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Tracy Gold

Tracy Gold - Editor

Baltimore, MD, United States

Editor, writer, and teacher who is passionate about helping writers realize their visions for their stories.

Overview

“Tracy Gold is the kind of attentive editor that finds the better writer inside the average writer and the good writer inside the better writer, bringing the author’s talents to the page without leaving fingerprints. My work on the Baltimore Love Project book was greatly enhanced by her editorship.”– Rafael Alvarez, author, "Crabtown, USA" and "Tales from the Holy Land," staff writer, "The Wire" (HBO)"If it wasn't for Tracy's sharp editorial eye and detailed notes, At First Blush would not be the book it is today. She dug into the manuscript and in no time at all managed to fix issues I'd been worried about for months. Tracy instantly understood my characters and their choices, which helped put the story into perspective for me."– Beth Ellyn Summer, author, "At First Blush""Tracy's keen editorial insights helped me dig deeper with my characters and strengthen plot threads. She's an expert at identifying plot holes, and she offered great suggestions when I was stuck on a chapter. She delivers feedback professionally, efficiently, and encouragingly. I highly recommend her if you want to take your writing to the next level."– Rachel Lynn Solomon, author, "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone"--I am an editor, writer, and teacher who is passionate about helping writers tell their stories. I provide editing, coaching, and self-publishing services for writers across a wide variety of genres, including children's literature, literary and genre fiction, memoir, and non-fiction. I help writers define and realize their unique visions, always keeping the author's individual publishing goals in mind as we work together. If an author doesn't know what their publishing goals are, I help them navigate the traditional and self-publishing worlds to find the right fit. I have helped writers with literary agents and book deals, writers seeking literary agents, and writers who have self-published. I work both directly with writers and indirectly, via publishers. I love to provide a helping hand for very small parts of the process, like query critiques, or shepherding books all the way from ideas to readers' hands. My background working for a marketing agency helps clients get the word out about their brand and their books. I also provide select ghost-writing services for the right projects.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Fantasy Literature Short Story Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore
  • TeenPit Mentor, 2017

Awards

  • 2015 and 2016 Pitch Wars Finalist

Work experience

Literary Agent Intern

Prospect Agency
May, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

A large part of my expertise in editing and publishing comes from my work interning with literary agent Carrie Pestritto. As Carrie's intern, I read her queries and provide feedback on current and prospective client manuscripts. I also jump into the trenches to provide feedback for authors with tight editor deadlines, and help authors brainstorm and outline their next projects.

Membership and Social Media Coordinator

SCBWI MD/DE/WV
May, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

As the Membership and Social Media Coordinator for my SCBWI region, I welcome new members to the region, stay abreast of regional news and publishing trends, and help organize regional events where I work with agents and editors.

Adjunct Professor of Composition

University of Baltimore
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

At the University of Baltimore, I teach my students how to embrace the process of drafting and revision to improve their writing and thinking skills. I work with my students to analyze purpose, audience, and genre so they have the tools to approach any writing situation in their academic and professional careers.

Editor and Writing Coach

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

I help writers improve their craft, find community, and connect to experts. I help writers self-publish manuscripts, find literary agents, develop early drafts into marketable books, and perfect their prose.

I offer a variety of services from coaching, project management, developmental editing, copy editing, and proof reading. I also offer ghost writing services for the right projects.

Marketing and Content Specialist

Marketing Agency
October, 2010 – May, 2012 (over 1 year)

When I help my clients create marketing plans for their books, I draw on my experience working at a marketing agency and as an independent marketing consultant.
I strategically planned and executed marketing programs for clients at a marketing agency. On a daily basis, I worked on a mix of content strategy, social media strategy, social media management, project management, account management, content creation, and content editing.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

At First Blush

Beth Ellyn Summer

Finding the perfect lip gloss? Easy. Finding your way in the world? A whole lot harder . . .Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can't wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. An... read more

Finding the perfect lip gloss? Easy. Finding your way in the world? A whole lot harder . . .Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can't wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. An... read more

Baltimore Love Project Book

Baltimore Love Project Project Book

Rafael Alvarez composed a narrative to put the Baltimore Love Project into context. Hear stories from a spectrum of perspectives, see the project in a new light through Sean Scheidts photos and spread Love using your own stencil insert from the book. Let the conversations about love continue. A poster will be include with every book purchase.

Rafael Alvarez composed a narrative to put the Baltimore Love Project into context. Hear stories from a spectrum of perspectives, see the project in a new light through Sean Scheidts photos and spread Love using your own stencil insert from the book. Let the conversations about love continue. A poster will be include with every book purchase.

Blood of Other Worlds

Bremer Acosta

A three-nosed performer who escaped from a small town, A man in love with a neuro-bot in a futuristic dome world, A lone seeker questing for a name in a psychedelic desert. Blood of Other Worlds is a kaleidoscopic universe, a celebration of the strange and surreal. From the strangers of a damned fair to the grid-lines of technological lust, themes of identity and existence are explored. "All t... read more

A three-nosed performer who escaped from a small town, A man in love with a neuro-bot in a futuristic dome world, A lone seeker questing for a name in a psychedelic desert. Blood of Other Worlds is a kaleidoscopic universe, a celebration of the strange and surreal. From the strangers of a damned fair to the grid-lines of technological lust, themes of identity and existence are explored. "All t... read more

Xantan County

Abby Shaffer

Xantan County is about the people you remember on your way out of town. Its seven loosely connected short stories about mythologized local heroes, superstitions and those quiet moments alone when you're forced to face the noisiest parts of your life. They're character driven stories about identity and growing up, moving on, life andLove, in whatever way that presents itself. Between friends, f... read more

Xantan County is about the people you remember on your way out of town. Its seven loosely connected short stories about mythologized local heroes, superstitions and those quiet moments alone when you're forced to face the noisiest parts of your life. They're character driven stories about identity and growing up, moving on, life andLove, in whatever way that presents itself. Between friends, f... read more

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone

Rachel Lynn Solomon

A heartbreaking and lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate--whether they inherited their mother's Huntington's disease.Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist--and to convince her music ... read more

A heartbreaking and lyrical debut novel about twins who navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate--whether they inherited their mother's Huntington's disease.Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist--and to convince her music ... read more

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