With over two decades of expertise in developmental and line editing as well as ghostwriting, proposal drafting, and screenplays, Marlene Adelstein and Alice Peck provide comprehensive guidance for writers from the first inspiration to the published work—be it through a mainstream publisher, independent press, self-publishing venture, periodical, or website. When appropriate they also provide referrals to reliable and talented designers, copyeditors, proofreaders, publicists, and agents. Marlene and Alice usually work independently but have joined forces when appropriate editing authors including Kristen Wolf, Nicole Bokat, and Kim Powers.
Thorough, constructive critiques, developmental and line editing, advice on a book’s commercial potential, and agent referrals when appropriate. Over twenty years’ experience in publishing and feature film development. Specializes in commercial and literary fiction: mysteries, thrillers, women’s fiction, romance, historical; young adult; memoir; screenplays.
Recent authors include Peter Golden, Antoinette May, Anne Serling, Karan Bajaj, Jeanne Bogino, Peter Hayes, and Amanda McTigue.
Evaluates and edits memoir, narrative, spirituality, and fiction (especially first novels); writes and edits proposals; ghostwrites. Acquired books and developed them into scripts for film and television before shifting her focus to editing in 1998.
Recent authors include E.A. Aymar, Jon Buchan, Tim Cockey, Lama Surya Das, Alison L. Heller, Susan McBride, Jeri Parker, Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin, Judith Sanders, Mark Schimmoeller, Joanie Schirm, Hannah Seligson, and Bonnie Myotai Treace.