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Lisa C.

Lisa C.

Cambridge, UK

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A seasoned non-fiction editor with 30 years' experience in the publishing industry, 11 of which in-house before going freelance.


Work experience:

  • Lisa Cordaro Publishing Services
  • Sage Publications (London EC2)
  • Kluwer Law International (Wolters Kluwer plc) (London SW1)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (London EC1)
  • Cambridge Newspapers
  • Hobsons Publishing PLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Photography Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

London, United Kingdom

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I am a freelance editor with over twelve years experience in publishing. My skills include proofreading, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Parragon
  • Robert Hale, Ltd.
  • Hodder and Stoughton

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Picture Books Children's Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Thriller & Suspense

Simon B.

Simon B.

Whitstable, United Kingdom

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Fiction editor with 20+years experience in UK publishing and bookselling. Particular interest in commercial literary and crime/thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Faber & Faber
  • Ottakar's Bookshops Head Office
  • Waterstones Head Office
  • Black & White Publishing
  • Simon Burke

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Hetty M.

Hetty M.

Cambridge, UK

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Experienced development editor for non-fiction and textbooks. Former psychology Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press.


Work experience:

  • Hetty Marx
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Pearson

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Education & Reference Law Humanities & Social Sciences Parenting & Families Psychology Nature

Tom V.

Tom V.

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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I am an editor, a prize-winning author and creative writing lecturer with more than ten years' experience.


Work experience:

  • Short Fiction Literary Journal
  • Plymouth University
  • Arvon

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Short Story Mystery & Crime True Crime Non-Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Penny H.

Penny H.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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I'm a writer, editor and editorial consultant on ELT materials, both print and digital. 


Work experience:

  • Penny Hands Editorial Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Education & Reference Non-Fiction

Amy D.

Amy D.

London, United Kingdom

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I am an experienced editor who has worked for five years in digital publishing. Particularly love crime, women's & historical fiction.


Work experience:

  • Endeavour Press
  • Sapere Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

London, United Kingdom

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Development Editor and Literary Agent with fifteen year's experience of trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Headline (Hachette Group)
  • DHH Literary Agency
  • N/A

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Dystopian Science Fiction

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