Oren Eades

Oren Eades - Editor

Los Angeles, California, USA

I'm an editor for a wide range of books across many genres, including NYT and WSJ bestsellers, sci-fi/fantasy/horror novels, and more.

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I'm an editor for a wide range of books across an array of genres—everything from #1 NYT-bestselling memoirs to WSJ-bestselling political texts, from science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels and anthologies to children’s picture books, from topical humor to self-help guides, from cookbooks to business manuals.

I started in publishing as an intern and, after moving to New York City, worked my way up to become a copyeditor, a proofreader, a fact-checker, an editorial assistant, an assistant editor, and eventually a full editor for books across several imprints of Skyhorse Publishing, where I also managed editorial and publicity duties for the sci-fi/fantasy/horror imprints Night Shade Books and Talos Press. Today, I put that experience to use as a full-time freelance editor.

I can help with every part of a book's creation, from the writing process itself through edits, submissions, and publication. Whether you need big-picture developmental and structural edits or a word-by-word polish focusing on grammar and technique or anything in between, I'll work with you to answer any questions you may have and to make your manuscript the absolute best it can be.

In the end, though, my goal with every edit is not just to help you create a great manuscript, but to help you learn, grow, and improve as a writer, both now and in the future.

(And I'm always happy to help with advice, encouragement, and kindness in general, which I think every author—and every person—needs and deserves!)
English (US)
Action & Adventure
LGBTQ Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Freelance Editor

August, 2021 – Present (6 months)


Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
August, 2019 – August, 2021 (about 2 years)

Assistant Editor

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
December, 2018 – August, 2019 (8 months)

Editorial Assistant

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
October, 2016 – December, 2018 (about 2 years)

Corrections Editor

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
February, 2016 – October, 2016 (8 months)

Portfolio (30 selected works)

Jack Four

Asher, Neal

Bash Bash Revolution

Lain, Douglas

Galactic Empires

Clarke, Neil

The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion

Mueller III, Robert S., U.S. Department of Justice, Special Counsel's Office, Dershowitz, Alan

The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business

Brock, Farnoosh , Stanier, Michael Bungay

Oren has 18 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Sean Hall
I’ve worked with Oren for a short time, but I can tell he knows what he’s doing. Very responsive, great insight into my writing and clarifying issues I have. Would definitely recommend!

Sean Hall, January 2022

Anita Donaldson
Working with Oren more than met my expectations. He is insightful, knowledgeable, and patient. I hope to work with him again in the future.

Anita Donaldson, January 2022

Ian Young
Oren was not my first choice for editing my manuscript. After working with him for the past six months I can confidently say that Oren is now my ONLY choice for editing. He was the only editor that returned my brief like I was a writer, and not another paycheck. We chatted back and forth over a few days. He explained the price, the scope of his services, and what the completed project would l...
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Ian Young, December 2021

Thomas Golden
Oren has been fantastic during every step of the process. He went over my writing with a depth that covered everything from big picture concepts to precise grammar rules. Throughout he has been personable and engaging, and has never seemed like he was just putting in the bare minimum to get paid. Even when the edits were finished, he's continued to offer advice and take an interest in my work.

Thomas Golden, November 2021

Justin Care
Working with Oren was great! He was able to work with me on my short timetable, and had some great insights about my book, changes that I could make to help make it better.

Justin Care, November 2021

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