Claire Maby

Claire Maby - Editor

Lynnwood, WA, USA

Copyeditor/proofreader with six years of experience. Specialties include adult/YA fiction, academic writing, and memoirs.

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Overview

Hi! I'm Claire, freelance copyeditor/proofreader. I am passionate about creating the best possible written content. Whether your manuscript needs a complete overhaul or a minor tune-up, I've got you covered. We'll work together to make sure your voice and vision shine through in the finished product.

​ In addition to working with independent clients, I also work as a freelance proofreader with Penguin Random House and Scribe Media, and as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader with Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Callisto Media.

I promise to bring my attention to detail, curiosity, and positive attitude to every project. I look forward to working with you!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader

Callisto Media
March, 2020 – Present (almost 3 years)

Copyedits and proofreads a variety of books, including guidebooks, workbooks, and children’s literature; uses Adobe to mark up and query text; ensures works follow Callisto and project styles.

Freelance proofreader

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
December, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

Proofreads and cold-reads full-length young adult fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction; ensures text is error-free and consistent with style guide and Chicago Manual of Style; queries inconsistencies and works with production editor.

Freelance proofreader

Penguin Random House
October, 2016 – Present (about 6 years)

Proofreads and cold-reads full-length novels; ensures text is error-free and consistent with style guide and
Chicago Manual of Style; queries inconsistencies and works with production editor.

Freelance copyeditor & proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

• Editor of self-published novel, North for Sun, by Marie Deaconu-Baylon (May 2017).
• Works with freelance clients on a variety of materials, including memoirs, book chapters,
journal articles, business materials, and web content.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

North for Sun

Marie Deaconu-Baylon

North for Sun is the book of Martha Marcelo, a Filipino-American woman with mental illness who can travel in time. Martha awaits an upcoming procedure that may affect her memory, and she decides to write a book for herself to read afterwards. She chooses the year she first recovered, when she returned to college, so she can remember how to get better. Martha chases people through the past and ... read more

North for Sun is the book of Martha Marcelo, a Filipino-American woman with mental illness who can travel in time. Martha awaits an upcoming procedure that may affect her memory, and she decides to write a book for herself to read afterwards. She chooses the year she first recovered, when she returned to college, so she can remember how to get better. Martha chases people through the past and ... read more

Dark Tide Rising (William Monk Book 24)

Anne Perry

“Riveting . . . one of the series’ more powerful recent entries.”—Publishers WeeklyWhen a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, a place of perpetual gloom where Monk is just as likely to lose a man ... read more

“Riveting . . . one of the series’ more powerful recent entries.”—Publishers WeeklyWhen a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, a place of perpetual gloom where Monk is just as likely to lose a man ... read more

Twenty-one Days: A Daniel Pitt Novel

Anne Perry

In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London’s Special Police Branch.“[Anne] Perry’s excellent new series launch expertly takes the Pitts into a new century.”—Library Journal (starred review)1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to p... read more

In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London’s Special Police Branch.“[Anne] Perry’s excellent new series launch expertly takes the Pitts into a new century.”—Library Journal (starred review)1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to p... read more

A Christmas Revelation: A Novel

Anne Perry

“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.”—The Wall Street JournalIn this intriguing, uplifting holiday mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, an orphan boy investigates a woman’s kidnapping—and discovers there’s more at stake than a disappearance. It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without a holiday mystery decorated with all the Victorian trimmings, as only New York Ti... read more

“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.”—The Wall Street JournalIn this intriguing, uplifting holiday mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, an orphan boy investigates a woman’s kidnapping—and discovers there’s more at stake than a disappearance. It wouldn’t quite be Christmas without a holiday mystery decorated with all the Victorian trimmings, as only New York Ti... read more

StarCraft: Evolution: A StarCraft Novel

Timothy Zahn

An action-packed novel that ushers in a new age of adventure in the critically acclaimed StarCraft series from Blizzard Entertainment Award-winning author Timothy Zahn pens the latest chapter in the stunning StarCraft saga, building on the game’s rich legacy to create an unforgettable new story. After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions—the enigmatic protoss, the savage ze... read more

An action-packed novel that ushers in a new age of adventure in the critically acclaimed StarCraft series from Blizzard Entertainment Award-winning author Timothy Zahn pens the latest chapter in the stunning StarCraft saga, building on the game’s rich legacy to create an unforgettable new story. After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions—the enigmatic protoss, the savage ze... read more

The Boneless Mercies

April Genevieve Tucholke

*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year**A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year* Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies―girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides t... read more

*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year**A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year* Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies―girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life. When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides t... read more

Fear of Missing Out

Kate McGovern

Everyone has a fear of missing out on something―a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on? When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when―and if―a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her be... read more

Everyone has a fear of missing out on something―a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on? When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when―and if―a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her be... read more

A Measure of Darkness: A Novel (Clay Edison)

Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman

Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write “brilliant, page-turning fiction” (Stephen King).“As for the keen sense of drama, it must be a genetic trait. . . . The Kellermans show compassion for the survivors, including conscientious officials like Edison.”—The New York Times Book Review... read more

Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write “brilliant, page-turning fiction” (Stephen King).“As for the keen sense of drama, it must be a genetic trait. . . . The Kellermans show compassion for the survivors, including conscientious officials like Edison.”—The New York Times Book Review... read more

