Kevin Shamel

Kevin Shamel – Editor

Fiction writer and editor with over ten years in the industry. I love weird writing and anything pushing boundaries.


Fiction writer and editor. I'm both a writer and reader of weird fiction, from speculative to bizarro (which encompasses every genre--it's just weird). With over ten years experience as a professional author and editor, I have a love for helping others achieve their dreams of publishing the stories they create. I am a fan of independent voices and self-publishers. I'm well-versed in interior and exterior design.

I've worked with new writers to develop and publish their first books as well as helped others continue their success as authors. I have an eye for detail, and the ability to offer edits in your voice. I believe the best editing comes with skill and empathy. I'm here to make you shine.

“Kevin’s strength as an editor is in meeting you where you’re at, and then helping you elevate from that point. He is able to easily see your vision, and help you master and execute that in the most effective way possible, while remaining true to your voice as an author. “ --Constance Ann Fitzgerald (author of TRASHLAND A GO-GO and GLUE)
Action & Adventure Horror Humor & Comedy Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Eraserhead Press

Jun, 2010 — Oct, 2012 (over 2 years)

Editor, acquisitions editor, and Editor in Chief of magazine for Eraserhead Press.


Jun, 2005 — Present

Author of several books published through traditional means, and currently exploring self-publishing. Editor of twelve fiction books through a small press. Currently freelancing as editor, ghost writer, designer.

Kevin has 9 reviews





Dennett B.

Dennett B.

Sep, 2023

Kevin was the right choice. We're still working on my project, but I'm grateful that Kevin allows me move at my pace. He's been super responsive and he's always encouraging. I know I can count on him giving me the feedback I need when I need it. I would recommend him for the next person's project if they make a good match.
Misty P.

Misty P.

Oct, 2022

Very easy to work with and very helpful in teaching me to become a better writer.
Misty P.

Misty P.

Mar, 2022

Kevin was so helpful and supportive. He gave me the confidence and skills to become a much better writer and took the time to go above and beyond to help me navigate this whole new world of becoming an author.
Kevin S.
Misty is a fun, interesting, and talented writer. Working with her on this swashbuckling ride into the future has been a joy. I can't wait until more people get to read it.


Mar, 2022

Kevin is awesome to collaborate with! Flexible, considerate, and punctual, Kevin really promotes individuality while still being a strong mentor. It's amazing to have an infant idea and watch it grow and blossom into what it is as the collaboration comes to a close. Kevin's the best!!
Suzi R.

Suzi R.

Jan, 2022

I’d definitely work with Kevin again.
Kevin S.
Suzi is fun to work with, accomplished, and has super-interesting ideas and stories. Working with her is a blast.

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