Stephanie Cohen

Stephanie Cohen - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Dedicated full-time and freelance editor, copy editor and proofreader with professional, creative publishing experience in numerous genres.

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Overview

I am a full-time and freelance book editor with nearly a decade's experience in copy editing, stylistic/technical editing, proofreading, critiquing, and teaching writing. I currently work as a YA/MG editor in New York City. I've also had experience developing composition, rhetorics, and literature textbooks; cookbooks and other illustrated non-fiction titles; and historical fiction. I have a soft spot for YA/Children's Literature and science fiction/fantasy/horror, as well as assisting authors with poetry, short fiction, and other literary magazine submissions. I also perform beta reads, cover copy and reviewing services.

I am pleased to offer prospective clients:
• Expert, punctual service
• Clear and reliable communication between editor and author
• Thorough feedback
• Competitive pricing
• Personalized and flexible project arrangements
• Years of experience in the professional publishing world, writing in academia, literary magazine editing, and freelance editing and proofreading

Please feel free to check out some examples of projects I have worked on in my portfolio. I would love to hear from you if you think you have a project that I can creatively collaborate on or assist with! I am always open to discussing ideas for new projects.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Horror
Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Massachusetts Teaching License, English 5-12
  • Member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Work experience

Editor

Inkyard Press/HarperCollins
March, 2021 – May, 2022 (about 1 year)

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

Penguin Random House
January, 2020 – Present (over 2 years)

Publishing Editor, Archaeology and Anthropology Journals

Springer Nature
September, 2019 – March, 2021 (over 1 year)

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

Scholastic
June, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

Applewood Books
April, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

First Second
October, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

Freelance copy editing and proofreading of YA projects, comics, and graphic novels.

BookLife Prize Reviewer/Critic

Publisher's Weekly
April, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

Freelance Editor and Proofreader

Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
January, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Assistant Acquisitions Editor

The MIT Press
November, 2017 – September, 2019 (almost 2 years)

Assistant Editor, Rhetorics & Composition

Bedford/St. Martin's | Macmillan
January, 2017 – November, 2017 (10 months)

BookLife Prize 2017 Reviewer/Critic

Publisher's Weekly
January, 2017 – October, 2017 (9 months)

Editorial Assistant, English

Bedford/St. Martins | Macmillan
March, 2016 – December, 2016 (9 months)

Freelance Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader

Page Street Publishing Co.
January, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

Staff Reader

Ploughshares
June, 2015 – Present (about 7 years)

Operations and Contracts Assistant

Bedford St. Martin's | Macmillan
February, 2015 – February, 2016 (about 1 year)

Staff Editor/Reader

Clarion, Boston University
August, 2014 – September, 2015 (about 1 year)

Editorial Intern

University Press of Florida
September, 2011 – May, 2012 (8 months)

Portfolio (41 selected works)

The Bedford Introduction to Drama

Lee A. Jacobus

Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present ― including many new contemporary prize-winners ― The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses including introduction to drama or theater, theater appreciation, play analysis, or theater history. Fifty chronologically arranged ... read more

Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present ― including many new contemporary prize-winners ― The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses including introduction to drama or theater, theater appreciation, play analysis, or theater history. Fifty chronologically arranged ... read more

Ploughshares Spring 2017 Issue Guest-Edited by Jennifer Haigh (Ploughshares Solos)

Jennifer Haigh, Kaveh Akbar, Ilya Kaminsky, Andrea Lawlor, Helen Elaine Lee, Vendela Vida, Katie Ford, Charlie Smith, Maggie Smith

The Spring 2017 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited.Acclaimed writer Jennifer Haigh guest-edits this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. As Haigh writes in her introdu... read more

The Spring 2017 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year’s three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited.Acclaimed writer Jennifer Haigh guest-edits this poetry and prose issue of Ploughshares. As Haigh writes in her introdu... read more

Ploughshares Winter 2017-2018

Alice Hoffman, Paige Lewis, Carl Dennis, Amy Gerstler, Charlie Clark, Jenny Molberg, Sophie Klahr, Jonathan Aaron, Claire Luchette, Owen McLeod

The Winter 2017-18 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year's three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited.This staff-edited issue of Ploughshares features new work by Alice Hoffman, Paige Lewis, Carl Dennis, Amy Gerstler, ... read more

The Winter 2017-18 issue of Ploughshares. Ploughshares is an award-winning journal of new writing. Two out of each year's three issues are guest-edited by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles; the Winter issue is staff-edited.This staff-edited issue of Ploughshares features new work by Alice Hoffman, Paige Lewis, Carl Dennis, Amy Gerstler, ... read more

