Anne Horowitz is a Brooklyn-based freelance book editor. For five years, she was an editor at Soft Skull Press/Counterpoint, where she acquired and edited a range of fiction and nonfiction titles, including (fiction) Bummer by Janice Shapiro (funny, big-hearted stories about women at moments of crisis), The Colony by Jillian Weise (a razor-smart novel about disability, medical ethics, and eugenics), and Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk by Tony DuShane (a hilarious coming-of-age story about growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness); and (nonfiction) Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys by David Henry Sterry and Richard Martin (an anthology of writings by sex workers), Live Nude Elf by Reverend Jen (the New York art star’s memoir, based on her sex column for Nerve), Secrets and Wives by Sanjiv Bhattacharya (investigative journalism into polygamy among Mormon subgroups), Buskers by Heth and Jed Weinstein (a memoir by two NYC subway musicians), and Dear Dawn (a collection of death row correspondence by the late Aileen Wuornos, on whom the movie Monster was based).
A freelance editor since 2010, Anne works with numerous publishers, literary agents, and individual authors as both a developmental editor and a copyeditor. Her clients include independent presses such as Seal Press (developmental editing on books by Elizabeth Enslin, Kara Richardson Whitely, Shawna Kenney, Amy Ragsdale, and Sherry Amatenstein), Creative Nonfiction/In Fact Books (developmental editing on anthologies about teachers and mental health), Tin House Books (copyediting on books by Christopher Beha, Adam Braver, Dana Cann, Pamela Erens, Claire Fuller, Sonya Lea, Jennifer Pashley, Nancy Reisman, Kevin Sampsell, Alexis Smith, Matthew Specktor, Darcey Steinke, and others), The Experiment, Grove/Atlantic, Ig Publishing, Milkweed Editions, Hal Leonard Corporation, and Library Journal.
Anne is also a part-time editor working with the literary agent Reneé Zuckerbrot at Massie & McQuilkin. She is a mentor for the Emerging Writers Fellowship Program at the Center for Fiction and was an editorial mentor in Think Write Publish, a collaboration between Arizona State University and Creative Nonfiction, supported by the Templeton Foundation. She is a member of PEN America and the Editorial Freelancers Association. You can read more about her here.