My name is David Downing, and I’ve always loved working with other writers and their stories. I earned my MFA in creative writing at the University of Washington, then taught fiction writing for 10 years at UW Extension. The first four or so years I taught on campus in the evening, and then I developed the distance learning Introduction to Literary Fiction Writing curriculum and taught online for six years.
In August 2010 I began supplementing my day-job income with fiction editing work. A year later, I moved over to freelance fiction editing full-time, and I’ve loved it.
I edit two or three books a month, and am typically (and very happily) booked at least a couple of months out. Openings do pop up, though. If what you’ve seen on this site appeals to you, I’d love to talk to you about working together. You can reach me at david@maxeditorial [dot] com.
I can be reached at david@maxeditorial [dot] com.