David LeGere

David LeGere - Editor

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Editorial Director with 14+ years of publishing experience in trade nonfiction and fiction.

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Overview

I am a publishing professional with over fourteen years of experience in the US, specializing in the trade nonfiction, gift, and outdoor markets. I have worked with a vast network of industry professionals and published hundreds of titles, ranging from recent celebrated nonfiction like Fast Funny Women, a hilarious collection of nonfiction essays edited by Gina Barreca with notable contributors like “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, Susan Shapiro, and Fay Weldon, to award-winning fiction like The Astronaut’s Son, Foreword Indie Award winner and CT Book Prize finalist by Tom Seigel.

I offer editorial services.

Testimonials:

"David was an exceptional person to work with when his press picked up my novel last year for publication. I admit that I'm not the easiest person to deal with, and was probably a bit high maintenance. David was always professional, focused, and kind no matter what the situation. His edits to my manuscript were invaluable and he walked me through the publishing process every step of the way. I would highly recommend Woodhall Press, and specifically David as he is highly skilled in both editing and publishing."

—Beth Marie Read, author of Pulling at the Stars


"David has his finger on the pulse of the outdoor travel world. Back in 2015, he noticed the glamping trend on fire and that there hadn't been a guide on the topic. He did his research to find the right authors for the project and we were honored to accept. He understood that a guide like this needs ample time for in-person research and he was very patient and supportive as we spent two years working with him on this book. He's open-minded and easygoing which makes an intense project so much more of a joy. We collaborated from concept to final edit and together we created Comfortably Wild, the first book on glamping in North America--and we could not be more proud!"

—Anne Collins Howard, author of Comfortably Wild




Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Sports & Outdoors

Certifications

  • Yale Publishing Certification
  • NYU Publishing
  • MFA Fairfield University

Awards

  • NOBA (16, 18, 20)
  • Foreword Indy Award
  • CT Book Prize Finalist
  • 2 Kirkus 2020 Best Indie Fiction & Literature

Work experience

CEO

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (about 6 years)

Co-founder of an indy publising company that publishes everything from children's to thriller to romance.

Editorial Director

FalconGuides
January, 2008 – Present (over 14 years)

Editorial director for the nation's largest outdoor rec publishing program that specializes in adventure narrative, hiking/paddling/climbing, how-to, and nature.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Catchlight

Law, Brooke

Alice's Adventures in #Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Penny Farthing, Bats Langley, Bats Langley

Sorrow

DeBartolo, Tiffanie

Fever: A Novel

Mancuso, Nick

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Communication & Punctuality

ME McDonald
David and his team provided me with some valuable insight into how my book was perceived by others. I liked the fact that several of them worked as a team to review and provide feedback. David was honest but encouraging at the same time and left me with several things to consider in my work.

ME McDonald, January 2022

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