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Dan H.

Dan H.

London, United Kingdom

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London-based freelance editor of cookery and illustrated non-fiction books


Work experience:

  • Random House
  • Phaidon Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Architecture Agriculture Parenting & Families

Diane F.

Diane F.

London, United Kingdom

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Experienced non-fiction ghostwriter, structural editor (book doctor) and copyeditor, specialising in the arts, humanities and biography.


Work experience:

  • Phaidon Press Ltd.
  • Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East
  • Academy Projects LLP
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • various

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction History Photography Biographies & Memoirs

Fiona M.

Fiona M.

London, UK

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14 years experience on psychology, health and self-help titles at a top London publisher, with quality authors and award-winning books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Health & wellbeing Non-Fiction New Age Parenting & Families Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Karen B.

Karen B.

London, United Kingdom

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The Bookseller Rising Star. I edit adult, YA & children's fiction with empathy & vigour. Published author.


Work experience:

  • Speckled Pen
  • Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
  • Working Partners

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

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

Elanor B.

Elanor B.

London, UK

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Published author and editor with 6+ years working on picture books, short stories, and fiction for publishers including Scholastic.


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 Children's - Non-fiction Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy

Lisa G.

Lisa G.

London, UK

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With 10 years' experience in academic publishing, I specialise in translating complex information into engaging text that is a joy to read.


Work experience:

  • Clear cut copy
  • Touch Group
  • Biba
  • Burson-Marsteller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Physics & Chemistry Math & Science LGBTQ (non fiction) Entertainment

Lisa E.

Lisa E.

London, UK

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Freelance editor with 24 years' experience in UK children's publishing. Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.


Work experience:

  • Hachette Children's Books group
  • Publishing Training Centre
  • Bonnier Books UK (Templar imprint)
  • Carlton Books
  • Scholastic UK

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Young Adult

Jason C.

Jason C.

London, UK

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Publisher with best-sellers and award-winning titles to my name. Experience with major publishers, top literary agents and writing schools.


Work experience:

  • Unbound.com
  • Faber and Faber
  • Pan Macmillan

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Thriller & Suspense Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel

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