Mark Heisey

Developmental Editing
Manuscript Assessment

General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Children and Young Adult Fiction

Through many years of teaching English and writing in high school and college, Mark has honed his editing skills to help author's write with clarity and confidence while engaging the audience with strong stories. He is currently working on growing his commercial editing portfolio and, as a writer himself, is absolutely committed to giving quality, actionable feedback. He holds a B.A. in literature, has spent several years as a writing tutor and peer editor, served three years on a state selection committee for children's literature, maintained the adult and children's fiction collections in a public library for over twelve years, and has published a variety of works in various genres. With a diverse range of interests and experience, he is looking forward to collaborating with authors in the pursuit of their publishing success.

My primary goal as editor is to assist the author in ensuring the reader feels the same passion and sense of vision that generated the idea and drove the writing of the work. I want to make sure the reader is moved as you want them to be moved, to be sure they feel something. In addition, I want to support you in creating a well-crafted piece, where all the parts are included and fit properly to produce a satisfying whole.

Favorite Authors: James Joyce, Mo Willems, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Berryman, Jeff Lemire, Yukio Mishima, Kristin Hannah, Stanley Kunitz, Kate DiCamillo, Charles Bukowski, Anton Chekov, Patrick Rothfuss, Ray Bradbury, Anthony Doerr, Pers Peterson

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