Erin Patterson

Erin Patterson - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Experienced nonfiction and fiction editor with professional background in publishing

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Overview

I have a passion for helping writers identify and connect with their message. Far too often, I have seen writers lose their way in the overwhelming task of creating a book. I love working with writers to get at the root of what they are trying to convey in their work and helping them uncover that for their readers.

I previously worked at Writers House, Literary Agency, where I edited both nonfiction and fiction writers at every stage of the process. I worked on books such as Why Didn't You Tell Me by Carmen Rita Wong, A Ballad of Love and Glory by Reyna Grande, The Girls in Queens by Christine Kandic Torres, The Other: How to Own Your Power at Work as a Woman of Color by Daniela Pierre-Bravo, and Unfollow Your Passion by Terri Trespicio.

As such, I have a keen understanding for what works well, what doesn't, and what agents and editors are looking for when they are reviewing manuscripts and proposals. I can provide nonfiction proposal development, developmental edits for nonfiction and adult fiction, query letter review, and more. At the beginning of this year, I left the publishing industry for role supporting clients at a tech company, but I'll never be able to leave behind my passion for editing.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction

Work experience

Literary Agent Assistant

Foundry Literary and Media
September, 2018 – November, 2018 (2 months)

Literary Agent Assistant and Associate Agent

Writers House Literary Agency
January, 2018 – February, 2022 (about 4 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Girls in Queens: A Novel

Kandic Torres, Christine

The Lucky Ones

Lawson, Liz

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