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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

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

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

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

Lindsay N.

Lindsay N.

Chicago, IL, USA

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"Big Five" Editor of NYT Bestselling Thrillers, Self-Help, and Memoirs who specializes in helping authors find literary agents.


Work experience:

  • Newton Literary Services
  • Simon & Schuster, Inc. - Atria Books & 37 INK
  • Writers House Literary Agency
  • Sourcebooks, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement

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

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

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Insecure about grammar? Concerned about continuity? I do expert copyediting and fact checking, plus I can help you work out the content.


Work experience:

  • Nieman Inc
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed
  • McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin
  • John Hope Community Academy / Chicago Public Schools
  • World Book Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences

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