Oh man, do we need help. Monson can read the stories and manuscripts and forward the good ones on to Rhatigan. Then, Rhatigan has a good eye for line-by-line editing and he really knows how to structure and shape a plot. But, still, even then, every story, every novella, every novel needs a polish, a once-over by a real language pro–someone who never missed a goddamned typo in his life. Some dude who can spot a redundancy from a mile away. A guy who just knows when something just doesn’t quite sound …. right. Someone like our new Editorial Consultant Rob Pierce.
Rob is the author of our newest release Uncle Dust (the most perfect manuscript ever submitted to a publishing company with or without the services of a paid editorial specialist). He is also all the shit included below in his self-penned bio:
Rob Pierce has been nominated for a Derringer Award for short crime fiction, and has had his stories published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Modern, Plots With Guns, Revolt Daily, Near To The Knuckle, and Shotgun Honey. The editor of Swill Magazine, he lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two children. He is equally comfortable taking romantic walks on the beach or dumping the body elsewhere.
(photo of Rob Pierce reading from Uncle Dust courtesy of Teri Skultety)