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Katy H.

Katy H.

London, United Kingdom

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A senior commissioning editor and content developer with ten years of experience in professional, educational and trade publishing.


Work experience:

  • Kogan Page
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Hodder Education
  • Routledge/ Taylor and Francis
  • Open University Press/ McGraw Hill

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

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Philosophy Psychology Writing & Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Education & Reference

Gillian H.

Gillian H.

London, United Kingdom

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I have worked with many authors, and I never get tired of helping someone write the very best book they can. It's always a thrill.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Romance Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Anthologies Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Elanor B.

Elanor B.

London, UK

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6+ years editing children’s books, short stories, and fiction for publishers including Scholastic. Here to help make your manuscript shine!


Work experience:

  • Make Believe Ideas (Scholastic)
  • The Hiring Academy
  • Routledge
  • The Short Fiction Journal (online)

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

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Short Story Career Guides Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Anthologies Women's Fiction

Muna R.

Muna R.

London, UK

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I'm an experienced non-fiction editor, specialising in food, health and wellbeing, who loves to help develop unique voices and books.


Work experience:

  • Headline Publishing Group, Hachette
  • BBC Books, Ebury, Penguin Random House
  • Kyle Cathie (now Kyle Books)

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Self-help & Self-improvement

Jess C.

Jess C.

London, UK

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Publisher and editor, with extensive experience editing and publishing a range of books, from literary fiction and poetry to art books.


Work experience:

  • Prototype Publishing
  • Reaktion Books
  • House Sparrow Press
  • Well-known publishing company/editorial service provider

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Anthologies Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Short Story Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Music Design

Jenny J.

Jenny J.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced editor of writing for children and adults (fiction, non-fiction, picture books, novelties) through all stages of editing.


Work experience:

  • Hot Key Books
  • Walker Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Children's Travel Non-Fiction Middle Grade Parenting & Families Children's - Non-fiction

Faye R.

Faye R.

London, UK

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Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press, London
  • Aperture Foundation, New York
  • Hayward Publishing, London
  • V&A Publishing, London

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Writing & Publishing Fashion & Textiles Design Photography Architecture

Shelley R.

Shelley R.

London, United Kingdom

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A highly accomplished structural, creative and copy editor, with a solid track record of publishing success.


Work experience:

  • The Eve White Agency
  • Shelley Instone Literary Consultancy/Agency
  • Self employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Women's Fiction Middle Grade Children's

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