E. R. Catalano

E. R. Catalano – Editor

I have 20+ years of editorial experience in trade publishing focusing on women's commercial fiction, literary fiction, YA, and humor.

Overview

I'm a copy editor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in trade publishing, where I specialized in women's commercial fiction, literary fiction, YA, sci-fi, mysteries, and humor as well as memoir. I am adept at fixing logistical issues in novels, especially timelines. I love helping writers sharpen their prose, adding clarity without sacrificing voice.


I also have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. I write fiction and humor, and I've had stories and humor published in print and on McSweeney's, HuffPost, and in several parenting anthologies. I have an ear for dialogue and can help you find that sweet spot that will reach your ideal reader.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Humor & Comedy Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Romantic Comedy Women's Fiction Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Wonderwell Publishing

Nov, 2023 — Feb, 2024 (3 months)

Managing Editor, Copy Editor, and Production Management role at a hybrid publisher. Responsible for copy editing and proofreading memoir, self-help, and business titles, along with positioning documents, as well as preparing files for print and gathering quotes.

Macmillan Publishers

May, 2000 — Apr, 2023 (almost 23 years)

I'm a publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in trade publishing. I copyedited and proofread the titles of bestselling authors over that period. I specialize in line-editing and logistical issues.

Portfolio

The Four Winds

Hannah, Kristin

Copy Editing Proofreading
Cleavage: Men, Women, and the Space Between Us

Boylan, Jennifer Finney

Celadon Books

Copy Editing
One House Left

Ralph, Vincent

Wednesday Books

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Caraval

Garber, Stephanie

Copy Editing Proofreading
Listen to the Moon

Morpurgo, Michael

Copy Editing
Copy Editing Proofreading
Bet Me

Crusie, Jennifer

Proofreading
Proofreading
Truly Madly Guilty

Moriarty, Liane

Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
The Silent Patient

Michaelides, Alex

Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading

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