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Editing Documentaries That Inspire


Which structure is right for your film? How can you improve your rough cut?

Every filmmaker faces doubts and gremlins.  At New Doc Editing, we guide filmmakers with story structure. Our clients’ award-winning documentaries have screened at Sundance, played on PBS and HBO, and been nominated for Emmys.


2014 Emmy Nominee

50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus

by Steven Pressman



2014 Emmy Nominee

The Future Starts Here

by Tiffany Shlain



“Karen Everett has a brilliant mind and made me and my team feel like we had a wonderful guide while we were in the final stage of our film. She gave us an insightful perspective that you often lose when you have been too many months in the editing room. She is a fantastic story consultant. I can’t recommend her enough.”

- Tiffany Shlain, Director, Emmy Nominee, Webby Awards Founder

Story Consulting


Inner Circle



Make Your Film Come Alive

Today’s solution-oriented, transformational documentaries are hitting the sweet spot, winning audience awards while changing the world.

What’s a transformational documentary? One that inspires its viewers to create positive change in themselves and in the world around them. This rising genre weds traditional social-issue filmmaking with an optimistic new approach.

New Doc Editing is the world’s premiere consultant in creating transformational documentaries. Founded by filmmaker and story consultant Karen Everett, New Doc Editing provides advice, guidance, and hands-on help at every stage: idea development, production and post.

“Karen displays astonishing originality, daring and perseverance. She is fearless in tackling ambitious projects, deeply experienced, and unequalled in her skill. Don’t let this opportunity slip away.”

–     Jon Else, PBS Producer, Cadillac Desert

Listening closely to your vision, New Doc Editing will collaborate to make your character-driven or essay-style documentary come alive through our innovative application of storytelling structure.

At New Doc Editing, we offer four ways to collaborate with you in touching and transforming audiences:

-       Editing Services

-       Story Consulting Services

-       Documentary Seminars

-       Inner Circle Program

“I can’t thank Karen enough for providing such invaluable and insightful advice on how to shape and structure my documentary film. I’m so pleased to have collaborated with her.”

- Steven Pressman, Director, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus; Emmy Nominee, HBO premiere


Karen Everett taught editing for 18 years at the #1-ranked U.S. documentary program at UC Berkeley. on Vimeo.


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To learn more, contact us to request a free 20-minute consultation.



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