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Leis P.

Leis P.

Austin, TX, USA

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Freelance editor with over 15 years of experience in publishing, primarily with Penguin Random House, specializing in all genres of fiction


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Random House
  • Self

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction

Aja P.

Aja P.

Austin, United States

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Making sure your prose sings, your facts and story are straight, and your unique voice shines through.


Work experience:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • on my porch, at a coffee shop, in far-flung places . . .

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Travel Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Photography

Ashley D.

Ashley D.

Austin, TX, USA

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Editor, creative thinker, strategist, learner. I help authors bring ideas to life!


Work experience:

  • Pearson

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences

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

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

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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