Odile Sullivan-Tarazi


I work with indie authors as a developmental editor, line editor, and book coach. I edit genre flash fiction at Havok, slush flash with a literary bent at Flash Fiction Magazine, slush for the CIBAs in several categories, and review indie books for BlueInk and Chanticleer. While with San Jose arts and culture publication Content Magazine, I developed editorial standards and established an editing department. 

Throughout my career, I’ve mentored novice writers and editors on the job; and for several years, I taught writing and editing classes through UC Santa Cruz Extension. All the work I do is informed by this inclination to teach and to mentor. 

Editing Services:
Developmental editing, Line editing, Substantive
Writing Services:
Copywriting, Ghostwriting, Magazine, Nonfiction, Rewriting
Other Services:
Author coaching, Manuscript critique
Expository and narrative nonfiction: big ideas and explainers; creative reflection and memoir, personal essay, cultural commentary, travel. Short and long form. / Flash and short fiction: mystery, suspense, thriller; history and alt history; mainstream, women’s, literary.
Nonfiction Genres:
Autobiography and memoir, Creative nonfiction, Essay, Self-help, True crime
Age Levels:
End Products:
Articles, essays, books
Style Manuals:
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Docs, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships:
Editorial Freelancers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association