With over 25 years’ experience in all sectors of the publishing industry, Margaret Langstaff brings to the writing and editing tasks a wealth of hands-on experience and hard-won insider knowledge and expertise. With Langstaff guiding the publication of your work, you can be sure it will receive the best attention and a precise execution of your writing goals.
An author of over twenty books herself, Langstaff has also “ghostwritten” a broad range of novels and non-fiction titles for celebrities and household names. Some of these name-brand books became bestsellers, and some of them were optioned for film or made into films as well.
Educated at the University of Florida, M.A. English, Phi Beta Kappa, Langstaff began her career in publishing at Doubleday & Co. in New York. From there she went on to serve as an executive or consultant at a variety of book industry businesses and concerns, including as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Ingram Book Company, the largest distributor of trade books in the world to the retail market and libraries. Subsequently, she served for eleven years as a Contributing Editor to Publishers Weekly magazine and contributed book reviews to the L.A. Times, BookPage, and the Baltimore Sun, among other nationally prominent periodicals.
Simultaneously, for twenty-eight years she served as editor and book doctor for Literary Management Group, LLC and wrote or co-wrote many bestselling titles that the firm packaged for general trade publishers, such as Random House, Simon & Schuster, Honor Books, Thomas Nelson/Word and more.
Langstaff launched Margaret Langstaff Editorial, of which she is the principal and sole proprietor, about ten years ago to serve her growing base of clients around the world seeking editorial guidance and publishing counsel.