Mira Park

Mira Park - Editor

River Edge, NJ, USA

Freelance book editor specializing in romance. I have edited historical, paranormal, contemporary, and episodic romances.

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Overview

From bodice rippers to K-pop crushes, I've edited them all! My first job out of college was at Dorchester Publishing (imprints: Leisure and Love Spell books), where I learned all the ins and outs of the romance publishing industry. I was surrounded by dreamy oil paintings with Fabio in them--who wouldn't love that? After that job, I worked for a bit on culinary books at John, Wiley & Sons and then went back to romances, this time sweet ones, at Avalon Books. I spent 5 years there, both as an assistant editor and editor. Some of my authors still remember when I offered them their first book deal! I have loved seeing them flourish in their writing careers, making the USA Today and NY Times bestseller lists. Carolyn Brown, Lisa Mondello, and Kathryn Quick are just some of the great authors we discovered at Avalon.

Since July of 2021 I have been a full-time freelance book editor and my schedule has been filled with interesting work both from Reedsy and former authors I've worked with. I am also a freelance editor for Radish Fiction, an online episodic platform like Wattpad. I have edited over 150 episodes for My K-Pop Secret, a popular original romance series commissioned by Radish.

I love working on stories and helping authors bring their dreams to the page.


Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Suspense
Time Travel Romance
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Book Editor

Self-employed
July, 2021 – Present (about 1 year)

I have edited over a million words since I started working freelance for myself in 2021. My background has mostly been romance--recently I've edited a mystical Scottish romance featuring fairies and time travel, a sweet romance set in a small town, and a romantic suspense set in California. I've also just finished proofreading a Preserving Foods book for DK Publishing (Penguin Random House) so I'm able to proof in Adobe Acrobat if need be. I look forward to editing your manuscript!

Freelance Editor

Radish Fiction
September, 2020 – Present (almost 2 years)

--Head editor of serialized fiction for one story in the romance genre. Over 150 episodes completed so far
--Checks for continuity and gives suggestions for rewrites if needed

Editor

Avalon Books
November, 1999 – January, 2004 (about 4 years)

* At Avalon Books, I started as an Assistant Editor before becoming an Editor. I acquired, edited, and produced 30-60 titles annually. We published books geared for the library market: romance, mystery, and western genres. My boss, Erin Cartwright-Niumata and I worked with romance authors in the beginning of their careers. The most famous is Carolyn Brown, who is a top seller on the romance charts these days. Lisa Mondello and Nancy J. Parra are also now USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors.
* Managed freelance staff of copyeditors, proofreaders, and artists.
* Attended national writing conferences to give speeches and sit on panels

Editorial Program Assistant

John Wiley & Sons
January, 1998 – June, 1999 (over 1 year)

* I worked for the Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts Department. We produced books for the professional chef like Professional Cooking by Wayne Gisslen.

Editorial Assistant

Dorchester Publishing Company
August, 1996 – January, 1998 (over 1 year)

At Leisure Books/Love Spell, I worked with authors like Connie Mason, Leigh Greenwood, etc. and the genres of Romance, Horror, and Westerns. I evaluated manuscripts, worked with authors, and wrote back cover copy. Our book covers had Fabio on the cover!

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Hell Hath No Fury

Fair, Kathleen

Scandals of Tokyo

Heather Hallman

INTERNATIONAL SCANDALIntent on being an international journalist of repute, Evelyn Prescott will do what it takes to make her mark.It doesn’t hurt her father has built a newspaper empire, but finding a scandal in Japan is no easy task.As much as she hates to admit it, she is forced to meet with the owner of the Tokyo Daily News, Ned Taylor, also an Englishman.Ned holds a deep-rooted dislike of... read more

INTERNATIONAL SCANDALIntent on being an international journalist of repute, Evelyn Prescott will do what it takes to make her mark.It doesn’t hurt her father has built a newspaper empire, but finding a scandal in Japan is no easy task.As much as she hates to admit it, she is forced to meet with the owner of the Tokyo Daily News, Ned Taylor, also an Englishman.Ned holds a deep-rooted dislike of... read more

Mira has 4 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Margaret Izard
Mira’s developmental edit was comprehensive and detailed. I received in-line comments and feedback plus a complete outline that also included more feedback. She took the time to ask questions to understand some of the magical elements of my manuscript to advise on how to articulate that part of the story better and other suggestions in the story’s development. A bonus was some minor line edits....
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Margaret Izard, May 2022

Mira Park
Thank you, Margaret! It was a pleasure working on your novel and I can't wait for the day it's published :)

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Liz Elletson
Mira was great to work with. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner (and boy did I have many) and delivered my manuscript on time. She suggested scenes that I could enhance (which I did!) and pointed out areas where one might yawn... and it didn't have anything to do with sleep. As a developmental editor, she knows her stuff and has made me a better writer. I will definitely ca...
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Liz Elletson, April 2022


Alexandra Hansen
Mira has been an excellent partner in editing my books. She is professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. I have enjoyed working with her. As I continue my journey writing novels, I will definitely hire her to edit my future work. I would recommend Mira to help you develop or edit your work.

Alexandra Hansen, February 2022


Heather Hallman
I very much enjoyed my experience working with Mira. She was great at staying in touch and responding to my questions. Her editorial assessment letter was thorough and alerted me to issues in my manuscript that needed to be addressed during the editing stage. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Heather Hallman, December 2021

Mira Park
Thank you, Heather! I loved working with you on this project and can't wait to read more of your work. I know you have a bright future ahead of you :)

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