Student Peer Review and Response: A Critical Sourcebook

Steven J. Corbett, Michelle LaFrance

Writer/Designer

Cheryl E. Ball, Jennifer Sheppard, Kristin L. Arola

A brief, accessible text designed to support core writing assignments, streamlining the process of composing multimodally: helping students make decisions about content across a range of modes, forms, and media from words to images to movement. The 2e is reimagined to clarify the multimodal process and give students the tools they need to make conscious rhetorical choices in new modes and medi... read more

A brief, accessible text designed to support core writing assignments, streamlining the process of composing multimodally: helping students make decisions about content across a range of modes, forms, and media from words to images to movement. The 2e is reimagined to clarify the multimodal process and give students the tools they need to make conscious rhetorical choices in new modes and medi... read more

The Bedford Book of Genres: A Guide and Reader

Amy Braziller, Elizabeth Kleinfeld

From memes to resumes, fairy tales to researched arguments, in a striking full-color visual design, The Bedford Book of Genres invites students to unpack how genres work in order to experiment with their own compositions. After capturing the imagination of instructors and students in its successful first edition, the second edition incorporates extensive reviewer feedback to better teach stude... read more

From memes to resumes, fairy tales to researched arguments, in a striking full-color visual design, The Bedford Book of Genres invites students to unpack how genres work in order to experiment with their own compositions. After capturing the imagination of instructors and students in its successful first edition, the second edition incorporates extensive reviewer feedback to better teach stude... read more

Successful College Writing: Skills, Strategies, Learning Styles

Kathleen T. McWhorter

With comprehensive coverage of reading and study skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, and a unique visual approach to learning, Successful College Writing provides in-depth instruction on the skills other composition texts assume students already possess. The third edition provides even more help in the areas where students need it most and a stronger emphasis on assessmen... read more

With comprehensive coverage of reading and study skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, and a unique visual approach to learning, Successful College Writing provides in-depth instruction on the skills other composition texts assume students already possess. The third edition provides even more help in the areas where students need it most and a stronger emphasis on assessmen... read more

Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition

Alfred Rosa, Paul Eschholz

Models for Writers remains a bestseller for millions of students for a reason: its short, accessible readings reflect the length of essays students write in college and the topics that matter most, and its simple yet thorough writing instruction offers the support they need. Abundant examples from student writing model chapter strategies and themes, showing students the value of their work alo... read more

Models for Writers remains a bestseller for millions of students for a reason: its short, accessible readings reflect the length of essays students write in college and the topics that matter most, and its simple yet thorough writing instruction offers the support they need. Abundant examples from student writing model chapter strategies and themes, showing students the value of their work alo... read more

The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking

Samantha Ferraro

Delicious Dishes For a Healthy Lifestyle All Week LongSamantha Ferraro’s fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins, bright produce and heart-healthy oil make for light meals full of zesty, aromatic spices that leave you nourished and satisfied. Try On... read more

Delicious Dishes For a Healthy Lifestyle All Week LongSamantha Ferraro’s fresh and simple dishes make it easy to eat healthy food throughout the week. Enjoy all of the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean diet, no matter how busy your schedule. Lean proteins, bright produce and heart-healthy oil make for light meals full of zesty, aromatic spices that leave you nourished and satisfied. Try On... read more

Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing

Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon, Zander Cannon

After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combining the composition know-how of Liz Losh and Jonathan Alexander with the comic-art credibility of Kevin Cannon (Far Arden, Crater XV) a... read more

After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combining the composition know-how of Liz Losh and Jonathan Alexander with the comic-art credibility of Kevin Cannon (Far Arden, Crater XV) a... read more

Secret Ingredient Smoking and Grilling: Incredible Recipes from a Competitive Chef to Take Your BBQ to the Next Level

Staci Jett

Smoke and Grill Like an Award-Winning Competitive Chef Create complex, authentic southern flavors with smoking secrets from American Grilled champion Staci Jett. Bring competition-worthy dishes right to your table with secret ingredients like Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Jim Beam Whisky barrel pieces, which add a rich and delicious caramel oak flavor to smoked meat; use Chop House Seasoning... read more

Smoke and Grill Like an Award-Winning Competitive Chef Create complex, authentic southern flavors with smoking secrets from American Grilled champion Staci Jett. Bring competition-worthy dishes right to your table with secret ingredients like Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Jim Beam Whisky barrel pieces, which add a rich and delicious caramel oak flavor to smoked meat; use Chop House Seasoning... read more

The Artful Sketch: Create Artistic Drawings Step by Step to Embellish Your Home, Business and Life

Mary Phan

Riding on the wave of adult coloring that inspired a generation of budding casual artists, Mary Phan’s sketching workshops have had an incredible reception by makers who are lookingfor a new creative outlet. In The Artful Sketch, she shares the exclusive secrets from these elite workshops with 15 detailed, fully illustrated tutorials. In each sketch, Mary walks readers through the basics, from... read more

