A sharp, sensitive editor of fiction and creative nonfiction with twenty-five years of experience in publishing.
Provide editorial services for writers including developmental editing, manuscript evaluation and consultation, ghostwriting, and book proposals.
Solicited, recommended, and edited literary fiction and nonfiction for new women’s e-book platform.
Founded, developed, and executed a publishing program of literary fiction and nonfiction titles. Created and implemented business plan and editorial program that included the Lost & Found series, New Voices, the Tin House Writer's Craft series, and the International series. Established traditional book distribution with PGW (then Perseus, now Ingram) in U.S. and abroad. Created e-book commerce platform and directed e-book sales and distribution. Concepted and oversaw design of all company materials and books. Purchased or originated ideas for book projects and developed, and edited projects by both known and unknown authors. Maintained relationships in the US and abroad with authors, agents, and publishers. Hired and mentored staff. Oversaw business administration. Oversaw sales and marketing, special sales, and publicity with full profit and loss responsibility.
Maintained relationships and solicited work from established authors in US literary community as key member of magazine’s editorial board. Managed and hired interns for the quarterly. Featured speaker at literary festivals and workshops such as LA Times Book Festival, Wordstock, and Squaw Valley, among others. Brought major authors to the magazine including Marilynne Robinson, Deborah Eisenberg, Wally Shawn, Denis Johnson, Aimee Bender, Charles D'Ambrosio, Barry Hannah, Tom Franklin.
Wrote and edited celebrity driven insta-books for Los Angeles company. Edited Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Faye Resnick's Shattered, and many other projects around the OJ Simpson trial.
Named a research fellow and oversaw solicited and unsolicited materials. Ran weekly editorial meetings of volunteer students. Conceived, developed, and edited an anthology about experimental writing called Transgressions, publishing John Barth, William Gass, Curtis White, David Foster Wallace, Stacey Levine, and Lucy Corin. It was reviewed on the cover the New York Times Book Review.
Edited and directed all operations for the oldest literary journal on the West Coast. Published fiction and nonfiction by established and emerging authors.
Lander, David L., Montgomery, Lee
Cooley, Armanda;Harris, Jeanette;Walker, Mike;Knox, Michael;Kennedy, Tracy;Byrne
Montgomery, Lee, Hussmann, Mary, Hamilton, David
McCormack, Win, MacArthur, Holly, McCulloch, Jeanne, Montgomery, Lee, Spillman, Rob, Wildgen, Michelle
Allison, Dorothy, Bender, Aimee, Bernheimer, Kate, Shepard, Jim
Bruce Kelling, August 2022
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I love working with voices, ideas and stories. My job is to make yours soar.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Copy-editor and proofreader. 10+ years editing commercial, academic and literary content for publishers including Hurst and Hachette.