Greg Brown

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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 book editor I specialize in business and finance, environmental science and nature writing, health and lifestyle writing, art, music, and issues of philosophy and spirituality. Some of my past and current clients include Consumers Union Inc. (publisher of Consumer Reports magazine), the New York Times Company, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Beyond Type 1, The Nature Conservancy, and the Jenny Holzer Studio Gallery.

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I've taught creative writing; edited fiction and narrative non-fiction manuscripts for best-selling, emerging, and unpublished authors; and participated in creative writing workshops at some of the most prestigious writing programs and conferences in the world.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.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Business & Management
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Finance & Accounting
Health & wellbeing
Music
Nature
Fiction
Literature

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2006 – Present (about 12 years)

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2017

Consumer Reports

Consumer reports

Consumer reports

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

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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

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

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

Let's Get Your Book Published: A Practical Approach to Self-Publishing, Aligning with Your Purpose, Releasing Fear, Maximizing Time, & Making a Profit

Nicole Gabriel

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM FULFILLING YOUR DREAM OF BECOMING AN AUTHOR? Do you feel a deep longing to write a book but struggle to find the time, energy, focus, or know how to do so? Have you postponed your dream because you're striving for the perfect manuscript or because you've been searching for an agent or a publisher for a while? This book will help you break through the obstacles, better... read more

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM FULFILLING YOUR DREAM OF BECOMING AN AUTHOR? Do you feel a deep longing to write a book but struggle to find the time, energy, focus, or know how to do so? Have you postponed your dream because you're striving for the perfect manuscript or because you've been searching for an agent or a publisher for a while? This book will help you break through the obstacles, better... read more

Pattern for Excellence: Engage Your Team to WOW More Customers

Brigham Dickinson

When was the last time you received WOW worthy customer service from a business? Have you ever been curious how some companies consistently deliver this WOW factor? Pattern for Excellence is designed to help business owners create WOW Experiences on a daily basis…not one customer at a time, but by building relationships and uniting employees behind a greater cause. This amazing phenomenon begi... read more

When was the last time you received WOW worthy customer service from a business? Have you ever been curious how some companies consistently deliver this WOW factor? Pattern for Excellence is designed to help business owners create WOW Experiences on a daily basis…not one customer at a time, but by building relationships and uniting employees behind a greater cause. This amazing phenomenon begi... read more

Startup Evolution Curve From Idea to Profitable and Scalable Business: Startup Marketing Manual

Dr. Donatas Jonikas

It's like an IKEA guide for building your next startup. Based on global research of 1,447 startups and highly recommended by more than 30 international experts. It's not a book you read in a day, but like a manual you take with you and consult from time to time. Every startup founder should have it on the desk!Shows The WayDonatas Jonikas (PhD) provides clear and actionable guidelines for what... read more

It's like an IKEA guide for building your next startup. Based on global research of 1,447 startups and highly recommended by more than 30 international experts. It's not a book you read in a day, but like a manual you take with you and consult from time to time. Every startup founder should have it on the desk!Shows The WayDonatas Jonikas (PhD) provides clear and actionable guidelines for what... read more

Safe A.I.: A blueprint for CEOs to harness the benefits of AI without the unintended consequences

Dr. Teresa Escrig

Seventy percent of business leaders believe that AI will provide significant business value in the future. However, they also think that AI and automation will have a negative impact on stakeholder’s trust over the next five years. They feel the pressure of using AI to stay relevant, while being concerned of facing the unintended consequences of a largely unproven technology that they don't un... read more

Seventy percent of business leaders believe that AI will provide significant business value in the future. However, they also think that AI and automation will have a negative impact on stakeholder’s trust over the next five years. They feel the pressure of using AI to stay relevant, while being concerned of facing the unintended consequences of a largely unproven technology that they don't un... read more

Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains

Jon Miller, Mike Wroblewski, Jaime Villafuerte

FOSTER AND SUSTAIN A KAIZEN CULTURE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION WINNER of the 2015 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! FOREWORD BY JOHN TOUSSANT, CEO OF THEDACARE Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. Co-written by leaders at the Kaizen Institute, Creating a Kaizen Culture explains how to enable an adaptive, excellent, and sustainable organ... read more

FOSTER AND SUSTAIN A KAIZEN CULTURE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION WINNER of the 2015 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! FOREWORD BY JOHN TOUSSANT, CEO OF THEDACARE Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. Co-written by leaders at the Kaizen Institute, Creating a Kaizen Culture explains how to enable an adaptive, excellent, and sustainable organ... read more

