John Paine has been a manuscript editor, also known as a book doctor, in New York trade publishing for over 25 years. During that time he has edited more than 600 titles in numerous fields, both fiction and nonfiction. When he was working for Penguin USA, he edited numerous New York Times bestselling authors such as John Jakes, Barbara Parker, Greg Iles, Sylvia Browne, Peter Straub, Leslie Glass, Dave Pelzer, and Catherine Anderson, to name just a few. He also has worked with many first-time authors, guiding them to write books that satisfy a wide variety of readers, from literary to popular.
Since becoming an independent editor, he has continued his strong track record of editing books that sell, averaging more than 20 titles per year. Recently edited fiction titles include New York Times bestsellers Eric Jerome Dickey Resurrecting Midnight (Dutton) and E. Lynn Harris Mama Dearest (Pocket), Patti Callahan Henry Driftwood Summer (St. Martin’s), and Kaza Kingsley Erec Rex: The Three Furies (Simon & Schuster). Recently published nonfiction titles include: Lewis Maltby Jr., Can They Do That? (Portfolio), Jo Maeder, When I Married My Mother (DaCapo), William Eamon, The Professor of Secrets (National Geographic), and Christopher Nichols From Empire to Isolation (Harvard Univ. Press).
For further information, please visit his website: www.johnpaine.com.