Kevin Shamel

Kevin Shamel - Editor

Idaho Falls, ID, USA

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

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Overview

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)
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Urban Fantasy

Work experience

Editor

Eraserhead Press
June, 2010 – October, 2012 (over 2 years)

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

Author, Editor and Book Designer

Self-employed
June, 2005 – Present (over 17 years)

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.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Gutmouth

Iglesias, Gabino

Trashland A Go-Go

Fitzgerald, Constance Ann

Gigantic Death Worm

Kramer, Vince

Bigfoot Cop

Shamel, Kevin

Rotten Little Animals

Shamel, Kevin

Not Safe For Kids

Shamel, Kevin, Agpalza, Jim

The Crud Masters

Grimbol, Justin

Placenta of Love

Marlowe, Spike

Janitor of Planet Anilingus

Adams, Andrew Wayne

House Hunter

Cartledge, S. T.

Kevin has 8 reviews

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

Misty Phillips, October 2022


Misty Phillips
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.

Misty Phillips, March 2022

Kevin Shamel
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.

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LJ Byers
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!!

LJ Byers, March 2022


Suzi Retzlaff
I’d definitely work with Kevin again.

Suzi Retzlaff, January 2022

Kevin Shamel
Suzi is fun to work with, accomplished, and has super-interesting ideas and stories. Working with her is a blast.

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Sandra Velez
Kevin is great to work with. He response quickly, and gives so much feedback on how to make your story even better. I felt I was done, and just needed to make it more clearer, but he spotted holes that could expand the scenes or dialogue. My story looks a lot better because of his eagle eyes. It's been a pleasure working with this man. Would love to join forces again when my next story needs a...
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Sandra Velez, January 2022

Kevin Shamel
Sandra is lovely and fun to work with. Her writing is imaginative and unique. I can't wait to see what she does next!

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