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Lucy B.

Lucy B.

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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I am a non-fiction copy editor and ghostwriter. My specialisms are history, health, wellbeing and nutrition.


Work experience:

  • Herts Editorial
  • Daily Express

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Historical Fiction Inspirational

Atalanta W.

Atalanta W.

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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An experienced freelance editor, proofreader and writer specializing in arts and humanities, education, fiction and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • (self-employed)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Art Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Classics Short Story Education & Reference Design Contemporary Fiction

Kate E.

Kate E.

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Editor & proofreader with seven years' experience at HarperCollins and indie publishers. Specialising in commercial women's fiction.


Work experience:

  • Accent Press
  • Collins, Harpercollins Publishers
  • Parthian Books
  • Express Publishing
  • Avon, HarperCollins (secondment)

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

Genres: Fiction Romance Historical Fiction Holiday Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime

Tim M.

Tim M.

York, United Kingdom

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Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.


Work experience:

  • CGP
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Action & Adventure Horror Short Story Mystery & Crime Fantasy Education & Reference Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Fergus M.

Fergus M.

London, United Kingdom

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Editor with experience in academic works and trade fiction. Proofreading, copy editing and developmental editing provided for all projects.


Work experience:

  • Darf Publishers
  • Palgrave
  • The Market Mogul/Mogul News

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction History Political Science & Current Affairs Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy

Veronica W.

Veronica W.

Hampshire, United Kingdom

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A bit of a geek with an eye for detail and a way with words: an experienced development editor and copy-editor with a passion for education.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Nelson Thornes
  • International Financial Publishing (now part of the Emile Woolf Group)
  • Kaplan Financial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Non-Fiction Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Psychology Engineering Math & Science Education & Reference Finance & Accounting Physics & Chemistry Economics

Ella C.

Ella C.

London, UK

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Editor specialising in science and speculative fiction. Former editor at Titan Books, where I edited SFF and tie-in fiction for TV and film.


Work experience:

  • Unbound
  • Titan Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Science Fiction Dystopian

Sophie B.

Sophie B.

Stroud, United Kingdom

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Developmental editor, ghostwriter and indexer with 15 years' experience at UK publishing houses. Specialising in all types of non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • The History Press
  • Self-employed
  • Tempus Publishing
  • Publishing Workshop

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Indexing

Genres: Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Home & Garden Self-help & Self-improvement True Crime

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