Working with authors on their books has been the greatest professional pleasure. For over three decades in my career as an editor in trade book publishing, I have enjoyed being part of the creative process, helping to develop and shape a work from its inception through its final publication.
My experience embraces nearly every genre of book-length work. As a young editor at Avon, I published an Edgar-nominated mysteries series. As a senior editor at Harlequin Books, I launched a new trade imprint of contemporary and historical women's romances. As a book packager, I created and edited a dozen YA series. As Editor in Chief at Kensington Publishing Corp., I published New York Times bestselling celebrity memoirs, crime fiction and nonfiction, suspense thrillers and women's fiction, narrative nonfiction and humor; supervised the founding of Dafina, one of the earliest African-American women's fiction imprints and Twin Streams, an alternative medicine imprint. At Penguin, I acquired and edited a wide variety of general interest and business popular reference titles. Please see my website www.pauldinasbookeditor.com for more details about my career.
As an independent editor, I bring my editorial expertise to projects by individual authors, both unpublished and published. While I work with many experienced authors, I find great satisfaction in helping develop and shape the works of first time writers. Many have gone on to find publishers or to have great success in the vibrant self-publishing arena.
My services include: detailed manuscript critiques; developmental editing on full manuscripts and proposals; line-editing and revision of book-length projects; and consulting on the publication process.
I look forward to your inquiries and appreciate the opportunity to read your work.