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Lesley J.

Lesley J.

Cheshire, UK

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Hello: I'm Lesley, an experienced fiction editor specialising in sci-fi/fantasy, crime, thriller. Polishing your prose: keeping it yours.


Work experience:

  • Perfect the Word

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Katrina D.

Katrina D.

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Experienced developmental and line editor, formerly of a Big Five publisher, who loves helping authors refine their work into its best self.


Work experience:

  • Scribner, Simon and Schuster
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Chalke Authors/Endeavour Press
  • Refine Editing, LLC
  • Self Employed
  • Browne and Miller Literary Associates

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction Paranormal Romance

Tammy S.

Tammy S.

California, United States

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Editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction and their many subgenres. As dedicated to words as a hobbit to breakfast.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Action & Adventure Dystopian

Maggie L.

Maggie L.

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Highly experienced copy/line/substantive (assessment) editor clarifying your message for your readers' maximum benefit. Free sample edit.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • The Great Courses

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Health & wellbeing Education & Reference Middle Grade Children's Fiction

Deborah M.

Deborah M.

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Editor with 16+ years of experience including 8 years at independent publishing house Toby Press. Avid reader whose first love is fiction.


Work experience:

  • The Toby Press
  • "The Bookshaper"

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Ronit W.

Ronit W.

Detroit, MI, United States

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Former acquisitions editor at Doubleday (PRH). I specialize in upmarket fiction and personal memoir, and love a book that can make me laugh.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Women's Fiction African American fiction Entertainment Parenting & Families

Carol G.

Carol G.

Sarasota, FL

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I specialize in mystery and historical fiction; children's/YA; nonfiction book proposals. I offer extensive critiques and revision guidance.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction Religion & Spirituality Historical Fiction Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Fantasy Children's - Non-fiction Mystery & Crime

Jonathan W.

Jonathan W.

Glasgow

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I'm a full-time professional freelance copy-editor and proofreader. I specialise in STEM works.


Work experience:

  • Words & Numbers

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Technology Non-Fiction Nature Engineering Math & Science Physics & Chemistry

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