Will Levith

Will Levith - Editor

Brooklyn, New York; and Oakland, California

My name is Will. I want to be your next editor.

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Overview

The son of a retired college English professor and academic administrator, you could say that I was born to edit. I want to bring my passion for editing to your next project.

After getting an English degree at Connecticut College and spending a year teaching English in Madrid, Spain, I ventured to New York City to become a professional wordsmith. My first job was editing at Barnes & Noble Publishing under the tutelage of renowned YA author, Maureen Johnson. Above all else, she taught me how to have fun while working hard. That’s been my professional ethos ever since.

My next stop was a 10-year stint in the media industry, where I had a blast as a print editor, web editor, web producer, and senior online producer for esteemed publications such as Adweek and Daily Racing Form. I left the latter on good terms and launched my own freelance editing and writing business. I opened The Brooklyn Bureau and never looked back.

I now split my time between writing for reputable publications such as Playboy, Condé Nast Traveler, and Men’s Health; and editing, both in the media and book publishing world. I recently had the pleasure of editing content on Condé Nast Traveler’s website; and doing a deep-edit of author K.C. Landers’ latest manuscripts for her popular series, “Hello, Doobie.”

Let’s have some fun.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Music
Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Historical Fiction
Literature

Certifications

  • BA, English (Connecticut College, 2002)

Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Departmental Distinction in English

Work experience

Freelance Editor and Writer

The Brooklyn Bureau
September, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

*Edit book manuscripts and web content; working on [insert your name]'s new book project

*Write for a variety of print/online publications, including Playboy, Condé Nast Traveler, and Men's Health

Web Producer

Daily Racing Form
November, 2011 – September, 2013 (almost 2 years)

*Produced marketing, advertising, and editorial content for DRF.com

*Managed all of DRF's e-newsletter products

*Copy edited site content when needed

Senior Online Editor/Producer

Adweek
November, 2006 – October, 2011 (almost 5 years)

*Managed editing, production, and all other workflows for content that went on Adweek.com

*When Mediaweek magazine was still up and running, worked as an associate editor (print) and web editor (digital)

Associate Editor (print)

CO-ED magazine
May, 2006 – November, 2006 (6 months)

*Managed a stable of freelance writers, editing both short- and long-form features

*Wrote a full page on college-related topics

Editorial Assistant

Barnes & Noble Publishing (SparkNotes)
November, 2004 – April, 2006 (over 1 year)

*Lined-edited and copy-edited manuscripts

*Worked with/for YA author Maureen Johnson

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