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Greg Brown

Greg Brown - Editor

Portland, United States

Ten years editing and proofreading for media, Fortune 500s, and fiction and non-fiction authors. I'm here to help get your message right.

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For the past 10 years, I've been helping national media companies, non-profits, small businesses, art galleries, fiction and non-fiction authors, and Fortune 500 companies maximize their messages and produce sharp and powerful written content.

As a non-fiction editor and proofreader I specialize in healthcare, finance, lifestyle, the arts, and environmental issues. Some of my past and current clients include Consumers Union Inc. (publisher of Consumer Reports magazine), the New York Times Company, MassMutual Insurance, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Beyond Type 1, and the Jenny Holzer Studio Gallery.

I've edited extensively for both print and online platforms. I can handle anything from high-level branding and positioning development, to basic copy editing and proofreading. And I'm equally comfortable working on B2B or consumer-facing projects.

My goal is always to create work that's right for the client—that speaks in his or her voice, supports his or her brand, and achieves his or her strategic goals, whether you’re a non-profit looking to clarify your mission statement, a global financial company with a prospectus that needs editing, an academic press looking for a developmental editor, or a health sector company that needs a proofreader capable of examining complex subject copy.

I'm also a working author whose fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Epoch, and Narrative Magazine, where I was a winner of the 30Below Prize. I am a recipient of writing fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference . For years I've taught creative writing; edited fiction and narrative non-fiction manuscripts for best-selling, emerging, and unpublished authors; and participated in creative writing workshops at some of the most prestigious writing programs and conferences in the world. Whether you're working on a novel, a memoir, or a short story collection, I can help.

Let's chat more about your work and your needs.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Literature Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Finance & Accounting Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Publishing Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2017

Consumer Reports

Consumer reports

Consumer reports

The Iowa Review (Spring 2015)

Mark Levine, Joyelle McSweeney, Rebecca Makkai, Tatyana Tolstaya, The winners of the 2014 Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans, And more...

Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Review—now in its 43rd year of publication—takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.

Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Review—now in its 43rd year of publication—takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports brings you the best products, the best brands, the best services and the best prices! Consumer Reports compares features, sorts through the choices, analyzes the options and reports back to you. You benefit from the clear advice, useful recommendations, wise insights and easy-to-understand information. When you put Consumer Reports to work for you, you get more than 100 car ex... read more

Consumer Reports brings you the best products, the best brands, the best services and the best prices! Consumer Reports compares features, sorts through the choices, analyzes the options and reports back to you. You benefit from the clear advice, useful recommendations, wise insights and easy-to-understand information. When you put Consumer Reports to work for you, you get more than 100 car ex... read more

Consumer Reports On Health

This newsletter provides the latest in news from medical researcher for the lay person concerned with improving and maintaining their health. Each issue includes articles on the latest health trends, honest criticisms and critiques of the latest in medical procedures and preventative measures to help the reader decide what is best for him or her, articles to help the reader decide where his or... read more

This newsletter provides the latest in news from medical researcher for the lay person concerned with improving and maintaining their health. Each issue includes articles on the latest health trends, honest criticisms and critiques of the latest in medical procedures and preventative measures to help the reader decide what is best for him or her, articles to help the reader decide where his or... read more

Consumer Reports New Cars November 2016 Review & Tested, 252 Models

Wall Periodicals Online

Consumer Report New Cars Issue 11

Consumer Report New Cars Issue 11

Forbes

Forbes focuses on top management and those aspiring to positions of corporate leadership in business. This insider publication features information on successful companies and individuals, industries, marketing, law, taxes, technology, computers, communications, investments, management performance

Forbes focuses on top management and those aspiring to positions of corporate leadership in business. This insider publication features information on successful companies and individuals, industries, marketing, law, taxes, technology, computers, communications, investments, management performance

Lungs Full of Noise (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Tessa Mellas

This prize-winning debut of twelve stories explores a femininity that is magical, raw, and grotesque. Aghast at the failings of their bodies, this cast of misfit women and girls sets out to remedy the misdirection of their lives in bold and reckless ways. Figure skaters screw skate blades into the bones of their feet to master elusive jumps. A divorcee steals the severed arm of her ex to recla... read more