Riding on the wave of adult coloring that inspired a generation of budding casual artists, Mary Phan’s sketching workshops have had an incredible reception by makers who are lookingfor a new creative outlet. In The Artful Sketch, she shares the exclusive secrets from these elite workshops with 15 detailed, fully illustrated tutorials. In each sketch, Mary walks readers through the basics, from... read more

The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan: Disarming the 7 Hidden Triggers That are Keeping You Sick

Dr. Becky Campbell

Get Your Health Back for Good In 30 DaysMillions of Americans have thyroid disorders and don’t even know it. Dr. Becky Campbell, who has years of experience in the field, was one of those people but cured herself using this revolutionary program. What makes this approach different―and more effective for lifelong results―is that it looks for root causes and offers a well-rounded, holistic treat... read more

Get Your Health Back for Good In 30 DaysMillions of Americans have thyroid disorders and don’t even know it. Dr. Becky Campbell, who has years of experience in the field, was one of those people but cured herself using this revolutionary program. What makes this approach different―and more effective for lifelong results―is that it looks for root causes and offers a well-rounded, holistic treat... read more

Robotics Through Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence Explained Through Six Classic Robot Short Stories (MIT Press)

Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence.This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two ques... read more

Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence.This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two ques... read more

Haptics (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

Lynette Jones

An accessible, nontechnical overview of active touch sensing, from sensory receptors in the skin to tactile surfaces on flat screen displays.Haptics, or haptic sensing, refers to the ability to identify and perceive objects through touch. This is active touch, involving exploration of an object with the hand rather than the passive sensing of a vibration or force on the skin. The development o... read more

An accessible, nontechnical overview of active touch sensing, from sensory receptors in the skin to tactile surfaces on flat screen displays.Haptics, or haptic sensing, refers to the ability to identify and perceive objects through touch. This is active touch, involving exploration of an object with the hand rather than the passive sensing of a vibration or force on the skin. The development o... read more

The Little Typer (MIT Press)

Daniel P. Friedman, David Thrane Christiansen

An introduction to dependent types, demonstrating the most beautiful aspects, one step at a time.A program's type describes its behavior. Dependent types are a first-class part of a language, and are much more powerful than other kinds of types; using just one language for types and programs allows program descriptions to be as powerful as the programs they describe. The Little Typer explains ... read more

An introduction to dependent types, demonstrating the most beautiful aspects, one step at a time.A program's type describes its behavior. Dependent types are a first-class part of a language, and are much more powerful than other kinds of types; using just one language for types and programs allows program descriptions to be as powerful as the programs they describe. The Little Typer explains ... read more

The Underground Moon

Magner, Melissa K., Davydova, Viktoriia

In Other News

Robbins, Dale

The Kindred

Dow, Alechia

Ashes

Wayland, Iona

All Signs Point to Yes

Montgomery, Cam, davis, g. haron, White, Adrianne

Seoulmates

Lee, Susan

Bone Weaver

Polydoros, Aden

Unseelie

Housman, Ivelisse

Ring of Solomon

Polydoros, Aden

The Silver Eyes (Five Nights at Freddy's Graphic Novel #1)

Cawthon, Scott, Breed-Wrisley, Kira, Schröder, Claudia

The Twisted Ones: An AFK Book (Five Nights at Freddy's Graphic Novel #2) (2)

Cawthon, Scott, Breed-Wrisley, Kira, Aguirre, Claudia

The Daughters of Ys

Anderson, M. T., Rioux, Jo

Don't Go to Sleep

Moore, Bryce

Stephanie has 84 reviews

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Genaro Trejo
Stephanie was a great help. I appreciated her timeliness and her viewpoint. She responded to my emails promptly and her input was valuable.

Genaro Trejo, June 2022


Conor Metz
Always a great experience working with Stephanie! I can only speak for myself when I say that it's wonderful when you have an editor who provides the excellent edits you're hoping to receive and the suggestions you need to hear. This was my third book with her now and I can't see myself ever choosing another editor. If you're a horror writer like me, you'll be in good hands with Stephanie kno...
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Conor Metz, December 2021


Michael Bar Daniel
Another stellar collaboration with Stephanie! She copyedited a ~100k word manuscript for me, providing valuable feedback and insights along the way. We had the project scheduled out until the end of November, but she surprised me by providing several rounds of edits a month early. Outstanding! As always, Stephanie was friendly and professional. I look forward to working with her again in the fu...
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Michael Bar Daniel, October 2021


Michael Bar Daniel
Stephanie copyedited a 93k manuscript for me. She was a great match for the project. I picked her because of her attention to detail, knowledge, communication style, and ability to strike a balance between: fixing what was wrong, prompting me to find good solutions on my own, and making specific suggestions. Rarely did she make changes without explanation, even when my prose was cluttered. Of...
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Michael Bar Daniel, June 2021


Nathalye Moreno
She is fast and not change the main idea. A Very professional polished.

Nathalye Moreno, June 2021

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