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Karmen Wells
Shelf Made Creative Services

Previously of HarperCollins Canada, I've been working with authors and screenwriters as a freelance editor since 2019. My goal is to guide writers to meaningful characters, original storytelling, and enhanced voices in ways that help them grow as writers to continue to create better and better stories. I primarily work with horror and am passionate about assisting and promoting all writers whose stories confront the dark, the bizarre, and the terrifying.

I'm also the Film/TV Agent for The Rights Factory where I represent authors work for book-to-screen projects.


years experience: 5
SKILLS
Developmental editing, Line-editing, Copy editing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Horror
TRADE REFERENCES
"Her intuition and well-rounded perspective of the publishing landscape make her a tremendous asset as an editor.” - Iris Tupholme, SVP and Publisher of HarperCollins Canada

"Karmen is a pro at recognizing and protecting the author's voice, one of the most vital aspects of editing." - Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads

"Her keen eye is matched by rare insightfulness and a genuine love of storytelling. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone kinder or more professional in the business—don’t think twice about reaching out to her.” - Daniel Barnett, author of The Nightmareland Chronicles