Hire a Copy Editor in Oakland

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

Joel B.

Joel B.

Oakland, CA, United States

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Ace dev editor & seasoned copy/line/proofer. 45+ titles for Amazon Pub and I'm genre friendly. Show me your book so we can talk about it


Work experience:

  • Amazon Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Action & Adventure Fantasy Horror Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction Romance Women's Fiction

Lynsey G.

Lynsey G.

Missoula, United States

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Copy editor and proofreader with years of experience in-house and freelancing for Big 5 publishers and private clients across many genres.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Fordham University Press
  • City College of New York
  • Skadden-Arps Legal Studies Program at City College of New York
  • WHACK! Magazine
  • Penguin Group (USA)
  • Lynsey G (sole proprietor)

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Women's Fiction Science Fiction Epic Fantasy Fantasy Urban Fantasy Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Comics & Graphic Novels

Sabrina L.

Sabrina L.

Maryland, United States

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Award-winning professional editor specializing in academic and nonfiction genres. Let me help bring elegance and clarity to your writing!


Work experience:

  • Bespoke Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Computers & Internet Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement Physics & Chemistry Math & Science

Jim S.

Jim S.

Beaverton, United States

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An editor with over twenty years of publishing experience at major houses, who has a sweet spot for genre fiction and comic books.


Work experience:

  • Working Vacation Studios
  • Kirkus Media, LLC
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Time Warner Book Group/Hachette Book Group
  • DC Comics

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Action & Adventure Horror Thriller & Suspense Comics (non fiction) Non-Fiction Mashups Plays & Screenplays Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction

Vicki A.

Vicki A.

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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A former editor of For Dummies books, I enjoy working with writers of all levels of experience to help them publish quality books.


Work experience:

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Small-business owner

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Self-help & Self-improvement Thriller & Suspense

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

Laura Mae I.

Laura Mae I.

New York, United States

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I specialize in literary fiction and have worked with Lydia Davis, Joyce Carol Oates, Lara Vapnyar, Aimee Bender, César Aira, etc.


Work experience:

  • Tweed's Magazine of Literature & Art (formerly The Coffin Factory)
  • Clyde Editing
  • The Center for Fiction
  • BuzzFeed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Anthologies

Haley A.

Haley A.

Oakland, CA, USA

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Former OUP editor with a passion for style manuals and experience editing books, articles, reference works, and dissertations.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • New York University Law Review
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
  • Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations (Geneva)
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Law Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

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