Diane Porter

Diane Porter - Editor

Olathe, KS, United States

I am an editor of five books who also has more than 25 years of editing all topics in newspapers, including longform journalism.

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Overview

I'm an editor with more than 25 years' experience.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Literature
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance editor and writer

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (over 6 years)

As a book editor, I do full developmental editing (Meredith and Me, see below), editing of completed manuscripts (In Case We Die), and final copy editing and proofreading (Kiss and Tell). As a newspaper editor, I worked with writers who wrote narrative journalism pieces -- the strictest nonfiction -- that ranged from 3,000-18,000 words. I focus on nuanced storytelling, accurately portrayed detail and critical structure, each of which is vital regardless of whether your work is fiction or nonfiction, short or long.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Meredith & Me: A mother and daughter on a profoundly different journey

Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes and her husband, Jim, had big plans. She was a rising journalist. He was a rocker with an eye on law school. They traveled, laughed, loved, made plans, and married. But when their daughter, Meredith, was seven months old, they received a devastating diagnosis about her brain, and happily-ever-after became differently-ever-after from that point on. Although they faced many obstacle... read more

Sarah Barnes and her husband, Jim, had big plans. She was a rising journalist. He was a rocker with an eye on law school. They traveled, laughed, loved, made plans, and married. But when their daughter, Meredith, was seven months old, they received a devastating diagnosis about her brain, and happily-ever-after became differently-ever-after from that point on. Although they faced many obstacle... read more

In Case We Die

Danny Bland

Danny Bland’s fictional prose novel about a doomed junkie couple is given depth by his first hand experiences in the ’90s grunge rock scene. “It wasn’t the pounding headache or the all too familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicio... read more

Danny Bland’s fictional prose novel about a doomed junkie couple is given depth by his first hand experiences in the ’90s grunge rock scene. “It wasn’t the pounding headache or the all too familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicio... read more

Kiss and Tell

Anne Rodgers, Maureen Whelihan

Have you ever wondered how “normal” your sex life is? Or thought that maybe other people’s sexual experiences were different/better/more exciting than your own? Do you worry you’ll get too old for sex altogether?Then listen in as real women from the ages of 15 to 97 talk about real sex, sharing intimate details and risqué stories, as well as their hard-won wisdom.Based on a survey of 1,300 wom... read more

Have you ever wondered how “normal” your sex life is? Or thought that maybe other people’s sexual experiences were different/better/more exciting than your own? Do you worry you’ll get too old for sex altogether?Then listen in as real women from the ages of 15 to 97 talk about real sex, sharing intimate details and risqué stories, as well as their hard-won wisdom.Based on a survey of 1,300 wom... read more

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