The Foot & Ankle Pain Bible: A Self-Care Guide to Eliminating the Source of Your Foot Pain

Christopher J. Kidawski

ELIMINATE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIITIS AND ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY WITHOUT DOCTORS, DRUGS, OR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS! Do any of these statements sound like you? “My first ten steps in the morning are killing me!” “I’ve had to stop all of my activity because of my foot/heel pain, and now I’ve gained 20 pounds and I’m miserable.” “I can be as active as I want, but an hour after I’m crawling around the hous... read more

ELIMINATE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIITIS AND ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY WITHOUT DOCTORS, DRUGS, OR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS! Do any of these statements sound like you? “My first ten steps in the morning are killing me!” “I’ve had to stop all of my activity because of my foot/heel pain, and now I’ve gained 20 pounds and I’m miserable.” “I can be as active as I want, but an hour after I’m crawling around the hous... read more

The Knee Pain Bible: A Self-Care Guide to Eliminating Knee Pain and Returning to the Movements You Love!

Christopher J. Kidawski

COMPLETELY RID YOUR KNEES FROM THE PAIN OF TENDINITIS, OR DISCOMFORT WITHOUT PAINFUL INJECTIONS, DRUGS, OR SURGERY!Do any of these statements sound like you?“I would be able to lose the weight, and exercise if only my knees didn’t hurt so bad.”“If my knees didn’t hurt I would be able to run faster for a longer period of time.”“I love basketball, but playing will leave my knees in pain for days... read more

COMPLETELY RID YOUR KNEES FROM THE PAIN OF TENDINITIS, OR DISCOMFORT WITHOUT PAINFUL INJECTIONS, DRUGS, OR SURGERY!Do any of these statements sound like you?“I would be able to lose the weight, and exercise if only my knees didn’t hurt so bad.”“If my knees didn’t hurt I would be able to run faster for a longer period of time.”“I love basketball, but playing will leave my knees in pain for days... read more

The Head, Neck & Shoulder Pain Bible: A Self-Care Guide To Eliminating Upper Body Pain

Christopher J. Kidawski

ELIMINATE YOUR HEADACHES WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, INJECTIONS, OR SURGERY!Do any of these statements sound like you?“My neck is always stiff upon rising.”“I can’t concentrate due to my headaches/migraines.”“I can’t sleep on one side because my shoulder hurts.”“I get car sick, or motion sickness when I travel.”“There’s a constant pain going down my arm.”Today’s world is filled with const... read more

ELIMINATE YOUR HEADACHES WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, INJECTIONS, OR SURGERY!Do any of these statements sound like you?“My neck is always stiff upon rising.”“I can’t concentrate due to my headaches/migraines.”“I can’t sleep on one side because my shoulder hurts.”“I get car sick, or motion sickness when I travel.”“There’s a constant pain going down my arm.”Today’s world is filled with const... read more

AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena

Mitchell Moffit, Greg Brown

The instant New York Times bestselling book of entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible illustrated answers to the scientific “questions you had no idea were bugging you all your life” (Fast Company), from the creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE.Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why shou... read more

The instant New York Times bestselling book of entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible illustrated answers to the scientific “questions you had no idea were bugging you all your life” (Fast Company), from the creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE.Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why shou... read more

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Tabitha Laser

Greg is a star! He joined me on a project that was heading South quickly. Greg jumped in when others wouldn’t. He helped me avert disaster and exceeded my expectations. He’s great at his trade and a true pleasure to work with!

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Tabitha Laser, September 2018


Will James

I regarded quality as the amount of dedication he gave to my work. I haven't received my work back from him yet so that is what I went off of.

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Will James, August 2018


Christopher Kidawski

Great job on the edits. Super professional and timely distribution of the manuscripts. Thanks again Greg!

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Christopher Kidawski, July 2018


Dickinson Brigham

Greg, has been super helpful. He jumped right in and went to work with very little direction. He seemed to know what I wanted from the start and completed the work in a timely and professional manner. I will work with him again!

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Dickinson Brigham, May 2018


Aydin Kavara

Greg has left made very meaningful impact on my novel. He has strong critical eye. I believe he has brought out strengths in my writing and pointed out the weaknesses. Hiring Greg as an editor added a dimension to my writing that was not there. I highly recommend Greg as an editor.

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Aydin Kavara, February 2018

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