ABOUT I.S. GUZMAN

My Goal is to Simply Be the Best Editor

 

I enjoy partnering with you to help achieve your goals. I'm an editor, because I enjoy helping others in their writing journey. I'm a fiction writer because fiction is my first love and there's nothing more satisfying than writing stories. 

I've wanted to write as long as I can remember. Currently, I'm working on a novel but also write short stories when inspiration sparks. 

Coming from a teaching background, I discovered my love of publishing during grad school. I have a Master of Science (M.S.) in Publishing through Portland State University, Oregon, USA. 

 

My professional editorial experience began as an in-house position at Ooligan Press where I edited trade fiction and nonfiction of literary and local-interest, and Young Adult. Currently, I'm a marketing professional in a small press and I'm also a fiction editor for Pangyrus.  

 

The experiences abroad and travel gave me ample opportunities to meet people from all walks of life—which influenced me. When I recall all my experiences abroad and in my home country, USA, I see commonalities of the human experience and human condition. That motivates me to seek out and uncover truth through fiction. 

I'm a third-culture kid. I lived in 5 countries (India, Dubai, U.A.E, U.S., Argentina, Singapore) and traveled to many others. I enjoy reading good books from diverse perspective, watching TV shows like Schitt's Creek, Younger, The Boys, Doctor Who, and anything good. I also enjoy baking, working out, and yoga. 

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