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"Jarret Middleton’s skills as a writer and editor are outstanding. His many years of writing, editing, publishing, and critiquing ensure that your project is in practiced hands. Jarret's questions are insightful and probing, his suggestions constructive and supportive, and his technical skills are exceptional. Clients can expect complete professionalism, courtesy, and honesty as his ongoing business philosophy.” —Larry Olson, Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement, John Wiley & Sons See All

Jarret Middleton $120/hr

Services Offered

  • One-on-One coaching sessions
  • Read Complete Manuscript
  • Read first 15 pages of manuscript and provide feedback

Available For

  • Book Proposals
  • Essay
  • Genre
  • Guidance in applying for awards/residencies
  • Guidance in Submissions to agents
  • Guidance in submissions to magazines or publishers
  • Line-Editing/Copyediting
  • Literary Journalism
  • Memoir
  • Novel
  • Screenwriting
  • Short Fiction
  • Young Adult

"Jarret Middleton’s skills as a writer and editor are outstanding. His many years of writing, editing, publishing, and critiquing ensure that your project is in practiced hands. Jarret's questions are insightful and probing, his suggestions constructive and supportive, and his technical skills are exceptional. Clients can expect complete professionalism, courtesy, and honesty as his ongoing business philosophy.” —Larry Olson, Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement, John Wiley & Sons

“Jarret is that rare writer who is as good in the role of editor as he is in that of creator. He's able to work with writers on their own terms, giving them the tools and advice necessary to fine tune their work. He can help make any piece of writing better but more importantly he can help make a good piece great.” —Harry Kirchner, publisher of Pharos Editions, an imprint of Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press

Jarret Middleton is the author of Darkansas and the novella, An Dantomine Eerly. He was the founding editor of Dark Coast Press and the classics library Pharos Editions, an imprint of Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Shelf Awareness, The Quarterly Conversation, The Weeklings, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Collagist, SmokeLong Quarterly, and HTMLGIANT, as well as appearing in the print anthologies The Breadline Anthology; Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices; and In Heaven, Everything is Fine: Fiction Inspired by David Lynch. He is represented by the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency in New York, NY and the Intellectual Property Group (IPG) in Los Angeles, CA. He lives in Seattle, WA.

Working Style

Rate is flexible, and discount rates are available on a per project basis.

When consulting with client writers, I like to take the time to meet and discuss the project in its current state so that I can better understand the project before putting pen to page. Projects and desired results vary widely, but I am happy however the client is most comfortable and productive. In my career, I have approached consultations and freelance editing in almost every conceivable way. I have been editor of a publishing house, started my own imprint, served as a copywriter, ghostwriter, a freelance developmental editor for publishers and private consulting clients alike. Whether the client is interested in tightening up an outline or query letter, or a single pass on copy, line, or developmental editing, or an agreed upon schedule of in-person consultations where we continually check in on the writer’s progress on their project, I am ready to get started helping writers achieve their vision for the work they were meant to create.

Availability

I am available monthly and weekly, year-round. Flexible communication with client writers between scheduled in-person meetings, always available for an email or phone call.

Available for 10 minute free project assessment

Interests

Literary fiction tending toward the dramatic, gothic, dark, surreal, fabulist, and magical-realist. Full-length works of fiction, novels, short stories, collaborative projects, experimental work.