NaNá Stoelzle

NaNá Stoelzle – Editor

Editing is my bag: literary fiction, world fiction, memoirs--you name it! Making books the best they can be is my life's work.

Overview

They say it takes twenty thousand hours to become a master of something, and I've got that! I estimate that I've copyedited over a thousand books so far and I love my work. Due to my respectful style and easygoing personality, I have a ton of repeat business: I'm the exclusive copy editor for Loren D. Estleman; I've copyedited and proofread numerous novels for W. Bruce Cameron, Julia Keller, Alyson Noël, Osho, Opal Carew, Donna Grant, A. C. Arthur, Augusten Burroughs, and Hannah Dennison, among others. I have a wide scope of knowledge and enjoy working on a range of genres. I've done everything from literary fiction to self-help, with some cookbooks and fantasy novels thrown in. I'd love to help polish your book and make it shine!
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing
Fiction
Classics Cultural & Ethnic Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2005 — Present

A top-notch freelance editor, I've worked for major publishers like St. Martin's Press; Tor/Forge Books; Penguin Random House; Simon and Schuster; Hay House; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; and HarperCollins. I've also worked on books for self-publishers like CreateSpace. Before becoming a freelancer, I worked for five years in-house at a publishing house in NYC as a production editor. From manuscript to bound book, I've got you covered.

Portfolio

Vernon Subutex Three

Despentes, Virginie

Tanqueray

Stephanie Johnson

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a l... read more
Before All the World: A Novel

Moriel Rothman-Zecher

The Dogs of Christmas

W. Bruce Cameron

From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion pictures! While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh... read more
From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!Set against the most dramatic time in our species' history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribe's struggle for ... read more
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's PurposeLucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment h... read more
First in an exclusive four-part e-serial! Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter lives a dual existence in a savage world-one in which desire can be as dangerous as nature itself. Meet Eli Preston. As guard to the most powerful shapeshifter in the human world... read more
Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself... read more
A comprehensive and hilarious guide to understanding the many Monty Python jokes and allusionsThroughout their five seasons on British television (and well into the troop's movie sequels and assorted solo projects), Monty Python became a worldwide symbol not o... read more
Romance ain't dead...it's undead. In this thrilling zombie anthology, horror fans will finally get their fill of zombie-on-zombie action, zombie-human love, and zombie smut. Because why should vampires have all the fun?This collection of never-before-published... read more
The untold story of how the world's most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television newsIn his four decades as the front man for 60 Minutes, the most successf... read more
Ever since that fateful night, he can't stop thinking about her. A timeless beauty in a nightclub, she moved across the dance floor like an angel, surrendering to the music--and casting a spell that could only be magic. When Phelan took her in his arms and kis... read more
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her... read more
James Swallow's 24: Deadline. This tie-in novel to Fox's groundbreaking TV show 24 answers the question of what happened to CTU agent Jack Bauer after the thrilling final moments of the last season.The time is 5:00 PM.One hour ago, federal agent Jack Bauer was... read more
A New York Times Bestseller Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media. In Angry Optimist, biographer Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely ... read more
Placing conditions on our lives and our happiness has become the norm. We see it all the time: We must establish a career before looking for a relationship. We must find love before feeling fulfilled. We must feel stressed out until we finish everything on our... read more
In the tradition of The Nightingale, Sarah's Key, and Lilac Girls, comes a saga inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to return to Poland and fulfill a promise, from Ronald H. Balson, author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothe... read more
The Next Africa, an Axiom Best Business Book Award winner, will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is... read more
Joe Zee, the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, former creative director of ELLE magazine, and co-host of the new ABC talk show FAB Life, takes readers behind the scenes of the crazy and wonderful world of fashion in That's What Fashion Is, packed with never-befo... read more
From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!Set against the most dramatic time in our species' history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribe's struggle for ... read more
First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over t... read more
With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberationHarry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for wh... read more
The Shell Seekers

Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade paperback, Rosamunde Pilcher's beloved, #1 New York Times bestselling novel―a captivating stor... read more
Boss

Tracy Brown

Empire meets Scandal meets Romeo and Juliet with an edgy twist in Boss, a new standalone novel from bestselling author Tracy Brown.Crystal Scott has the world at her fingertips. At the height of her career at a wildly popular magazine and on the rise in an env... read more
Amatka

