Erin Cusick

Erin Cusick – Editor

Devoted and thoughtful line editor, copyeditor, and proofreader specializing in literary fiction, novels in translation, and cookbooks.

Overview

I provide editorial support to writers who want to publish their best work and wow readers. I am an author’s collaborator, offering thoughtful editing that will not only polish your manuscript but amplify your voice and ensure readers stay captivated.


Specialties include literary and experimental fiction, cookbooks, novels in translation, and guidebooks. I work with independent authors and traditional publishers, such as Sasquatch Books, Coffee House Press, Penguin Random House, Mountaineers Books, Hardie Grant, Little A, The Cooking Lab, and others.


I tend to be booked out by about eight weeks. Please reach out if you'd like to discuss working together!

Services
Fiction
Classics Contemporary Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Historical Fiction Literary Fiction
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Travel
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • UC Berkeley Professional Sequence in Editing

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2014 — Present

Copyediting, line editing, proofreading, and fact-checking services for indie authors, small presses, and traditional publishers. Specializing in literary fiction and cookbook editing.

GoodTherapy.org

Feb, 2013 — Jul, 2015 (over 2 years)

Writing and editing of web pages addressing mental health topics and conditions, the history of psychology, and types of therapy. Editing of articles written by mental health experts. Supervision of editorial interns.

YES! magazine

May, 2002 — Oct, 2002 (5 months)

Research and writing of short articles. Fact-checking, editing, and proofreading of feature articles. Selecting and editing photos.

Portfolio

Whip up 75 delicious, complete one-dish meals to make in your cast iron skillet.One pan to rule them all, one meal to feed them all. The cast iron skillet is the most versatile pan in the kitc... read more
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Stephen Florida

Gabe Habash

"In Stephen Florida, Gabe Habash has created a coming-of-age story with its own, often explosive, rhythm and velocity. Habash has a canny sense of how young men speak and behave, and in Stephe... read more
Copy Editing
In the Distance

Hernan Diaz

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for FictionA young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against... read more
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Bard, Kinetic

Waldman, Anne

Copy Editing
Nefando

Ojeda, Mónica

Copy Editing
Jawbone

Ojeda, Mónica

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Butterfly Dreams

McClard, Anne

Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
Charani's Gift

Nolin, Robert

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
In this guide to making artisanal, whole-grain sourdough breads, you'll quickly realize that following simple, clear steps will result in satisfying success!You'll begin by learning how to cre... read more
Proofreading
Infinitely customizable, cheap to make, and downright delicious, it's no wonder fried rice is one of the world's most popular comfort foods. These 50 delicious recipes draw inspiration from al... read more
Proofreading
Your Story, My Story

Palmen, Connie

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Mona in Three Acts

Griet Op de Beeck

In this international bestseller, a woman comes of age in a poignant novel about forgiveness, pain, and self-discovery.Mona’s demanding mother ruled their home until a car crash took her life ... read more
Copy Editing
Big Skye Littleton

Elisa Lorello

In this warm, high-spirited contemporary novel from author Elisa Lorello, big love can happen in the smallest of spaces.Skye Littleton said goodbye to her job, her best friend, and her home in... read more
Copy Editing
Have you ever complained, “If they found love, why can’t I?” In this quick and uncomplicated guide, longtime sex and relationship therapist Dr. Ruth takes readers step-by-step through every ph... read more
Copy Editing
From amethysts and tanzanite to the sparkling geodes and erupting volcanoes, get the latest geological insights and intel straight from the field from National Geographic explorer and geophysi... read more
Proofreading
Seminal book updated by author of the acclaimed Advanced Rock Climbing Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions 400 new color photos demonstrate techniques For this new edition of Rock Climbin... read more
Copy Editing
In Your Hands

Inês Pedrosa

An internationally acclaimed, award-winning novel spanning three generations of women united in their struggle for independence and fulfillment against oppression.Told from three different per... read more
Copy Editing
On May 24, 1928, the airship Italia successfully reached the North Pole—proof that the Italians, too, were part of the waning golden age of polar exploration. But on its return journey to Norw... read more
Copy Editing
Among the hundreds of parks and natural spaces around the Portland area, Forest Park gets the most recognition―and deservedly so―as America’s largest urban forest with more than 80 miles of hi... read more
Copy Editing
A personal story of unbelievable survival, hope, and spiritual awakening in the face of unspeakable tragedy.It’s the unfathomable modern legend that has become a testament to the resilience of... read more
Copy Editing
The true story behind the major motion picture from Amazon Studios.Childhood friends from Trinidad, Colin Warner and Carl King grew into men on opposite sides of prison bars after Colin was ar... read more
Copy Editing
Once Upon a Time a Sparrow

Mary Avery Kabrich

**WINNER, Literary Views, FIRST PLACE General Fiction/Novel**WINNER, Nautilus Book Award - SILVER**WINNER, Jewel Kats Special Needs Award**FINALIST, USA Best Book Awards General Fiction**FINAL... read more
Copy Editing
True: A Novel

Karl Taro Greenfeld

A deft and unflinching coming-of-age story about an angry teenage girl and her discovery of the nature of the biggest game of all, and what it really means to be a team player, a sister, a dau... read more
Copy Editing
Modernist Bread

Nathan Myhrvold

Modernist Bread is a revolutionary new understanding of one of the most important staples of the human diet. Created by the team that published the award-winning Modernist Cuisine: The Art and... read more
Copy Editing
A Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Debut Fiction SelectionWhen Samuel Johnson dies, he finds himself in the body of the man who killed him, unable to depart this world but determined, at leas... read more
Copy Editing

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