Paula Derrow Modern Love

paula derrow

a way with words

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Smart, sparkling, succinct writing & editing for digital & print.  Content marketing. Book proposal wrangler. Book doctor.
Whatever your content needs, I can deliver it to you or edit it for you. I specialize in health, psychology, profiles, memoir and the personal essay. I also ghost edit ghost write articles for CEOS, and produce white papers for corporate clients. I was articles director at Self magazine for 11 years and have been on staff or worked as a consultant/writer at numerous magazines, websites and startups including Potentia Labs, Shebooks, Good Housekeeping, Dailyworth, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and Specialties include memoir, personal essay, health and psychology.

Book editing; e-book editing; magazine writing and writing for the web. I edited the PW-starred anthology, Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting It, Giving It, Loving It, Missing It (Delacorte, 2009), featuring best selling writers Cheryl Strayed, Susanna Sonnenberg, Susan Cheever, Lauren Slater, Lori Gottlieb and Julie Powell, among others. I've edited numerous books on psychology and mindfulness including How to Be Single and Happy and memoirs including the NYT-recommended Gorge. My own writing has been published in Refinery29, Tablet, Purple Clover, Self, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Woman's Day, More, Cosmo, and the New York Times Modern Love column

 Private editing. I'm available for writing and editing projects, including  fiction and nonfiction manuscripts and book proposals, and, especially, personal essays. 

Paula Derrow
I get writers, editors (and plenty of non-literary types, too) to deliver the best they are capable of digitally or in print, with no muss, fuss, delays or drama. Because life is nicer that way.