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Grace Labatt Parazzoli

Grace Labatt Parazzoli - Editor

Albuquerque, New Mexico

I am an editor and copyeditor with a background as an acquisitions editor. I work on both fiction and nonfiction.

Overview

I am an editor and copyeditor working with independent authors and trade and academic presses. Previously I was a senior acquisitions editor at Voyageur Press and an acquisitions editor at Oxford University Press. I have acquired, edited, or copyedited books in categories ranging from literary fiction to reference books. I graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in English Literature.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Inspirational Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Sex & Relationships Weddings

Work experience

Editor, Copyeditor, and Writer

Self-Employed

March, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

When editing, I work with authors on structure, clarity, tone, narrative progression, grammar, and style. I copyedit for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, word choice, and consistent style, querying anything that seems unclear or unintended. I also write about books for several publications.

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Voyageur Press

March, 2011 – March, 2013 (about 2 years)

I acquired and edited pop culture books, working closely with authors at every stage in the editorial process--from concept to final layouts. (I was an acquisitions editor from March 2011 to November 2012 and a senior acquisitions editor until March 2013.)

Acquisitions Editor

Oxford University Press

July, 2009 – March, 2011 (over 1 year)

I acquired and developed trade and scholarly reference titles, including dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, and online products. (I was an editorial assistant from July 2007 to January 2009, an associate editor from January 2009 to October 2009, and an acquisitions editor from October 2009 to March 2011.)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Achilles Heart

Karyn Rae

Annie Whitman’s life has become a pendulum again, but this time, it moves toward and away from two men. One of the men has swept her off her feet, and he loves her deeply. But he is a novice with love, susceptible to beginners’ mistakes. When he messes up in a newsworthy way, Annie must determine whether he is capable of constancy, and whether love is enough. Jack Stallings is a CIA-groomed ki... read more

Annie Whitman’s life has become a pendulum again, but this time, it moves toward and away from two men. One of the men has swept her off her feet, and he loves her deeply. But he is a novice with love, susceptible to beginners’ mistakes. When he messes up in a newsworthy way, Annie must determine whether he is capable of constancy, and whether love is enough. Jack Stallings is a CIA-groomed ki... read more

Sophie's House of Cards: A Novel

Sharon Oard Warner

When sixteen-year-old Sophie Granger suspects she is pregnant, she digs out her mother Peggy’s tarot cards. Peggy hasn’t read fortunes since her hippie days in Taos, but as soon as she flips the cards, Peggy sees both her daughter’s predicament and the family crisis that will ensue. A panicked Peggy scatters the layout and rushes from the room, leaving Sophie to construct a literal house of ca... read more

When sixteen-year-old Sophie Granger suspects she is pregnant, she digs out her mother Peggy’s tarot cards. Peggy hasn’t read fortunes since her hippie days in Taos, but as soon as she flips the cards, Peggy sees both her daughter’s predicament and the family crisis that will ensue. A panicked Peggy scatters the layout and rushes from the room, leaving Sophie to construct a literal house of ca... read more

Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece

Jason Bailey

When Pulp Fiction was released in theaters in 1994, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. The New York Times called it a "triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey," and thirty-one-year-old Quentin Tarantino, with just three feature films to his name, became a sensation: the next great American director. Nearly twenty years later, those who proclaimed Pulp Fiction an instant classic have... read more

When Pulp Fiction was released in theaters in 1994, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. The New York Times called it a "triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey," and thirty-one-year-old Quentin Tarantino, with just three feature films to his name, became a sensation: the next great American director. Nearly twenty years later, those who proclaimed Pulp Fiction an instant classic have... read more

2pac vs. Biggie

Evan McGarvey, Jeff Weiss

Hip hop icons and rap innovators, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur continue to influence, define, and change the genre years after their deaths. Despite the controversies surrounding the murders of Tupac and Biggie, ultimately it’s their art that remains their biggest legacy. The music of Biggie Smalls and 2Pac has inspired the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross ... read more

Hip hop icons and rap innovators, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur continue to influence, define, and change the genre years after their deaths. Despite the controversies surrounding the murders of Tupac and Biggie, ultimately it’s their art that remains their biggest legacy. The music of Biggie Smalls and 2Pac has inspired the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross ... read more

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Alan Brinkley

"No president since the founders has done more to shape the character of American government," notes Alan Brinkley in this magnificent biography of America's thirty-second president. "And no president since Lincoln has served through darker or more difficult times. Roosevelt thrived in crisis. It brought out his greatness, and his guile. It triggered his almost uncanny ability to communicate e... read more

"No president since the founders has done more to shape the character of American government," notes Alan Brinkley in this magnificent biography of America's thirty-second president. "And no president since Lincoln has served through darker or more difficult times. Roosevelt thrived in crisis. It brought out his greatness, and his guile. It triggered his almost uncanny ability to communicate e... read more

The Oxford Companion to Beer (Oxford Companion To...)

Garrett Oliver, Tom Colicchio

1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the center of a $450 billion industry. The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer fe... read more

1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the center of a $450 billion industry. The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer fe... read more

Pizza: A Slice of American History

Liz Barrett

With liberty and pizza for all. There is no doubt that pizza is one of the most popular foods in the United States, cherished by everyone from your average family guy to the Leader of the free world. Americans reportedly eat a combined 350 slices every second! Although pizza has its origins overseas, it has come into full (ahem) flour here in the States. Pizza: A Slice of American History tell... read more

With liberty and pizza for all. There is no doubt that pizza is one of the most popular foods in the United States, cherished by everyone from your average family guy to the Leader of the free world. Americans reportedly eat a combined 350 slices every second! Although pizza has its origins overseas, it has come into full (ahem) flour here in the States. Pizza: A Slice of American History tell... read more

Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence

Stephanie J. Fitzgerald

"What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?" Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and en... read more

"What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?" Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and en... read more

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