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Gordon W. | Elance
 
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Gordon W.

Literary Agent, Editor, Consultant
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

A founding partner of a top literary agency, I have years of experience as a literary agent, marketing director, on-call editor for publishers, publishing consultant, author coach, and college-level writing tutor. I frequently teach workshops and give keynote speeches at conferences and MFA programs nationwide.

Note: My work as an agent can be very taxing on my time. If I decline your freelance inquiry due to my current workload, feel free to inquire at a later date.

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Dec 19, 2014|Ghost Writing|$110|Completed
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5.0
Dec 15, 2014|Other - Writing Services|$200|Completed
Nov 15, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$1,644|Completed
Oct 5, 2014|Ghost Writing|$2,340|Working

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Portfolio

Out now from Career Press
Out now from John Wiley & Sons
Out now from Lyons Press
Out now from Writer's Digest Books
Out now from New Page Books
Out now from Prometheus Books
Out now from EME
Out now from Pelican Publishing
Out now from Skyhorse Publishing
Out now from Pelican
Out now from CreateSpace
Out now from Red Hen Press
I edited and reworked client's book proposal, provided submission advice, and referred...
Client returns to me to edit his manuscript after his book proposal was bought by a...
I edited and reworked client's book proposal and provided advice that ultimately...

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English
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Service Description

You won't find anyone else on Elance with my level of firsthand knowledge and active involvement in the current publishing market. It's that simple. I know what agents and publishers are looking for in manuscripts, query letters, book proposals, and career authors. I've sold books as an agent, and I've helped freelance editorial and consulting clients obtain representation and traditional book deals. I also run a digital publishing imprint specializing in projects that push the boundaries of narrative.

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Employment

Fuse
Literary Agent, Editorial Director
2013 - Present
Founding Partner of a cutting-edge hybrid literary agency with offices throughout the country, Author, Blogger, and Editorial Director of a digital publisher.
Go Literary
Book Editor, Writing Coach, Teacher, Consultant
2009 - Present
My own literary consulting firm draws on my firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry to offer comprehensive aid to fiction and non-fiction writers of all levels. I am certified fluent in...
AHA Literary Management
Senior Literary Agent
2008 - 2013
• Worked with award-winning authors and Big Five publishers • Created successful query letters and book proposals • Writing industry blogger • Requested presenter at writers conferences throughout...
Reputation.com, Inc.
Fact-Checking Editor
2011 - 2011
Reputation.com, Inc. is the world’s first and largest comprehensive online reputation and privacy management company. My responsibilities included: 1. Determine whether copy should be edited...

Education

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts, Creative & Professional Writing
2004 - 2009

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editor
book
manuscript
book proposal
query letter
novel
memoir
fiction
nonfiction
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