Danielle Dresser

Danielle Dresser - Editor

Chicago, IL, USA

Editorial Jack-of-All-Trades: beta reading, editorial assessment, developmental editing, and more!

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Overview

I'm a publishing professional with experience in developmental editing at all stages of the editorial process, as well as in book marketing and PR for genre fiction. I started out working in traditional publishing, focused on marketing and PR for fiction, specifically romance fiction, women's fiction, historical fiction, and some literary fiction. Since then, I've become a developmental editor and beta reader, and I currently work as the editorial manager for a book review website where I review books as well. I'm an advocate for authors and their books and want to continue to bring quality content to readers.

Having been involved in almost all aspects of the publishing industry, I can offer insight and advice on a variety of topics - editorial content, PR and Marketing plans, how best to spend advertising dollars, and more.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Literary Fiction
Romantic Comedy
Time Travel Romance
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editorial Manager

Fresh Fiction
June, 2017 – Present (almost 4 years)

● Schedule all blog appearances from guest authors and regular columnists, as well as conduct interviews with authors over email, and format articles before they are posted on the blog
● Attend local and national conferences, panels, and workshops on behalf of Fresh Fiction
● Works with local bookstores on author events, book clubs, featured books, and more
● Conducts outreach to authors and publishing industry professionals (publicists, marketers, editors, agents) to consider features on Fresh Fiction
● Edit reviews: check grammatical errors, meet minimum word count, fact-check basic information, format HTML links and styles within reviews before publication
● Review books in a variety of genres of fiction: contemporary, historical, literary, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, YA, etc.

Freelance Proofreader and Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

I've copy edited and proofread for a variety of authors and organizations, including the Society of Vascular Surgeons, Jordan Drake, Sheila Chester, ETS Educational Services, and more.

Assisant Publicity Manger

Sourcebooks, Inc.
January, 2008 – September, 2014 (over 6 years)

● Achieved promotional advancement from earlier positions: assistant publicist, associate publicist, publicist, senior publicist, to assistant publicity manager
● Lead publicist for Sourcebooks Casablanca, the romance fiction imprint
● Created PR/Marketing campaigns for twenty New York Times and/or USA Today bestselling novels
● Worked on 50+ titles per year, with emphasis on online PR/Marketing, social media, and author branding
● Secured reviews, interviews and features in print/online publications, including USA Today, People Magazine, Woman’s World, NPR’s Pop Culture Blog, The Huffington Post, and more
● Developed print and web-based advertising campaigns, event planning, and email marketing campaigns
● Regularly attended and presented at national and local publishing industry conferences including the Romance Writers of America National Conference, Chicago-North RWA Spring Fling, RT BookLovers Convention (now BookLovers Con), Evanston Writers Workshop In the Trenches Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison Writers Institute, and Public Library Association Conference

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Winter Sea

Susanna Kearsley

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series will devour this hauntingly beautiful tale of love and time travel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley. History has all but forgotten... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scot... read more

A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series will devour this hauntingly beautiful tale of love and time travel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley. History has all but forgotten... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scot... read more

Hell on Wheels (Black Knights Inc. Book 1)

Julie Ann Walker

A USA Today Bestseller!Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.Hold On Tight...Ex–Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has alw... read more

A USA Today Bestseller!Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.Hold On Tight...Ex–Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has alw... read more

Miranda's Big Mistake

Mansell, Jill

Heart of the Wolf

Spear, Terry

Lessons in French

Kinsale, Laura

Danielle has 1 review

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Erin Schwantner
A pleasure to work with! I really appreciated Danielle's developmental notes to help give my characters more depth and fix the plot holes I had missed.

Erin Schwantner, January 2020

Danielle Dresser
Thank you so much, for the feedback! I'm excited about the publication of your novel!!

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