The Cryptid Keeper

Lija Fisher

Clivo and the Myth Blasters are back on the trail of the immortal cryptid in this conclusion to a monstrously funny middle-grade duology by Lija Fisher. Life has gotten complicated for thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren. After taking up his deceased father’s mission to find the extraordinary creature whose blood grants everlasting life, Clivo is spending his summer not at camp or hanging out with hi... read more

Clivo and the Myth Blasters are back on the trail of the immortal cryptid in this conclusion to a monstrously funny middle-grade duology by Lija Fisher. Life has gotten complicated for thirteen-year-old Clivo Wren. After taking up his deceased father’s mission to find the extraordinary creature whose blood grants everlasting life, Clivo is spending his summer not at camp or hanging out with hi... read more

Notes to Self: Essays

Emilie Pine

The international sensation that illuminates the experiences women are supposed to hide—from addiction, anger, sexual assault, and infertility to joy, sensuality, and love.WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR • “Emilie Pine’s voice is razor-sharp and raw; her story is utterly original yet as familiar as my own breath.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior... read more

The international sensation that illuminates the experiences women are supposed to hide—from addiction, anger, sexual assault, and infertility to joy, sensuality, and love.WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR • “Emilie Pine’s voice is razor-sharp and raw; her story is utterly original yet as familiar as my own breath.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior... read more

Design Research in Social Studies Education: Critical Lessons from an Emerging Field

This edited volume showcases work from the emerging field of Design-Based Research (DBR) within social studies education and explores the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when applying the approach in classrooms. Usually associated with STEM fields, DBR’s unique ability to generate practical theories of learning and to engineer theory-driven improvements to practice holds meaning... read more

This edited volume showcases work from the emerging field of Design-Based Research (DBR) within social studies education and explores the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when applying the approach in classrooms. Usually associated with STEM fields, DBR’s unique ability to generate practical theories of learning and to engineer theory-driven improvements to practice holds meaning... read more

Lucky Caller

Emma Mills

With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.The members of Nina's haph... read more

With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.The members of Nina's haph... read more

Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life--in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)

Sarah Hurwitz

A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions.“Sarah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism’s speechwriter.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals After a decade as a political speechwriter—serving as head speec... read more

A renowned political speechwriter rediscovers Judaism, finding timeless wisdom and spiritual connection in its age-old practices and traditions.“Sarah Hurwitz was Michelle Obama’s head speechwriter, and with this book she becomes Judaism’s speechwriter.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals After a decade as a political speechwriter—serving as head speec... read more

That's What Frenemies Are For: A Novel

Sophie Littlefield, Lauren Gershell

In this razor-sharp novel for fans of When Life Gives You Lululemons, a Manhattan socialite turns her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to impress her friends. But can she keep her little project under control? Or has she created a monster? Julia Summers seems to have it all: a sprawling Upper East Side apartment, a successful husband, and two adorable children attending the best privat... read more

In this razor-sharp novel for fans of When Life Gives You Lululemons, a Manhattan socialite turns her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to impress her friends. But can she keep her little project under control? Or has she created a monster? Julia Summers seems to have it all: a sprawling Upper East Side apartment, a successful husband, and two adorable children attending the best privat... read more

Thieves of Weirdwood

William Shivering

For fans of The Five Kingdoms and Rick Riordan comes a brand-new illustrated fantasy series about two kid thieves who are plunged into a battle between the Real and Imaginary worlds! Action, laughs, and monsters beyond imagining abound!"Startling, original and epic." ―Eoin Colfer, creator of Artemis Fowl Beware Your Imagination . . .Twelve-year-old thieves Arthur and Wally are determined to st... read more

For fans of The Five Kingdoms and Rick Riordan comes a brand-new illustrated fantasy series about two kid thieves who are plunged into a battle between the Real and Imaginary worlds! Action, laughs, and monsters beyond imagining abound!"Startling, original and epic." ―Eoin Colfer, creator of Artemis Fowl Beware Your Imagination . . .Twelve-year-old thieves Arthur and Wally are determined to st... read more

Beast: Face-To-Face with the Florida Bigfoot

Watt Key

Beast is a fast-paced adventure of guts and survival, this time with a paranormal twist, from acclaimed author Watt Key...Adam says he can’t remember where he was for the two months he went missing in a Florida swamp. That’s not true. He does remember. The truth: He was driving with his parents, and the car crashed when his father swerved to avoid colliding with a giant Sasquatch-like creature... read more

Beast is a fast-paced adventure of guts and survival, this time with a paranormal twist, from acclaimed author Watt Key...Adam says he can’t remember where he was for the two months he went missing in a Florida swamp. That’s not true. He does remember. The truth: He was driving with his parents, and the car crashed when his father swerved to avoid colliding with a giant Sasquatch-like creature... read more

One Fatal Flaw: A Daniel Pitt Novel

Anne Perry

Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in this explosive new novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man’s innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a... read more

Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in this explosive new novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. When a desperate woman comes to Daniel Pitt seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man’s innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and of setting a... read more

Life of the Party: Poems

Gatwood, Olivia

Claire has 2 reviews

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Professionalism
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Michael Long
Great to work with.

Michael Long, March 2021


Carey Krause
Claire was a professional in every respect. As a copy editor, she was extremely thorough and entirely consistent with her recommendations. (If you have never used a copy editor, you may be surprised and humbled by the number of mistakes you make that you never notice.) In addition, she identified some of my lingering point-of-view and continuity issues. I actually enjoyed the process of both re...
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Carey Krause, December 2019

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