Patricia Mulcahy offers editorial and co-writing services to authors and publishers, combining on-the-page guidance with marketing and sales instincts honed in a long career as a publisher.

She held executive positions at Hyperion; Little, Brown; Vintage Books, where she edited the fiction series Vintage Contemporaries; and Penguin. She started her career as a temp for Robert Giroux of Farrar, Straus and Giroux and left as editor in chief at Doubleday.

Her first hardcover project as an in-house editor was Eyes on the Prize, the tie-in to the seminal PBS series about the civil rights movement: still in print. She also worked with actor Peter O’Toole, crime writers James Lee Burke and Michael Connelly, Booker winner Iris Murdoch, Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, and NPR radio host John Hockenberry. Awards for books she published include the PEN/Hemingway Prize, the National Book Award, the Edgar Award, and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award.

As a freelancer, her clients have included media maestro Quincy Jones, White House advisor Karen Hughes, NBC Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz, and Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton.

A member of PEN America and of 5E, the independent editors’ collective (see www.5eeditors.com), she lives in multiethnic Jackson Heights, Queens, in New York City.