Editors of Color Database

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Title
First Name
Larissa
Middle Name
Melo
Last Name
Pienkowski
Pronouns
she/her/hers
Company
City/Town
Boston
State
Massachusetts
Province/Territory
Country
U.S.

Professional Info

Bio
Larissa is a freelance editor specializing in literary, new adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction and nonfiction. As the daughter of Brazilian and Polish immigrants, a proud member of #LatinxinPub, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she is passionate about working with diverse authors and editing books that feature diverse characters authentically. Her experience as a former social worker informs much of her outlook on illuminating marginalized experiences with compassion, reverence, and integrity. She works with authors on editorial assessments/manuscript analyses, developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. She also provide sensitivity reading for the experiences of being mixed-race, Brazilian/Mexican/Polish, a first- and second-generation immigrant, queer/lesbian/bisexual, mentally ill with depression/anxiety/PTSD, struggling with body image and disordered eating, and a survivor of sexual assault and intimate partner abuse. Larissa lives in Boston and holds a Master's in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College and a Bachelor's in Social Work and Sociology from Simmons University. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and in her free time she can be found in her pottery studio, making ceramics.
Areas of Expertise
Beauty/Fashion, Children/Family, Diversity, Feminism, Folklore/Mythology, Food, Inclusive Language, LGBTQ+, Literature/Books, Marginalized Communities, Memoir, Nonprofit Organizations, Personal Development (Self-Help), Plain Language, Social Sciences, Society/Culture, Sociology, Travel, Writing
Other Areas
Nonfiction Genres
Children’s & Young Adult Books, Commentary/Criticism, Creative Nonfiction (Literary), Diaries/Journals/Letters, Memoir, Poetry
Fiction Genres
Action/Adventure, Children’s & Young Adult Books, Drama, Erotica, General, Mythology, New Adult, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
Editorial and Adjacent Services
Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation, Proofreading, Sensitivity Reading
Other Services
Types of Media
Advertisements, Anthologies, Articles/Blogs, Biographies/Memoirs, Books, Brochures/Catalogs, Citations, E-books, Essays, Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, Novels, Poetry, Press Releases/Kits, Proposals, Resumes, Reviews, Scripts, Short Stories, Speeches, Websites
Other Media
Website
Larissa on Reedsy
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