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Abby S.

Abby S.

Chicago, United States

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I'm a literary agent who specializes in commercial/genre and literary fiction and select nonfiction (cooking, narrative)


Work experience:

  • The Lark Group
  • Browne & Miller Literary Associates
  • Sourcebooks
  • John Wiley & Sons

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

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Will T.

Will T.

Chicago, United States

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Trusted copy editor and proofreader for mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and weird short stories.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Kirkus Editorial
  • Girl Friday Productions

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Short Story Romance Science Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Jill W.

Jill W.

Chicago, United States

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Experienced developmental editor - I love all genres! Dedicated to assessing and improving manuscripts for readability and marketability.


Work experience:

  • JWelsh Editorial and Writing Coaching
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publishers
  • University of Chicago Graham School

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Humor & Comedy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Cultural & Ethnic Mystery & Crime Fantasy Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Susan B.

Susan B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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A former Hachette editor of SF/F, romance, and commercial fiction. Lover of all things nerdy, steamy, and everything in between.


Work experience:

  • Susan Barnes Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Urban Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Science Fiction Paranormal Romance Romance Thriller & Suspense Epic Fantasy

Lindsay N.

Lindsay N.

Chicago, IL, USA

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"Big Five" Editor of NYT Bestselling Thrillers, Self-Help, and Memoirs who specializes in helping authors find literary agents.


Work experience:

  • Newton Literary Services
  • Simon & Schuster, Inc. - Atria Books & 37 INK
  • Writers House Literary Agency
  • Sourcebooks, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Mystery & Crime Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Thriller & Suspense Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement

Eric S.

Eric S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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An editor and writer for magazines from Vanity Fair to Men's Health, and 10 books co-written with clients like Jeff Tweedy and Ron Jeremy.


Work experience:

  • Men's Health Magazine
  • The Believer Magazine
  • Playboy, New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair
  • The Second City

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Humor & Comedy Fiction Anthologies Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Entertainment Sex & Relationships Music Humanities & Social Sciences Parenting & Families

Timothy B.

Timothy B.

Chicago, IL, USA

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PhD Humanities, MFA Creative Writing, 12 Years Experience as Editor for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill, Published Fiction Writer


Work experience:

  • McGraw-Hill
  • Quarasan
  • Houghton Mifflin

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Philosophy Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing Science Fiction Fiction Education & Reference Children's - Non-fiction

Kendra M.

Kendra M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I specialize in non-fiction children's books and education/reference texts, so I know how and why we read–for learning or just plain fun!


Work experience:

  • World Book, Inc.
  • Norwood House Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Education & Reference Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Math & Science Life Sciences History Humanities & Social Sciences Career Guides

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