Ilia Epifanov

Ilia Epifanov - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I'm a Developmental Editor with 6+ years of experience in Romance, Mystery, and SF genres. Author of Crescent Earth - a SF murder mystery

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I'm a Developmental Editor with 6+ years of experience in Romance, Mystery, and SF genres.

As a dev editor, I've working with 100+ in both fiction and non-fiction, but fiction is where my heart is. My recent projects include The Hidden Demon by Fish Phillips, The Dust That Danced by Ashley Cavuto, and Spinning Threads by Maria Suarez.

As a ghostwriter, I specialize in writing fiction - from ideation, to outlining, to actually writing the chapters. I've ghostwritten 25+ books over the last 6 years, and I'm publishing a sci-fi mystery novel under my own name in the fall of 2021. Keep an eye out for Crescent Earth!

I love storytelling, and I'm also a huge fan of structuring and mapping out the story to take full advantage of the premise, plot, and characters!
English (US)
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction

Work experience

Developmental Editor

Creator Institute
June, 2019 – Present (almost 3 years)

Working together with authors as they craft and write their stories – we talk style, structure, plot, and everything in between.

Fiction ghost writer/editor

December, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

Creating novels with both authors and publishers, working off outlines and general ideas, outlining and writing/rewriting books.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Spinning Threads

Suarez, Maria

Painted Blocks

Kocztorz, Jakub L.

The Year Cricket Died

Sampath, Kiran

The Loves of Our Lives

Wallace, Karsyn

My Song to Sing

Brock, Adam Nicholas

Festival of Storms

Lockland, Avery


Pulido, Amari Rae

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