Editing

Editing Services at Gamut Magazine

We will be offering editing services to authors here at Gamut.

STORY EVALUATION: If you sent in a story, and it was rejected by Gamut, and you would like a full evaluation of it (feedback from all four editors—Mercedes, Dino, Casey, and Richard as well as our checklist) please send $5 to our Paypal account (richardgamut@gmail.com) with your name and the title of the story. We will get this feedback to you as soon as possible, but give us at least a week, if not longer. Do not send work that has not been rejected by Gamut.

ALL OTHER EDITING: Take a look at the list of authors and editors below and if you are interested in working with a particular person, drop us a note at gamuteditors@gmail.com. We can edit everything from flash fiction to short stories to novellas to novels. Primarily we are focusing on fiction, but see below for other genres. Also, when we say $$/page, we mean double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 points, 1 inch margins (the industry standard). Editing includes developmental edits (plot, character, setting, dialogue, conflict, resolution, etc.) as well as line editing (grammar, typos, punctuation, etc.). If you have any questions or problems reach out to caseygamut@gmail.com.

In alphabetical order:

Booth, Max

Bio: Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Managing editor of Dark Moon Digest. Editor of multiple anthologies, including Lost Signals and Truth or Dare. Freelance editor for various small presses and self-published authors (references available at request). Columnist for LitReactor and Gamut. Author of five novels.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 3 years

Genres: Horror and crime

Length: Any

Rate: Two cents per word

 

Braun, Theresa

Bio: I have been an English teacher for 17 years, teaching grammar, writing, etc.  Also, for the last 10 years I have been freelance editing. In addition, I run a weekly writers’ group where we give each other feedback.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 17 years

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Catalano, Kevin

Bio: I have been teaching writing at Rutgers University-Newark for 14 years. My stories have appeared in places like PANK, storySouth, Pear Noir!, Atticus Review, Gargoyle Magazine, and Used Furniture Review, and have been anthologized in Press 53’s Surreal South ’13, Fiddleback annuals #1 and #2, and in Dark House Press’s Exigencies. I have a small book of short stories and flash, The Word Made Flesh, published by Queen's Ferry Press.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 0 (14 years of editing college essays)

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Clement, Raul

Bio: Senior Editor at New American Press and Mayday Magazine. Co-author, with Okla Elliott, of The Doors You Mark Are Your Own, published by Dark House Press in 2015. Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in Surreal South ‘09, Blue Mesa Review, Coe Review, Serving House Journal, As It Ought to Be, Masque and Spectacle, Our Stories Literary Journal, and others.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 8

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Detzner, Brandon

Bio: I've had short fiction published in Pseudopod, Podcastle, Bizarrocast, ChiZine, One Buck Horror, Tales to Terrify, the Exigencies anthology from Dark House Press, the Book of Dead Things anthology from Twilight Tales, and many other venues. I'm the founder and creative director of the Bad Grammar Theater genre fiction reading series, which has been doing live events for more than three years.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: Zero. I'm a long-time writer who is new to editing.

Genres: All genres. I read widely and have a good grounding in most major genres. Possible exceptions might include romance, military science-fiction, and epic fantasy, but I'm always willing to stretch my muscles. Fiction and/or non-fiction.

Length: Any

Rate: $3/page

 

Frechette, Casey

Bio: I am honest but kind, and I have a deep passion for working with prose. I mostly write what I'd call speculative and neo-noir, but I read widely in terms of genre and I am open to anything. I've been workshopping fiction and helping others with revision for 15 years, both online and in live groups. I've served as an editor for Aqueous Magazine, Port Cities Review, and RevoltDaily.org, and I specialize in line by line critiques that emphasize the techniques and strategies I've learned from years of workshops and classes at the University of Wisconsin Superior, Northland College, LitReactor.com and chuckpalahniuk.net's A Writer's Cult. Whether you're looking to strengthen your descriptions and style, for concept editing advice on the dramatic arc and emotional flow of your story, or just solid copy editing, I will go over your work with a fine tooth comb, highlight its strengths, and give you my best advice on how to maximize its impact. 

