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Keenan McCracken

Keenan McCracken - Editor

New York, NY, United States


I am a New York based Editor with extensive experience acquiring, editing, and overseeing a wide-range of fiction and nonfiction from both the U.S. and abroad, and have worked with NBCC Award-winning and NYT bestselling authors.

Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Thriller
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Engineering Philosophy Travel

Work experience

Associate Editor

Other Press

May, 2013 – January, 2016 (over 2 years)

• Solicit, read, and respond to submissions from domestic and foreign agents
• Provide line and structural edits for fiction and non-fiction titles
• Shepherd manuscripts through the production process, from acquisition to bound copy
• Develop close working relationships with authors and agents
• Review all catalog passes for content, layout, and consistency
• Write TI, catalog, and final jacket copy
• Solicit blurbs
• Write and submit translation grant proposals
• Obtain author photos for catalog and final jacket
• Work with design in creating an aesthetically representative and marketable package
• Negotiate contract conditions with agents or authors, as well as execute contracts
• Present titles at Random House sales conference

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