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Jennifer C.

Jennifer C.

Harrisburg, PA, USA

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First and foremost, I am a bibliophile. My professional and personal goals are the same: To live my life surrounded by good books.


Work experience:

  • Jennifer Rose Freelance
  • Sunbury Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction

Kathryn D.

Kathryn D.

Warwick, UK

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A skilled Commissioning Editor and project manager with over 13 years' experience in the ELT Publishing sector.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Education & Reference ELT Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Rebecca C.

Rebecca C.

Washington, DC, USA

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My favorite projects include fiction (literary, mainstream, romance), travel writing, and academic work (humanities).


Work experience:

  • Five Points Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Sex & Relationships

Andrew D.

Andrew D.

Hertford, UK

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Experienced, quick and thorough copy editor and proofreader keen to work with authors in business, travel and sports.


Work experience:

  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Herts & Essex Newspapers Ltd
  • Andrew Dawson Editorial

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humor & Comedy Business & Management Political Science & Current Affairs Travel Sports & Outdoors Science Fiction Dystopian Architecture

Rebecca D.

Rebecca D.

London, UK

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English proofreader and copy-editor with 11 years' experience working on books, magazines, newspapers and websites for high-profile clients.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Dyer
  • The Independent
  • Drapers
  • Weight Watchers Magazine
  • Children & Young People Now

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Picture Books Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Travel Middle Grade Fashion & Textiles Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

Ann D.

Ann D.

Seattle, WA, USA

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Content and copy editor for fiction, nonfiction, and scholarship. Founding editor of Isthmus literary journal and former in-house editor.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Isthmus, a literary review
  • Berghahn Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Short Story Education & Reference

Lauren W.

Lauren W.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Former Random House copy editor and proofreader (O. Henry Prize Stories, Anne Rice). I love mysteries, nonfiction, and literary fiction.


Work experience:

  • Paley Center for Media, RiverRun Film Festival, Tribeca, IFP, and others
  • Freelance for Random House, Library of America, individual authors
  • Trailer Park and Team One / Saatchi & Saatchi

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Historical Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy

Louis G.

Louis G.

Leamington Spa, UK

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Editor and proofreader with over 20 years' expert experience in commercial fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Writers' College
  • Random House Struik
  • Tshikululu Social Investments
  • Exclusive Books
  • Oxford University

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Horror Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Children's Contemporary Fiction

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