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Howard S.

Howard S.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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I've been polishing text for over 30 years, on projects ranging from the Oxford Dictionary of English to chicklit bestsellers.


Work experience:

  • Howard Sargeant

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime Education & Reference ELT

Malcolm C.

Malcolm C.

Bristol, UK

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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 Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Music Entertainment

Cara S.

Cara S.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I love helping writers find their voices and connect with readers, especially with kid-lit, how-to, lifestyle, B2B, and women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult DIY & Crafts Middle Grade Parenting & Families Children's - Non-fiction Children's

Kim H.

Kim H.

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Professional copyeditor and proofreader with 12 years' experience. I specialize in romance, Christian, young adult and women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • CADTH
  • Ascribe Marketing Communications
  • Harlequin

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Romance Young Adult Christian Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime

Laura P.

Laura P.

San Diego, CA, USA

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Collaboration and quick turnaround are my specialty! I'm ready to help authors to self-publish or to seek a more traditional route.


Work experience:

  • Laura E. Pasquale Consulting
  • Cognella Academic Publishing

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

Genres: Non-Fiction Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Humanities & Social Sciences Math & Science Self-help & Self-improvement

Loren N.

Loren N.

New York, NY, USA

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Copy editor, development editor, dramaturg, and sometime writer. 20+ years in adult trade publishing, currently at Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Self

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Anthologies Entertainment Plays & Screenplays Writing & Publishing Mystery & Crime

Baylie S.

Baylie S.

Columbus, OH, USA

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Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader. I'm also a creative and professional writer.


Work experience:

  • 614 Media Group
  • Coventry House Publishing
  • The Journal, The Ohio State University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Short Story

Gary B.

Gary B.

London, UK

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Editor specialising in literary and speculative fiction. Founder of award-winning publisher Influx Press. Former editor at Titan Books.


Work experience:

  • Titan Books
  • Influx Press
  • Unsung Stories
  • Ambit Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Travel Horror Anthologies Short Story Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian

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