October 17, 2015

Brendan Verville

Brendan Verville — Editor & Proofreader


  • Undergraduate:
  • BA, English/Writing Concentration
  • Minor, PR Journalism
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

Teaching and Editing Experience:

  • Brendan was born in San Diego, California, and moved to Denver, Colorado, when he was five years old. In his beginnings as a writer/illustrator of comics in the second grade, Brendan gathered his inspiration from reading the classics, like The Picture of Dorian Gray and Moby Dick (abridged, of course). Pursuing his love of storytelling, Brendan long pledged to be a writer, in whatever form that might take, by majoring in English and minoring in journalism. Since his graduation, Brendan has published his short fiction and poetry on Amazon Kindle, Fiction Vortex, and From the Depths, and received a first-place award in fiction for the Writes of Spring contest. His love for Victorian and modern literature and experimental/philosophical works has prolonged his bibliomania for hoarding books that changed his life. On his down time, outside of editing academic papers for Papercheck, Brendan also has a history of writing coverage for scripts and novels for Hollywood agencies, co-organizing an experimental film festival, and drawing and painting pictures for his own wall. In 10 years, he could see himself as a full-time author, philosophizer, travel journalist, or anything that involves writing and editing works that others love to read.

Favorite Books:

  • The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho
  • Siddhartha — Hermann Hesse
  • The Secret History — Donna Tartt
  • The Lord of the Rings — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Man and His Symbols — Carl G. Jung
  • House of Leaves — Mark Z. Danielewski
  • The Shining — Stephen King
  • Journey to Ixtlan — Carlos Castaneda
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth — Jules Verne
  • The Phantom Tollbooth — Norton Juster
  • Ishmael — Daniel Quinn

Favorite Authors and Poets:

  • Donna Tartt
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Jules Verne
  • J.K. Rowling
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Jack Kerouac