Paula Guran

Paula Guran – Editor

I'm an experienced, award-winning editor of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I'd like to help you make your novel the best it can be.

Overview

I've been editing professionally since 2006 (and earlier on a semi-professional level) of mostly SF/F/H. My job is to help an author tell their story in their individual style while making sure the details—from overall timeline to grammar to moon phases—are feasible. Sure, it may be fantasy, but good fiction is grounded in logic. Whether you are a neophyte author, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between, I'm eager to work with you.

Services
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Magical Realism Paranormal Romance Romantic Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy
Languages
English (AUS) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Bram Stoker (2)
  • IHG (2)
  • World Fantasy Award Nominations (3)

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 2017 — Present

I edited anthologies and novels for Night Shade; two anthology series for Pyr. I also edit novels, novellas, and shorts for individuals.

Prime Books

Jan, 2010 — Nov, 2017 (almost 8 years)

Acquisition, developmental, substantive, stylistic editing of established and new authors as well as acquisition. Also did PR, publicity, marketing, copywriting, graphic design, production, and contracts; copyediting, proofreading, and webmastering.

Juno Books / Simon & Schuester

Apr, 2006 — Dec, 2011 (over 5 years)

Acquisition, developmental, substantive, stylistic editing of established and new authors. Also did PR, publicity, marketing, copywriting, production, and contracts. Originally an independent press imprint, Simon & Schuster Pocket Books bought it as a dedicated urban fantasy mass market imprint starting January 2008. Implemented a book-a-month mass-market imprint for Pocket in six months.

Portfolio

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Worldsoul

Williams, Liz

Developmental Editing
Copy Editing
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Ghost Summer: Stories

Due, Tananarive

Editorial Assessment
Copy Editing

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