Karin Tidbeck

ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS OF 2017A surreal debut novel set in a world shaped by language in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin. Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the a... read more
This nail-biting addition to Hannah Dennison's Honey Church Hall mystery series, Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall is not to be missed."An enjoyable, lighthearted read, just the thing to chase the blues away." ―M.C. BeatonWhen the only copy of Ravished, Iri... read more
From author Jenny D. Williams, a fresh new voice in fiction, comes her stunning debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo, it is a story of two women from different worlds, b... read more
In Trust: Living Spontaneously and Embracing Life, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century discusses the importance of believing in our own ideals and truths―and not give in to the powerful societal influences that govern the world. We ... read more
The founders of the world-famous Gefilteria revitalize beloved old-world foods with ingenious new approaches in their debut cookbook.Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. Combining the inventive spiri... read more
Doctor O'Reilly heeds the call to serve his country in Irish Doctor in Peace and At War, the new novel in Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country seriesLong before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo... read more
She’s been called vulgar, crass, sophomoric, offensive and dirty...and that was just in one article. But there’s so much more to talk show host, internet entrepreneur, and original YouTube sensation, Carrie Keagan. You may know her as host, writer, and produce... read more
Coming Home

Rosamunde; Rosamunde Pilcher (Author) Pilcher

Coming Home
Named One of the 16 Best Young Adult Books of 2016 (So Far) by Paste Magazine!Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her cl... read more
Bob Bowman, best known as the coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful coaches in sports history. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to his athletes, and his ability to nurture talent in at... read more
Sky in the Deep

Adrienne Young

A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is ... read more
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, ... read more
Dive Smack

Demetra Brodsky

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of ... read more
America's next favorite Australian author!"With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred reviewSmall, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets.Fro... read more
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong takes on a gang of neo-Nazis in Strong to the Bone, an action-packed novel of the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series by Jon Land 1944: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a triple murder inside a Nazi POW camp in Texas. The... read more
Drop Addictive Sweets and Starches--and Stop Weight Gain--in 24 HoursFeaturing a 5-part questionnaire to help you identify your personal craving profileJulia Ross, best-selling author and expert in nutrition and overeating, exposes the real reason so many of u... read more
The Witches’ Tree continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Dever... read more
“A thrilling, action-filled suspense novel.... Those who loved Balson’s other books like Once We Were Brothers and Karolina’s Twins will love this latest entry.” —The Huffington PostThe Trust, from Ronald H. Balson, the international bestselling author of Once... read more
Amazon Best Book of the Year!"Tension builds and suspicion shifts with breakneck speed." (Publishers' Weekly) in this mesmerizing, emotional Virtue Falls thriller from New York Times bestseller Christina DoddMerida Falcon is a world-class beauty, a trophy wife... read more
Jagannath

Karin Tidbeck

An award-winning debut story collection by Karin Tidbeck, author of Amatka and heir to Borges, Le Guin, and Lovecraft.A child is born in a tin can. A switchboard operator finds himself in hell. Three corpulent women float somewhere beyond time. Welcome to the ... read more
Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man's violent quest for vengeance.Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive chil... read more
Picking up where Quiet ended, How to Be Yourself is the best book you’ll ever read about how to conquer social anxiety.“This book is also a groundbreaking road map to finally being your true, authentic self.” —Susan Cain, New York Times, USA Today and national... read more
PI Robert Brixton is back in Margaret Truman's Allied in Danger, Donald Bain's next installment in the New York Times bestselling Capital Crimes seriesDavid Portland works security for America’s British Embassy in London. His life is upended when his son Trevo... read more
"A magical guide.” —Aerin Lauder, style and image director for the Estée Lauder CompaniesFrom three generations of French beauty experts, Ageless Beauty the French Way is the ultimate book of tips, products, practices and French beauty secrets in ten categorie... read more
"The Ultimate Resistance Guidebook." — Bustle "This book will be a light in the darkness for some, and help guide them from despair."— BooklistAn all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author Maureen Johnson.Now, more t... read more
“Tom Peters' new book is a bundle of beautiful dynamite. While I've been a CEO for 30 years, I still learned much worth knowing from The Excellence Dividend. You will too.” —John C. Bogle, founder, Vanguard For decades Tom Peters has been preaching the gospel ... read more
Two westerns from Spur Award-Winning author Loren D. Estleman, now in Mass Market! The Branch and the ScaffoldWhen Judge Isaac Parker first arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the town had thirty saloons and one bank. Never flinching from his duty, Parker and his... read more
Sadie

Courtney Summers

"Summers has pulled no punches when it comes to diving into the darker side of teen lives." —BustleA gripping novel about the depth of a sister's love; poised to be the next book you won't be able to stop talking about.A missing girl on a journey of revenge an... read more
Star-Touched Stories

Roshani Chokshi

Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched World.Death and NightHe was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger c... read more
Sky in the Deep

