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Emily R.

Emily R.

Columbus, OH, USA

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Skilled editor who loves travel, chocolate and peanut butter, any excuse to read, and regrettably once almost hung up on Oprah.


Work experience:

  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Group USA
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Entertainment Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Baylie S.

Baylie S.

Columbus, OH, USA

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Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader. I'm also a creative and professional writer.


Work experience:

  • 614 Media Group
  • Coventry House Publishing
  • The Journal, The Ohio State University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Writing & Publishing Non-Fiction Short Story Fiction

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

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Springfield, United States

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Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson. I help authors create AWESOME books (including a #1 bestseller on Amazon).


Work experience:

  • Independent Publishing Professional
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Arnerich Massena
  • New Riders/Peachpit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction

Diane B.

Diane B.

Lawrence, United States

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My sweet spot is MG and YA fiction. I'll help you find your story (ornery manuscripts don't scare me!) and figure out how to tell it.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Middle Grade Children's Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

Karli J.

Karli J.

Nashville, TN, United States

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Editor who specializes in developing content and is passionate about helping authors of fiction and nonfiction write their best stories!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Lincoln, NE, United States

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A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.


Work experience:

  • Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
  • History Press
  • Publishers Weekly
  • CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company
  • Milkweed Editions
  • Yemassee Journal
  • self-employed

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Literary Fiction Short Story

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