Welcome!For more than three decades, The Editorial Department has provided writers with expert, personalized support for all facets of their writing and publishing goals. Our clients include bestselling and national award-winning authors, and many writers who have found success in both traditional and indie publishing. Our team of editors, writers, designers, and marketers all share a love of books and a commitment to bringing them to fruition at the highest level.
Click the links at the left to find out more about our specific services. Wherever you are in the publishing journey, we can help.
Editing and Manuscript ConsultationAt the core of our process is a dedicated team of editors and manuscript consultants, most of whom have backgrounds as literary agents, in-house acquisitions editors, or teachers of creative writing at the university level. This experience is central to our three-and-a-half decades of success in helping writers to realize their own creative vision, hone their craft, write to professional standards, and find receptive audiences for their work, no matter what path to publication they choose.
We have specialists in almost all genres of fiction and nonfiction and we offer a wide range of editing and manuscript consultation support to help authors write the best manuscripts possible and ready them for traditional or independent publication.
Agent Referral and Submission SupportOne thing that separates The Editorial Department from others in our field is the scope and quality of help we have available for authors who want to traditionally publish. We have an innovative literary agent matchmaking program to help get our best manuscripts into the hands of top agents and we can also help with everything from query letters and synopses to complete book proposals.
Book Design and ProductionTED's design team’s in-house experience with major publishers like Penguin and Random House allows us to deliver exceptional design standards to authors who go indie with new or backlist titles. Our team includes cover designer, illustrators, interior layout and e-book formatting specialists who can deliver camera ready files for use with any publisher or provider.
Author and Book MarketingTED's marketing specialists are dedicated to helping authors successfully get their books in front of the right readers through brand building, education, and targeted campaigns to build visibility.
Adaptation and Screenplay Services
Editorial guidance and professional collaboration for authors considering screenplay adaptation of novels and narrative nonfiction works.
Self-Editing for Fiction WritersListed in the Los Angeles Times as one of six indispensable books for fiction writers, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by TED founder Renni Browne and Dave King, now in its fifth printing from HarperCollins, leads readers through the same steps an expert fiction editor would follow to perfect a manuscript. Hands-on exercises and checklists at the end of each chapter show readers how to put the principles into practice. And each point is clearly illustrated with examples, many from the hundreds of books Browne and King edited.
Getting StartedAs an author, you have more publishing options today than ever before. Our staff can help you chart your path and provide hands-on guidance with every step. Whether that path is to publish traditionally or independently, our goal is for each project to be as fully realized and expertly crafted as possible.