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Etinosa Agbonlahor

Etinosa Agbonlahor - Editor

New York City, NY, United States

Editor working on literary fiction, historical, commercial and women's fiction, as well as narrative non-fiction.

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I have worked in an editorial capacity in one of the Big 5 publishing houses for almost three years. I have edited and published debut novels, books by internationally bestselling authors and worked on nonfiction books by world class thinkers, chefs, media personalities, and more.
When freelancing as an editor or writer, I love to partner with dedicated people who are passionate about making their work as excellent as possible.
Please scroll below to see some of the books I have edited (or co-edited) and published.
Feel free to contact me if your manuscript is complete (50,000 words or more) or for general editorial queries.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Plays & Screenplays Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Psychology Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Travel

Work experience

Acquiring Editor

Simon & Schuster

June, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Editor-in-Chief

The African Book Review

February, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Magic of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell moreManage betterLead fearlesslyEarn moreEnjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover:Why believing you can succeed is essentialHow to quit making excusesThe means to overcoming fear and finding confidenceHow to develop and use creative ... read more

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell moreManage betterLead fearlesslyEarn moreEnjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover:Why believing you can succeed is essentialHow to quit making excusesThe means to overcoming fear and finding confidenceHow to develop and use creative ... read more

Thank You, Goodnight

Andy Abramowitz

In Thank You, Goodnight, hailed by Billboard as “High Fidelity and About a Boy with a dose of Music & Lyrics thrown in,” the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band tries for one more swing at the fence.Teddy Tremble is nearing forty and has settled into a comfortable groove, working at a stuffy law firm and living in a downtown apartment with a woman he thinks he might love. Sure, his days a... read more

In Thank You, Goodnight, hailed by Billboard as “High Fidelity and About a Boy with a dose of Music & Lyrics thrown in,” the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band tries for one more swing at the fence.Teddy Tremble is nearing forty and has settled into a comfortable groove, working at a stuffy law firm and living in a downtown apartment with a woman he thinks he might love. Sure, his days a... read more

Mata Hari's Last Dance

Michelle Moran

From the international bestselling author of Rebel Queen and Nefertiti comes a captivating novel about the infamous Mata Hari, exotic dancer, adored courtesan, and, possibly, relentless spy.Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: t... read more

From the international bestselling author of Rebel Queen and Nefertiti comes a captivating novel about the infamous Mata Hari, exotic dancer, adored courtesan, and, possibly, relentless spy.Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: t... read more

The New Neighbor

Leah Stewart

In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, The New Neighbor is “a chilling page-turner” (People) with “simple, elegant language” (The New York Times Book Review) about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her mysterious new neighbor’s complicated life.How much can you really know about the woman next door? Ninety... read more

In the tradition of Zoe Heller’s What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, The New Neighbor is “a chilling page-turner” (People) with “simple, elegant language” (The New York Times Book Review) about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her mysterious new neighbor’s complicated life.How much can you really know about the woman next door? Ninety... read more

Vintage

David Baker

“A feast for all readers.” —Library Journal (starred review) “An unsnobby wine thriller [and] an excellent pairing with just about any book club.” —Portland Tribune The “spellbinding debut” (Library Journal, starred review) about a food journalist’s desperate attempt to save his career—and possibly, his marriage—through an epic quest that leads him from Burgundy through Russia, tracking an inf... read more

“A feast for all readers.” —Library Journal (starred review) “An unsnobby wine thriller [and] an excellent pairing with just about any book club.” —Portland Tribune The “spellbinding debut” (Library Journal, starred review) about a food journalist’s desperate attempt to save his career—and possibly, his marriage—through an epic quest that leads him from Burgundy through Russia, tracking an inf... read more

The Sleeping World

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

“A searing, beautifully written novel that captures the exhilaration and dangers of 1970s post-Franco Spain. Mosca, a bitterly jaded young woman, goes on a harrowing search for her missing brother—and the history that destroyed their lives. Violent, heartbreaking, unforgettable, The Sleeping World is a stunning debut” (Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban).Spain, 1977. Military rule is... read more

“A searing, beautifully written novel that captures the exhilaration and dangers of 1970s post-Franco Spain. Mosca, a bitterly jaded young woman, goes on a harrowing search for her missing brother—and the history that destroyed their lives. Violent, heartbreaking, unforgettable, The Sleeping World is a stunning debut” (Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban).Spain, 1977. Military rule is... read more

And Again

Jessica Chiarella

What would you do if you had a second chance at life?Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda have been given the second chance of a lifetime—genetically perfect bodies as part of a medically advanced pilot program seeking FDA approval. Their new bodies are exact replicas of their old selves—without the deadly illnesses they suffered from. Even better, their imperfections have been erased. Blemishes, ... read more

What would you do if you had a second chance at life?Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda have been given the second chance of a lifetime—genetically perfect bodies as part of a medically advanced pilot program seeking FDA approval. Their new bodies are exact replicas of their old selves—without the deadly illnesses they suffered from. Even better, their imperfections have been erased. Blemishes, ... read more

River Road

Carol Goodman

From the award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages comes a chilling new psychological thriller about a professor accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident.Nan Lewis—a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York—is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she’s been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a deer, but when ... read more

From the award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages comes a chilling new psychological thriller about a professor accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident.Nan Lewis—a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York—is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she’s been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a deer, but when ... read more

The Incarnations

Susan Barker

New York Times Notable Book of 2015 Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2015 Finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Hailed by The New York Times for its “wildly ambitious...dazzling use of language” and “mesmerizing storytelling,” The Incarnations is a “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel” (Chris Cleave) about a Beijing taxi ... read more

New York Times Notable Book of 2015 Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2015 Finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Hailed by The New York Times for its “wildly ambitious...dazzling use of language” and “mesmerizing storytelling,” The Incarnations is a “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel” (Chris Cleave) about a Beijing taxi ... read more

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Jack Finney

Celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of one of the earliest science fiction novels by rediscovering Jack Finney’s internationally acclaimed Invasion of the Body Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a story “to be read and savored for its own satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley... read more

Celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of one of the earliest science fiction novels by rediscovering Jack Finney’s internationally acclaimed Invasion of the Body Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a story “to be read and savored for its own satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.On a quiet fall evening in the peaceful town of Mill Valley... read more

Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Crystal King

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is ... read more

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is ... read more

The Kaiser's Last Kiss

Alan Judd

Soon to be a movie titled The Exception starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James, and Jai Courtney, this “wonderfully satisfying, sophisticated novel” (Daily Telegraph) follows the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm, the young Nazi officer assigned to guard him, and the Jewish maid who unwittingly comes between them.It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn... read more

Soon to be a movie titled The Exception starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James, and Jai Courtney, this “wonderfully satisfying, sophisticated novel” (Daily Telegraph) follows the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm, the young Nazi officer assigned to guard him, and the Jewish maid who unwittingly comes between them.It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn... read more

Etinosa has 1 review

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Douglas Bourne

Mrs. Agbonlahor was very helpful. As a first time novelist, there was a need for a light and thorough touch.

Douglas Bourne, October 2016

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