Oren Eades

Oren Eades – Editor

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.

Overview

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, after moving to California, 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!)
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Fantasy Horror LGBTQ Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2021 — Present

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Aug, 2019 — Aug, 2021 (about 2 years)

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Dec, 2018 — Aug, 2019 (8 months)

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Oct, 2016 — Dec, 2018 (about 2 years)

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Feb, 2016 — Oct, 2016 (8 months)

Portfolio

Galactic Empires

Clarke, Neil

Jack Four

Asher, Neal

Oren has 76 reviews

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Lucas M.

Lucas M.

Feb, 2024

Oren was a delight. He was very kind and helpful with all of my needs, and my needs were a lot.
Erica R.

Erica R.

Feb, 2024

Oren was such a pleasure to work with! I was in desperate need of a developmental editor and Oren was patient, thorough, and incredibly helpful. His feedback was instrumental in pulling my draft across the finish line. I cannot recommend him enough!
Nathan J.

Nathan J.

Feb, 2024

This is my second time working with Oren, so I knew he was good, but his work product this time genuinely floored me. He is not only an absurdly detail-oriented technical editor, his developmental insights are spot on, intuitive and transformative. Oren is an example of a craftsman who gives more than you pay for. I liked my story this time around, but seeing it through his lens has elevated my...
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Amber D.

Amber D.

Feb, 2024

It's my first time hiring a dev editor, and where the other editors were unwilling to meet my needs, Oren was more than happy to accommodate. I see now the value in having the full manuscript ready for the dev edit process, but given those first few chapters where as a new author I'm uncertain if I'm even headed in a good direction, Oren's support and feedback has gone a long way in helping hon...
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Sam B.

Sam B.

Feb, 2024

Oren was very prompt and professional with his edits. I had a deadline and he was right on time with it. I highly recommend him!

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