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Emily A.

Emily A.

New York, United States

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Former non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House and Macmillan. I've edited business, true crime, history, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, Macmillan
  • Portfolio/Sentinel/Current, Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Math & Science Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & Outdoors Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences True Crime

Natalie H.

Natalie H.

New York, United States

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Experienced nonfiction editor specializing in business books of all stripes, from marketing to entrepreneurship to management.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Technology Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement

Anne H.

Anne H.

New York, United States

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Experienced freelance book editor with a particular interest in literary fiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press
  • Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agency
  • Library Journal
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences Women's Fiction Psychology Short Story Coming of Age

Lauren S.

Lauren S.

New York, United States

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Freelance food writer and editor, specializing in cookbook and recipes.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Epicurious
  • Bon Appétit

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Dylan G.

Dylan G.

New York, NY, USA

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Full-service freelance editor, specializing in genre fiction. Over 100 books edited, including multiple USA Today bestselling titles.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Button Publishing, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Romance Health & wellbeing Poetry Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Laura Y.

Laura Y.

New York, United States

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I am a veteran editor with over 25 years of experience in the book publishing industry. Please refer to the Overview.


Work experience:

  • G.P. Putnam
  • Executive Editor/ Publisher
  • Reader's Digest

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Women's Fiction Psychology

Pam Elise H.

Pam Elise H.

New York, NY, USA

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I am a Development Editor for novels and non-fiction, specializing in guiding new authors through the publication process.


Work experience:

  • Kitchen Sink Edits
  • Cambridge University Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult Plays & Screenplays Short Story ELT Children's Middle Grade Fantasy Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Romantic Comedy Young Adult Fantasy

Betty W.

Betty W.

New York, NY, USA

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A versatile nonfiction editor with 15+ years in-house at major publishers, specializing in lifestyle, food, craft, design, and art titles.


Work experience:

  • Meredith Corporation (formerly Time Inc
  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Home & Garden Fashion & Textiles Design Photography

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