medicuscodex“Entrusting one’s work to a third party can always make one a bit skittish, but Marcela Landres put me at ease in a heartbeat with clear, cogent advice, generously given, from the heart. Not only was I impressed with her knowledge and confidence, doled out with basic common sense, but her invaluable critique was so artfully crafted and genuine that, to my surprise, I found myself wishing for more. This was an investment well-made as since working with Marcela I have acquired an agent, who has already read and line-edited the work and has commented on it in such glowing and hyperbolic terms I am embarrassed to reproduce them here. Needless to say, Marcela Landres is a resource that I’ll return to in the future.”—Cy Stein, author of The Medicus Codex

Marcela Landres
Editorial Consultant

Provide developmental editing for manuscripts, critiques of book proposals and query letters, and strategic advice on how to launch and manage a successful writing career.

Select Clients:
Natashia Deón, author of Grace, a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2016
Lolita Hernandez, author of Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant, recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award
Daniel José Older, author of Shadowshaper, a New York Times bestseller

Present workshops, participate on panels, and moderate events nationally for organizations such as the National Writers Union, Columbia Journalism School, and National Hispana Leadership Institute.

Select Accomplishments:
Co-founder of The Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference
Author of e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You
Publish award-winning e-zine Latinidad®
Acquired and edited bestselling authors Karen Rauch Carter and Dora Levy Mossanen

Literature Grant Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts
Peer Panelist, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Fund for the Arts
Literature Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts
Advisory Board Member, Origins Journal
Advisory Board Member, National Book Foundation’s BookUp
Board Member, Kweli Journal
Instructor, Publishing Certificate Program, City College of New York
Member, Brooklyn Literary Council
Judge, PEN Beyond Margins Award
Judge, Latino Book Awards
Judge, Scholastic Art & Writing Award
Judge, John T. Lupton New Voices in Literature Award

Women’s Media Group
Las Comadres

NYU Summer Publishing Institute’s Intensive Book Publishing Course
Barnard College, Columbia University – B.A. in English Literature, cum laude