Hire an Editor in Oakland

We've sourced the best editors in Oakland who are ready to help you with all your editorial assessment needs.

Lisa H.

Lisa H.

Berkley, United States

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Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.


Work experience:

  • Poignant Pen LLC

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

Genres: Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing Sex & Relationships Fantasy Fiction Self-help & Self-improvement Science Fiction Travel Home & Garden

Christine M.

Christine M.

Chester, United States

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Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.


Work experience:

  • Christine McKnight Editorial Services
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Weddings Parenting & Families

Karli J.

Karli J.

Nashville, TN, United States

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Editor who specializes in developing content and is passionate about helping authors of fiction and nonfiction write their best stories!


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Romance Fiction Inspirational Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult

Diane B.

Diane B.

Lawrence, United States

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My sweet spot is MG and YA fiction. I'll help you find your story (ornery manuscripts don't scare me!) and figure out how to tell it.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

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

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Lincoln, NE, United States

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A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.


Work experience:

  • Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
  • History Press
  • Publishers Weekly
  • CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company
  • Milkweed Editions
  • Yemassee Journal
  • self-employed

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Contemporary Romance Romance Literary Fiction Short Story

Abby R.

Abby R.

Portland, United States

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Experienced editor (12+ years at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic). Focus: kids' books, especially middle grade and YA fiction.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • Scholastic
  • Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Haley A.

Haley A.

Oakland, CA, USA

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Former OUP editor with a passion for style manuals and experience editing books, articles, reference works, and dissertations.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • New York University Law Review
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
  • Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations (Geneva)
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Law Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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I specialize in literary and LGBT fiction, but I'm also a sucker for multicultural fiction and tales with a quirky, speculative twist.


Work experience:

  • The Threepenny Editor
  • Carnegie Mellon University Press

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

Genres: Women's Fiction Fiction LGBTQ (Fiction) Cultural & Ethnic Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction LGBTQ (non fiction) Magical Realism Literary Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Math & Science

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Book Editor Oakland

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