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George De Stefano

George De Stefano

Founder & Principal

GdS Editorial Services

New York City, NY

Are you a writer looking for a talented editor for your book, book proposal, journal article, academic paper, Web content, or other projects? A publisher/media company seeking an editor for books and other publications? I offer line, copy, and developmental editing (structural work). My subject matter expertis...





GdS Editorial Services


Since I began GdS Editorial Services in 2013, I have completed many successful projects for major publishers, authors, and organizations. I have edited (and proofread) books on the humanities, social science, media, popular culture, and history for such publishers as Cambridge, Perseus, and Palgrave McMillan, as well as for experienced and first-time authors.

GdS Editorial Services

Founder & Principal

Provide expert editorial services, from copy and line editing to substantive editing. Clients include major publishers of books, journals, monographs, reports.Broad subject matter expertise, including culture/the arts, social science, and health. Experienced in working with authors who are non-native English-speakers.

• Copy, line, and developmental editing of nonfiction books and book proposals for authors.
• Edit nonfiction books by non-native English-speaking authors
• Write and edit website content

Freelance Journalist and Writer

Author, Journalist, Blogger

"An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America." (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus, Giroux), 2006; 2007 (paperback)

Contributing author::
• The Routledge History of the Italian Americans (2016).
• Our Naked Lives (2013) Bordighera Press.
• The Essential Sopranos Reader (2011) University of Kentucky Presses.
• Mafia Movies: A Reader (2011) University of Toronto Press.
• Mediated Ethnicity (2010) University of the City of New York.
• Is the Mafia Still a Force in America? (2006) Greenhaven Press.
• American Voices: Culture and Community (2006), McGraw Hill.
• Writing in a Changing World: Writer's Guide with Handbook (2003) Longman UK.
• Witness to Revolution: The Advocate reports on gay and lesbian politics, 1967-1999 (2000) Chris Bull, ed. Alyson Press.
• Reggae, Rastafarians, Revolution: Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub (2000) Schirmer Ltd.

• Contribute articles to print and online publications, including The Nation, Newsday, PopMatters, The Examiner, Rootsworld, New York Journal of Books, I-Italy, Film Comment,Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Italian American Review, Gay City News.
• Experienced public speaker, conference presenter, and media consultant/on-screen interviewee for documentaries ("The Italian Americans," PBS, 2015; "The Godfather Legacy," History Channel, 2014; "Beyond Wiseguys," PBS, 2008)