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Lesley J.

Lesley J.

Cheshire, UK

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Hello: I'm Lesley, an experienced fiction editor specialising in sci-fi/fantasy, crime, thriller. Polishing your prose: keeping it yours.


Work experience:

  • Perfect the Word

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Tammy S.

Tammy S.

California, United States

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Editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction and their many subgenres. As dedicated to words as a hobbit to breakfast.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Action & Adventure Dystopian

Jenni F.

Jenni F.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Specialties: biography/memoir, trade history, family history, literature, genre fiction. Chicago Manual of Style expert. 25+ years' exp.


Work experience:

  • Blue Finch Books
  • The University of Chicago Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Literary Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Romantic Suspense Romance Historical Fiction True Crime

John E.

John E.

Tyler, TX, USA

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Editor and writer with over 20 years' experience in the arts, nonprofit, and business sectors - I'm thorough, fast, and dependable.


Work experience:

  • JNE Writing / Editing
  • Art Lies
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • New York Restoration Project
  • Freedom House
  • QueensBooks.NYC

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction

Brian L.

Brian L.

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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A full-time freelance copy editor and proofreader of middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction for major publishers.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • ABRAMS
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • National Geographic Society
  • Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian

Maggie L.

Maggie L.

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Highly experienced copy/line/substantive (assessment) editor clarifying your message for your readers' maximum benefit. Free sample edit.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Great Courses

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Health & wellbeing Education & Reference Middle Grade Children's Fiction

Cathryn P.

Cathryn P.

Terråk, Norway

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Native English experienced freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in science, technology, business and medicine.


Work experience:

  • Cathryn Primrose-Mathisen
  • Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Inc.
  • Fugro OCEANOR AS
  • Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Ltd
  • Fugro Global Environmental and Ocean Sciences Pte

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Technology Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Political Science & Current Affairs Nature Engineering Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Deborah W.

Deborah W.

England, United Kingdom

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Editor/proofreader: experience in post-doc level books to EYFS and primary KS1 via academic articles, theses and commercial reports


Work experience:

  • Wordwisewebb
  • Warwick Business School
  • SGS Environment
  • Oxfordshire County Council

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Nature Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Sports & Outdoors Parenting & Families Physics & Chemistry Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences

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