Vic Peterson

Vic Peterson – Editor

I focus on travel memoirs, travelogues, and travel guides. Highly skilled wordsmith and globe trotter. I boost your travel writing!

Overview

My publishing career includes three years as a proofreader at Macmillan, Fodor’s, and Simon and Schuster; two years as graduate teaching assistant / substitute undergraduate lecturer in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas; and more than a decade providing freelance book reviews and editorial synopses to Foreword, Independent Publisher, and other arts platforms as well as individual aspiring writers.

My attitude is generous and supportive. I advance your writing goals with actionable feedback provided in writing or, on request, through Zoom sessions. My services include:

· Editorial Assessment: 1000 – 1500-word analysis of your work with detailed manuscript commentary and recommendations for going forward

· Developmental Editing: Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Word Choice, Syntax, Pacing, Tone, Point of View, Characterization, Dialogue, and Structure

· Copyediting: Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Word Choice, Syntax

· Multiple rounds available on agreement

Every book tells a story. Find yours!

My novel, The Berserkers, is available from Hawkwood Books.


Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Travel
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Magical Realism
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • TEFL Certification (The University of Kansas)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 1990 — Present

More than two decades providing freelance book reviews and editorial synopses to Foreword, Independent Publisher, and other arts platforms. Experience includes editorial support for poetry textbooks and literary publications.

University of Texas at Dallas

Sep, 1986 — Aug, 1988 (almost 2 years)

Graduate teaching assistant / substitute undergraduate lecturer in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Proctored exams, graded exams and papers, provided developmental writing feedback.

Vic has 11 reviews

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Ryan P.

Ryan P.

Dec, 2023

Collaborating with Vic has been the best decision I've made in my life as an aspiring writer. His suggestions and edits are clear and purposeful. He is a professional that will take my work to the next level.
Vic P.
Terrific, Ryan, I'm glad I could help! -- Best, Vic
JOHN S.

JOHN S.

Oct, 2023

Vic was vey good - his professional query letter succeeded in getting a positive response from our publisher of choice, so thank you very much!
Ki-tyo S.

Ki-tyo S.

Sep, 2023

Vic was able to tune in to what I was trying to achieve. I loved his expertise at punctuation, as he mostly retained what I was trying to communicate-- so that his work was in harmony with my objectives. He gave me some comments which were insightful and relevant. I felt that he was engaging with my ideas and trying to see them from my point of view.
Paula S.

Paula S.

Aug, 2023

I am so thoroughly happy and appreciative of the extensive, deep assessment of my book made by Vic. It exceeded my expectations. He did an excellent job of covering the essential aspects of my writing, its tone, organization, and other detailed elements. His thoughtful suggestions are brilliant and will make the book so much better. He gave me some design examples of how to incorporate many of ...
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Ted K.

Ted K.

Jun, 2023

VIC HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. IMPORTANTLY, HE HAS BEEN PROFESSIONAL AND PROMPT. MY EFFORTS HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD AT WTITING AS A POST-CAREER RETIREE, BUT I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR WITH PUBLISHER EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. TED.
Vic P.
Ted is committed and diligent and earnest. His project is a wonderful contribution to the topic of mental health!

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