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 11 reviews





Joseph J.

Joseph J.

Apr, 2024

Kevin was responsive, often responding just minutes after I’d sent him a few thousand word message. And his responses were interesting, engaging, professional, and most importantly they were tremendously helpful. I hope to work with him again. P.S. The following is unrelated to Kevin. Reedsy pestered me to assess my collaboration in order for the collaboration to be completed, which is fair...
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Mike S.

Mike S.

Feb, 2024

Kevin's work was all that I asked for, needed (badly) and then some. His thoroughness was over the top, in a good way. Kevin's comments were a master class in writing, in my opinion. Some of the things he pointed out left me in amazement that whatever they taught me in 7th grade English clearly hadn't stuck. They say it's never too late to learn, so 50 years after 7th grade I think Kevin's tuto...
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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.

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