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Claire Wachtel

Book Editor & Consultant - CW Editorial Consulting

About Me

My name is Claire Wachtel. My professional title is freelance book editor and consultant at CW Publishing.

I have been working in publishing as an editor for 35 years and recently left Harper Collins after being an executive editor for nearly 22 years. I have edited fiction and nonfiction including Freakonomis, Sapiens, all of Cokie Robert's best-selling books, Rosemary Sullivan's Stalin' s Daughter. Among fiction are all of Dennis Lehane's books, Kim McCreight, literary and commercial women's fiction and thrillers. Many of these fiction and non-fiction books have been New York Times bestsellers.

My skills and areas of expertise include editing, revision, publishing, journalism, copy editing, copywriting, proofreading, blogging, content development, demographic marketing, strategic planning, innovative idea implementation and client relationship building. I received my B.A. from City University of New York-Brooklyn College.

My hobbies and interests include traveling, reading and going to Broadway shows.

I now work as a freelance editor and publisher to authors and literary agents.

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