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Sandy D.

Sandy D.

Hampshire, United Kingdom

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Sandy is a seasoned editor of non-fiction and fiction titles, and has been helping authors 'give birth' to their books for 20 years.


Work experience:

  • Godsfield Press
  • Tigerprint Limited
  • Headland Books Limited
  • AA Publishing

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Psychology Sex & Relationships Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense

Vicki A.

Vicki A.

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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A former editor of For Dummies books, I enjoy working with writers of all levels of experience to help them publish quality books.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Small-business owner

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Christian (Non-Fiction) DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Women's Fiction Middle Grade Self-help & Self-improvement Thriller & Suspense Children's

Julia H.

Julia H.

Reading, UK

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Meticulous copy-editor and proofreader with over 20 years' experience in illustrated non-fiction (including DK and Octopus Books).


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Dorling Kindersley (DK)
  • Octopus Books
  • Reed Books

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Entertainment Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families Design Architecture

Rebecca R.

Rebecca R.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Insightful, thorough, and meticulous editor specializing in nonfiction and academic texts.


Work experience:

  • Northlight Editorial Services
  • Penguin Canada
  • Great North Artists Management

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Business & Management History Law Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Women's Fiction Philosophy

Veronica W.

Veronica W.

Hampshire, United Kingdom

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A bit of a geek with an eye for detail and a way with words: an experienced development editor and copy-editor with a passion for education.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Nelson Thornes
  • International Financial Publishing (now part of the Emile Woolf Group)
  • Kaplan Financial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Finance & Accounting Physics & Chemistry Economics

Susan E.

Susan E.

Tampa, FL, United States

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Professional fiction and non-fiction editor with 30+ years' experience helping writers to hone their craft and tell their stories.


Work experience:

  • EC for Books (formerly Ellora's Cave Publishing)
  • Weekly Planet/Creative Loafing Newspapers
  • Tampa Tribune Newspaper
  • Psychological Assessment Resources
  • Arts Council of Hillsborough County
  • Self

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Humor & Comedy Art Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences Women's Fiction Plays & Screenplays Sex & Relationships Mystery & Crime Paranormal Romance Architecture

Rachel E.

Rachel E.

London, United Kingdom

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A reliable and highly proficient copy editor and proofreader, with 10+ years' experience from several of the UK's top publishing companies.


Work experience:

  • Orion Publishing Group
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sage Academic Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Various

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Romance Young Adult Humor & Comedy Action & Adventure Holiday Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Jeanette S.

Jeanette S.

New York, NY, United States

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Freelance editor with more than a decade of experience in fiction and nonfiction developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • JS Editorial
  • Penguin Random House
  • Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Amazon

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Romance Young Adult Business & Management Career Guides Travel Women's Fiction Entertainment Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Urban Fantasy

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