Hire a Copy Editor in Chicago

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Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Danielle C.

Danielle C.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Dedicated editor of various genres and forms. I have worked on thrillers/mysteries at Sourcebooks and biographies at Yale University Press.


Work experience:

  • Palaver Arts Magazine
  • Yale University Press
  • Sourcebooks Publishing
  • Trojans 360

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense

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

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

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and in content editing nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences

Kailee K.

Kailee K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Conscientious copyeditor and proofreader. Formerly on staff at University of Chicago Press; freelance clients include Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Norton Agency
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Morningstar Inc.
  • University of Chicago Press
  • BowTie Press (now Lumina Media)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Literary Fiction Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels DIY & Crafts

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

Christa D.

Christa D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Development and copy editor working with NY publishers, bestselling/award-winning indie authors since 2011. Multi-published YA author.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing
  • Editor Christa Désir

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Young Adult Romance LGBTQ (Fiction)

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

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