I have worked with writers at all levels, from debut authors to National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners. I'm also the author of five critically acclaimed books. I pay very close attention to language, structure, pacing, logistics, and voice to help you tell the story that only you can tell.
I work with individuals and organizations, such as the Center for Fiction, as an independent editor.
Launched and edited a literary magazine for the Center for Fiction in New York, working with a wide variety of well-established and debut authors.
Assessing, acquiring, editing and shaping substantial book excerpts for Reader's Digest magazine, covering the full book market, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace. In this position, I also acquired and edited original content, working with everyone from Pulitzer Prize winners to novices.
Acquired and edited articles and book excerpts and covered the whole book market for a mass circulation women's magazines with one-million plus circulation.
Helped launch the magazine and create its architecture. Extensively acquired and edited articles and book excerpts for seven years.
"Very few people have spent as much time as William E. Glassley in such deep wilderness. So it would behoove us to pay attention even if he had not brought back such a fascinating, lovely, and useful set of observations. This is a remarkable book." ―Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Oil and Honey"Glassley exhibits an uncanny ability to put us in the midst of Greenland's vast silen... read more
Praise for Dancing with Elephants:"If you need some encouragement in living with joy, read this book. It will change your perspective on everything." —Lana Philips "Sawatsky beautifully models a way to dance in the gale of full catastrophe, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at himself." —Jon Kabat-Zinn, national bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living"...beautiful and inspiring boo... read more
In Nest. Flight. Sky: On Love and Loss, One Wing at a Time, award-winning memoirist Beth Kephart returns to the form for the first time in years to reckon with the loss of her mother and a slow-growing but soon inescapable obsession with birds and flight. Kephart finds herself drawn to the startle of the winter finch, the quick pulse of hummingbirds, and the hungry circling of hawks. She disco... read more
Ona Gritz has had cerebral palsy all her life, but until she gave birth to her son, she didn’t really understand what it meant to be disabled. Her cerebral palsy affects her coordination and balance but not enough to have ever truly hindered her. “For the most part, I considered my disability a cosmetic issue,” she tells us in On the Whole. “Just how obvious is it? Do people see me as pretty d... read more
Winner of Child magazine’s Book of the Year award for her hilarious and candid book on single motherhood, The Lunch-Box Chronicles, Marion Winik returns to the topic of parenting in these nine essays. Beginning with the story of her second wedding and her move to rural Pennsylvania, she covers everything from blending families and having a child in one’s 40s to dealing with the legal problems ... read more
Funny, thought-provoking, and always entertaining, personal essayist Marion Winik is known for decades of storytelling on NPR and the stunning memoir First Comes Love. Memory and identity are the focus of this new collection, Guesswork, drawn from a column that has won “Best of Baltimore” from Baltimore magazine several years running. “The Things They Googled” looks at how search engines have ... read more
Camille, Rosanna, and Joanne are three former models who’ve been the best of friends since their runway days. They may have gained a little cellulite, but they’ve also packed on a whole lot of wit and savvy. Their Sex and the City–like escapades in Manhattan’s high-end hotel bars, their heartbreaks and delicious revenge schemes, and their spot-on observations about everything from nips and tuc... read more
Two young Americans meet en route to studying in Spain and forge an unusually close friendship. Once back in the United States, one of the women, who is married, invites the younger to come live with her and her husband. Over time a ménage à trois develops. But that isn’t what causes the ultimate rift in the friendship. Something deeper and more insidious had been at work from the very beginni... read more
** WINNER: 1st Place Idaho Author Awards (2016 Fiction) ** ** SOLO MEDALIST: New Apple Book Awards (2016 Cross Genre)**** WINNER: Foreword Indies Book Awards (Silver, 2016 Fantasy) **** HONORABLE MENTION: Reader Views Literary Awards (2016 General Fiction)** FINALIST: Best Book Awards (2016 New Age) ** A BLIND GIRL'S TERRIFYING "GIFT" ALLOWS HER TO REGAIN HER EYESIGHT--BUTONLY AS SHE FERRIES T... read more
In her debut memoir, Carole Firstman traces her strained relationship with her eccentric and distant father, a gifted biology professor whose research on scorpions may have contributed to the evolutionary theories of Stephen Jay Gould. Through unexpected forms—from footnotes and diagrams to startling love letters and Saturday morning cartoons—Firstman struggles to reconnect with her estranged ... read more
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Experienced writer, editor and agent with an MFA in Creative Writing. I have experience editing New York Times bestselling authors.
Whether you have a blockbusting page turner, inspirational memoir, or a complex academic argument, I can help you at any stage.