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

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Romance Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance Epic Fantasy

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

Kathryn S.

Kathryn S.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Purcell Literary Agency
  • Entangled Publishing
  • Author Claudia Gray

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Middle Grade Parenting & Families Children's

Joella M.

Joella M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Methodical and detail-oriented Managing Editor with 15+ years of progressive experience writing and editing for the culinary industry.


Work experience:

  • Publications International, Ltd.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader of several publishers for award-winning fiction and literary nonfiction.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Apex CoVantage
  • Ashgate Publishing
  • Scribe Media
  • Pivot Point International

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Romance Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Action & Adventure Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Science Fiction

Jennifer H.

Jennifer H.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Former senior editor for Capstone with 17+ years experience in biography, memoir, history, creative fiction and NF for adults and children.


Work experience:

  • Heinemann-Raintree
  • Quarasan
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Publications International, Ltd.
  • Capstone Publishers
  • White Dog Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense Children's - Non-fiction

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

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