George Jreije

George Jreije – Editor

Highly experienced editor specializing in sci-fi and fantasy across all ages. Published author with HarperCollins. Let's level up your book!

Overview

I bring years of experience in the writing world as both a published author as well as an editor who has helped writers land agents, six-figure book deals, and feel more confident in self-publishing their work. Working alongside editors from major publishers for much of my career, I've developed a specialization across genres in children's and adult fiction. I can't emphasize enough how much I enjoy seeing a story come together in partnership with its author.


In my free time, it brings me great pride to serve on the committees of major writing organizations such as WriteMentor as well as lecturing for the renowned Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. When not working, I’m often exploring libraries or, yep, reading. Some of my favorite books include the Scythe series by Neal Schusterman, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson.


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Testimonials


“George was amazing to work with as he helped to edit my epic fantasy. He was professional, courteous with his review, fast, and, most importantly, his comments on my work helped me to "re-vision" my work in ways that were important to the story I was telling and the world I was creating. Anyone would be lucky to work with him, especially marginalized writers.”

-Jamar J. Perry, Author of the Cameron Battle series (Bloomsbury, 2022)


“He has the perfect balance of critique and praise. After he had edited my work, I had a clear direction of where to go and I felt confident going forward. I highly recommend George, he is amazing and on top of being a great editor, he also does it professionally and with care.”

-Janelle McCurdy, Published Author


"Working with George was a wonderful experience. His edits were thorough, thoughtful, and incredibly helpful. I can’t recommend him enough!"

-Chelsea Abdullah, Published Author

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Epic Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • MWPA Dibner Fellow
  • Inaugural Concord Writer in Residence

Work experience

Gotham Writers Workshop

Jun, 2023 — Present

Gotham Writers Workshop is the largest and most highly respected independent writing school in the country. As a creative writing instructor, I educate and guide writers through the fundamentals of fiction and non-fiction as well as the publishing space so they can succeed no matter their goals.

HarperCollins

Jan, 2020 — Present

I’m an author published with HarperCollins with several book deals, almost all in the six-figure range, under my belt. My books range across contemporary and fantasy, selling all over the world. I am excited to impart my wisdom as a published and successful author to clients eager to land their own deals.

Angelella Editorial

Jan, 2020 — Dec, 2022 (almost 3 years)

Working with a boutique agency owned by a Simon & Schuster editor, I honed my skills in developmental editing, submission packages for agents, and other services to support budding authors. I performed dozens of long edit projects for clients across genres and age categories, some going on to land large publishing deals of their own!

Self-employed

Jan, 2019 — Present

Leveraging the skills I've honed after years spent as a traditionally published author, I've taken to supporting other writers in reaching and exceeding their publishing goals. Working to help strengthen craft, hone stories, and provide guidance through every step of the writing process, I've seen authors of differing age categories and genres land agents, book deals, and more.

George has 7 reviews

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Ginny H.

Ginny H.

Feb, 2024

Working with George felt like having a best friend happens to be an expert in the field. He guided me as a new writer with honesty and provided solid actionable advice. His feedback and tips are invaluable and saved me hours of rewrites and agony. As an author himself, George has a deep understanding of the entire process. He gave me the outside perspective on my work I needed. I couldn't be ha...
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George J.
Ginny, it was a pleasure getting to dive into the wonderful world you created, and to meet an author every bit as impressive as their story! I look forward to seeing you succeed in your writing jou...
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Cameron H.

Cameron H.

Jan, 2024

George astonished me with his professionalism, he responded quick to my initial offer and was willing to answer any questions I had about the whole editing process. His services are thorough and more helpful then I could’ve imagined. Getting his feedback and support has encouraged me to elevate my novel to be the best story I can make. His developmental edit gave me the tools to improve in ever...
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George J.
Thanks for the kind words, Cameron! I'm lucky to be your editor. It's a true pleasure working with you!!
Joe M.

Joe M.

Jan, 2024

I will admit that I was somewhat skeptical of hiring my own editor when I started this process. I am a new author - having just finished my first full draft of the story that has been an obsession for the last decade, and I will be the first to admit that I thought the journey ended when I put "The End" on the last page. So I was pleasantly surprised when I got the feedback from George. He w...
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George J.
Thank you, Joe! It was an honor to work on your story, and I’m excited to see where it goes!!!
Julianna E.

Julianna E.

Jan, 2024

Extremely responsive! George is very knowledgable and passionate about writing. He is very insightful and has experience in this industry which is very valuable. I had a great experience. Thanks George!
George J.
Thanks Julianna! It was such a pleasure to work with you and I can’t wait to see where your writing takes you!!
Jordan S.

Jordan S.

Jan, 2024

I had a wonderful experience working with George! I utilized his services to review a query letter for my first manuscript, and he provided many helpful edits and gave me great advice to make my query as strong as possible. He provided two rounds of edits and included thoughtful comments that specified exactly what agents would be looking for when reading my query. With his help, I was able to ...
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