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If you’re serious about your craft, you’ll want to publish the best book possible. This not only means that the story you release is engaging, sound, and well-written, but that it’s also consistent. Continuity errors, factually incorrect statements, grammar mistakes, conflicting character descriptions are all major red flags that communicate unprofessionalism and a blatant lack of attention to detail.

Copy editing is the art of catching all of that. Publishing professionals who specialize in copy editing services comb through manuscripts thoroughly to ensure that every element forms a cohesive whole. To do so, a copy editor must bring a unique arsenal of qualities to the table, including precision, knowledge of the industry’s standard practices, and decades of experience.

If you’re struggling to find the right copy editor, look no further. Reedsy houses copy editors who come from Big 5 publishers and have worked with the top flight of authors, including George R.R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates, and Neil Gaiman. We vet and only accept 3% of publishing professionals in the industry to ensure that you get to collaborate with the most elite talent out there. Sign up today to meet our professionals and acquire the best copy editing services possible.

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Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Copy Editing

Detail-oriented editor with over a decade of experience working with some of the most recognizable brands in gaming and entertainment.

Children's - Non-fiction Gaming & LitRPG + 6 more

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Jennifer S.

Jennifer S.

Copy Editing

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Overview

Detail-oriented editor with over a decade of experience working with some of the most recognizable brands in gaming and entertainment.

Work Experience

jennifersims.me, LLC

Prima Games, a division of Penguin Random House

Services

Editing

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Genres

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Entertainment

Short Story

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Children's - Non-fiction

Gaming & LitRPG

Kristy S.

Kristy S.

Lehi, UT, USA

Copy Editing

Fantasy editor & book designer (10+ years) who has worked with top sellers like Charlie N. Holmberg, Brian McClellan, and Heather Moore.

Fantasy Young Adult & Teen + 5 more

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Kristy S.

Kristy S.

Copy Editing

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Overview

Fantasy editor & book designer (10+ years) who has worked with top sellers like Charlie N. Holmberg, Brian McClellan, and Heather Moore.

Work Experience

Leading Edge Magazine

General Dynamics Information Technology

The Folklore Historian

Brigham Young University

Weber State Univeristy

Looseleaf Editorial & Production

Brigham Young University

Services

Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Indexing

Genres

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Young Adult & Teen

Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Fantasy

Finance & Accounting

Science Fiction

Loan L.

Loan L.

New York, NY, USA

Copy Editing

Associate editor at Atria (Simon and Schuster). Edits literary short stories and novels, women's fiction, psych thrillers. MFA in fiction.

Short Story Young Adult & Teen + 9 more

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Loan L.

Loan L.

Copy Editing

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Overview

Associate editor at Atria (Simon and Schuster). Edits literary short stories and novels, women's fiction, psych thrillers. MFA in fiction.

Work Experience

Simon & Schuster

Folio Literary Management

Contagious Optimism

Services

Editing

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Genres

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Literature

Romance

Young Adult & Teen

Biographies & Memoirs

Historical Fiction

LGBTQ

Women's Fiction

Short Story

Crime & Mystery

Graham S.

Graham S.

Bristol, UK

Copy Editing

I edited the science magazines BBC Focus and BBC Sky at Night for over 10 years before moving to business title South West Business Insider.

Business & Management Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences + 6 more

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Graham S.

Graham S.

Copy Editing

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Overview

I edited the science magazines BBC Focus and BBC Sky at Night for over 10 years before moving to business title South West Business Insider.

Work Experience

Insider Media

Immediate Media

BBC Magazines

Services

Editing

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Genres

Non-Fiction

Business & Management

Computers & Internet

Technology

Education & Reference

Physics & Chemistry

Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

Engineering & Materials Science

Malcolm C.

Malcolm C.

Bristol, UK

Copy Editing

Bestselling author, editor, commissioning editor, packager and publishing consultant. Will work for biscuits.

Travel Entertainment + 5 more

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Malcolm C.

Malcolm C.

Copy Editing

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Bestselling author, editor, commissioning editor, packager and publishing consultant. Will work for biscuits.

Work Experience

Portico

Château de Pommard

Robson Books

Me Me Me Publishing Services

Services

Editing

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Genres

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Humor & Comedy

Biographies & Memoirs

Travel

Music

Entertainment

Sean S.

Sean S.

Allentown, United States

Copy Editing

I'm a book editor and proofreader who specializes in health and wellness, narrative nonfiction, sports, cooking, gardening, and music topics

Self-help & Self-improvement Nature + 9 more

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Sean S.

Sean S.

Copy Editing

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I'm a book editor and proofreader who specializes in health and wellness, narrative nonfiction, sports, cooking, gardening, and music topics

Work Experience

Rodale Inc.

Rodale Inc.

Services

Editing

Copy Editing

Proofreading

Genres

Non-Fiction

Biographies & Memoirs

Business & Management

Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Health & wellbeing

Nature

Music

Sex & Relationships

Calendars

Self-help & Self-improvement

Sports & outdoor recreation

Colleen S.

Colleen S.

Eugene, OR, USA

Copy Editing

Skilled editor and writer with 25+ years experience crafting polished, marketable books

Parenting & Families Travel + 7 more

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Colleen S.

Colleen S.

Copy Editing

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Skilled editor and writer with 25+ years experience crafting polished, marketable books

Work Experience

GRAND Media, LLC

Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster

Aster Publishing

Services

Editing

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Genres

Non-Fiction

Business & Management

Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Health & wellbeing

History

Religion & Spirituality

Travel

Self-help & Self-improvement

Parenting & Families

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Lincoln, NE, United States

Copy Editing

A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.

Literature History + 7 more

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Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Copy Editing

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Overview

A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.

Work Experience

Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska

History Press

Publishers Weekly

CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company

Milkweed Editions

Yemassee Journal

self-employed

Services

Editing

Developmental Editing

Copy Editing

Editorial Assessment

Proofreading

Query Letter Review

Genres

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Literature

Romance

Business & Management

History

Women's Fiction

Short Story

Crime & Mystery


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