Hire a Copy Editor in Austin

We've sourced the best copy editors in Austin who are ready to help you with all your copy editing needs.

Sandra S.

Sandra S.

Austin, TX, USA

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From story and character arcs to word choice and diction, I can help your book put its best foot forward—history or mystery, edit or index.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of Texas Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment History Humanities & Social Sciences Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Mystery & Crime

Dave V.

Dave V.

Seattle, United States

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Experienced copyeditor, proofreader, and fact checker proficient with Chicago style. I specialize in literary and historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • (self-employed)
  • Girl Friday Productions

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

Kirby G.

Kirby G.

Louisville, United States

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From crime and thrillers to memoirs and short stories—accomplished editor/author with over 20 years of experience in publishing and teaching


Work experience:

  • Sarabande Books
  • Self-employed
  • MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University

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

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Writing & Publishing

Steven B.

Steven B.

Vermont, United States

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Intuitive, expert editor with 30 yrs experience teaching fiction writing at a major university. Well-published, knowledgeable, honest, kind.


Work experience:

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Colby College, Waterville,ME
  • Hollow Tree Literary Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Middle Grade Children's Fantasy

Georgette B.

Georgette B.

Carmel, IN, United States

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I'm a freelance editor who's committed to helping authors produce the best work possible for their audiences.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Scholastic Reading Counts!

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Picture Books Children's Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Middle Grade Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

Mary Beth C.

Mary Beth C.

Orlando, United States

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Sensitive, seasoned copy editor dedicated to strengthening each author's particular voice


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Erica E.

Erica E.

Parrish, United States

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Freelance editor offering friendly but thorough editing to independent authors.


Work experience:

  • Ink Deep Editing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Michelle H.

Michelle H.

Seattle, WA, United States

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Professional editor to top-tier authors, including George R. R. Martin, Terry Brooks, Blake Crouch, and romance great Connie Brockway.


Work experience:

  • Wales Literary Agency
  • Michelle Hope Editing
  • University of Washington
  • Sasquatch Books

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

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Copy Editor in Austin

Once you’ve got a completed story on your hands, it’s only natural to want to make it as perfect as possible. After all — you’ve already poured so much blood, sweat, and tears into writing it. Now you simply need to hone this rough gem into a diamond for the entire world to see and read.

You won’t be able to do this without the services of a copy editor. While a developmental editor looks at the “big picture” of a book — the overarching elements such as plot, character, and theme, among others — a copy editor will make sure that your book is flawless on a sentence level. He or she will watch out for awkward prose, fix any instances of vague wording, and point out story inconsistencies — all things that will make your book shine and vastly improve your future customer’s reading experience.

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