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PJ S.

PJ S.

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Nationally recognized children's book author and editor with Sesame Street and Disney credentials, helping writers get published.


Work experience:

  • Wren Cottage Writing & Editing
  • Dalmatian Press/Intervisual Books/Piggy Toes Press/Spirit Press

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

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Nature Non-Fiction Poetry Children's - Non-fiction Historical Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Jennifer Y.

Jennifer Y.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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20 years' experience editing award-winning nonfiction books. I help authors make their books the best they can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Industrial Designers Society of America
  • The Greenway Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Architecture Non-Fiction Design History Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Nature Writing & Publishing Art Business & Management

Jamie E.

Jamie E.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Developmental editor with a passion for YA fiction. Columbia Publishing Course alum and former literary agency assistant. Let's get to work!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Forbes Travel Guide
  • The Knight Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Contemporary Romance Romance Fiction New Adult Young Adult Historical Romance

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

Jacksonville, United States

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Award-winning freelance editor Jessica Hatch provides practical, marketable revision advice to clients on all six habitable continents.


Work experience:

  • Writers House
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Fox Literary LLC
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Historical Fiction Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Self-help & Self-improvement

Jenna N.

Jenna N.

Bangor, United States

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10+ years as a cookbook and wellness editor—everything from Texas BBQ to vegan desserts to training for your first marathon.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Home & Garden

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Travel Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Home & Garden Science Fiction

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: Christian Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction Short Story Fantasy Science Fiction

Robin P.

Robin P.

Edmond, OK, United States

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Seasoned editor specializing in Christian romance genres working with all kinds of authors, newbie to NYT bestsellers.


Work experience:

  • Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas Smitten line
  • Serenade Press
  • Freelance Editing Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Christian Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Inspirational Non-Fiction

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