Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson – Editor

Published author, editor and translator offering 15+ years of proven expertise. We'll focus on making your story as compelling as possible.


You're looking for an experienced writer and editor, and I'd love to help. I know what works as both a published and self-published author and an editor of bestselling works.

As a fiction writer, editor, and literary translator, I’ve collaborated with respected clients such as Amazon Publishing, Open Road Media, Skyhorse Publishing, Girl Friday Productions, literary agent Peter Riva, and AVA International and Ziegler Film in Germany, among others.

I'm the author of the Kaspar Brothers novels and other books. My latest novel is Lines of Deception. I was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and live in Portland, Oregon.

You'll get a clear and helpful roadmap for your revisions, along with practical suggestions and expert advice.

Action & Adventure Classics Contemporary Fiction Espionage Historical Fiction Historical Mysteries Psychological Thriller
Biographies & Memoirs
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
  • Quarterfinalist for the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, 2009
  • Residency at the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium (European Translator College) in Straelen, Germany with a stipend award from the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia), 2018
  • Finalist spots in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, the Fade In Awards, Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, Writer's Network Screenplay Competition, and the Santa Fe Writers Project, among other award credits
  • Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship: Munich, Germany
  • Master of Arts in History: Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, German: University of Oregon
  • TransLab for emerging translators of German to English, a collaboration between the German Book Office NY and the Goethe-Institut NY, 2015

Work experience


Jan, 2014 — Present

I've performed in-depth structural editing and assessment for respected clients such as Amazon Publishing, editorial agency Girl Friday Productions, literary agent Peter Riva, and various writers using Reedsy, among others.


Jan, 2012 — Present

• Nine fiction and creative nonfiction translations published by AmazonCrossing

• Translate German novels from bestselling authors such as Sebastian Fitzek, Vincent Kliesch, and Wulf Dorn for submission to English-language publishers

• Translate publisher and agency samples, synopses, and promotional copy. Clients include AmazonCrossing, Pendragon Verlag, AVA International, and Ziegler Film

• 2015: TransLab for emerging translators of German to English, a collaboration between the German Book Office NY and the Goethe-Institut NY

• 2018: Residency at the Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium (European Translator College) in Straelen, Germany with a stipend award from the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia)


Jan, 2001 — Present

• Novels published in 2024 from Open Road Media:

Lines of Deception (Kaspar Brothers series)
Show Game

• Novels published from 2010-2019 — re-released by Open Road Media in 2023:

The Kaspar Brothers series:
The Losing Role
Lost Kin

The Wendell Lett novels:
Under False Flags
The Preserve

Standalone novels:
Rain Down: A Crime Novella
The Other Oregon: A Thriller

• Bestselling nonfiction Kindle Singles Sitting Ducks (2011) and Double-Edged Sword (2012)

• Self-published bestselling historical espionage thriller The Losing Role (2010)

• Various short stories and creative nonfiction published. Reached finalist spots in major fiction and screenwriting contests, including Quarterfinalist in 2009 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.


The Undesirables

Chad Thumann

In the winter of 1941–1942, Leningrad is under siege, and Karen Hamilton, a seventeen-year-old American musician, finds herself trapped and struggling to survive. Throughout the city, people are dying of starvation and frostbite, and Karen knows that if she do... read more
Show Game

Anderson, Steve

The Honest Spy

Andreas Kollender

During one of history’s darkest chapters, one man is determined to make a difference.In the tradition of Schindler’s List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler’s foreign ministry. Recogni... read more
Sitting Ducks pieces together the story of an impossible and lesser-known WWII mission. In December 1944, during the bloody Battle of the Bulge, teams of German commandos disguised as American soldiers slipped behind the US front lines. Riding in captured US j... read more
This concise, fast read tells the true story of a self-made double agent who bluffed his way into the most ambitious Allied deception operation of WWII.In 1942, German military intelligence believed the Spaniard Juan Pujol Garcia was running a formidable spy n... read more
As World War II ends, a killer’s game begins.In the final days of the Nazi regime, with the historic city of Dresden on the brink of destruction, terrifying rumors spread about the Fright Man, a demonic killer who exploited the cover of a nighttime air raid si... read more
A disturbing murder reveals a high-stakes conspiracy among the ruins of postwar Dresden.Two years after the firebombing that devastated the historic East German city, the suffering continues in the throes of a brutal winter. The wary and exhausted citizens scr... read more
An illuminating and heart-stirring historical novel set in post-WWII Palestine, where the boundaries of love and friendship are challenged by the intractable conflicts of war.Jerusalem, 1947: Judith, a young Jewish survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, ar... read more

Steve has 21 reviews





Scott S.

Scott S.

Feb, 2022

It was great working with Steve. Very impressive with direct detailed feedback and ideas to improve my story.
John B.

John B.

Feb, 2022

I could not be any happier with Steve's work. He is incredibly professional and went above and beyond. I will definitely use Steve's expertise again with future endeavors. Simply outstanding!
Arun M.

Arun M.

Jan, 2022

An absolute professional ! Steve has been a constant source of encouragement yet keeps a vigil to ensure you dont tread too far away from your writing goals. His purpose driven and structured process of editing has been a huge help in my writing journey.
Emmett S.

Emmett S.

Dec, 2021

Steve provided a high-grade comprehensive edit with constructive comments that fully met my requirements. Highly recommend.
R.T. B.

R.T. B.

Sep, 2021

Look no further, you've found the right editor. As an Indie author, you can't go wrong having Steve Anderson edit your manuscript. Prompt, professional, and thorough, he's a pro. I will definitely be hiring him for future novels in my series (he's done 3 so far.)

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