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 3

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Kane, Alex

Bio: Alex Kane is a professional freelance copyeditor specializing in nonfiction. His regular clients include the Critical Press, where he currently serves as managing editor, and Westholme Publishing. Books he’s worked on have received considerable acclaim from Publishers Weekly and The New Yorker and have been featured in publications such as Variety, RogerEbert.com, Entertainment Weekly, and The Hollywood Reporter. He has been publishing professionally since 2011 and is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, where he studied under Ellen Datlow, Joe Hill, and Neil Gaiman. His work has appeared in Kill Screen, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Foundation. He lives in west-central Illinois, but his real home is the Chicago Manual of Style.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 6

Genres: Non-fiction—criticism, memoir, literary essays, and academic writing

Length: Any

Rate: $10 per page

 

Kothe, Holly

Bio: Holly M. Kothe has been working as a writer and editor for over ten years, first as a contributing writer at Writer's Digest and later as the senior editor for The Oddville Press. She has worked with Ravenswood Publishing, Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae, Bell Creative, Quora.com, J. Ellington Ashton Press, and Blackstone books. She completed her B.A. in English with a concentration in writing at Southern New Hampshire University. Today, Holly runs her own full-time freelance editing and copywriting business at Espresso Editing Services (www.espressoeditor.com). 

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 3

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Krisch, Glen

Bio: Glen Krisch has worked as a freelance editor in a variety of capacities for a decade, working in just about every genre imaginable. He has worked with a range of writers, from beginners through award-winning professionals. Regardless of who he's worked with, the results have been the same—highly professional, well-edited manuscripts ready for publication. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Writing, and a Technical Writing Certificate from Sacramento State University.

As an author, he's written the novels Little Whispers, The Nightmare Within, Where Darkness Dwells, Nothing Lasting (from Cemetery Dance Publications), and Arkadium Rising (from JournalStone Publishing). His short story collections include: Through the Eyes of Strays (from Dog Horn Publishing), The Devil's Torment, and No Man's Dominion.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 10

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Paonessa, Megan

Bio: Megan Paonessa is an author, artist and mother to two energetic toddlers. She holds an MFA from the University of Alabama, where she served as an assistant fiction editor of Black Warrior Review. She teaches fiction and poetry at North Central College, edits interviews for The Lit Pub, and is co-founder of Flying House: An Artist-Writer Collaboration Project. She writes really long short stories and novels.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 8

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Read, Sarah

Bio: My stories can be found in Black Static, Revolt Daily, Vine Leaves Literary Journal (where I received a Pushcart nomination), Suspended in Dusk (Books of the Dead Press), Exigencies (Dark House Press); and forthcoming in Stupefying Stories, The Frankenstein Experiment (Rothco Press), and Legends (Thunderdome Press). I am Editor in Chief at Pantheon Magazine and affiliate member of the HWA. I worked as an editor for a frequency magazine at F + W Media for six years, as well as working on their online content and social media marketing. I have been working as a freelance editor and writer for the past year and have several regular clients that I work with on a monthly basis. Their work includes urban fantasy novellas, poetry chapbooks, and horror novels.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 7

Genres: All

Length: Any

Rate: $4/page

 

Thomas, Richard

Bio: I have been writing for eight years, and in that time, I have published three novels, three short story collections, and over 100 stories in print. In 2016 I will have stories published alongside Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, and Jack Ketchum. I have edited four anthologies—The New Black and Exigencies (Dark House Press), the latter nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award; Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club) and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, and winner of awards for best anthology at This is Horror, USA Book News, and INDIEFAB; and The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press). I am currently Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press and Gamut Magazine. In my spare time I teach at LitReactor.com (where my column, Storyville, has over 70 entries), Story Studio Chicago, and at the University of Iowa at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Years of Professional Editing Experience: 5

Genres: I prefer the following genres—fantasy, science fiction, horror, crime, neo-noir, transgressive, Southern gothic, magical realism, and literary fiction. But I’m open to most writing.

Length: Any

Rate: $5/page