As a freelance editor of books and screenplays across many genres, companies I've worked with include United Talent Agency, The Cheney Agency, and NY Book Editors, as well as several production companies and individual author clients. My services include development and editorial work on manuscripts, scouting new projects and writers for top agencies, and analyzing books for film adaptation.
I also have professional experience as a freelance journalist, blogger, corporate copywriter, and grantwriter. My writing has appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Bustle, Gather Journal, Allure, and other publications. I also work on personal projects and offer a variety of professional writing services, including ghostwriting.
Did in-depth editorial work on fiction manuscripts and nonfiction book proposals in preparation for submission to publishers; held one-on-one editorial meetings with current and prospective agency clients; composed editorial letters; managed the process of submitting client projects to publishers for sale; evaluated queries, proposals, and manuscripts for representation; assorted administrative tasks.
Completed full written coverage on screenplays of every genre, including detailed development analysis of story, character, technique, and commercial/audience potential. Also provided similar coverage on published and unpublished book manuscripts and evaluated these works for film adaptation.
Assisted the head of UTA’s Independent Film Group and Partner in the Motion Picture Literary Department.
Maintained relationships with with high-profile talent and industry executives; tracked project status, contracts, and moneys; provided team support at the Sundance Film Festival; provided creative input on developing projects.
Participated in all aspects of the fundraising process, including: conducting prospect research to identify potential funding opportunities; working with program staff to compose proposals and reports for major Foundation funders; coordinating the donor attribution efforts of the entire Development Department; arranging meetings, lunches, tours, and other benefits for high-level donors; assisting with Museum fundraisers and other special events.
The national bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, NPR, Slate, The Economist, The New Republic, Bookforum, Baltimore City Paper, The Daily Beast, National Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Reader, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Buzzfeed and many others. A New York Times Editors' Choice and a Washington Post Notable book."Adelle Waldman's debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nat... read more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND THE HUFFINGTON POST • Features an exclusive conversation between Julia Pierpont and Lena DunhamFor fans of Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, Lorrie Moore, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Among the Ten Thousand Things is a dazzling first novel, a portrait of an American family on the cusp of irrevocable cha... read more
"An exciting first novel that echoes the best writing of Pete Hamill and George Pelecanos, mixed with bit of The Wire and True Detective."—The Miami HeraldThe electrifying first novel in a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C., reporterSarah Reese, the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C. judge, is dead, her body discovered in a slum in the shadow of the Capitol. Though t... read more
A tour de force about three friends affected by a campus murder, for readers of Donna Tartt, Meg Wolitzer, and Jeffrey EugenidesGeorgia, Charlie and Alice each arrive at Harvard with hopeful visions of what the future will hold. But when, just before graduation, a classmate is found murdered on campus, they find themselves facing a cruel and unanticipated new reality. Moreover, a charismatic p... read more
The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen o... read more
Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world. But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violati... read more
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Danielle Zigner is a literary agent specialising in young adult fiction, fantasy, women's fiction, romance, and commercial non-fiction.
There's a class of writer who cares; who is motivated far more by guiding values than the marketplace. I work for you.