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.

I am currently a freelance copy editor for Magnolia Blossom, a new romance imprint from DS Publishing and 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 Copyeditor

DS Publishing
July, 2021 – Present (5 months)

--Edits 30,000 to 100,000 word manuscripts for romance imprint (Magnolia Blossom)

Freelance Editor

Radish Fiction
September, 2020 – Present (about 1 year)

--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 (5 selected works)

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