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If you're seeking editing or manuscript consultation services, I'd be happy to hear from you.
As the editor and publisher of the award-winning Atelier26 Books, a former contributing editor at Moss literary journal, and instructor in the Atelier26 Creative Writing Workshops, at Literary Arts, and in creative writing courses at Portland State University, I work regularly with writers to refine, explore, and develop new work. And as an author myself with ten books behind me, I bring respect, rigor, and creativity to all my editing practices.
I've had the privilege of editing books that have received recognition from the PEN Hemingway Award, PEN America's Robert W. Bingham Award, the Balcones Fiction Prize, and the Oregon Book Award.
I've been writing for twenty-five years. I hold an MFA from the Pan European Creative Writing Program, have served on the Yaddo Literature Panel, and have been a reader for Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope All-Story in San Francisco and Tin House in Portland. For more than a decade I've provided writing and editing services to a broad range of clients around the country, from developing writers to rocket scientists, cult film directors, creative agencies, and large non-profits and NGOs. Recent clients include Raytheon, the American Transplant Foundation, the Adaptive Sailing Foundation, Prosperity Now, InterAction.org, Invest for Kids Chicago, the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation, the Environmental Investigation Agency, Sheridan Printers, and others.
But nothing pleases me more than to help fellow writers engaged in the difficult business of giving meaningful expression to sensibility. I'm happy to proofread, copyedit, or provide comprehensive editing and consultation.
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If you've got a literary project that could benefit from the attention of a skilled editorial eye, please e-mail me with a description of your project and the services you're seeking, or reach out to me on the Reedsy publishing marketplace via the big button to the right. >>>
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Mark Cunningham’s approach is so personal and so constructive, and he has such a capacity to really inhabit the story or the poem in front of him, so that he’s working with you from the inside — which is something, I think, quite rare in this day and age, in this publishing climate.”
--Harriet Scott Chessman, author of The Beauty of Ordinary Things and Someone Not Really Her Mother
Precise, caring, and nurturing to the native voice of his authors, Mark made my first book experience into something like a dream come true. And his belief in the book was phenomenal. It changed the way I think about my own work and how it lives in the world.”
--Margaret Malone, author of the PEN/Hemingway Finalist People Like You (interviewed by the Emerging Writers Network)