Steve Woodward

Editor, Writer, & Creative Partner

I am a flexible and discerning editor and designer with a sharp eye for typography and a knack for helping artists. From award-winning authors and publishers to indie musicians and literary magazines, I have led creative projects of all stripes.


Years of experience in the book publishing industry have given me a keen ear for voice and tone, which translates to incisive line editing and catchy, on-brand copywriting. Impeccable taste, artistic flair, and a penchant for bold, innovative style are hallmarks of my trade.


Browse my portfolio for a sample of recent work. Need a dedicated collaborator for your next project? Send me a note and let’s create together.




Booker Prize Winner

MILKMAN by Anna Burns won the 2018 Booker Prize, the most prestigious award in the UK literary world. 

National Book Award finalist

A LUCKY MAN by Jamel Brinkley was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction.

Pulitzer Prize finalist

TELEPHONE by Percival Everett was one of two finalists for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in literature.


MILKMAN by Anna Burns won the 2019 NBCC award, given by a board of critics to the best novel of the year. 

Whiting Award winner

WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS by Nana Nkweti won a 2022 Whiting award, presented annually to ten emerging writers.




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