Hilary Turner

Hilary Turner – Editor

I'm a cozy mystery and fantasy editor with 5 years of real-world experience at Penguin under the Berkley Prime Crime and Ace imprints.

Overview

I am a copy editor and proofreader with a decade of experience in the field. I have worked as an editor at publishers ranging from Penguin to Wiley and adore editing cozy mysteries and fantasy titles, my special areas of expertise. Not only do I enjoy using my analytical brain to copyedit and proofread, I also genuinely love to read these titles. Currently reading: The Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge.


What you can expect: A keen eye to grammar, any plot holes, lapsed tenses, and any inconsistencies that may present themselves throughout your manuscript. You can also expect kind, diplomatic queries: No brusqueness from me! I will always tell you the truth but know how to avoid being harsh. Authors work hard and deserve to be treated with dignity.

Services
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries Fantasy Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences Technology
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

PRO-ED Inc.

Feb, 2012 — Jul, 2015 (over 3 years)

Edited academic humanities titles.

Penguin

Jul, 2003 — May, 2005 (almost 2 years)

Penguin

Jul, 2001 — Jun, 2003 (almost 2 years)

Managed and edited the Berkley Prime Crime and Ace imprints at Penguin.

Wiley

Sep, 1999 — Jun, 2000 (9 months)

Hilary has 1 review

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Jill W.

Jill W.

Sep, 2023

Hilary was a pleasure to work with. She was excited about the project, was flexible when needed, and was incredibly communicative throughout. I'll use her on the next one!

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