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Elspeth Tavaci

Elspeth Tavaci

Author and editor of children's fiction and ELT children's readers and coursebooks.

view profile Book freelancer based in London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Meghan Pinson

Meghan Pinson

From first draft to faithful readers: Expert editing and manuscript critique for novels and nonfiction manuscripts.

view profile Book freelancer based in St. Louis, MO, United States

St. Louis, MO, United States

Kiki Koroshetz

Kiki Koroshetz

Editorial consultant with corporate publishing and agency experience, and a passion for developing stories

view profile Book freelancer based in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Joy Hoppenot

Joy Hoppenot

I provide personalized feedback for novelists.

view profile Book freelancer based in France

France

Clare Sayer

Clare Sayer

A freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in cookery, craft and other lifestyle titles.

view profile Book freelancer based in London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Ashley Leath

Ashley Leath

Copy editor w/ 8+ years of experience at one of the top-five lifestyle magazines in the U.S. Seasoned recipe editor and cookbook editor

Tera Cuskaden

Tera Cuskaden

Editor with 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental edits and copy editing, with a focus on romance and all romance subgenres.

view profile Book freelancer based in South Bend, IN, United States

South Bend, IN, United States

DeAndra Lupu

DeAndra Lupu

Dedicated editor + proofreader of fiction + non-fiction. Love contemporary fiction, women's fiction, thrillers, memoirs + adult non-fiction.

view profile Book freelancer based in London, UK

London, UK

Jenny Govier

Jenny Govier

I edit and proofread fiction (mostly romance) and non-fiction (mostly financial). It's all about balance, kids.

view profile Book freelancer based in Toronto

Toronto

Julie Crisp

Julie Crisp

I am an editor with over fifteen years’ experience working for three major houses across a broad spectrum of commercial fiction titles.

view profile Book freelancer based in Reading, United Kingdom

Reading, United Kingdom

Hala Saadani

Hala Saadani

Passionate and tenacious editor, translator, and ghostwriter with a focus on Children's and Young Adult books (English and Arabic).

view profile Book freelancer based in Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Taylor Morris

Taylor Morris

Accomplished editor of picture books, middle grade and YA novels who helps authors polish their work and raise the quality of their writing.

view profile Book freelancer based in Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Loma Halden

Loma Halden

Friendly, efficient editor and researcher with a deep passion for books and authors. Reading is my pleasure as well as my profession.

view profile Book freelancer based in London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Harrison Demchick

Harrison Demchick

The world's most thorough content editor. Expert in fiction and memoir. More than 60 books and 50 authors guided toward publication.

view profile Book freelancer based in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Penelope Price

Penelope Price

I have over ten years' experience in the publishing industry, and currently freelance for several major UK publishing houses.

view profile Book freelancer based in Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol, United Kingdom

Michael Mandarano

Michael Mandarano

Nocturnal copy editor, proofreader, ebook formatter and human spell-checker. Freelancer who will work for Nutella.

view profile Book freelancer based in Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto, ON, Canada

Thalia Suzuma

Thalia Suzuma

Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.

view profile Book freelancer based in London and Dubai

London and Dubai

Angela Brown

Angela Brown

Editor of more than 500 books. I specialize in thrillers, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, paranormal, horror, YA, and dystopian fiction.

view profile Book freelancer based in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer

Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.

Shelley Instone

Shelley Instone

A highly accomplished structural, creative and copy editor, with a solid track record of publishing success.

view profile Book freelancer based in London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Megan McKeever

Megan McKeever

Formerly of Simon and Schuster, I love being able to work more directly with authors with honest and thoughtful collaborative editing.

view profile Book freelancer based in New York, NY, United States

New York, NY, United States

Teja Watson

Teja Watson

A lifetime of reading, editing, and writing books—my life is a dream come true. I'd be honored to help get your book ready for the world.

view profile Book freelancer based in Oakland, CA, United States

Oakland, CA, United States

Amara Holstein

Amara Holstein

Experienced, empathetic editor with a passion for books.

view profile Book freelancer based in Portland, OR, United States

Portland, OR, United States

Gene Hult

Gene Hult

Creative, experienced editor specializing in adventure stories for all ages. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.

view profile Book freelancer based in New York, NY, United States

New York, NY, United States

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Posts from the Reedsy blog

We like to use our blog to delve deeper into the world of editing by interviewing some of our best editors.

How authors and editors can work better together - 7min

Reedsy was created with the purpose of allowing independent authors to work with some of the best editorial and design talent out there, and build long-lasting, fruitful collaborations. In this guest post, editor and novelist Andrew Lowe explains how self-publishing has transformed the author-editor connection into a powerful creative partnership...

“You can’t market a book you’re not 100% proud of” - 5min

Book editor Kiele Raymond As the Reedsy marketplace keeps growing and welcoming exceptional designers and editors, we wanted to interview one of our early “stars”, as her story is one that many East Coast editors can refer to. After five years honing her editorial skills at Simon & Schuster and contributing to multiple New York Times bestsellers, Kiele Raymond eventually left traditional publishing to focus on what really matters: great content...

Talking Writing, Music and Editing with Tom Flood - 8min

Book editor Tom Flood Tom Flood helped us refine Reedsy from our earliest days. Now we want to share his amazing story. From songwriting to novels and finally manuscript editing, Tom has honed his knowledge of the writing craft over the years, and contributes today to our (aspirationally) literary blog.