Rebecca Raskin

Rebecca Raskin - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Editor with multiple years of fiction and nonfiction experience. I've worked at HarperCollins and Kensington Publishing Corp.

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Overview

I am an editor with experience working in both nonfiction and fiction, including romance, mystery, commercial fiction, wellness, business and politics. I have a BA in English Literature and Language from Smith College and a Copyediting Certificate from the UC San Diego Extension.

I started my publishing career as an intern at Folio Literary Management where I worked primarily with women's fiction, romance and select nonfiction. I became an agent's assistant and then moved to Kensington Publishing Corp. As an editorial assistant at Kensington, I worked on women's fiction, romance, mysteries, and thrillers for two years. I then moved over to work on nonfiction. I now work primarily on nonfiction on a daily basis but I have continued freelance editing romance and women's fiction. I love working with authors to hone their voice and their story. It is so much fun to get to read all day and help writers bring their projects to life.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Health & Wellbeing
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries
Romance
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Copyediting Certificate

Work experience

Associate Editor

HarperCollins
October, 2020 – Present (about 2 years)

-Actively acquire for the Harper Business and Harper Wave lists.
-Edit manuscripts and guide authors through the production process.

Associate Editor

HarperCollins
September, 2019 – May, 2021 (over 1 year)

-Actively acquire for the Harper Business and Harper Wave lists.
-Edit manuscripts and guide authors through the production process.

Editorial Assistant

HarperCollins
April, 2018 – September, 2019 (over 1 year)

-Assisted the publishers of Harper Business and Harper Wave.
-Worked with New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors.
-Edited manuscripts and provided feedback to authors.

Editorial Assistant

Kensington Books
March, 2016 – April, 2018 (about 2 years)

•Read and evaluated all agented and slush submissions rapidly and analytically.
•Edited all manuscripts for the Dafina imprint, as well as select titles for the Zebra and Kensington imprints. •Drafted editorial letters, and discussed improvements for manuscripts, plot direction and character development with authors.

Intern

Folio Literary Management
May, 2015 – March, 2016 (10 months)

•Assessed queries, requested manuscripts, evaluated manuscripts and proposed nonfiction projects and contacted potential clients, resulting in the acquisition of multiple fiction series.
•Drafted pitch letters, composed lists of editors for submission, copyedited all manuscripts prior to submission, tracked editorial responses, assisted with negotiation during editorial acquisition.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Rebecca has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Joe Byerly
Rebecca was invaluable in providing me with feedback on my manuscript! She was reliable, quick, and I appreciated her developmental and copy edits. The edited manuscript is so much better than my original!

Joe Byerly, May 2020

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