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Marya M.

Marya M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Chicago-based writer & editor with 20+ yrs experience. I get up to speed on new topics quickly and enjoy supporting writers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Duncan Associates
  • American Planning Association

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

Genres: Anthologies Fiction Humor & Comedy Political Science & Current Affairs Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Design Geography Humanities & Social Sciences Law Transportation

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fiction Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

Perrin D.

Perrin D.

Chicago, IL, United States

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Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Perrin Davis

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Political Science & Current Affairs Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Economics

Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's 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

Danielle C.

Danielle C.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Dedicated editor of various genres and forms. I have worked on thrillers/mysteries at Sourcebooks and biographies at Yale University Press.


Work experience:

  • Palaver Arts Magazine
  • Yale University Press
  • Sourcebooks Publishing
  • Trojans 360

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense

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

Ashley L.

Ashley L.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Detail-oriented editor with more than 10 years experience in development, copy editing, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • AHIMA Press
  • ALL Masonry Construction
  • CCH

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Non-Fiction

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