Hire a Copy Editor in United States

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Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Business & Management Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

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

Meredith T.

Meredith T.

Charlottesville, United States

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Thoughtful editing and meticulous proofreading, done with a sharp eye and gentle tongue.


Work experience:

  • Meredith Tennant Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Romance Picture Books Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Middle Grade Fantasy Children's

Greg B.

Greg B.

Portland, United States

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Book editor specializing in business, health, the arts. Experience in traditional, hybrid, self-publishing. Let's chat about your book.


Work experience:

  • Yellow Barn Creative LLC

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Art Business & Management Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Music Math & Science Finance & Accounting Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

Darcie C.

Darcie C.

Nashville, TN, United States

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Editor and publishing consultant with 12 years of experience editing spiritual growth, Christian living, self-help, and relationship books.


Work experience:

  • The Lampo Group, Inc. (Dave Ramsey)
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Darcie Clemen Robertson

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Susannah N.

Susannah N.

Montpelier, United States

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Enthusiastic, friendly editor at Macmillan for 25 years. Favorite genres are women's fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, thrillers, YA.


Work experience:

  • Noel Editorial
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • nSight
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Maponics (Pitney Bowes)
  • Clariant Creative Agency
  • Union Street Media Interactive
  • Self-Employed
  • Editorial Arts Academy

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Math & Science Finance & Accounting Thriller & Suspense

Kristen S.

Kristen S.

Orlando, FL, United States

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Fantasy and science fiction specialist. I focus on the Christian submarket but also edit fiction for the general market.


Work experience:

  • Kristen Stieffel
  • Havok
  • Orlando Business Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Inspirational Short Story 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: Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

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Copy editor for hire in the United States

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