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David edits adventure, travel, memoirs, erotica, science fiction and fantasy, literary fiction, military history, mysteries, thrillers, short stories, and sports manuscripts.

DAVID ROSE has edited more than seventy published books, both  fiction and nonfiction. Dave appreciates the interdependence of clear writing with clear thinking. He enjoys helping writers clarify their language and their thoughts, analyzing arguments, plot lines, and pointing out issues or inconsistencies that detract from a good story. Dave likes how the process of writing, rewriting, and editing leads to that aha moment of—yes, that is what I want to say, and I’ve said it well. Dave respects a writer’s individual style, keeping voice and tone intact while ensuring for consistency, correct grammar, and usage.

Dave earned a BFA in Film from New York University and an MA from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the American Copy Editors Society.


Dave got his start as a business reporter and went on to write for major corporations. He’s experienced in business and investment writing, book editing, communication planning, and public policy research. In addition to his editing, Dave writes for a wealth management advisor, developing web content and keeping clients abreast of market developments through letters and research reports.

Freelance Writer / Copy Editor - (1997 to Present)

  • Editor for Strategic Book Publishing, Callisto Media, and independent authors.
  • Communications Consultant to Moirai Capital Management, San Francisco, CA. Develop Web content and keep clients abreast of portfolio and market developments through quarterly letters and research reports.
  • Freelance writer, including Hartford Business Journal & Connecticut Green Guide.

Director / Communications - (1993-1997) NYNEX Corporation, New York, NY              
Staff Director / Issues Management (1990-1993) NYNEX Corporation, White Plains, NY
Staff Director / External Affairs - (1986-1990) NYNEX Corporationm, White Plains, NY
Editor - (1982-1986) General Electric Capital Corporation, Stamford, CT

Books Edited by David Rose

Agent FelesoidAmbivalenceAustin ColorsBuilding Our Own Home the Hard WayCristo by CristoThe Death and Life of a Most Extraordinary Ordinary ManA Delphic QuestDestiny's SpearFireweed IslandForgiveness ComesFortitudeGolden GuardianThe Golfing ChroniclesIn the Depths of the YearsIslamophobiaJamionThe Kreuzvogel ExperimentLessonsLove, Lace and BootsMemoirs of the Browning ManProtector's AwakeningPurgatoryA Ring of TruthThe Sound of RipplesThe Sea DogsA Short Journey Through Tall StoriesThe Sidehill DetectiveTest the FireThe CureTreading WaterThe Un-NaturalWinds of TimeThe Yellow FieldWithin Scope of Ascension


Client Feedback:

"I had the privilege to work with David Rose on a short story called 'Sick Robot.' Having gone over it many times, listened to it played back, and having let it 'rest,' before doing a final version, I was confident there was little need for an editor. Still, I loved the story enough that I wanted it to have the very best chance it could in the market. Book Editing Associates put me in touch with David Rose, and I couldn't be more impressed with the edit he provided. He pointed out several formatting issues, and a misplaced name that I had not noticed on all the passes I made over the manuscript. He gave constructive criticisms, and the story is much better for his efforts. David is a consummate professional, fairly priced, and a boon to any writer who wishes to improve their work and writing. I highly recommend his editorial services." Sincerely, D.C. Lozar

"Getting in touch with David was the best thing that has happened to my book and to me as an author. Finding a good editor is a long process, and I have communicated with many and worked with a few. First I used an inexpensive editor who wasn't professional enough. Then I switched to an expensive editor who failed to understand where I was going. When I met David, I got what I had been looking for all along—an affordable, trustworthy, professional editor and a companion who engaged himself in my process and actually enjoyed the journey with me. He understood where I was going with my writing and guided me gently toward my goals in a way that strengthened the manuscript. David has an eye for the details and brings creative ideas and solutions in a kind and respectful way. Working with him was an encouraging and inspiring experience, and I highly recommend his services." - Anette Christensen, Mercedes Sosa - The Voice of Hope, (2016)

"David edited my book The Adventures of Sebastian Bold. His constructive suggestions and sensitivity to language enhanced my book tremendously. David is a very good editor, and I recommend him highly." - Michael Brandt, The Adventures of Sebastian Bold, (2015)

"David edited my first book and the results were amazing. I self-published, and even though I edited the book myself several times, it was still a mess. David was fast, thorough, and cost-effective. I had the book up selling on Amazon within a day of David’s final version back to me. I strongly recommend his services and will definitely hire him again for my next book." - Brian Glenmuchie, Golfing Chronicles, (2014)

"I highly recommend David's editorial services. He' a consummate professional and consulted with me frequently and thoughtfully. He polished my manuscript with his editing and offered content suggestions that improved the story. David was always readily available, responsive, and helpful, and he met my timeline with room to spare." - Dan Petrosini, Am I the Killer? (2015)

"David edited my manuscript, Who Knew Not Joseph. Upon reading the corrected work, I was amazed at his keen eye and uncanny insight. He has the talent that every author needs. I recommend David wholeheartedly." - Menachem Mannie Magid, Who Knew Not Joseph, (2015)

"David edited my manuscript to a professional level. My grammar and punctuation badly needed his expertise, and I greatly appreciated his ideas and input." - W. Frank Danka, Just Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. (2015)

"David did a wonderful job editing Cymoeba, improving the clarity of the language and making valued suggestions, from word choice to plot issues. He is a thoughtful and disciplined editor, and working with him was smooth and professional. I highly recommend David as a copyeditor." - Bo Zhang, Cymoeba (2015)