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Paul F.

Paul F.

Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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A long-time wordsmith, I am able to copy-edit (or beta read) with creativity and precision.


Work experience:

  • Unbound
  • Illuminus / Paul Fulton
  • Refreshing Words

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Technology Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Entertainment Education & Reference Thriller & Suspense

Anita M.

Anita M.

Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

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An experienced publisher and editor with a 15-year career in educational publishing, including 8 years at Oxford University Press ANZ.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Oxford University Press ANZ
  • Harcourt Education Australia (now Pearson Education)
  • Harcourt Education UK (now Pearson Education)
  • Agra Europe

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Education & Reference Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction

Courtney A.

Courtney A.

Reno, NV, USA

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Experienced science fiction & fantasy editor in love with the art & science of editing. I'll help you tell your story, your way.


Work experience:

  • Mandala Publishing / Earth Aware Editions / Insight Editions
  • Elevation Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Epic Fantasy Fantasy Urban Fantasy Space Opera Science Fiction Dystopian Post-Apocalyptic Gaming & LitRPG

Christina R.

Christina R.

Charleston, United States

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Professional editor of more than 300 published books; specializing in nonfiction, specifically health and wellness, business, and history.


Work experience:

  • Christina Roth Editorial
  • Independent Marketing Company
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Christian Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement Thriller & Suspense Religion & Spirituality

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: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Sex & Relationships Mystery & Crime Fiction 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: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Self-help & Self-improvement Thriller & Suspense

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

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

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