Sasha Belenky

Sasha Belenky – Editor

Editor with 15 years of experience in a variety of subject areas, including politics, the environment, science, technology, and business.

Overview

I am an award-winning editor with 15 years of experience working with writers in a variety of subject areas, including politics, the environment, science, technology, and business.

My background is in journalism, where I specialize in longform magazine articles and investigations. I have worked for major publications including The New Republic, HuffPost, and The Guardian. Originally from Washington, DC, I have lived and worked in New York, Berlin, and elsewhere. I'm currently based in London.

Stories I've edited have been adapted by Netflix and featured in The Best American Travel Writing series, and have won numerous awards, including the 2019 James Beard Foundation award for investigative reporting; the 2015 Deadline Club award for science, technology, medical, or environmental reporting; a 2013 Sydney Award from the Hillman Foundation; a 2012 GLAAD Media Award; and a 2012 Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood.

I love working closely with writers to help their projects achieve their full potential, and I am happy to offer a variety of editorial services, including manuscript evaluations, developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

Please get in touch to discuss how I might be able to assist you!
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Political Science & Current Affairs Technology Travel True Crime
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2019 — Present

I provide a wide range of editorial services to writers, media companies, and other organizations. Recent projects include:

Serving as senior editor at Type Investigations, a nonprofit newsroom, where I collaborate with established media outlets to produce ambitious investigative journalism.

Editing breaking news articles, enterprise stories, and multi-part series on a variety of topics for HuffPost.

Helping a new global nonprofit newsroom get started, developing story ideas and editing short and longform articles.

The New Republic

Jun, 2015 — Jul, 2019 (about 4 years)

Oversaw the creation of longform magazine features and investigations on politics, technology, business, science, and other topics for print and online.

Developed, implemented, and promoted special projects.

HuffPost

Nov, 2009 — Jun, 2015 (over 5 years)

Edited longform features and led editorial teams across politics, business, technology, and environment sections.

The Guardian

Sep, 2007 — Nov, 2009 (about 2 years)

Commissioned and edited opinion articles about U.S. politics.

The New Republic

Jul, 2005 — Sep, 2007 (about 2 years)

Wrote, edited, and fact-checked articles and blog posts.

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Glen L.

Glen L.

Sep, 2023

I am very pleased with my decision to hire Sasha for my editing project. Right from our initial discussion, he was clear and upfront about his availability and timelines. To my delight, he completed the work ahead of the agreed upon schedule! Beyond simply meeting deadlines, the quality of Sasha's editing work was superb. This was far more than just a polish of my draft text - he truly dove in ...
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Sasha B.
Glen was a real pleasure to work with. He was incredibly responsive during our initial discussions about the project and understanding about my availability, and he delivered his manuscript right o...
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