- Founded in 1980 by Renni Browne, coauthor of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers and one of the most experienced book editors working in publishing today, The Editorial Department has a 33-year track record of turning promising manuscripts into successfully published books. We have 19 editors and manuscript consultants on staff, many of whom are seasoned veterans of the traditional publishing scene and uniquely qualified to help authors publish traditionally or independently to the highest standard possible. We also have a talented team of cover artists, book designers, and e-book formatting specialists and a full menu of support services for authors who wish to self-publish.
Our clients include several NY Times bestselling authors and range from writers seeking publication for the first time to established authors looking to take their careers to the next level. Our highly personalized approach to helping writers reach their goals has earned us feature coverage from The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Writers Digest, and "recommended" status by the Internet's top watchdog group for writers, Preditors & Editors.
Critique, consultation, and editing services to help authors craft fine books and prepare for traditional or independent publication at the highest standard
Manuscript Critique , Content Editing, Line & Copy Editing, Development Services, Mentoring & Education
Professional cover design, interior layout, art, and technical illustration services for authors seeking exceptional design and production standards
Custom Cover Design Services, Interior Layout & E-book Formatting, Original Illustration & Diagrams
Strategic and promotional services for authors looking to establish or improve their platforms, engage with their audiences, and grow their book sales
Planning & Support, Websites & Social Media, Publicity & Outreach, Promotional Copywriting, Print Materials, Individual Consultation
Query letter, synopsis, and book proposal guidance and editing and an innovative literary agent referral program for authors seeking traditional publication
Literary Agent Outreach & Referral , Book Proposal Development & Editing, Submission Materials Critique
Customized education, planning, clerical support, and project management for self-publishing authors and those considering self-publication
Author Education, Imprint Setup
Editorial guidance and professional collaboration for authors considering screenplay adaptation of novels and narrative nonfiction works
Adaptation Q&A / Consulting , Adaptation Outline,Adaptation Evaluation, Adaptation Writing & Collaboration