John Loudon

John Loudon - Editor

Kentfield, CA, USA

Professional editor and writer, now specializing in freelance editing and writing.

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Executive Editor @ HarperCollins for 28 years. Founding magazine editor for 2 years. Radcliffe Publishing Course, Harvard, grad. Have written several nonfiction books for authors. Have edited and written many articles, interviews, and book reviews. I specialize in making authors' work the best it can be, while fully retaining each author's intent and perspective. Very easy to work with via text, phone, even zoom (although I mostly prefer communicating in writing over talking).

"I could never have authored this book without the brilliant writing and editing of John Loudon." Gabrielle Roth, author of MAPS TO ECSTASY (New World Library)

"John Loudon’s experienced editorial guidance and research helped me with the last mile to complete the book. Without his excellent writing, editing, and considerable added material, I would not have had a book to publish." Ashok Khanna, author of ASHOKA , THE VISIONARY (Bloomsbury)

English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Religion & Spirituality
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience

Executive Editor

February, 1977 – June, 2005 (over 28 years)

Rose from Editor to Executive Editor, acquiring and developing primarily nonfiction books, including several national bestsellers and one huge international bestseller.

Founding Editor

Parabola Magazine
February, 1974 – February, 1975 (about 1 year)

Developed quarterly from successful launch to established magazine, which is still thriving. Commissioned and edited articles, interviews, and book reviews. Wrote several articles and many book reviews.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement

Gabrielle Roth, John Loudon, Angeles Arrien

Imhotep the African: Architect of the Cosmos

Bauval, Robert, Brophy, Thomas

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