John Loudon

John Loudon – Editor

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


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)

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

Work experience


Feb, 1977 — Jun, 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.

Parabola Magazine

Feb, 1974 — Feb, 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.

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