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Jeanette S.

Jeanette S.

New York, NY, United States

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Freelance editor with more than a decade of experience in fiction and nonfiction developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.


Work experience:

  • JS Editorial
  • Penguin Random House
  • Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Amazon

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Travel Women's Fiction Entertainment Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Urban Fantasy

Thalia S.

Thalia S.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with over a decade's experience working with best-selling authors at Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins . I'd love to hear from you.


Work experience:

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
  • HarperCollins
  • Pan Macmillan

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Health & wellbeing Coming of Age

Ameesha G.

Ameesha G.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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11 years’ nonfiction experience, specialising in books that make the world better: personal development, philosophy, & business.


Work experience:

  • Packt Publishing
  • The Book Shelf LTD.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Atheism Religion & Spirituality Inspirational Writing & Publishing

Kelly D.

Kelly D.

Maryport, United Kingdom

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I have edited and proofread many non-fiction books for Hachette and HarperCollins, and have also worked on memoirs for individual clients.


Work experience:

  • Francis and Davis Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment

Ine D.

Ine D.

Ghent, Belgium

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Let me nurture your manuscript, polish it until it sparkles, and transform it into a thing of beauty – a joy forever.


Work experience:

  • Armida Publications
  • PostScripting

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Career Guides Women's Fiction Plays & Screenplays Self-help & Self-improvement

Emily Y.

Emily Y.

London, United Kingdom

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A Bookseller Rising Star and commercial fiction editor with ten years editing experience at Penguin Random House, Hachette and HarperCollins


Work experience:

  • Quercus (Hachette UK)
  • Ebury & Del Rey (Penguin Random House)
  • Orion Publishing (Hachette UK)
  • Avon (HarperCollins)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Romance Women's Fiction Thriller & Suspense Fantasy Historical Fiction

Chersti N.

Chersti N.

Provo, United States

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15+ yrs experience editing SciFi/Fantasy/YA and more with NY Times best-selling authors such as Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells.


Work experience:

  • Writer Therapy
  • Cedar Fort
  • Leading Edge

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction Mashups Fantasy Science Fiction Dystopian Urban Fantasy

Jenn B.

Jenn B.

Leawood, KS, United States

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I am an award-winning author and experienced editor of books for children and young adults. I specialize in humor, fantasy, and scifi.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Children's Action & Adventure Mashups Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction

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