Timothy Liebe

Timothy Liebe - Editor

Syracuse, NY, USA

A magazine editor, fantasy editor, and script editor, specializing in video and computers, historical and modern fantasy, and mysteries.

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JOHN W. WATSON, CRIME DOCTOR -- Did Editorial Assessment on other writers' work, Spec Television Pilot writer, designer of series "Bible".

TORTALL, A SPY'S GUIDE (published 2017) -- co-editor with Julie Holderman and Tamora Pierce, co-writer.

WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S COMPULSION (published 2006-2007) -- co-editor with Tamora Pierce and Ruwan Jayatilleke, co-writer.

COMPUTER GAME ENTERTAINMENT Magazine (published 1997-98) -- Senior Editor, Hardware Editor, Features and Reviews Writer.

VIDEO MAGAZINE (from 1993 - 1999) -- Contributing Editor, Features and Reviews writer.

Editorial Assessment for NPR Theater's LITTLE CHILLS, from ZPPR Productions, radio drama & comedy writer.

Freelance Video Editor and Videomaker.

Former Webmaster, Production Manager, and Desktop Publisher.


"I have worked with Timothy Liebe on a number of writing/recording projects in the past, enough to appreciate his range, approach, talent, and patience when advising writers. We were part of a company that created and recorded original radio comedy and drama. The programs aired throughout the five boroughs of New York and in L.A., and finally on National Public Radio.

"There I saw that Tim provided feedback and critques for all of our writers, from those less experienced to those who had varying degrees of experience as writers. His work with our writers included plot, voice (since audio differs from movies/television), character development, and economy. The company was good-sized and we had other writer/editors (I was head writer for the company for six years), but Tim was best at clarity and patience. He also proposed and inaugurated a change from our normal mystery/thriller format in the form of a holiday special. There again he helped writers with voice, economy, and timing.

"Later in his career Tim worked for various print publications in the computer magazine and print magazine arena. He was an editor for two of them, dealing largely with writers outside the company proper. I was one of those outside contributors. In addition to his feedback on my own books (I had come to respect his skills with the radio company), he also helped me and other writers submitting to the magazines that employed him. His chief employment at these jobs was guiding writers to bring their articles into line with magazine standards.

"As an editor/advisor, he is patient. He also does not overwhelm writers with feedback or try to take the work over. I have worked in publishing in one form or another since the 1990's. I can say without exaggeration that Tim Liebe is one of the most professional at giving critiques of other writers' work. Newcomers will be well served by his help."

- Tamora Pierce: Author, The Song of the Lioness and successor volumes in the Tortall Universe (Random House Children's Books); The Circle of Magic and successor quartets (Scholastic Children's Books)

English (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels
Time Travel
Computers & Internet

Work experience

Promotional & Social Media Consultant; Webmaster

Tamora Piece, LLC
April, 2002 – October, 2016 (over 14 years)

Produced promotional videos, designed and maintained Tamora Pierce website, coordinated with public relations & promotions for publishers, designed social media strategy, interacted with publicists and fans. Social Media Producer through 2014, Consultant thereafter. Webmaster through 2013, Consultant thereafter.

Senior Editor

Computer Game Entertainment
May, 1997 – January, 1998 (8 months)

PC Gaming magazine. Senior Editor, Hardware Editor, Columnist, Feature Articles & Reviews Writer for a magazine with a small full-time staff, using freelance writers. My duties included proofreading, copy editing, story assignments, working with freelancers, meeting with publicists, and attending trade shows representing the magazine. (Magazine folded Winter 1998)


December, 1995 – Present (about 25 years)

Freelance AV/IT Consultancy. I write, proofread/copy edit, produce promotional videos, consult on social media, and sometimes fix computers. My clients have included Penguin Random House, Marglo Products, Oddly Enough, and Tamora Pierce, LLC.

Contributing Editor

June, 1993 – June, 1999 (about 6 years)

Contributing Editor, Feature and Reviews writer for Consumer Electronics Magazine dedicated to consumer and prosumer videomaking, including then-new consumer PC editing and post-production. Field-tested video equipment including VCRs, camcorders, DVD players, DVD recorders, home and semi-professional editing and post-production gear for review; met with publicists, attended trade shows representing the magazine. (Magazine merged with SOUND & VISION in June 1999)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Tortall: A Spy's Guide

Pierce, Tamora, Holderman, Julie, Liebe, Timothy, Messinger, Megan

White Tiger: A Hero's Compulsion

Pierce, Tamora, Liebe, Timothy, Mack, David, Briones, Phil

Little Chills, Volume 1

NPR Playhouse, Cast of ZPPR Productions, Phoenix Books

Timothy has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Gabe Chance
This was my first time working with a copy editor on Reedsy, and Tim was fantastic. I hope to work with him more.

Gabe Chance, February 2021

Timothy Liebe
Thanks, Gabe! Looking forward to working with you again, too! Tim

Reply from Timothy Liebe

Oscar Favaro
I'm very happy with Tim's work

Oscar Favaro, December 2020

Timothy Liebe
Thank you, Oscar! Glad I could help!

Reply from Timothy Liebe

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