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Laura Mae I.

Laura Mae I.

New York, United States

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I specialize in literary fiction and have worked with Lydia Davis, Joyce Carol Oates, Lara Vapnyar, Aimee Bender, César Aira, etc.


Work experience:

  • Tweed's Magazine of Literature & Art (formerly The Coffin Factory)
  • Clyde Editing
  • The Center for Fiction
  • BuzzFeed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Short Story Anthologies

Paul Z.

Paul Z.

New York, United States

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Contemporary fiction, romance, thrillers, YA, plays, & cookbooks are my specialties. Clients: Amazon, Simon & Schuster, Kensington.


Work experience:

  • Editing Company
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Diner Journal
  • Kensington Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction)

Mary-Theresa H.

Mary-Theresa H.

New York, United States

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Award winning editor with 25+ years in traditional publishing. Specializing in genre fiction. Looking to help make good stories well told.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Melissa F.

Melissa F.

New York, United States

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Editor, copyeditor, and proofreader of award-winning, bestselling YA, romance, and genre fiction, with 10+ years experience at Macmillan


Work experience:

  • Tor Books (Macmillan)
  • Melissa Frain Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Dystopian Science Fiction Fiction Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Contemporary Romance Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult New Adult

Clarissa W.

Clarissa W.

New York, NY, USA

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Experienced children's books editor with 10 years of in-house experience at HarperCollins, Disney Publishing, and Abrams.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Cultural & Ethnic Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Comics (non fiction) Writing & Publishing

Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

New York, NY, United States

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With 10+ years of experience working at NYC publishers, I've edited 100s of books across genres. Thorough, candid, and easy to work with!


Work experience:

  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Penguin Random House
  • Behrens Editorial Services
  • Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Calendars Education & Reference Women's Fiction

Matthew D.

Matthew D.

New York, NY, United States

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Book editor specializing in memoir, biography, and narrative (sports, music, culture, travel). Also reviewer and writer. Ah, stories...


Work experience:

  • Plume Books/Penguin Random House
  • Dey Street Books/HarperCollins

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Poetry Music Humanities & Social Sciences Entertainment Sports & Outdoors

Megan R.

Megan R.

New York, NY, United States

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Former Kensington Books editor with 13+ years' experience, specializing in romance, mystery, and YA. Let's make your project shine!


Work experience:

  • Kensington Publishing
  • Harlequin
  • Kaplan
  • Megan Records Editorial

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Young Adult Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romantic Suspense Romantic Comedy

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