Hire a Copy Editor in Chicago

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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Avner L.

Avner L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Professional editor, ghostwriter, and author of fiction and non-fiction who can help get you and your book across the finish line.


Work experience:

  • Texas-based Publishing Services Company
  • Freelance

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Parenting & Families Political Science & Current Affairs Sex & Relationships Historical Fiction Short Story

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fiction Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

Jenni F.

Jenni F.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Offering a context-driven approach to copyediting (not every "rule" is appropriate for every circumstance) and a sharp eye for proofing.


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

Julie V.

Julie V.

Chicago, USA

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I'm a nonfiction copyeditor with 15 years' experience. You have the subject knowledge; let me help you make your book the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Planning Association

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

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Architecture Design

Jodi B.

Jodi B.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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I'm a lifelong reader who loves working with authors and helping them promote their work.


Work experience:

  • Clients (past and present): F+W Media, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Meredith Corporation
  • F+W Media (book division now owned by PRH)

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Travel DIY & Crafts Children's - Non-fiction Anthologies Fiction Holiday Home & Garden Parenting & Families

Amanda G.

Amanda G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Meticulous copy editor and proofreader with non-fiction trade experience—memoirs, oral histories, cookbooks, and more!


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

Kendra M.

Kendra M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I specialize in non-fiction children's books and education/reference texts, so I know how and why we read–for learning or just plain fun!


Work experience:

  • World Book, Inc.
  • Norwood House Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences History Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guides

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