Eli Diner

Eli Diner – Editor

Thoughtful, meticulous, and versatile editor with more than a decade's experience in content and copy editing — and everything in-between.


I am an editor with more a decade of experience in print and online media. My career has seen me at the helm of arts and culture magazines, editing book manuscripts, copyediting, proofing, indexing, and more. I have scrupulous eye and understanding of what makes clear and compelling writing. Whether it’s a birds-eye view of storytelling and structure, or the sentence-level nitty-gritty of grammar, spelling, and word choice, I want to help bring out the best in your manuscript.

For five years I served as senior editor of Flash Art, a leading International magazine of contemporary art and culture, and subsequently as interim executive editor at Cultured, a magazine devoted to entertainment, design, fashion, and art. I have extensive experience as a freelance book editor, working closely with authors on all facets and stages in the preparation of their manuscripts.

Any nonfiction topic is of interest to me, and I have a particularly strong background in biography, history, art, and entertainment. I have experience working with. Non-native writers of English and a certification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

As a writer myself, I know how valuable a good editor can be, and I know what that responsibility means. I want to know what you want from your book — and we can bring it to life.

Art Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment History
English (US)
  • MA, history (UCLA)

Work experience


Nov, 2020 — May, 2021 (6 months)

I served as interim executive editor at Cultured, a magazine devoted to art, architecture, fashion, design, and entertainment, from fall 2020 through the spring 2021.

My role included:
Developing and organizing content for each issue
Assigning writers and photographers for stories for print and web
Top editing and line editing every article for print; writing headlines, subtitles and captions
Conducting regular editorial meetings and overseeing the workflow of the editorial team
Collaborating on layout, design, and cover
Signing off on final pages for print
Developing video content for socials and web

Flash Art

Mar, 2015 — Nov, 2020 (over 5 years)

My role included:
Developing and organizing content for each issue
Conceptualizing themes and vision
Commissioning writers and enforcing deadlines
Editing submissions
Contributing articles and reviews
Assigning and editing content for web
Collaborating on cover and layout
Overseeing redesign and reorganization of the magazine and website
Contributing to all aspects of book production for Flash Art Books


Jul, 2012 — Present

I work with authors on all facets and stages in the preparation of book manuscripts, including writing book proposals, editing for clarity and structure, copyediting, fact-checking, manuscript proofing, and indexing.

Eli has 2 reviews





Sherwin G.

Sherwin G.

Mar, 2023

Very helpful in clarifying what needed to be improved. Advice was spot on. Met deadline.
Philip D.

Philip D.

Oct, 2022

My experience working with Eli Diner was positive and fruitful from the very start. He demonstrated an insightful and confident approach to the project, which generated plenty of excitement and the feeling the right partnership for success was at hand. His quotation was fair and negotiated to fit my needs. He also performed the editing on time, as promised. Indeed, the results were simply ...
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