a wealth of material produced over the course of more than forty years, David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems displays the remarkable range of his poetic genius. A gathering of stunning new poems, prose poems, and translations from modern French ... read more

The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love

Nell Lake

A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers—spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill—illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy—and “providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience” (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune).In 2010, journalist Nell Lake began sit... read more

A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers—spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill—illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy—and “providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience” (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune).In 2010, journalist Nell Lake began sit... read more

The Best American Poetry 2014 (The Best American Poetry series)

Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune).The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina coll... read more

Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune).The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina coll... read more

Daniel has 3 reviews

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Ed Tucker

It was great working with Daniel. He delivered on time, communicated throughout the collaboration and offered great insight for the manuscript.

, October 2017


Harold Anderson

I was thoroughly impressed with Daniel's talents and professionalism. He helped me tremendously with my short story editing. I give him my highest praise.

, September 2017


Jonathan Zarantonello

I had an amazing experience with Daniel. He is very skilled and perfectly understood my project and what it needed.

, May 2017

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