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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

Danielle D.

Danielle D.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Editorial Jack-of-All-Trades: beta reading, editorial assessment, developmental editing, and more!


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Self-employed
  • Fresh Fiction

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Literary Fiction Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Romantic Comedy Time Travel Romance

Molly S.

Molly S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Development Editor highly skilled in Mystery and Romance. Experience in NYC trade and educational publishing (Doubleday, Pearson).


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Pearson Education
  • American Booksellers Association
  • New York University
  • Doubleday
  • Jay Garon-Brooke Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Romance Education & Reference Non-Fiction Science Fiction

Phil R.

Phil R.

Chicago, IL, USA

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News guy at heart, believe in grammar and telling stories. World-view shaped by life abroad and 60 years as a Chicago Cubs fan.


Work experience:

  • PhilWrites
  • Bloomberg News
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Political Science & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & Outdoors Technology

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

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Bring the power of my decades of editing experience to your manuscript. Special expertise in copy editing and in content editing nonfiction.


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

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

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

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