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Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • American Literary Review
  • Crab Orchard Review

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Eric S.

Eric S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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An editor and writer for magazines from Vanity Fair to Men's Health, and 10 books co-written with clients like Jeff Tweedy and Ron Jeremy.


Work experience:

  • Men's Health Magazine
  • The Believer Magazine
  • Playboy, New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair
  • The Second City

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Anthologies Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Sex & Relationships Music Humanities & Social Sciences Parenting & Families

Jill W.

Jill W.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental editor - I love all genres! Dedicated to assessing and improving manuscripts for readability and marketability.


Work experience:

  • JWelsh Editorial and Writing Coaching
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publishers
  • University of Chicago Graham School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Kendra M.

Kendra M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I specialize in non-fiction children's books and education/reference texts, so I know how and why we read–for learning or just plain fun!


Work experience:

  • World Book, Inc.
  • Norwood House Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences History Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guides

Julie V.

Julie V.

Chicago, USA

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I'm a nonfiction copyeditor with 15 years' experience. You have the subject knowledge; let me help you make your book the best it can be.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Planning Association

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

Genres: Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Architecture Design

Amanda G.

Amanda G.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Meticulous copy editor and proofreader with non-fiction trade experience—memoirs, oral histories, cookbooks, and more!


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

Ian M.

Ian M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I am a published author, editor, and educator as well as a skilled listener able to convey writing concepts to writers of all skill levels.


Work experience:

  • Columbia College Chicago
  • TriQuarterly magazine, Northwestern University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Short Story Poetry Writing & Publishing History Humanities & Social Sciences

Jodi B.

Jodi B.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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I'm a lifelong reader who loves working with authors and helping them promote their work.


Work experience:

  • Clients (past and present): F+W Media, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Meredith Corporation
  • F+W Media (book division now owned by PRH)

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Travel DIY & Crafts Children's - Non-fiction Anthologies Fiction Holiday Home & Garden Parenting & Families

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