This prize-winning debut of twelve stories explores a femininity that is magical, raw, and grotesque. Aghast at the failings of their bodies, this cast of misfit women and girls sets out to remedy the misdirection of their lives in bold and reckless ways. Figure skaters screw skate blades into the bones of their feet to master elusive jumps. A divorcee steals the severed arm of her ex to recla... read more

When Mystical Creatures Attack! (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Kathleen Founds

In When Mystical Creatures Attack!, Ms. Freedman’s high school English class writes essays in which mystical creatures resolve the greatest sociopolitical problems of our time. Students include Janice Gibbs, “a feral child with excessive eyeliner and an anti-authoritarian complex that would be interesting were it not so ill-informed,” and Cody Splunk, an aspiring writer working on a time machi... read more

In When Mystical Creatures Attack!, Ms. Freedman’s high school English class writes essays in which mystical creatures resolve the greatest sociopolitical problems of our time. Students include Janice Gibbs, “a feral child with excessive eyeliner and an anti-authoritarian complex that would be interesting were it not so ill-informed,” and Cody Splunk, an aspiring writer working on a time machi... read more

Loteria: A Novel (P.S.)

Mario Alberto Zambrano

In Lotería, the spellbinding literary debut by Mario Alberto Zambrano, a young girl tells the story of her family’s tragic demise using a deck of cards of the eponymous Latin American game of chance. With her older sister Estrella in the ICU and her father in jail, eleven-year-old Luz Castillo has been taken into the custody of the state. Alone in her room, she retreats behind a wall of silenc... read more

In Lotería, the spellbinding literary debut by Mario Alberto Zambrano, a young girl tells the story of her family’s tragic demise using a deck of cards of the eponymous Latin American game of chance. With her older sister Estrella in the ICU and her father in jail, eleven-year-old Luz Castillo has been taken into the custody of the state. Alone in her room, she retreats behind a wall of silenc... read more

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea: A Novel

Dina Nayeri

From the author of Refuge, a magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal Life magazines, television shows, and rock music. So whe... read more

From the author of Refuge, a magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal Life magazines, television shows, and rock music. So whe... read more

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel

Anthony Marra

New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the YearIn a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever... read more

New York Times Notable Book of the Year * Washington Post Top Ten Book of the YearIn a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever... read more

Congratulations on Your Martyrdom! (Break Away Books)

Zachary Tyler Vickers

Searing, troubling, and funny, these revolutionary, linked stories flit and dart among the shadows of small town life, and the touching and heartbreaking characters that occupy it. Employees use roadkill instead of faux pelts during a build-a-critter battle for mall supremacy. Former band geeks are harassed with mutilated musical instruments and then murdered. The collection is haunted by allu... read more

Searing, troubling, and funny, these revolutionary, linked stories flit and dart among the shadows of small town life, and the touching and heartbreaking characters that occupy it. Employees use roadkill instead of faux pelts during a build-a-critter battle for mall supremacy. Former band geeks are harassed with mutilated musical instruments and then murdered. The collection is haunted by allu... read more

Love Me Back

Merritt Tierce

A Chicago Tribune, Electric Literature, and BookRiot Best Book of the Year A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" AuthorMarie is a waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, attuned to the appetites of her patrons and gifted at hiding her private struggle as a young single mother behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. It’s a world of long hours and late nights, and Marie often gives in ... read more

A Chicago Tribune, Electric Literature, and BookRiot Best Book of the Year A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" AuthorMarie is a waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, attuned to the appetites of her patrons and gifted at hiding her private struggle as a young single mother behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. It’s a world of long hours and late nights, and Marie often gives in ... read more

How to Break Writer's Block Today & Where To Get Ideas

N. M. Beguesse

As the sole author, illustrator and publisher of my own indie manga series, people often ask me how I achieve my prodigious productivity and motivation. I outlined my process in this new book. Every other book on writer's block gives you the same old techniques, such as "just start writing". But what they don't tell you is how those techniques work--that is, if they work at all. In How To Brea... read more

As the sole author, illustrator and publisher of my own indie manga series, people often ask me how I achieve my prodigious productivity and motivation. I outlined my process in this new book. Every other book on writer's block gives you the same old techniques, such as "just start writing". But what they don't tell you is how those techniques work--that is, if they work at all. In How To Brea... read more

Greg has 2 reviews

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Shea Vitartas

Great experience and I look forward to collaborating with Greg on future projects!

, December 2017


N. M. Beguesse

Worked quickly and effectively.

, March 2017

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