Lauren Hooker

Lauren Hooker – Editor

Developmental Editor/Copy Editor of Nobel Prize winners and NYT/Amazon bestsellers | 8+ years' experience in trade publishing

Overview

I'm an experienced editor and copy editor with a background in indie publishing (Seven Stories Press). The genres I work with most are literary fiction, memoirs, political nonfiction, and children's/YA, but I also love working on books that don't slot neatly into one genre. I've copyedited autofiction by Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux; I've edited memoirs by doctors and ballerinas, histories for young readers that are taught in classes across the country, and novels in translation from Romania and Italy. My goal is always to preserve the author's voice as much as possible and work with the author to make a book the best version of itself it can be. I'm also a published author, so I know what it's like to be on the other side.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Children's Literary Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2021

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 2022 — Present

Seven Stories Press

Aug, 2014 — Dec, 2022 (over 8 years)

Acquired titles in the fields of literary fiction, nonfiction, and YA, including William deBuys’s The Trail to Kanjiroba, Spencer Reece’s The Secret Gospel of Mark, Tim Lockette’s Tell It True and Atty at Law, Devra Lehmann’s Socrates, Rebecca Pitts’s Jane Jacobs, Chloe Hooper’s The Arsonist, and S. P. Tenhoff’s The Involuntary Sojourner

Edited books, including Robin Marty’s Handbook for a Post-Roe America and New Handbook for a Post-Roe America, and Nadia Terranova’s Farewell, Ghosts (trans. Ann Goldstein)

Copyedited books, including Nobel Prize winner Annie Ernaux’s A Girl’s Story and Getting Lost (trans. Alison L. Strayer)

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