Marlene Adelstein - Freelance Book / Screenplay Editor


Marlene AdelsteinI am a thoughtful, patient, discreet freelance book and screenplay editor working with writers of all levels. Writers who have agents, those who don't, writers who have sold books to publishers, and many who hope to. I help writers develop and shape their ideas, critique manuscripts, line edit, and ghostwrite material. My specialties are novels (commercial fiction, mystery, thrillers, women's, historical, literary), memoir and screenplays.

Just a few of the book projects I've worked on are: "As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling" by Anne Serling (Kensington Books), "Comeback Love" by Peter Golden (Atria Books), "Where's the Watch?! And Other Tales From Seinfeld's Uncle Leo" by Len Lesser and Tama Ryder (Staff Pick Press), "Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right" by Dal LaMagna, in collaboration with Wally Carbone and Carla S. Reuben (Wiley Books), "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" by Beth Hoffman (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking), "The Way" by Kristen Wolf (Crown), "Finding Angela Shelton" by Angela Shelton (Meredith Books); "The Lost Diary of Don Juan" by Douglas Carlton Abrams (Atria Books); "Pilate's Wife" by Antoinette May (Wm. Morrow); "Ill-Equipped for a Life of Sex" by Jennifer Lehr, (ReganBooks); "Family Trust" and "Legally Blonde" by Amanda Brown (Dutton);

Before becoming an editor, I was a feature film and television development executive for twenty years working for: Wind Dancer Films, Fine Line Features, The Zanuck Company and The Samuel Goldwyn Company, finding material for films and helping to develop them into screenplays. I worked on: "Rush", "Driving Miss Daisy", "Rich in Love", "Wild Bill", "Love! Valour! Compassion!", "Mystic Pizza", "Consuming Passions", among others. The TV MOW's I worked on from development through production are: "Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number," "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana" and "Playing For Time".

My short stories, personal essays and book reviews have been published in: New York House Magazine, Prima Materia, Mars Hill Review, The Madison Review, Fine Print, and Time Out Magazine. I co-wrote three feature film screenplays and have been awarded residencies to a number of artist colonies for my writing including: The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, Fundacion Valpairiso in Spain, and The Millay Colony.

References provided upon request.


Marlene Adelstein - Fix Your Book
©fixyourbook | sitemap | | web design by