KJ Fallon, bestselling author of nonfiction book Coffee for One: How the New Way to Make Your Morning Brew Became a Tempest in a Coffee Pod, published by Skyhorse; featured in People magazine and excerpted in Salon.
Nonfiction book Zen and the Rescue Dog: Journeying with your Dog on the Path to Enlightenment, with a Foreword by Pico Iyer, to be published April 2019. Up next, nonfiction book about the behavior of men, written in collaboration with an esteemed medical professional.
Experienced writer and editor; Author, 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.
KJ is a member of the Authors Guild and Editorial Freelancers Association.
As a journalist at TIME Magazine for almost 20 years, KJ Fallon 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. KJ interviewed prominent news makers, from top financial CEOs to A-list celebrities and pop stars to future Presidents of the U.S.
Current or recent editing projects include: Editor of a nonfiction book about an author's personal experiences with an oppressive political regime; Developmental Editor of a non-fiction book about the Second Amendment; Developmental Editor, Refuge in Hell, a non-fiction book about working in a prison; a non-fiction book about business in Africa; a non-fiction book about investing and taking smart risks.
Fiction editing projects include literary crime novels, crime thrillers, literary horror, women's fiction.
As editor, writing coach or collaborative writer, we work with authors, non-profits and businesses to create books, press releases, web content and articles that precisely convey their message. We 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.
The majority of authors we work with find a publisher, or agent, or both. A recent author secured representation with a top New York literary agent.
Editorial Associate Elizabeth Fallon is a multi-published, best-selling author under a pen name with an MFA in Writing. She also has experience with financial and technical writing and computer programming.
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.
We have collaborated on, ghost written, and edited fiction and non-fiction.
Editorial Letter (Manuscript Critique)
Ghost Writing and Collaborative Writing
Technical Writing and Editing
We 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.
We are professional, considerate, imperturbable and we never miss deadlines. Please include some information about who you are and your goals for your book when querying about possible work.
"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."
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." – Aristotle
Rates, which follow EFA and Writer's Market guidelines, upon request