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Charis Conn

Help for Writers
editor/writing coach

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Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States

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Everyone from seasoned, published, professionals to first timers with or without publishing contracts, and all emerging writers in between, aged five to ninety-nine; those seeking help with deadlines, ideas, structure, coaching, and all levels of developmental and final polish editing of existing or imagined manuscripts, stories, or other written projects,

About My Business:


As an award-winning, published author and editor, I have edited and advised writers including David Foster Wallace, George Saunders, Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, Laurie Garrett, Pico Iyer, Eric Metaxas, Roya Hakakian, Tony Hendra, Allen Gurganus, Lewis Lapham, and Jack Hitt. I have also taught fiction writing to undergraduate and MFA students at Syracuse University, among others, and at workshops and programs nationwide. As an editor of Harper's Magazine for 20 years, I edited hundreds of short stories and articles, and wrote the globally syndicated Harper's Index, including two books based on the feature. Since then, I've edited dozens of published books, on every topic and in every genre under the sun. I am excellent at rewriting within each author's own unique style, in fiction or non-fiction, as well as advising authors on how to proceed with each step of their project. Line-by-line editing is a speciality.

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