desiree wilson

editor

moderator

speaker

desiree wilson

editor

moderator

speaker

About Me

I am an editor and writer who provides editorial and author branding services for both prose and sequential authors and their novels, graphic or illustrated novel, or serialized comic series. I have done work for Astrolago Press, Bedside Press, Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, and Kickstarter, as well as several independent authors and creative teams. I am also a comics educator, publishing advocate, and public speaker. I’ve attended, organized, and moderated multiple panels about the industry, including acting as a digital moderator for Kickstarter’s The Next Page conference.

 

Whether you need a last-minute proofread or full-service development for your dream project, I offer a variety of short- and long-term packages for publishing support, whatever stage you’re at.

Resume
Experience
2019 - Present
Editorial Consultant
Freelance

Collaborate with creative and development teams on the execution of ideas.

2017-2019
Associate Editor
Oni Press

• Maintained and upheld the publisher’s middle grade & backlist graphic novels and comic book series.

• Provided full editorial and project management support.
• Assisted marketing & sales with the development of marketing plans.
• Traveled to various industry-focused conventions for author & press support.

2016
Acquisitions Editor
Ooligan Press

• Reviewed, accepted, and rejected queries.
• Prepared manuscripts for presentation to executive committee.
• Collaborated interdepartmentally for editorial, marketing, and design strategy.
• Provided support and instruction for student project teams.

EDUCATION
2015-2019
Portland State Unversity
Portland, Oregon

• Master's degree in Book Publishing
• Post-baccalaureate certificate in Comic Book Studies
• Bachelor's degree in Communications & Writing

Portfolio

I focus on providing editorial services for books of all shapes, sizes, and mediums. Whether it’s your memoir, your first full-length genre novel, or a graphic novel dream.graphic novels, I consider myself a hybrid editor, and I’m willing to take on new and unusual projects taking the traditional publishing approach or pushing the limits of publishing. My editorial focus is on titles for middle-grade, young adult, and adult readers. Samples of my recent work include fantasy, sci-fi, research-based historical fiction, romance, and crime/mystery, as well high-volume archival titles and compendium collections. 

To protect client privacy, all samples of live projects are password-protected and must be requested. If you don’t see a sample of the service you’re requesting, please contact me.

Recent Works
Cretaceous (2018)
Sequential

I have several options to help you bring your dream project to life, and I offer free consultations to discuss specifics and custom tailor a service package that’s perfect for you. Pricing is variable—determined by the size, scope of work, and timeline of your project—and my rates align with the industry standard for freelancers. You can find my common services and the starting rates of frequently requested packages below.

 

Services
Editing

Developmental, line, and copyediting for ongoing projects; proofreading for finished projects prior to print.

Writing

Synopsis & query writing, reader reports, blog & feature posts on selected topics.

Appearances

Speaking engagements, including panel attendance and moderation, and educational appearances.

Packages & Pricing
Query/Pitch Packages
$ 50 USD
  • 1-Month Contract
  • Two Rounds of Revisions
  • PDF or .docx delivery
  • Placement assistance
Proofreading Package
$ 150/mo USD
  • Monthly Contract
  • One Proofreading Pass
  • CMOS 17 Compliant
  • Delivery via PDF or .docx
Coaching & Branding
$ 350/mo USD
  • 6-Month Minimum
  • Query/Pitch Revisions
  • Developmental & Line Edit
  • Market Research
  • Author/Project Branding
Custom Package
$ ?? USD
  • Create your own package!
  • Contact me today!
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