A Writer's Best Ally: A Great Editor
Liana Holmberg engages each editing project with a precise set of diagnostic and problem solving skills and a deep understanding of the writing process. She gives clear, actionable feedback that honors the writer's goals and style. She advocates for the author's vision and encourages them to consistently deliver their best work.
For more than a decade, Liana has been a freelance editor specializing in developmental editing. She is known for the portability of her skills, and has worked in a wide variety of genres. Her clients include writers of literature and poetry, genre fiction, filmscripts, outdoor adventure, scholarly and scientific publications, and business and marketing communications. She has been described as having "x-ray vision" that sees straight into the work to reveal not only problems but missed opportunities. <FAQ and rates at Editorial Services>
As an editor at Manoa, an award-winning literary journal, Liana worked with acclaimed international and domestic authors of fiction, poetry, and memoir, including Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner Chang-Rae Lee, Pay It Forward author Catherine Ryan Hyde, and dozens of new and established writers. Her work experience spans the publishing industry. She has served as art director at an online science journal, production editor at a university press, reporter at an alternative newsweekly, and volunteer reader at Zoetrope All-Story. <more at Resume>
Liana holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and is a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course. She has received several awards for her fiction and poems, which appear in a variety of publications. <more at Writing>
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