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Caroline M.

Caroline M.

London, United Kingdom

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Non-fiction editor specialising in illustrated books, cookery, craft, home and garden. Experience includes Vintage Publishing and BBC Books.


Work experience:

  • Caroline McArthur
  • Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House
  • BBC Books, Ebury Publishing, Random House
  • Duckworth Publishers

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing History Travel Home & Garden Music Entertainment Mystery & Crime Fiction Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Design Photography

Anna J.

Anna J.

London, United Kingdom

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Award-winning editor and publisher with a near-obsessive eye and over fifteen years experience in the industry.


Work experience:

  • The Pigeonhole
  • Random House
  • Peters, Fraser & Dunlop
  • Curtis Brown
  • The Bookseller

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Short Story Fantasy Science Fiction Women's Fiction

Anna B.

Anna B.

London, United Kingdom

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I have 10+ years' experience working on children's and YA writing at UK publishers including Hachette and HarperCollins.


Work experience:

  • Octopus (Hachette)
  • Carlton Books
  • Orchard (Hachette)
  • Egmont
  • N/A

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

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Young Adult Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Michael R.

Michael R.

England, United Kingdom

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I'm a former Editorial Director of Del Rey at Penguin Random House UK, published Andy Weir's THE MARTIAN and love all things genre fiction.


Work experience:

  • Ebury Publishing, Penguin Random House UK
  • Waterstones Head Office
  • MJCR
  • Waterstones
  • Rebellion Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Dystopian Urban Fantasy

Donna H.

Donna H.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance publishing consultant and editor (based in the UK) with a huge amount of experience in publishing, from editing to commissioning


Work experience:

  • Harlequin UK Ltd
  • Little, Brown
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Humor & Comedy Young Adult Literary Fiction

Jim B.

Jim B.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Jim has more than 20 years of experience as a professional editor. Proof-reading, copy writing and copy editing.


Work experience:

  • Automobile Association
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Travel Non-Fiction

Amanda R.

Amanda R.

Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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Former acquisitions editor for Angry Robot and SFF editor of award-winning authors, such as Kameron Hurley, Sarah Pinborough and Laura Lam.


Work experience:

  • AR Editorial Solutions
  • Strange Chemistry

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Horror Thriller & Suspense Fiction Urban Fantasy Fantasy Young Adult Science Fiction

Sophie N.

Sophie N.

London, United Kingdom

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Freelance editor, ghost writer and copy writer with experience in STM, trade, memoir, history and academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • LifeBook Ltd
  • Touch Medical Media
  • The History Press | Pitkin Publishing | Phillimore & Co
  • www.sn-media.co.uk
  • Pavilion Books/Pitkin Publishing

Services: Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Travel Writing & Publishing Education & Reference Life Sciences Math & Science Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry

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