Before I became a freelance editor in 2010, I was associate editor at Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, where I acquired and edited a range of titles, from short stories to novels to memoirs to works of investigative journalism. As a freelancer, I collaborate with authors, literary agents, and independent publishers on a range of projects, including literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir, as both a developmental editor and a copyeditor.
My clients include independent presses such as Tin House Books, Seal Press, Creative Nonfiction/In Fact Books, The Experiment, Grove/Atlantic, Ig Publishing, Milkweed Editions, Hal Leonard Corporation, and Library Journal. I’m also a part-time editor working with the literary agent Renee Zuckerbrot at Massie and McQuilkin Agency; an editor working with the Center for Fiction, helping the Emerging Writer Fellows get their manuscripts ready for agents; a mentor in the 2016-17 Think Write Publish program, a collaboration between Arizona State University and Creative Nonfiction; and a member of PEN.
I enjoy working with both established and first-time authors, and I’m comfortable operating in a traditional publishing framework as well as with authors exploring other paths toward publication. As an editor, I strive to be the best reader I possibly can be for the writers I work with: thoughtful, constructive, clear-eyed, sympathetic, and supportive. My editorial approach is flexible, with plenty of communication throughout. If you’d like to read some examples of editorial memos I’ve written, to get a sense of the kind of work I do, please don’t hesitate to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit my website at www.annehorowitz.com or read more about me at http://blog.inkshares.com/post/112704638775/qa-with-editor-anne-horowitz.
Years in the field: 13
Years freelancing: 9