GdS Editorial Services

Topnotch editing for writers, publishers, media companies, nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations

Why GdS Editorial Services?

If you’ve searched the internet for an editor, you know there are countless numbers of us out there advertising our services.  There’s no shortage of editing talent for a writer—or publisher, media company, or nonprofit/nongovernmental organization—to choose from.

So why hire GdS Editorial Services?

I am George de Stefano, the founder and principal of GdS Editorial Services. I offer a combination of skill, experience, subject matter expertise, and affordability you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

My background comprises 30+ years as both a writer and editor in journalism (print and online), trade and academic publishing, and nonprofit and nongovernmental agencies. I have edited and written books, essays, articles, policy papers, white papers, grant proposals, and reports.

As a book editor, I work with publishers (academic and trade) and directly with authors, experienced and first-time. Authors have sold their manuscripts to publishers after I edited them, in some cases, developing them from scratch. I specialize in nonfiction and I have broad subject matter expertise: culture and pop culture, social science, politics, social theory, race and ethnicity, LGBT, and public health.

​As the editorial manager of the publications office of a major public health agency, I conceptualized, edited, and wrote everything from brochures and pamphlets to scientific articles and reports, for the general public and medical specialists. I oversaw the entire editorial process, from the idea through writing, editing, and production. I also supervised the translation of these materials into multiple languages, making them accessible to the broadest audiences possible.

I am an editor who also is a published author and journalist. My interests as a writer are diverse, and the expertise I have gained in writing about various topics has helped make me a well-rounded and versatile editor. My experience as a writer also has taught me how to be a supportive and sensitive editor who helps writers to say what they want to say as effectively as possible.



I offer the following editing services:
  • Copy editing
  • Line editing
  • Substantive editing
  • Writing and re-writing

I edit the following publications/materials:
  • Books (nonfiction)
  • Book proposals
  • Articles (journalism)
  • Academic articles/essays 
  • ​Policy analyses and white papers
  • Reports
  • Online content

Get in touch to discuss your editing needs and how we can work together. Rates are available upon request.

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