The Bookshop Podcast

Helga Schier, Ph.D.

March 31, 2021 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 26
The Bookshop Podcast
Helga Schier, Ph.D.
Show Notes

My guest today is Helga Schier, Ph.D. 

Helga is the founder and owner of, an independent editorial services firm, and Editorial Director of CamCat Publishers, an independent publisher of genre fiction. 

After a stint in academia, Helga has served as editor and executive editor in several publishing houses, large and small. With over 25 years of experience powering her work, Helga guides authors through the development and revision process. Helga focuses on concept, story, and approach, helping writers sharpen their vision, refine their voice, and unlock the potential of their manuscripts.

Helga has published essays on contemporary English and American fiction, and has translated several screenplays, memoirs, and a novel series. 

Helga lives in Los Angeles, with her two sons, her husband, three cats (yes, three!) and a dog. 

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