Emily Heckman

Emily Heckman

1721 Chapala Street #5
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

I joined the IEG after spending more than fifteen years working as an acquisitions editor for major publishing companies, including Grove Press, Macmillan, Random House and Simon & Schuster. I edit adult nonfiction and fiction in equal measure. Currently, I divide my time between co-authoring and editing, and I work selectively for writers, agents, and major publishing houses.

I’m available for developmental editing, line-editing, proposal development, and more general writing, editing and publishing consultation.

I’ve worked with many best-selling and award-winning authors including, Gary Snyder, Wendell Berry, Elizabeth Kelly, Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Ann Rule, Jeffery Deaver, Bev Marshall, and James Swain.

Areas of particular interest for me include narrative nonfiction, women’s health, spirituality/religion, psychology, and current events. I edit many types of fiction, but specialize in commercial literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers. (Sorry: I don’t edit science fiction or fantasy).

Recent successes include editingApologize! Apologize! By Elizabeth Kelly (Twelve, 2009), The Perfect Ten Diet by Dr. Michael Aziz (Cumberland House 2010), and co-authoringPlease Don’t Label My Child (Rodale, 2007), and Ask Me Again Tomorrowby Olympia Dukakis (HarperCollins, 2003), the best-selling memoir by the Academy Award-winning actress.

For any questions, including my rates, please contact me by email or phone.