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Julia S.

Julia S.

Berkeley, CA, United States

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NYT-bestselling author and editor. I've helped dozens of clients write their best stories and get published. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • El Financiero de Mexico
  • Wired News
  • The New York Times
  • Stanford University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Education & Reference Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction

Shire B.

Shire B.

Berkeley, CA, USA

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A fiction/non-fiction editor with wide-ranging interests, I specialize in refining the elements of good writing: voice, style, and grammar.


Work experience:

  • Inkshares
  • Lost Roads Press
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • New Directions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Epic Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Historical Fiction Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance 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

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 Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Travel Home & Garden

Kendall D.

Kendall D.

Colorado Springs, United States

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Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Legendary LLC (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
  • Petful
  • Kendall Ashley Creative

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Fantasy

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

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

Julia R.

Julia R.

Franklin, United States

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Experienced editor of MG and YA fiction and non-fiction. Formerly with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Simon & Schuster
  • HarperCollins Childrens Books
  • Disney Press/Hyperion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction

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