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KJ Fallon
Over Easy Editorial, LLC
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An inside look into the modern business of making coffee. But rather than a general history, Coffee for One focuses on the revolution that made single serve such a popular way to consume coffee

Experienced writer and editor; Magazine contributor; Collaborative and Ghost Writer, Writing Coach; Fiction and Nonfiction editor; former Time Magazine journalist with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University. Extensive experience working with Fortune 50 Companies.

Member of the Authors Guild.

Nonfiction book Coffee for One to be published January 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing. Second nonfiction book upcoming 2019. Co-author of bestselling women's fiction series.

As a journalist at TIME Magazine for almost 20 years, I covered Business, Politics, Entertainment, Lifestyle, the Arts, Fashion, Design, and more--meeting deadlines, researching, reporting and writing on a variety of subjects for both fast breaking and longer, in-depth issue-related topics. I interviewed prominent news makers, from top financial CEOs to A-list celebrities and pop stars to a future President of the U.S.

Current/Recent projects include: Author of nonfiction book published by Skyhorse Publishing; Developmental Editor of a non-fiction book about the Second Amendment; Developmental Editor of a non-fiction book about a prison; a non-fiction book about business in Africa; a non-fiction book about investing and taking smart risks. Editor of fiction including Body in the Box (a crime novel)published by Joffe Books; Carved in Blood (crime novel) published by Endeavour Press; fiction acquired by imprints at Bonnier Publishing; crime fiction acquired by top British publisher.

I work with authors, non-profits and businesses to create books, press releases, web content and articles that precisely convey their message. I also help authors and others use the power of social media to convey the messages of their stories, books, products or services to the appropriate audience.

I have collaborated on, ghost written, and edited fiction and non-fiction.

Services offered:

Developmental Editing
Substantive Editing
Editorial Letter (Manuscript Critique)
Line editing
Ghost Writing
Press Releases
Copywriting
Synopses

Singular expertise working with financial, business, economic or other specialized text. Knowledgeable about music, art, fashion, economics, film, politics, pets, food and more. Expert proficiency working with non-native speakers of English and international authors.

I edit with the writer’s style in mind and have an instinct for uncovering inaccuracies, inconsistencies, continuity issues or potential legal ramifications. Extensive experience interviewing — and working on stories about — noted figures in business, design, fashion, politics, entertainment, lifestyle, music and other fields. Skilled at working with any style — literary, accessible literary, upmarket, commercial, historical, advertising, creative.

Adept at using Track Changes in Word, PowerPoint, InCopy, WordPress, Google Docs, Photoshop and other formats and editing tools. Familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, AP, AMA, APA, New York Times, and others.

I am professional, considerate, imperturbable and I never miss deadlines.

My editing philosophy:

"Editing should be...a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, 'How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?' and avoid 'How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?'"
--- James Thurber

"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."
---Elie Wiesel

Collaborative and Ghost Writer, Writing Coach
Interview and work with individuals and entrepreneurs who are internationally prominent in their fields to create the autobiography, how-to or self-help, etc. books they envision.

Independent Banker
Writer, in-depth profiles, business and technology articles

Copywriter for several international entrepreneurs.

Re-write and edit a weekly financial column by an economist from Japan

Rates, which follow EFA guidelines, upon request


years experience: 20+
SKILLS
Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Research, Book Doctor, Line-editing, Copy editing, Proofreading, Writing, Ghost-writing, Copywriting, Technical writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Autobiography (Ghostwriting, Collaborative Writing
TRADE REFERENCES
“I couldn’t have found a more experienced linguist. Most experiences with editors can be heart wrenching, but KJ made the journey pleasant, professional and extremely efficient. I highly recommend KJ to anyone hoping to retain their voice within their writing.”

Tanya H. Van Cott, AIA
Architect, Industrial Designer, Writer

Upcoming novel, Red Wright Return

"I could not have asked for a better editor, and really am grateful to you for your vision, your expertise, and really guiding me on this path."
-- Maili Wong, CFA, author, Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy To Achieve A Work-Optional Life, Amazon bestseller

“I also appreciate the many contributions made by KJ Fallon, the Editor’s Editor, whose careful research and thoughtful editing were invaluable. With our Rock Star Book Team—one of the finest teams I have ever been a part of—I felt like the skipper of a winning boat.”
-- Dennis N.T. Perkins, author of the award-winning Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, Wiley Books

"I also want to thank my editors,Jackie, Peter, and K.J. Fallon, for finding me and presenting to me this awesome opportunity to write about the beautiful gifts of essential oils. I enjoyed this beautiful journey editing with all of you."
--Kymberly Keniston-Pond, CIR, CFR, CCMA author of Essential Oils for Health

“I highly recommend KJ Fallon for a wide variety of editorial jobs.
In spring 2011, I hired KJ to edit a book I was writing. Good editors are hard to come by. They need to make corrections and improve copy without losing the author’s intent. This KJ did with great skill.
Over the years I have employed a number of editors. (I have published 23 books.) I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that KJ was the best of all these people. KJ will deliver for any organization smart enough to hire this talented editor.”
-- Sheldon Jacobs
Former Editor and Publisher, The No-Load Fund Investor newsletter (the highest-rated Mutual Funds advisor in the nation for ten straight years)

“I am very happy to recommend KJ Fallon. KJ edits my weekly economic reports and occasionally my economic papers. KJ's editing is accurate and with constructive suggestions for improving my reports. KJ is really a perfect editor especially for non-native speakers of English and busy writers. Even though I have a demanding writing schedule, KJ has never complained and has always edited on time and has never missed a deadline. I totally trust KJ's professional editing ability and work attitude. I am always eager to the edited versions of my reports."
-- Dr. Yuzo Kumasaka, Chief Economist

"I've worked with many editors over the years, and I have to say that KJ Fallon is by far the best. KJ is a highly skilled editor, dedicated
and compassionate to clients. KJ has never once missed a deadline, which is something rare in this business! KJ is able to consistently work with me no matter which genre I am writing in. KJ's ability to adapt to clients’ needs is one of a kind. KJ is always there for clients no matter what.”
--E.R. author, Carved in Blood, Body in the Box, Finding Him Again and The Stealthy Heart

"During my years at Time magazine, I and the other Senior Editors were singularly impressed with KJ Fallon’s intelligence, creativity and work ethic. KJ was responsible for researching, reporting and writing numerous Time pieces in Business, Nation, Science and the Arts, as well as widely reprinted covers and feature articles. Over the years I have recommended KJ to numerous colleagues and they have always been impressed."
-- Stefan Kanfer, Former Senior Editor, Time; New York Times bestselling Author and Lecturer

"Thanks for everything. I could never have done this without you."
--Fr. Ron Lemmert, author of Oasis in Hell, nonfiction book about the author's work as a prison chaplain

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Body in the Box, published by Joffe Books

Carved in Blood, An Evan Lane Mystery, published by Endeavour Press

Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy To Achieve A Work-Optional Life, Amazon bestseller

Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

Investing without Wall Street, by Sheldon Jacobs; April 2012, Wiley Books

TIME Magazine, Reporter, Writer, Researcher

Southampton Press--freelance Features Writer

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Member of the Authors Guild

Time Magazine journalist for more than 15 years

Independent Banker freelance writer

Southampton Press freelance writer

Expertise working with non-native speakers of English.

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