Editors

HOPress-ShorehouseBooks/Corner Office Books uses only experienced and talented editors! If you are in need of a book editor, check out our trusted friends below! Editing is NOT part of the HOPress publishing package. Each editor has his or her own rates, but we work closely with these editors to make sure your book vision is our number one priority. 
 

Roz Warren: Essayist and humorist Roz Warren works with writers to improve and publish their work. Her own essays and humor pieces appear in the Funny Timesthe New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirerthe Christian Science Monitor, the Jewish ForwardReader’s Digest and the Huffington Post, and she’s been featured on both the Today Show and Morning Edition. Roz is the curator of the Library Laughs Facebook page. She worked as an editor on the Shorehouse Books release Winning A Debate with an Israel-Hater by Michael Harris, and on the upcoming release Building your Happiness Muscle by Melissa Schnapp. Roz was also the editor of the ground-breaking Women’s Glib humor collections, including titles like Men Are From Detroit, Women Are From Paris and When Cats Talk Back.  

Roz is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves,  which collects her most popular essays about library work.   Contact Roz at RosWarren@gmail.com or contact Donna@HOPress-ShorehouseBooks.com for an intro to Roz!

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Joshua Isard: Joshua Isard has been teaching creative writing students and guiding them through the development of their own books for over a decade. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Arcadia University, where his students and alumni have had their books acquired by publishers and their stories accepted by various literary journals.
 
His first novel, Conquistador of the Useless, was published by Cinco Puntos Press in 2013, and his own short stories have appeared in journals such as The Broadkill Review, New Pop Lit, and Cleaver
 
Joshua studied creative writing at the University of Edinburgh, and literature at University College London. He lives with his family just outside Philadelphia. Check out his website JoshuaIsard.com and contact him there directly or contact Donna@HOPress-ShorehouseBooks.com for an introduction!
Julie Ritzer Ross: Julie Ritzer Ross has been a business writer and editor for 36 years. During that time, she has written thousands of articles and other types of collateral on a wide range of topics, for trade magazines as well as for such heavy-hitters as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Microsoft. She has also ghostwritten many articles and blogs, as well as an executive coaching book. In editing and ghostwriting alike, Julie is adept at adapting to and maintaining the author’s voice while simultaneously ensuring that the material is clear, flows properly, and is compelling to the reader. A two -time recipient of the Jesse H. Neal Award for business writing, Julie graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (departmental honors) and was elected to the National Journalism Scholarship Society. She can be contacted at jritzerross@gmail.com or (your details)
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Ginny Simon: Ginny Simon has had a public relations, freelance writing and editing business for more than 25 years. In that time she has published hundreds of articles under her byline as well as those of her clients.
She has a sharp eye and goes beyond commas and punctuation to make sure that content is readable, concise, and on point. You can contact her at GinnySimon24@gmail.com or contact Donna@HOPress-ShorehouseBooks.com
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KATHRYN TAYLOR:  Kathryn Taylor has written essays and profiles for a number of Philadelphia-area publications, both print and electronic. She is a contributing writer for WHYY’s Speakeasy and for the Broad Street Review, and her op-ed pieces have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. As Director for Alumni Affairs & Communications at Princeton University from 1999-2017, Kathy wrote and/or edited over 200 profiles and articles for University publications and led a workshop on writing short non-fiction in the Princeton Writes program, open to staff across the University. Over the years, Kathy’s projects outside of the University have ranged from basic copy-editing to coaching on voice and style as well as helping to shape structure for short and full-length works. Her most recent project has been editing WriterMom: A Philosophical and Practical Guide for Getting Writing Done While Raising Children, a book in-progress by Kathye Fetsko Petrie, author of Flying Jack and the founder of Local Lit, the online publication of literary events and resources in the Philadelphia area.
Kathy has a BA from Princeton University and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, both in English Literature. She taught writing courses to Penn undergraduates while she did further work on her PhD. She writes an informal monthly book review column, “A Month of Books,” on her website where she also blogs about writers and writing. See examples of her essays, profiles and reviews at kathryntaylorwrites.com. You can contact her at mkathryntaylor53@gmail.com or contact Donna@HOPress-ShorehouseBooks.com.