Recommended editors for fiction authors

Talent Directory: Editors

The Authors A.I. team has begun assessing the track record of authors and writing coaches who work with both self-published and traditionally published authors. We can wholeheartedly recommend the following individuals (who understandably are quite busy with clients). We’ll be adding to this directory in the weeks to come.

Have you had a good (or poor) experience with a fiction editor or writing coach? Please let us know.

Jason Kirk
Seattle

Credentials

Jason Kirk is the award-winning editor of 100+ books. In addition to 20 years of editing and publishing experience, he has taught university writing classes and managed a team of online, email, and social-media marketers responsible for an extensive catalog of books and magazines in five formats and three countries.

Services

Jason offers a variety of professional editing services from reading and consultation to full developmental and line editing, across a range of fiction and nonfiction genres. Books he has worked on have hit the Wall Street Journal best-seller list nine times; won the Arthur C. Clarke, British Science Fiction, and dozens of other awards; and moved more than 9 million units. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

Where to find him
Jason Kirk

Lou Aronica
New York City area

Credentials
Lou Aronica is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 works of fiction and nonfiction. He is president and publisher of the independent publishing house The Story Plant, former publisher of Avon Books and Berkley Books, and former deputy publisher of Bantam Books. Lou is a past president of Novelists Inc. and currently sits on the organization’s board.
Services
Lou offers all levels of developmental editing, including early-stage idea development and story development based on the author’s particular writing strengths.

Where to find him

Lou Aronica