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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

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

Jill W.

Jill W.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental editor - I love all genres! Dedicated to assessing and improving manuscripts for readability and marketability.


Work experience:

  • JWelsh Editorial and Writing Coaching
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publishers
  • University of Chicago Graham School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Carla B.

Carla B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Meticulous, results-oriented copy editor and proofreader with 12 years of experience across a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • American Medical Association
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Palgrave Macmillan

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Women's Fiction Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Sports & Outdoors History Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment

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

Jenni F.

Jenni F.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Specialties: biography/memoir, trade history, family history, literature, genre fiction. Chicago Manual of Style expert. 25+ years' exp.


Work experience:

  • Blue Finch Books
  • The University of Chicago Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Literary Fiction Fiction Mystery & Crime Romantic Suspense Romance Historical Fiction True Crime

Tom K.

Tom K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Insecure about grammar? Concerned about continuity? I do expert copyediting and fact checking, plus I can help you work out the content.


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

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

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