Jason Kirk (@brasswax) is a freelance editor whose books have won dozens of awards and made the Wall Street Journal bestseller list multiple times. He is a former acquiring editor for Amazon.
At the 2020 Seattle conference, Jason is discussing the four-act story structure. He is also offering critiques as an add-on element to attendees.
Jason is a decorated editor and poet, the author of A Fabulous Hag in Purple on the Moor, Reverb, and The Other Whites in South Africa, and the composer of The Mirror of Simple Souls, an opera collaboration with poet Anne Carson.
He received his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Michigan. Recent awards and nominations for books he has edited include the 2016 UtopiaCon Best Edited Book Award for Amy A. Bartol’s Darken the Stars, the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award for PJ Manney (R)evolution (finalist), and the 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Christopher Rice’s The Vines (finalist).
He freelance edits all of the following genres: adult science fiction and fantasy, young adult (both SF/F and otherwise/contemporary), mysteries and thrillers, and literary fiction.