Porscha Burke

Porscha Burke

Publishing Manager & Associate Editor | Random House

Porscha Burke has been a key member of Random House for the past fourteen years, and there she has helped nurture the careers of new and established authors, supported publishing executives, and acquired works by Dr. Maya Angelou, Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, and Chief David O. Brown, among others. She also curated Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou and spearheaded the publication of new editions of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and The Black Book, originally edited by Toni Morrison. A Queens native and University of Virginia graduate, Porscha received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College, where she currently teaches book proposal writing.

Who Teaches Editors to Edit?: The Secrets Behind Top Editors’ and Agents’ Esteemed Skills and How You Can Apply Their Strategies to Your Own Work

6221, 6th floor

Editing isn’t a skill learned in the classroom. Most editors and agents figure out how to edit on the job, under the guidance of supervisors and colleagues. What’s covered in an edit letter, and how is it different from a workshop critique? Do you have to follow every editorial suggestion? How do editors and agents […]