Book Editors Alliance

Meet the Editors

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Marlene Adelstein

Marlene Adelstein

Marlene Adelstein is a freelance developmental editor. She specializes in commercial and literary novels: thrillers, mystery, historical and women’s fiction, first novels; memoir and screenplays.

Arnold Dolin

Arnold Dolin

In five decades as editor/publisher, Arnold Dolin has worked on literary fiction and serious nonfiction—politics, business, memoir, popular psychology.

Henry Ferris

Henry Ferris

After 35 years at various New York publishers, Henry Ferris now works independently with writers, developing their ideas into book proposals and projects, coaching them through the drafting of their manuscripts and also editing completed manuscripts.

David Groff

David Groff

David Groff, a poet and writer, focuses on editing narrative—literary and popular fiction, memoirs, history, science, sexuality, and politics.

Hilary Hinzmann

Hilary Hinzmann

Hilary Hinzmann coaches writers on developing their work and serves as ghostwriter/collaborator or editor/book doctor on varied nonfiction projects.

Judith Kern

Judith Kern

Judith Kern is an editor, ghost-writer, and collaborator in areas including food, health, memoir, spirituality, self-improvement, mysteries, and women’s fiction.

Danelle McCafferty

Danelle McCafferty

Danelle McCafferty offers all stages of editorial development for first novels, thrillers, mysteries, historicals, women's fiction (all genres), and memoirs.

Nancy Nicholas

Nancy Nicholas

Nancy Nicholas is an editor and writer who works on many kinds of books from literary fiction to cookbooks.

Alice Peck

Alice Peck

As an editor, collaborator, and ghostwriter Alice guides authors at every stage—from concept to final draft. She focuses on books about creativity, mind, and spirit, working with Zen teachers, Tibetan Buddhist psychotherapists, and mindfulness instructors as well as editing memoir, fiction, and anthologies.

Toni Sciarra Poynter

Toni Sciarra Poynter

Nonfiction freelance editor | book editor | book doctor | writer | collaborator. Specialties: psychology/science, social trends, lifestyle/wellness, work/family, self-help.

Nan Gatewood Satter

Nan Gatewood Satter

Nan Gatewood Satter edits fiction—debut, literary, women's, thrillers; narrative nonfiction, particularly memoir; and books dealing with contemporary social issues.

Karl Weber

Karl Weber

Karl Weber is a writer and editor who specializes in such serious nonfiction topics as business, politics, and social issues.

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