George Jreije

George Jreije – Editor

A published author and seasoned editor leveraging years of experience in children's fiction to help writers thrive.

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 fiction, which include middle grade to young adult books. 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 mentor budding authors, having served on the committees of major writing organizations such as WriteMentor as well as lecturing at international writing retreats. When not working, I can be found doing yoga or, yep, reading. Some of my favorite books include the Scythe series by Neal Schusterman, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, and the City Spies series by James Ponti.

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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
Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • MWPA Dibner Fellow

Work experience

Gotham Writers

Jan, 2023 — Present

Participating in instructional panels and presentations to teach craft and storytelling strategies to aspiring authors. Gotham Writers is one of the oldest and most respected organizations for writing coaching in the country, based in New York City.

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.

Pitch Wars, Write Mentor, Author Mentor Match

Jan, 2018 — Present

In these three roles, I leveraged my editing skills to mentor aspiring authors, helping them edit their manuscripts as they sought to publish their novels. Several of my mentees have gone on to land respectable agents and, in some cases, even book deals.

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susan C.

susan C.

Jun, 2023

I have nothing negative to add regarding George's extremely useful comments on my submitted draft. He was concisely clear with feedback, which was entirely framed in a positive manner. My positive feedback is that I look forward to working with him on the rest of the document in the near future. I now have hope that I'll actually be able to finish this work! George provides a positive framewo...
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George J.
I’m so humbled to get to work with clients like Susan! Students who approach writing with an open mind and a desire to put in the work make this job the best in the world!

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