Claire Maby

Claire Maby - Editor Tick

Seattle, WA, USA

Copyeditor/proofreader with three years of experience. Specialties include adult/YA fiction, academic writing, and blog posts.

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Overview

Hi! I'm Claire, freelance copyeditor/proofreader. I am passionate about creating the best possible written content, period. Collaboration is central to this process, which is why writers and editors work best as a team. Whether your manuscript needs a complete overhaul or a tune-up so that it is better-organized, error-free, and ready for publishing, I've got you covered. We'll work together to make sure your voice and vision shine through in the finished product.

​ Over the past three years, I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients on many exciting projects, including a self-published novel, several memoirs, and a variety of academic papers.​ In addition to my independent clients, I also work as a freelance proofreader for Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Penguin Random House, where I have worked on books by esteemed authors like Anne Perry and Timothy Zahn.

I take great pride in my work and promise to bring my attention to detail, curiosity, and positive attitude to every project. I look forward to working with you to create some really awesome writing.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
December, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

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 (over 2 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 2 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,
academic papers, business materials, and web content.

Portfolio (11 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

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