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

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

Jamie E.

Jamie E.

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Developmental editor with a passion for YA fiction. Let's tell your story!


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Young Adult Contemporary Romance New Adult

Lindsey R.

Lindsey R.

New York, United States

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Experienced editor from a Big Five publisher specializing in mystery, suspense, and thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Crooked Lane Books

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

Genres: Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Holly A.

Holly A.

Springfield, United States

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Experienced fiction editor, formerly with Samhain Publishing. I specialize in romance and other genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Samhain Publishing, Ltd
  • Self-employed
  • Mundania Press
  • Lyrical Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Fantasy Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance

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

Yael G.

Yael G.

Cambridge, MA, United States

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Editor and coach with twenty years experience, specializing in developmental edits of literary fiction, memoir, and popular science.


Work experience:

  • Plympton
  • A Shrink For Your Ink
  • The San Francisco Chronicle

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction Philosophy Short Story

Katie B.

Katie B.

New Haven, United States

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I'm a versatile, seasoned editor who can edit in a variety of genres, from outdoor adventure to family-friendly topics and nature to DIY.


Work experience:

  • Globe Pequot Press (FalconGuides)
  • Globe Pequot
  • Taunton Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Nature Home & Garden Sports & Outdoors Parenting & Families Architecture

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