Adrienne Young

A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is ... read more
Amy Alkon presents Unf*ckology, a “science-help” book that knocks the self-help genre on its unscientific ass. You can finally stop fear from being your boss and put an end to your lifelong social suckage. Have you spent your life shrinking from opportunities ... read more
Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain series is a dropkick-in-the-mouth anarcho-punk fantasy that pits traveling anarchist Danielle Cain against eternal spirits, hypocritical ideologues, and brutal, unfeeling officers of the law. The story continues with The Barrow... read more
Four-time undefeated boxing world champion, cooking personality, and passionate health advocate, Laila Ali’s Food For Life features over 100 sassy recipes that will help you “swap it out.”In Laila’s kitchen, nutrition is King, but flavor is Queen! In her debut... read more
"A captivating tale in which Natalya Pushkin is vividly imagined. [A] sensitive and skillfully written novel... sure to enchant." - Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came HomeThe unforgettable story of Alexander Pushkin’s beautifu... read more
Now an AGATHA nominee!Now a MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD nominee!BEST OF 2016! Library Journal Her career is all about the truth--but now, keeping silent may be her last chance to stay alive.When Boston reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit and run, she soon learns s... read more
When a murder echoing a fifteen-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer in Christi Daugherty's new novel The Echo Killing.A city of antebellum archite... read more
From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease.In early 2011, Yolanda was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, sev... read more
“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilario... read more
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic."Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious suicide, Daniell... read more
"Splendid—a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War." —Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain"A wise and timely book." —Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of SerenaRooted in the history of the... read more
It's the story "They" don't want you to read. Though, to be fair, "They" are probably right about this one. To quote the Bible, "Learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the only thing keeping your head attached." No, don't pu... read more
With just an idea and wi-fi, Meridith Valiando Rojas started her wildly successful company, DigiTour. Now she is sharing her stories, tip and tricks, and more in Selfie Made: YourUltimate Guide to Social Media Stardom.Whether you want to be a social star or on... read more
A riveting western novel starring beloved character Page Murdock from Spur Award-winning Author Loren D. Estleman!In the spring of 1896, after thirty years spent dispensing justice in the of Montana, Judge Harlan Blackthorne expires, leaving Deputy U.S. Marsha... read more
The next powerful chapter in Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's beloved Bell Elkins series. How far would you go for someone you love? Would you die -- or kill? Three years after leaving Ackers Gap, West Virginia, to serve a prison sentence for murdering her... read more
In our society, women earn the majority of degrees and are increasingly bringing home the bacon - and frying it, with 40% of American households having female breadwinners. ESSENCE Senior Editor and author Charreah K. Jackson interviewed and researched more th... read more
“Vivid and thrilling, unforgettable.”—The New York Times on The U.P. TrailFrom the legendary writer of the west: two complete novels in one low-priced edition.The U.P. TrailIn The U.P. Trail, a railroad man and a cowboy rescue a young woman left for dead in an... read more
After a perfect first kiss, Aurora's second kiss lands her boyfriend in the hospital, and her matchmaking strategies start to backfire in this sequel to Tara Eglington's How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You.For a girl who shares her name with a princess (aka Sle... read more
A seemingly impossible mystery tests the keen mind and forensic skills of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and the heir to his unique talent for deduction, from USA Today bestselling author Leonard Goldberg.The following case has not previously ... read more
A NEBULA AWARD FINALISTONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR"Hilarious, heartfelt and brimming with humanity.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associat... read more

NaNá has 9 reviews

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Helen J. D.

Helen J. D.

Jun, 2020

NaNá is lovely to work with. She communicated clearly, was flexible and accommodating with me when she didn't have to be, and returned my project ahead of schedule. Her prices are fair and her work is high quality. I would recommend her to anyone.
Wole A.

Wole A.

Apr, 2020

I was disappointed by the work done by Nana; I had to send it to another editor.
NaNá S.
While this has been over a year ago, according to my notes, I had followed your specific instruction to Americanize all spellings during the copyediting phase. After I returned your book to you, yo...
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Beth C.

Beth C.

Jul, 2019

NaNa is very sharp. Her changes were very detailed. I had used an editor previously that didn't find the typos and mistakes she found! She is every easy to communicate with. I highly recommend working with her.
Rochelle R.

Rochelle R.

Jul, 2019

NaNá has a great eye for detail and story logistics. I often get caught up in getting the story on the page which can result in misuse of punctuation. She did an amazing job of polishing my book and getting it publish ready.
Phil A.

Phil A.

Mar, 2019

I had a tight deadline, but NaNá came through. She was a joy to work with and did great work. Thanks!

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