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Josh Raab

Josh Raab - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Experienced and versatile literary editor. Will help you weed out cliché and redundancy, and polish that manuscript you've been working on!

Overview

Hello! I'm an experienced literary and non-fiction editorI've worked at companies like Random House and Knopf and have also founded and managed my own literary press tNY.Press/theEEEL (formerly theNewerYork). I've worked with over 800 writers and published their 1500+ stories and books over the past 5 years. My style is thorough, and tough. I weed out clichés, redundancies, and inconsistencies. Anything from physics dissertations to poetry collections are okay with me, though I can't check your math.

I would love to help you make your manuscript the best that it can be and would love to edit some sample pages for you to show you what I'm made of. I prefer using google Docs to track changes but can use Microsoft Word if it's preferable.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Comics & Graphic Novels Cultural & Ethnic Themes Humor & Comedy Literature Mashups Poetry Themes & Motifs
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Philosophy Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology

Work experience

Community & Design Manager

The Industry Opera

August, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I work as dramaturg (editor) for The Industry's original, English-language operas. Our last opera, HOPSCOTCH, took place in 24 limousines driving around Los Angeles and was written by 6 different writers and composers. I oversaw the writing of the opera as well as the creation and editing of the companion book and all print materials. We received positive reviews in The New Yorker, The New York Times, the LA Times, The Washington Post, Mashable, and VICE.

Editor-in-Chief / Founder

tNY.Press

August, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

In our first three years we raised $35k for our pocket-sized magazine of experimental fiction. This eventually branched into a full-fledged publishing house releasing a couple books a year as well as posting stories daily on the Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature.

I read submissions, edit the books, magazine, host the events, and everything in between! We've been featured in the LA Review of Books, the LA Times, The Guardian, The Millions, and promoted by Daniel Handler and Margaret Atwood.

We also put on crazy literary events, offer editing services, and host online collaborative writing experiments.

Enhanced e-Book Manager

Random House

April, 2010 – December, 2010 (8 months)

Worked on creating Random House's first in-house produced e-book. Sourced art, worked with programmers, editors, and the author to create an interactive, first of it's kind digital reading experience.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Leading While Green: How Emerging Leaders Can Ripen Into Effective Leaders

Pierre Quinn

Do any of these phrases sound familiar? You’re still wet behind the ears. You still need training wheels. You’ll get the hang of it. You need someone to hold your hand. You’re too green. The real world doesn’t look favorably upon beginners. Young leaders who are given the opportunity to excel are, more often than not, simultaneously reminded by the same ol’ cynics just how young and inexperien... read more

Do any of these phrases sound familiar? You’re still wet behind the ears. You still need training wheels. You’ll get the hang of it. You need someone to hold your hand. You’re too green. The real world doesn’t look favorably upon beginners. Young leaders who are given the opportunity to excel are, more often than not, simultaneously reminded by the same ol’ cynics just how young and inexperien... read more

Reliant: an apocalypse in tweets

S. Kay

Selfies, sexbots, and drones collide in these interwoven nanofictions about a society before, during, and after its collapse. With dazzling humor and insight, debut author S. Kay reveals a future that looks disconcertingly like the present. Beautifully illustrated by Thoka Maer, Reliant is a bold examination of society’s unrequited love for technology. Available October 2015

Selfies, sexbots, and drones collide in these interwoven nanofictions about a society before, during, and after its collapse. With dazzling humor and insight, debut author S. Kay reveals a future that looks disconcertingly like the present. Beautifully illustrated by Thoka Maer, Reliant is a bold examination of society’s unrequited love for technology. Available October 2015

Sharpen

Rich Ives

It’s a catalog that you can’t order anything from. A manual with no instructions. In Sharpen, Rich Ives takes the reader through a series of meditations inspired by tools, bodies, and stranger things. A mix of the surreal and the mundane, these short fictions deal with father-daughter relationships, communication, and intellect, sometimes discarding conventional grammar in favor of a language ... read more

It’s a catalog that you can’t order anything from. A manual with no instructions. In Sharpen, Rich Ives takes the reader through a series of meditations inspired by tools, bodies, and stranger things. A mix of the surreal and the mundane, these short fictions deal with father-daughter relationships, communication, and intellect, sometimes discarding conventional grammar in favor of a language ... read more

The Inevitable June

Bob Schofield

Is it June yet? Somewhere between prose and poetry and a graphic-novel, The Inevitable June is the story of your mind: a room with no doors, where the lights are always on. It is a surreal flash-fiction for every day in June. It is your imagination with teeth. A vicious moonshine of unforgettable words and illustrations. There's a black octopus in the sky, you're on a horse made of light bulbs... read more

Is it June yet? Somewhere between prose and poetry and a graphic-novel, The Inevitable June is the story of your mind: a room with no doors, where the lights are always on. It is a surreal flash-fiction for every day in June. It is your imagination with teeth. A vicious moonshine of unforgettable words and illustrations. There's a black octopus in the sky, you're on a horse made of light bulbs... read more

The Shrug magazine (formerly theNewerYork): Issue 3

Jeremy Blachman, Shane Jesse Christmass, Bryce A. Christopherson, Alex Cocotas, Christine Tierney, Theo Thimo, Christine Gosnay, Heiko Julien, Joshua S. Raab

The stories in this collection of experimental short-fiction, in one way or another, deal with loss, youth, death, joy, tradition, technology, and the generally evasive enigma that we call time. It’s not as obtuse as it sounds, it’s just a good read and it fits in your back pocket. Your order will be delivered the first week in September. Nara Chin at Cool Hunting calls it “an inspiring exerci... read more

The stories in this collection of experimental short-fiction, in one way or another, deal with loss, youth, death, joy, tradition, technology, and the generally evasive enigma that we call time. It’s not as obtuse as it sounds, it’s just a good read and it fits in your back pocket. Your order will be delivered the first week in September. Nara Chin at Cool Hunting calls it “an inspiring exerci... read more

Small Creatures / Wide Field

John Mortara

This is an exciting and beautiful book of interactive-fiction. Twitter length stories leave you with two options enabling you to jump around this narrative. A story called "Invade" threads throughout the book but in between you’ll find yourself on rickety bridges, in abusive relationships, analyzing literature with dragons, and printing some pages to fold into paper airplanes. This is a very A... read more

This is an exciting and beautiful book of interactive-fiction. Twitter length stories leave you with two options enabling you to jump around this narrative. A story called "Invade" threads throughout the book but in between you’ll find yourself on rickety bridges, in abusive relationships, analyzing literature with dragons, and printing some pages to fold into paper airplanes. This is a very A... read more

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel

Charles Yu

From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he's not taking client calls, Yu visits his mothe... read more

From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he's not taking client calls, Yu visits his mothe... read more

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