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Open Boat Editing

Open Boat Editing


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I provide developmental editing, copyediting, transcribing, consulting, and book coaching for fiction and nonfiction through Open Boat Editing.  

I’ve provided editing services for fiction and journalistic nonfiction through Open Boat Editing since 2006. I’ve worked with journalists at The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and, as well as award-winning indie fiction authors. I’ve also partnered with literary agents in the D.C. area to provide developmental editing for book proposals in addition to full manuscripts. LGBT stories and authors are especially welcome! 

I also worked in-house with journalist and author Bob Woodward on every stage of researching, drafting, editing, publishing, and marketing six books covering four American presidents for over 13 years. I’ve also contributed substantively to over 35 of Woodward’s stories in The Washington Post, including breaking news pieces on national security, intelligence, and international affairs.   

I’ve spent my career in books, from hands-on training in the fundamentals of the book business at an independent bookstore to partnering one-on-one with an #1 international bestselling author and Big 5 publisher. I’ve loved helping bring an incredible variety of books into the world through Open Boat Editing, and I’ve focused on expanding to a full-service editing and consulting firm.     

Whether you're in the proposal or researching stage, putting the final touches on your manuscript, or rolling out your marketing plan, I can help.

Open Boat Editing is 100% LGBT owned and operated. I live with my wife in Washington DC.  

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Evelyn Duffy

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