Danielle A. Durkin offers full line-editing and extensive editorial letters/notes as well as insights into the publishing industry (significant contacts with editors and agents), and suggestions on voice,
narrative structure, and marketability. She will work on nonfiction and fiction proposalsdevelopment and writing, and how to attract the attention of agents and publishers.
Danielle A. Durkin has worked in publishing for the past nine years and was an Associate Editor at imprints Random House (literary) /Ballantine (commercial) /Modern Library (classics) /Villard (pop culture) /One World (African-American and Multicultural titles) for five years, where she acquired and edited both fiction and nonfiction in the commercial and literary categories. Some of the authors shes edited include: Rita Mae Brown (her Foxhunting mystery series); Sara Miles (progressive nonfiction called TAKE THIS BREAD); HUSH, LITTLE BABY by Welsh author KATHARINE DAVIES (literary fiction); PROSPEROS DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Nunez (literary fiction); FASHIONABLY BUFF by Sue Fleming (fitness/commercial nonfiction); QUEEN OF THE TURTLE DERBY AND OTHER SOUTHERN PHENOMENA by Julia Reed (Random House humor/southern nonfiction essays); GAY AND LESBIAN WEDDINGS by David Toussaint (Ballantine nonfiction); DIVAS DONT YIELD by Sofia Quintero (Latina fiction). She specializes in intrepid female voices, enjoys multicultural narratives but, obviously, has experience and fondness for a great variety of projects which have included thrillers and commercial womens fiction. She also been on the faculty at the San Diego Writers Conference and participated in fiction panels in New York., most recently for The Small Press Center/New York Center for Independent Publishing.
Ms. Durkin has a B.A. in Philosophy and French Studies from Smith College and studied literature, philosophy, and religion at The Sorbonne in Paris, France. She is currently a candidate in the Masters of Fine Arts program for Fiction at The New School, where she is a teaching assistant in the Riggio Writing and Democracy program for Greil Marcus course on The Old Weird America: Music as Democratic Speech from the Commonplace Song to Bob Dylan. She grew up in Santa Monica, Ca., has lived in Paris, France, and lives in Brooklyn, New York where she is editing, consulting, and writing.