William Oppenheimer

Fiction Editor for Independent Authors


Greater Boston area and remote



Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Young Adult, Literary


As a published author and an editor focusing solely on Fiction, I offer constructive feedback and evaluation for a broad range of novels. Regardless of the genre, my approach is always to honor the author's vision and voice, employing a deep-seated love and "feel" for the English language, and over 30 years of book editing experience. Authors of Science Fiction have appreciated my diverse background (B.S. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from M.I.T.; M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University). Authors of Fantasy have admired my deep knowledge of the genre. Writers of YA and literary novels value my sense for original plotting and character, and my admiration for stylistic wit and literary flair.

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Fiction editing is my dream job. I look forward to hearing from you.


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