Rebecca Coleman

Rebecca Coleman - Editor

Washington, DC, USA

My favorite projects include fiction (literary, mainstream, romance), travel writing, and academic work (humanities).

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I'm a freelance editor with a background in fiction, travel writing, and academic writing. In my work as an editor, I apply all I've learned in my many other roles; I've worked as a judge for some of the most popular fiction contests, a book reviewer for a top industry publication, and a novelist with a major house. My experiences have helped me understand exactly what the publishing industry's gatekeepers are looking for when they read an author's work, and I help clients polish their writing to meet that high standard. I specialize in "book club" and literary fiction, narrative nonfiction and travel writing (especially about New York and Japan), and academic writing concerning the humanities.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
History
Humanities & Social Sciences
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Sex & Relationships
Travel
Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
September, 2003 – Present (over 16 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Dreamers of Gotham (The Mara)

Jenny Mercer

Not quite immortal, but certainly not human, Tabitha and Sam blended in for years as a seemingly normal couple-- hitting the bars together, scraping out a living on the edge of society, never revealing that the violent ends of their human lives had rebirthed them as Mara-- a succubus and an incubus. But when a mutual mistake brings down punishment upon them, forcing them to separate, each lose... read more

Not quite immortal, but certainly not human, Tabitha and Sam blended in for years as a seemingly normal couple-- hitting the bars together, scraping out a living on the edge of society, never revealing that the violent ends of their human lives had rebirthed them as Mara-- a succubus and an incubus. But when a mutual mistake brings down punishment upon them, forcing them to separate, each lose... read more

Key Weirder

Robert Tacoma

No man can take too much of a good thing, not even in tropical Key West. When beach-connoisseur Taco Bob decides on a road trip, he leaves the Conch Republic in search of the beautiful woman who broke his heart, and the ultimate trout recipe. But soon after he leaves town, the entire state is in an uproar when a young man on a mission from Texas makes off with the most prized souvenir in Key W... read more

No man can take too much of a good thing, not even in tropical Key West. When beach-connoisseur Taco Bob decides on a road trip, he leaves the Conch Republic in search of the beautiful woman who broke his heart, and the ultimate trout recipe. But soon after he leaves town, the entire state is in an uproar when a young man on a mission from Texas makes off with the most prized souvenir in Key W... read more

Random Violence (A PI Jade de Jong Novel)

Jassy Mackenzie

As P.I. Jade de Jong probes into the murder of a prosperous Johannesburg white and other recent car-jacking cases, a pattern begins to emerge, a pattern that goes back to her own father's murder and involves a vast and intricate series of crimes for profit.In Johannesburg prosperous whites live in gated communities; when they exit their cars to open the gates, car-jackings are common. But seld... read more

As P.I. Jade de Jong probes into the murder of a prosperous Johannesburg white and other recent car-jacking cases, a pattern begins to emerge, a pattern that goes back to her own father's murder and involves a vast and intricate series of crimes for profit.In Johannesburg prosperous whites live in gated communities; when they exit their cars to open the gates, car-jackings are common. But seld... read more

The Kingdom of Childhood

Rebecca Coleman

As a child, hers was a dark fairy tale set against a wonderland of sparkling white snow, with the warm glow of candlelit holy day lanterns keeping the shadows at bay. Back then, there was innocence. And now she'll do anything to return. The Kingdom of Childhood is the story of a boy and a woman: 16-year-old Zach Patterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother's extr... read more

As a child, hers was a dark fairy tale set against a wonderland of sparkling white snow, with the warm glow of candlelit holy day lanterns keeping the shadows at bay. Back then, there was innocence. And now she'll do anything to return. The Kingdom of Childhood is the story of a boy and a woman: 16-year-old Zach Patterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother's extr... read more

Goddess Fire

Meg Westley

The god of dreams has fallen silent; the goddess of nightmares ravages Egira. Her emissaries, the towering, indigo-skinned Vleth, conquer the land and transform its culture. Women wield exclusive power and men are slaves. Those who worship the god of dreams are incarcerated in underground catacombs.

The god of dreams has fallen silent; the goddess of nightmares ravages Egira. Her emissaries, the towering, indigo-skinned Vleth, conquer the land and transform its culture. Women wield exclusive power and men are slaves. Those who worship the god of dreams are incarcerated in underground catacombs.

The Three Motives for Murder

Michelle Perry

The small town of Coalmont, Tennessee is shattered when a car crash on graduation night leaves three of its teenagers dead and another three fighting for their lives. Four years later, the aftershocks still ripple through the town, and no one feels them more than Natasha Hawthorne, the young driver. When someone targets the survivors of the horrific crash for murder, the obvious motive is reve... read more

The small town of Coalmont, Tennessee is shattered when a car crash on graduation night leaves three of its teenagers dead and another three fighting for their lives. Four years later, the aftershocks still ripple through the town, and no one feels them more than Natasha Hawthorne, the young driver. When someone targets the survivors of the horrific crash for murder, the obvious motive is reve... read more

Paint It Black

Michelle Perry

After fulfilling a lifelong devotion of bringing her drug lord father to justice, DEA agent Necie Bramhall believes the painful past is finally behind her—unaware that she has just created a new, more deadly enemy. Necie's beautiful and ruthless half-sister Maria Barnes, driven by a lifetime of jealousy and enraged by her father's arrest, is bent on destroying everything Necie holds dear—start... read more

After fulfilling a lifelong devotion of bringing her drug lord father to justice, DEA agent Necie Bramhall believes the painful past is finally behind her—unaware that she has just created a new, more deadly enemy. Necie's beautiful and ruthless half-sister Maria Barnes, driven by a lifetime of jealousy and enraged by her father's arrest, is bent on destroying everything Necie holds dear—start... read more

Rebecca has 3 reviews

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Erica Smith
Rebecca is very professional and I received my documents within the agreed timeframe.

Erica Smith, November 2019


Corin Gadsby
Working with Rebecca was amazing! Because of the nature of my book (erotica non-fiction) I wasn't sure if an editor would even be remotely interested in working with me, but alas, came Rebecca who replied very quickly to my quote request. After providing her some sample chapters, she dove right into the project very enthusiastically! I was relieved to have found an editor who allowed my voice t...
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Corin Gadsby, June 2019

Rebecca Coleman
Thank you, Corin! It was wonderful to work with you, and I'm proud to have been part of helping you tell your story. I'm really excited to follow the book's launch!

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Keith Kim
Rebecca provided insight and expertise that only an experienced editor could provide. For a first-time author like me, Rebecca was a godsend as she was able to guide me on the basics of structure, syntax and context. She has the utmost professionalism and was able to work with my disorganized personality. She also provided very encouraging and supportive comments, which is a welcome contrast to...
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Keith Kim, March 2019

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