Jason L.

Jason L. – Editor

Editor of bestselling and award-winning literary, speculative and historical novels and short story collections. Formerly of Epigram Books.

Overview

I am the author and anthologist of nearly 30 books released by traditional publishers, and worked for almost a dozen years as the fiction editor for an independent commercial publishing house. As editor, I would shepherd a given book through the entire life cycle of production, from manuscript acquisition to finished book on store shelves. As of this writing, I have edited over 90 titles, including more than a dozen that have won major literary prizes and been placed on various year's best lists.


Though I have experience working within many genres of fiction, my passion is speculative fiction. Typically, the weirder the better! In addition, though I have much experience in the entire editorial process, my biggest strength is in structural/developmental editing, in drilling down to what exactly works and does not work in terms of character, plot, pacing, theme and worldbuilding.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Magical Realism
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Epigram Books

Sep, 2012 — Apr, 2024 (over 11 years)

I shepherded a given book through the entire life cycle of production, from manuscript acquisition to finished book on store shelves. In addition, I helped to shape Singapore's literary landscape, by insisting on a high level of quality.

Portfolio

Sugarbread

Jaswal, Balli Kaur

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Lovelier, Lonelier: A Novel

Yam, Daryl Qilin

Gaudy Boy LLC

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Eternal Summer of My Homeland

Chew, Agnes

Epigram Books

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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The Keepers of Stories

Hakim, Suffian

Epigram Books

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The Fisherman King

Mohd Daud, Kathrina

Epigram Books

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Once We Were There

Chauly, Bernice

Epigram Books

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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The Widower (Cultural Medallion)

Mohamed, Mohamed Latiff

Epigram Books

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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A Certain Exposure

Tan, Jolene

Epigram Books

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Lion City

Ng, Yi-Sheng

Epigram Books

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The Enigmatic Madam Ingram

Boey, Meihan

Epigram Books

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A Good True Thai

Manning, Sunisa

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State of Emergency

Tiang, Jeremy

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