About Me

Quick bread comes together quickly with simple ingredients that you already have around the house. There’s very little mess, no fuss, and it turns out out beautifully. That’s also how editing should work.

During my career in publishing I’ve worked on academic titles across the humanities and social sciences, a wide variety of creative writing titles (creative/literary nonfiction, memoir, fiction, and poetry), and on general interest books geared toward a diverse readership (including food writing and cookbooks).  I have enjoyed working with all of my authors, and I’ve learned a lot in the process. I’m lucky to have had broad experience and to have worked with talented authors, from Pulitzer Prize winners and academics to promising novices.

I’ve had the luck to train with some of the best in the business. I have worked at the University of Georgia Press, the University of North Carolina Press, and Duke University Press. I freelance for university presses, individual clients, and small literary publishers. In addition, I am Coffee House Press’s poetry editor at large.

Several of the projects I’ve worked on have been widely reviewed. A few of the titles I’ve worked on are featured on Google books but that is by no means an exhaustive list. I’m pulling together links to some of the works so you can learn more about my experience, but in the meantime please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best wishes,

Erika Stevens