About Me

Richard Denoncourt

MFA Author, Publisher & Editor

I’ve spent the past fifteen years writing and publishing my own books. As a student of literature at Colgate University, I decided to make enduring quality my governing principle. My fiction is never “pulp” – it’s character-driven drama sustained by well-written sentences.

In 2006, I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The New School, with a concentration in Fiction. I only mention the MFA because I don’t believe you need one to be a good writer, but it definitely helps with becoming a strong editor, which is how I view myself.

And if there’s one activity I’ve done a LOT of since I started writing as a career, it’s editing.

I’ve edited countless stories for creative writing students in my Bachelor’s and MFA programs.

I’ve edited over a million words of my own fiction, eventually publishing eight books that I meticulously picked apart with tweezers…

I’ve spent over a thousand hours editing marketing copy – product pages, Amazon & Facebook ads, back-of-the-book blurbs, and websites.

Editing is one of the most crucial steps for any work of fiction that hopes to be taken seriously—not just by critics, but by the most important people of all…



My job is to make sure your fiction reads like a seasoned pro wrote it.


My job is to make your style consistent and your sentences sing.


My job is to get your book ready to publish…and sell!

Ready to work with me?