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Here is a sampling of the books I’ve worked on in various capacities as an editor. My editorial experience is far more wide-ranging than these titles; make sure to check out all of my freelance work as well as my work for Zenith Press.


Pocket Books


Una McCormack

Overcoat Books


Joseph Maiolo

Voyageur Press


Ethan Siegel, PhD

Baen Books


David Boop (editor)

Saga Press


Ken Liu



CreateSpace


Richard MacManus

Zenith Press


Michael Keith Olson

Race Point Publishing


Bill Yenne

Pacifica Military History


Eric Hammel

Zenith City Press


Gail Feichtinger
with John DeSanto
and Gary Waller


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