Hire a Copy Editor in Boston

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Larissa M.

Larissa M.

Boston, MA, USA

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Professional editor specializing in literary fiction, YA, MG, and memoir. Sensitivity reader for Latinx, LGBTQ+, and mental health topics.


Work experience:

  • Dottir Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: LGBTQ (Fiction) Fiction Cultural & Ethnic LGBTQ (non fiction) Non-Fiction Young Adult Middle Grade Children's Coming of Age Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

Nina D.

Nina D.

Boston, MA, USA

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Editor of books, magazines, digital content; Published in poetry and fiction; Pushcart Prize nominee; Columbia Publishing Course graduate


Work experience:

  • America's Test Kitchen
  • Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary and Entertainment Agency
  • Write My Wrongs, LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Young Adult Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Literary Fiction Women's Fiction

Alicia Y.

Alicia Y.

Boston, United States

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Editor with 10+ years' experience in content development, copy editing, and proofreading. Avid learner & lover of the written word.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Learning
  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Brown University
  • Grey Line Entertainment
  • O'Reilly Media

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Career Guides Non-Fiction Technology Anthologies Classics Writing & Publishing Education & Reference Business & Management

Jessica C.

Jessica C.

Boston, MA, USA

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Former Penguin Random House editor & IACP/James Beard judge; advising on trade/acad. projects on food and cooking history and culture.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Biographies & Memoirs DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden

Deborah B.

Deborah B.

Boston, MA, USA

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Freelance Copyeditor, Proofreader, Development Editor, and Editorial Project Management Consultant


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed: Freelance work on self-published author projects (2 nonfiction titles)
  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Adams Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Non-Fiction New Age Literary Fiction Nature

Jen W.

Jen W.

Boston, MA, USA

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Copyeditor, proofreader, and development editor with over 11 years experience in freelance and traditional publishing houses.


Work experience:

  • National Geographic Learning
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Callisto Media

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing New Age Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families

Lisa W.

Lisa W.

Boston, MA, USA

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As an editor with over 25 years' experience specializing in nature and memoir, I can help you take your project to the next level.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Home & Garden Non-Fiction Nature Biographies & Memoirs

Mary G.

Mary G.

Boston, MA, USA

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I'm currently working near the Boston area as an Assistant Production Editor. I graduated from Emerson College with a masters in Publishing.


Work experience:

  • Page Street Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: DIY & Crafts Non-Fiction Home & Garden Health & wellbeing Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Picture Books Children's Fiction Young Adult

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