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Jennifer C.

Jennifer C.

Harrisburg, PA, USA

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First and foremost, I am a bibliophile. My professional and personal goals are the same: To live my life surrounded by good books.


Work experience:

  • Jennifer Rose Freelance
  • Sunbury Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction

Kathryn D.

Kathryn D.

Warwick, UK

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A skilled Commissioning Editor and project manager with over 13 years' experience in the ELT Publishing sector.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Education

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Travel Home & Garden Writing & Publishing Education & Reference ELT Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Ashley W.

Ashley W.

Windsor, CO, USA

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Ashley specializes in YA science fiction, dystopian, and dark fantasy novels. She is contracted to North Star Editions and Jolly Fish Press.


Work experience:

  • North Star Editions
  • Jolly Fish Press
  • Dream Edit Repeat

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Young Adult Horror Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Children's

Rebecca C.

Rebecca C.

Washington, DC, USA

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My favorite projects include fiction (literary, mainstream, romance), travel writing, and academic work (humanities).


Work experience:

  • Five Points Editorial Services

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

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel LGBTQ (Fiction) Women's Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Sex & Relationships

Clare G.

Clare G.

London, UK

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Helping people tell their stories.


Work experience:

  • CGT Publishing/The Accidental Agency
  • Profile Books
  • ICSA Information & Training Ltd
  • Prentice Hall Europe

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Law Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Math & Science Self-help & Self-improvement Finance & Accounting Economics

Rebecca D.

Rebecca D.

London, UK

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English proofreader and copy-editor with 11 years' experience working on books, magazines, newspapers and websites for high-profile clients.


Work experience:

  • Rebecca Dyer
  • The Independent
  • Drapers
  • Weight Watchers Magazine
  • Children & Young People Now

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Non-Fiction Picture Books Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Travel Middle Grade Fashion & Textiles Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

Ann D.

Ann D.

Seattle, WA, USA

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Content and copy editor for fiction, nonfiction, and scholarship. Founding editor of Isthmus literary journal and former in-house editor.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Isthmus, a literary review
  • Berghahn Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Short Story Education & Reference

Alice C.

Alice C.

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Very experienced editor who has worked with Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Sarah McIntyre, Chris Wormell, Polly Dunbar and many more.


Work experience:

  • Multiple companies, including David Fickling Books, Penguin Random House, Egmont, Simon & Schuster, Ivy Kids, Waitrose

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Children's - Non-fiction Children's

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