Rachel Gluckstern

Rachel Gluckstern - Editor

New York, NY, United States

Editor experienced in creative development, visual storytelling, and licensed publishing. I solve problems.

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Overview

I'm a professional editor with a lot of experience in Kids, YA, and Licensed Publishing. I spent over ten years with DC Entertainment working with some of the great characters in modern pop culture, including the Dark Knight himself (Batman)! I have expanded my editorial experience since then and moved over into mainly KidsLit, but I like an adult project when it crosses my desk. Currently, I'm an editor for a boutique publishing house and am offering services for copyediting and proofreading. Clients have included Scholastic, Workman, and Macmillan. Looking forward to polishing your work!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Middle Grade
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Music

Awards

  • 2013 YALSA Great Graphic Novels Fiction List – Xombi (Editor)
  • 2011 IGN – Best Single Issue of the Year – Secret Six #36 (Editor)
  • 2009 YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens – Cairo (Assistant Editor)
  • 2008 YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens – Blue Beetle: Shellshocked (Assistant Editor)

Work experience

Editor and Consultant

SuperStarEditor
April, 2015 – Present (almost 5 years)

Editor

DC Entertainment
November, 2004 – April, 2015 (over 10 years)

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Wanderer and the New West

Adam Bender

A rogue vigilante seeks redemption in a lawless, near-future America that fully protects the rights of armed citizens to stand their ground against mass shooters and motorcycle gangs. Winner of a gold medal for Dystopia in the 2018 Readers' Favorite Awards and Best Western Fiction in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards. Listed in Kirkus Reviews Indie Best Books of the Month for April 201... read more

A rogue vigilante seeks redemption in a lawless, near-future America that fully protects the rights of armed citizens to stand their ground against mass shooters and motorcycle gangs. Winner of a gold medal for Dystopia in the 2018 Readers' Favorite Awards and Best Western Fiction in the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards. Listed in Kirkus Reviews Indie Best Books of the Month for April 201... read more

Cairo

G. Willow Wilson, M.K. Perker

Written by G. Willow Wilson Art and cover by M.K. Perker Written by breakout talent G. Willow Wilson, a Cairo-based journalist, and drawn by renowned illustrator M.K. Perker, the original hardcover graphic novel CAIRO is action-adventure that brings the ancient and modern Middle East together with a Vertigo twist! A stolen hookah, a spiritual underworld, and a genie on the run change the lives... read more

Written by G. Willow Wilson Art and cover by M.K. Perker Written by breakout talent G. Willow Wilson, a Cairo-based journalist, and drawn by renowned illustrator M.K. Perker, the original hardcover graphic novel CAIRO is action-adventure that brings the ancient and modern Middle East together with a Vertigo twist! A stolen hookah, a spiritual underworld, and a genie on the run change the lives... read more

Xombi

John Rozum

Writer John Rozum and artist Frazer Irving (BATMAN AND ROBIN) team up to deliver the finest in contemporary urban horror - with a super hero twist in this sensational graphic novel! XOMBI centers around David Kim, a medical researcher who was attacked in his laboratory by strange creatures and left for dead. His supernaturally induced mortal injuries were repaired by nanomachines injected into... read more

Writer John Rozum and artist Frazer Irving (BATMAN AND ROBIN) team up to deliver the finest in contemporary urban horror - with a super hero twist in this sensational graphic novel! XOMBI centers around David Kim, a medical researcher who was attacked in his laboratory by strange creatures and left for dead. His supernaturally induced mortal injuries were repaired by nanomachines injected into... read more

Catwoman Vol. 1: The Game (The New 52)

Judd Winick

A New York Times BestsellerAs a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, meet Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. She's addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can't help herself, and the truth is–she doesn't want to. She's good at being bad, and very bad at being good.But this time, Seli... read more

A New York Times BestsellerAs a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, meet Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. She's addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can't help herself, and the truth is–she doesn't want to. She's good at being bad, and very bad at being good.But this time, Seli... read more

Super Friends: For Justice! (Super Friends (DC Comics))

Sholly Fisch

The super-hot Mattel Justice League line leaps to the printed page in this all-ages, all-fun series featuring the most recognizable heroes from the DC Universe.Filled with exciting adventures friendly to new readers and old, this volume features the JLA facing off with some of their biggest foes including the power-stealing android Amazo and the super-ape known as Gorilla Grodd! Also includes ... read more

The super-hot Mattel Justice League line leaps to the printed page in this all-ages, all-fun series featuring the most recognizable heroes from the DC Universe.Filled with exciting adventures friendly to new readers and old, this volume features the JLA facing off with some of their biggest foes including the power-stealing android Amazo and the super-ape known as Gorilla Grodd! Also includes ... read more

Sword of Sorcery Vol. 1: Amethyst (The New 52)

Christy Marx

Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She's about to learn why it's all been necessary when she discovers she's the lost princess of Gemworld -- and has powerful enemies hunting her!

Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She's about to learn why it's all been necessary when she discovers she's the lost princess of Gemworld -- and has powerful enemies hunting her!

Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Basilisk Rising (The New 52)

Adam Glass

As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur's mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The Basilisk strikes!

As the surviving Squad members attempt to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, we learn a dark secret that has been festering in the team since issue #1: a traitor stalks the Suicide Squad! The saboteur's mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins! The Basilisk strikes!

Blue Beetle (Book 1): Shellshocked

Keith Giffen, Cully Hammer

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art by Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Cynthia Martin and Phil Moy Cover by Duncan Rouleau Collecting THE BLUE BEETLE #1-6! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian: teenager Jaime Reyes! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to th... read more

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art by Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Cynthia Martin and Phil Moy Cover by Duncan Rouleau Collecting THE BLUE BEETLE #1-6! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian: teenager Jaime Reyes! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to th... read more

Prance Like No One's Watching: A Guided Journal for Exploding Unicorns

James Breakwell

The hilarious social media star James Breakwell shares how to develop your unique sense of humor through this 96-page guided workbook.Social media star James Breakwell takes a break from giving parents hilarious advice and turns to their children instead. This 96-page guided journal is for kids to explore their developing sense of humor and to mine the comedy out of everyday triumphs and trage... read more

The hilarious social media star James Breakwell shares how to develop your unique sense of humor through this 96-page guided workbook.Social media star James Breakwell takes a break from giving parents hilarious advice and turns to their children instead. This 96-page guided journal is for kids to explore their developing sense of humor and to mine the comedy out of everyday triumphs and trage... read more

Peel + Discover: Washington, DC

Workman Publishing

An interactive sticker book that makes learning stick! A fun way to discover Washington DC with stickers, activity pages, and lots of facts! Featuring stickers of the White House, cherry trees in bloom, the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the National Air and Space Museum, where you can touch a real moon rock! Learn about the US government as you rec... read more

An interactive sticker book that makes learning stick! A fun way to discover Washington DC with stickers, activity pages, and lots of facts! Featuring stickers of the White House, cherry trees in bloom, the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the National Air and Space Museum, where you can touch a real moon rock! Learn about the US government as you rec... read more

Peel + Discover: Horses

Workman Publishing

An interactive sticker book that makes learning stick! A fun way to learn about horses with stickers, activity pages, and lots of facts! Featuring stickers of gentle ponies, spotted Appaloosas, show ribbons, cowboy boots, and speedy Thoroughbreds that can run over 43 miles an hour! You can even learn about grooming and training as you sticker and draw to fill your barn with horses and everythi... read more

An interactive sticker book that makes learning stick! A fun way to learn about horses with stickers, activity pages, and lots of facts! Featuring stickers of gentle ponies, spotted Appaloosas, show ribbons, cowboy boots, and speedy Thoroughbreds that can run over 43 miles an hour! You can even learn about grooming and training as you sticker and draw to fill your barn with horses and everythi... read more

You Can Be an Optimist (Be Your Best Self)

Lucy MacDonald

First published in 2004 as: Learn to be an optimist: a practical guide to achieving happiness.

First published in 2004 as: Learn to be an optimist: a practical guide to achieving happiness.

You Can Relax and Avoid Stress (Be Your Best Self)

Mike George

Shows readers how to understand and control their personal stress triggers using such techniques as breathing, meditation, sleep enrichment, and physical exercise.

Shows readers how to understand and control their personal stress triggers using such techniques as breathing, meditation, sleep enrichment, and physical exercise.

Rachel has 3 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality

Ozcan Demirbas
she was passionate about the story.

Ozcan Demirbas, April 2018


Timothy Gabriel
I liked what I got from Rachel. She helped me make some great improvements to my manuscript.

Timothy Gabriel, November 2017


Adam Bender
Rachel provided great suggestions for improving my story and was thorough in finding grammar and style issues with the text. She was very professional and I could tell that she closely read my novel and wanted it to be the best it could be. Also, Rachel has great communication skills; it was always easy to reach her with questions and to discuss how best to improve problem areas.

Adam Bender, July 2017

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