Kenneth Zink

Kenneth Zink - Editor

Pine Bush, NY, USA

What do you get when you combine an MFA, six years of professional editing experience, and far too many wings and donuts? This guy.

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Overview

With an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and over six years of professional editorial experience, I understand both sides of the storytelling process: writing and editing. Writing is like jamming out, seeing where the music takes you, but editing is like sculpting, honing the material to unearth the beating heart of your story.


Having worked with best-selling authors like Suzanne Young, Virna DePaul, Megan Crewe, and Mira Lyn Kelly, I have extensive experience editing for both traditionally published and independently published writers across the romance, science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction genres.


Inviting an editor into your own private world of writing can be scary to say the least, which is why my focus is always on providing both substantive praise and criticism while upholding style and voice. I also like to remind my clients that, regardless of how many notes I give, you can accept or reject as many of them as you like. Your manuscript will always be your manuscript. Nothing will ever change that.


At the end of the day, my goal is to provide authors with experienced, fast, affordable editing services. Happy writing!


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“Kenneth Zink was thorough, fast, and extremely thoughtful in his edits. I highly recommend his editorial services!" - Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series


“Kenneth Zink is a fantastic developmental editor. His feedback was comprehensive and insightful, touching on character development, plot, pace, setting, prose, and inconsistencies. He provided me with notes and examples, which enabled me to refine and improve my story. Highly recommend!” - Virna DePaul, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


“Kenneth Zink delivered a thorough edit in the promised timeframe, giving me full confidence that I’m putting my book out there in the best possible shape.” - Megan Crewe, USA Today bestselling author


“Kenneth Zink did a terrific job, delivering exactly what was promised. A quick turn and thorough edit.” - Mira Lyn Kelly, USA Today bestselling author

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Contemporary Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense

Certifications

  • MFA in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
August, 2015 – Present (almost 7 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Chasing Daylight

Wright, Jeremy M.

Girls with Sharp Sticks

Young, Suzanne

If These Flames Could Talk

Burnham, Michael

Kenneth has 36 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Sky King
He is very professional and works hard. He finished the job for me at 1:30 in the morning on the deadline. Time stamps don' lie. I will use him again.

Sky King, July 2022


Von Beckford
Working with Kenneth was an absolute privilege. An organized and consummate professional, his quickness and preciseness, mixed with his positivity and enthusiam for my work are what particularly drew me to collaborate with him. He also noticed an element in my work that no other had before, which showed me not just that he actually read my work, but that he also possesses a strong eye for det...
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Von Beckford, June 2022


Brandon Phillips
If it was one word I could use it would be ''responsive." The communication was timely, Kenneth easily fit me into his schedule, he provided the status updates he promised, and he delivered the project on time. Highly recommended for tech-thriller editing.

Brandon Phillips, June 2022


V.P. Evans
Working with Kenneth was an amazing experience! What a great professional, and so friendly at the same time! He's patient, thorough, and communicative, but most importantly he's really trying to make your novel shine, and he works so hard to achieve that. Definitely one of the best editors you could find on reedsy. Thanks Kenneth!

V.P. Evans, May 2022


Brent Chamberlin
Kenneth was prompt, attentive and detailed. I greatly appreciate the time and effort. He has also been great about follow up questions.

Brent Chamberlin, April 2022

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